'Estate Fiesolana' – Summer in Fiesole

Theatre, music, cinema – a string of celebratory events


The events are distributed evenly throughout June and July in various places: the Teatro Romano in Fiesole, Ridotto del Teatro Romano, Palazzina Mangani, Loggia della Badia Fiesolana, Chiesa di San Domenico a Fiesole, Cattedrale di Fiesole, Aula Magna del Seminario Vescovile. The programme of the Estate Fiesolana ('Summer in Fiesole') offers events concerning classical music, prose, cinema, jazz and art, concentrated in an intense period of dates. One of the latest innovations in honour of the 60th edition of the festival regards the planning of a more suitable stage for the Teatro Romano. This new project aims above all to exploit the archeological area and to emphasize the uniqueness of the place. The occasion of the 60th edition of the Festival provides a chance to inject a dose of enthusiasm and energy into the programmes of choice that represent a valid alternative to most of the cultural policies of the territory.


The small town rises on a hill 6 km from Florence
Fiesole was one of the most important Etruscan towns on the southern slopes of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. It was allied to Rome in the III century BC. In 90 BC the town rebelled during the social war, being then taken by Lucio Porcio Catone. The acropolis was found on the top of the hill, where today the convent of St. Francis stands. ...