Villa medicea La Petraia

Enchanted villas and gardens

Great beauty and music: this could be the catchphrase for “Enchanted villas and gardens”, the fascinating classical music review coming back this summer for its sixth edition and taking place from 21st May to 6th August, in some of Tuscany’s Medici villas, in and outside Florence.

Eight beautiful Medici villas will be the perfect scenarios for the 16 concerts organized by ORT (Orchestra della Toscana) and conducted by some of the best international maestros. The opening concert, with music by Boccherini and Cherubini, is going to take place at Villa La Petraia on 21st May, at 9:30 pm. The other locations chosen for the following concerts, with music by Haydn and Mozart, by Beethoven and Prokof’ev, are the villas of Poggio a Caiano, Artimino, Cerreto Guidi and Poggio Imperiale. On 6th July, at villa La Magia (Quarrata), Alessandro Riccio, the chameleon-like florentine actor, will “duet” on stage with ORT’s Quintetto; while on 25th July, at Palazzo mediceo of Seravezza, the orchestra will perform some of the most famous soundtracks from beloved movies. The closing concert, on 6th August, with music by Brahms and Mendelssohn, will take place in Pratolino Medici park.

All information regarding this review can be found here. If you want to discover the fascinating universe of the Medici Villas visit the official website.