Tag: Music

MEINA – Maggio vien cantando!

24th May

MEINA – “Maggio vien cantando! “

On Saturday, May the 20th, at 8.30 p.m., a meeting with the Church of S.Margherita of Meina with the concert “Maggio vien cantando”! For this occasion will sing the choir “La Rocca di Arona” and the boys of the Association AGBD (Down Children’s Parents Association) who, with their songs, will introduce the event! Free entrance and free offer.

Do not miss the wonderful islands and a magical festival

23rd May

2 days and 1 night

Weekend break on the lake for the magical festival “Tones on the stones”. What better occasion to discover Lake Maggiore and its beautiful islands.


1st day: Arrival and concert

Arrival at Lake Maggiore and accommodation in 3* hotel located in one of the lake towns.

In the evening, departure for the little town of Trontano, situated in the Ossola Valley. Aperitif with typical local products and participation at one of the concerts of the show “Tones on the stones”, which takes place in a serizzo stone quarry.

Overnight stay in the hotel.


2nd day: Borromean islands

After breakfast and check-out. Departure from Stresa by motorboat to visit the Isola Madre, the biggest of the three island, with its aristocratic villa and its majestic English garden, rich in plants and exotic flowers, in which beautiful peacocks, pheasants, parrots and other … Read More »

Stresa Festival 2016

7th July

International Music Festival on Lago Maggiore
From 19 July to 6 September 2016

The Stresa Festival has determined the soundtrack of the summer on Lake Maggiore for over half a century. For its 55th edition it is divided into three destinct parts;

Midsummer Jazz Concerts – 19-24 July 2016

The main venue for the Midsummer Jazz Concerts is the La Palazzola on the Stresa lakefront, an open air location with magnificent views of the ornate terraces of the Isola Bella. The first two concerts however will take place in the band new arena Il Maggiore in Verbania.

The evening of 19 July marks the official opening of the festival with the concert Amore che vieni, amore che vai – a tribute to Italian singer-songwriter Fabrizio de André at Il Maggiore.

Wednesday 20 July it’s time for “Voice n’ bass” duo Petra Magoni and Ferruccio Spinetti and their perfomance entitled  Musica Nuda, … Read More »

Tones on the Stones 2016

5th July

Music in the quarries of the Ossola Valley
From 23 to 30 July 2016

From 23 to 30 July the quarries of the VCO province transform into a stage when the festival Tones on the Stones 2016 returns for its 10th edition. This year it will take place in the striking setting of the Trontano gneiss quarry.

To kick off the festival on 23 July is the show Intra Montes;

Laic song for instruments and choir with Ramberto Ciammarughi on piano, Tetraktis Percussions, Ensemble Nova Musica and the Choir of Tones on the Stones. The show starts at 9.30 p.m..

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff directed by Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina with the choir Stendahl, two pianos and five percussionists.

The festival continues in the 28 July with the Giacomo Puccini’s opera production Turandot. In the directors seat is Stefano Monti and conductor Stefano Giarloli with the Orchestra delle … Read More »

Pumpkin Festival 2015

9th October

Celebrating the pumpkin in Santa Maria Maggiore
17th and 18th of October

The weekend of the 17th and 18th of October the village of Santa Maria Maggiore dresses up in autumn clothing for the Pumpkin Festival 2015. The much awaited event includes tastings, live music, children’s workshops and themed menus in the local restaurants.

The enchanting village is ready to be discovered with exhibitions and decorations in honor the most colourful vegetable of the season. Saturday 18th it’s once again time for the “Conciorto” : an extraordinary concert performed with vegetables transformed into original musical instruments by Biagio Bagini e Gianluigi Carlone.


Special weekend offer at the Stresa Festival 2015

18th August

The Music Weeks in Stresa
From 22 July to 5 September 2015

Special offer on Lake Maggiore for the most anticipated event on the Stresa calendar: a weekend at the Stresa Festival 2015! A combination for all senses of classical music, art treasures, natural beauty and gastronomy.

