Umbria Jazz Festival at Perugia

The music event of the year in Umbria July 8 to 17, 2016

Umbria Jazz Festival, stage in front of San Lorenzo cathedral
Umbria Jazz Festival, stage in front of San Lorenzo cathedral

The festival program 2016 is loaded with big names in jazz such as Chick Corea, Pat Metheny & Ron Carter, Diana Krall or the Branford Marsalis Quartet. The Pop-highlight this year will be MIKA. Concerts with the big stars will take place in the Arena Santa Giuliana, a stadium close to the historical town centre. The ticket prices are moderate compared with other events of this kind (starting from EUR 25).

All over the city you can also visit a number of other free open-air concerts, against the backdrop of the San Lorenzo cathedral or in the public gardens Giardini Carducci.

The Umbria Jazz Festival takes place every year in the second week of July. It was set up in 1973, and is now one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe.

Of course there is also a typical New Orleans Marching Band, playing in the picturesque streets of Perugia.

And if you're still awake late at night, you can round off the day with a glass of wine and live music in one of the many bars and hotel lounges.

La Rogaia is actually an ideal base to visit the Umbria Jazz Festival: It is not far from Perugia, where the heart of Jazz beats. But at the same time you do not have to renounce to the peace and quietness of a country abode. Many of our guests appreciate this particularly after long festival nights.

In addition, we give you many valuable tips for planning your visit to the festival and on request we are happy to help you with ticket reservations.

Views from La Rogaia. Photo: Bernadette O.
Views from La Rogaia. Photo: Bernadette O.

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