The ingredients: - Tuscany - the beauty of the Apuan Alps - a mountain refuge at 1500 meters (but with sea view!) - a jolly atmosphere - a lot of beautiful live music Stir over, during the weekend of September 12 and 13. The result: High Notes Festival. High Notes is a music festival that takes place every year at Rifugio Orto di Donna, in the Apuan Alps. This year is its sixth edition. This amazing event combines art and nature, concerts and outdoor activities, music and a unique natural setting. The artistic director is Naomi Berrill, an Irish cello player and singer, currently based in Florence, and a big fan of the mountains and the Apuan Alps. This year the festival will welcome Noelie McDonnell and Nicola Joyce (two Irish singer-songwriters), Lamberto Curtoni (a young cellist and composer), Simone Tecla and violinist Clarice Curradi. And of course, Naomi! But everyone is invited to bring his own instrument! INFORMATION HIGH NOTES FESTIVAL_Musica ad alta quota Rifugio Orto di Donna - www.rifugialpiapuane.it (48 beds and camping facilities) Ticket: 38 €, includes concerts, dinner, breakfast, overnight stay. Note: from Florence by car is a 2 hours drive; them from the parking space, you’ll need to walk for about 1 hour and a half (through the woods or along a quiet street), with a vertical drop of 500 meters (but a chestnut beer will wait for you at the refuge!).