1st day

Arrival in Stresa and accomodation in 3-star hotel. In the evening, musical concert of choice at the Stresa Festival. Return to the hotel and overnight.

2nd day

A day on the lake discovering the Borromean Islands. Visit to the magnificent palaces and botanical gardens of Isola Madre and Isola Bella and the picturesque medieval village on Isola Pescatori. Return to Stresa in the afternoon. In the evening, departure by boat for a charming dinner on Isola Bella. Return to the hotel and overnight.

3rd day

After breakfast, check-out and free time to discover Stresa before returning home.


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Firework Festival at the Toce Waterfall

5th August

Pirotechnic shows in an extraordinary scenery
Saturday 8 August

This year the Fireworks Festival returns to illumintae the sky above Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta and the Ossola Valley.

Saturday the 8th of August it’s time for the most anticipated show of the festival: on the Toce Waterfall. This extraordinarily beautiful corner of the Formazza Valley transforms into a backdrop for a show of pirotechnics and music; light and sound that unite in harmony in this enchanted location.

The shows in Sesto Calende and Arona have already passed. The remaining dates are Cannobio (Friday 7 August), the Toce Waterfall (Saturday 8 August), Santa Maria Maggiore (Friday 14 August), Verbania Pallanza (Sunday 16 August) and three dates in Omegna on Lake Orta on the 23, 26 and 30 August.


Trontano Open Air Festival 2015

3rd August

Open Air – The alternative festival of the summer
From the 6th to the 9th of August

It has been two years since the last Trontano Open Air Festival, and as always we’re bursting with anticpiation. It’s finally time for the 2015 edition, as always in the evocative scenery of the Ossola mountains, and this year the programme is seriously interesting. From the 6th to the 9th of August, the alpine village comes alive with music spanning from electronica to new age, with the scent of exotic dishes, with voices of song and of meditation and with artistic installations.

The festival is divided into eight areas among which four stages, an area dedicated to meditation, artistic workshops and discussion forums without forgetting the food court where you can enjoy ethnic, vegan and traditional dishes, paying special attention to the bread, made with fresh … Read More »

Festival of Fireworks 2015

3rd June

Lake Maggiore on fire

One of the most awaited events of the summer returns to Lake Maggiore: The Festival of Fireworks 2015. This year, the festival consists of nine pyrotechical and pyromusical shows on the shores on Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, the Ticino Park and the Ossola Valleys. To mark the opening of the festival is the Parente Fireworks on Saturday the 25th of July in Sesto Calende in the Ticino Park followed by:

Sunday August 2nd at 11 p.m. ARONA (NO) – Lake Maggiore
Friday August 7th at 10 p.m. CANNOBIO (VB) – Lake Maggiore
Saturday August 8th at 9,45 p.m. CASCATA DEL TOCE (VB) – Formazza Valley
Friday August 14th at 9.30 p.m. SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE (VB) – Vigezzo Valley
Sunday August 16th at 10.30 p.m. VERBANIA PALLANZA (VB) – Lake Maggiore
Sunday August 23rd at 9.30 p.m. OMEGNA (VB) – Lake Orta
Wednesday August 26th … Read More »

Latin American Fiesta in Stresa

2nd June

Tango, tacos and tequila!
Stresa, August 1st 2015

After the success of the Festa Country it’s time for another party in Stresa. This time the association Stresa 360° has organized a Latin American Fiesta! Starting at noon, the streets and squares of the town will come alive with latin music, spectacles and gastronomy. From 5 p.m. for children and parents there will be a cycle gymkhana in Piazza Possi. All you have to do is show up equipped with a bike and helmet.

From 8 p.m. it’s “dancing in the streets” with a group of tango dancers and from 9 p.m. you can enjoy the Carribean tunes of the show by the “Sporting” dance school lead by the teacher Michele Galandriello and Milonga from the association “La Garufa”. In the bars and restaurants there will be themed aperitifs and menus and after midnight the … Read More »


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