With summer fast approaching, Italy prepares itself for the various outdoor music festivals which are such a highlight of the year.
In Alba we kick off with the Alba Jazz festival that takes place between 7/10 June. The concerts will be held in some of Alba’s most beautiful Piazze (squares). Artists include, Luca Mannutza,Lorenzo Tucci,Paolo Fresu and Hamish Stuart.
My favorite is the Monforte Jazz festival held in July in the historic centre of Monforte d’Alba near Barolo. The concerts are held over a period of a week or so in a small amphitheater. We usually start off we diner in the main Piazza and head off toward the concert. It’s such a great atmosphere that words can’t really describe.
At the moment we are still waiting for the line up of the Monforte festival, I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll keep you posted.
The fantastic annual Alba Jazz festival is about to place and is being held between 9-12th of June. It will feature some of Italy’s finest jazz musicians and take place in some of the most beautiful places Alba has to offer.
The event starts on 9th June and features Rossario Bonaccorso and takes place in Piazza Savona at 21.00.
The 10th June sees the Felice Reggio trio, Dado Moroni and Bert Joris playing again at Piazza Savona starting at 19.30.
The 11th June sees the P-Funking Band starting at 18.00 in the historic centre of Alba and finally on 12th June we have “Aperitvo in Jazz” at 11.00 am in the historic centre of Alba followed by Gegè Munari and Flavio Boltro at 21.00 in Piazza Pertinace.
Even if jazz is not your thing it’s worth going as the atmosphere is great, plenty of people, beautiful weather and great wine. What a combination!
The weather is warming up nicely here in The Langhe region of Piemonte and Alba it’s capital is hosting a number of interesting events.
Between 23rd April and May 1st we have the Vinum wine festival. Many great wines from The Langhe and Roero region are available to sample and buy such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo,Dolcetto, Arneis, Favorita, Chardonnay etc.
The Alba Music festival takes place from 19th to 29th May shortly followed by the Alba Jazz Festival from 9th June to 11th June.
The Alba International Film Festival is also happening between 2th and 5th of June. All these events take place every year and they are always superbly organized.