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Throughout the year you will find a number of events taking place right across the Amalfi Coast, especially during the popular spring and summer seasons. Many are focused around significant religious festivals and patron saints who locals proudly remember to this day, while there is a number that concentrate on a particular portion of the regions history or cultural background. There are of course, also, those that are merely an excuse for a celebration such as a musical or gastronomic affair, and why not?
Ravello is a particularly good spot to enjoy a concert, with a programme of events running from March through to late October every year. International musicians are drawn to the area to perform at the stunning venues, the highlight of which must be the Piano Festival and Chamber Music weeks in June and September.
If you want to find out exactly what is taking place, when and where, you should contact the local tourist office who can provide you with all the necessary details.
Read more on this destination in the AA Pocket Guide to Naples & the Amalfi Coast.
Top Amalfi Coast events
Young Culture Festival - Held every year in Salerno, this festival includes a film festival and a music competition recognised across Europe.
May / June
Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics - In Amalfi, locals dress in period costumes and dress up boats to celebrate the maritime history of the region in this annual rowing competition between Amalfi, Genova, Pisa, Venezia.
Jazz concerts - Throughout the month you can enjoy concerts taking place across Ravello.
Festa di Sant’Andrea - A statue of the patron saint of AMALFI is carried out to sea to remember the miracle that saved the city in 1544. Musical entertainment and a firework display are the highlights of the day held on the 27th.
Festival Musicale di Ravello - Every year Ravello celebrates the fact that Wagner found inspiration for the Garden of Klingsor in his last opera from the gardens of the Villa Rufolo by holding an open-air festival of Wagner and other composers music performed in the Rufolo grounds.
Festa di Sant’Anna - On the 26th you should take a ferry to enjoy the torch lit boats that sail around the Ischia Ponte.
Big Bufala - Travel inland to Eboli to enjoy this gastronomic festival that celebrated the famous buffalo mozzarella. With tastings, workshops and recipes showing you how to make the most of this tasty ingredient.
Ferragosto - This is a national holiday throughout Italy so many shops and restaurants will be closed on the 15th but in POSITANO you can enjoy a re-enactment of Saracen pirates landing on the shores.
Expo Ischia - Jump aboard a ferry to Ischia to enjoy this annual festival that includes trade shows, fashion exhibitions and beauty contests along with evening entertainment.
Festa di Sant’Andrea - A statue of the patron saint of Amalfi is taken from the Cathedral and paraded through the streets and main squares of the city on the birthday anniversary, the 30th.