If you want to take in a show on your visit to Italy, you will have your pick of some of the finest entertainment in the world. From music to cinema and to ballet and opera, shows in Italy will delight and impress you beyond your wildest dreams. Depending on what time of year you visit and what cities you are going to see, you will have your pick of the best that Italy has to offer although the summer months do seem to have a greater number of events. And if there is a must-see show for you, be sure to book well in advance. Tickets for some events sell out fast.
If opera and ballet are the type of shows you’d like to see on your travels, you have lots of options. The most famous theatre in all of Italy is Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. Take in a show in one of the 2,800 seats and see some of the finest opera in the world. If your travels take you to Venice, you’ll want to take in the Teatro La Fenice a stunning and acclaimed theatre. This theatre has been around since 1792 and hosts over a hundred performances every year from renowned directors. If Naples is one of your travel destinations, be sure to visit the Teatro di San Carlo. This is the oldest theatre hosting opera in the world, but it also hosts ballet performances. If you want to see opera, that season runs from January to May. The Ballet season takes place from April to June.
If music shows are on your wish list, you will find many to choose from. Summer can be hot in Italy, so many cities and towns have outdoor music shows in parks, castles or ruins. Sometimes these shows are even free.
If movies are the kind of shows you adore, you won’t want to miss The Venice Film Festival which takes place in August and September and the Rome Cinema Festival which is also in the fall. You can even visit Cinecittà Studios which is a ninety-nine-acre film studio in Rome. This is the largest film studio in Europe, and you can tour some of the sets and view the exhibition. And if you are super daring, you can even visit Cinecittà World which is a movie-themed amusement park with two roller coasters.
Show Italy options are abundant and there are all kinds. You won’t be disappointed with the selection and there is something for everyone.