Food and wine, art, culture, music, theater and sports: a fantastic summer with events to light up Ventimiglia

Ventimiglia. From food and wine to sports, from cinema under the stars to square events. And again: music, workshops, entertainment. The calendar of events (over seventy) organized by the municipal administration of Ventimiglia to encourage the summer of citizens and tourists is very rich. Lots of news and a lot of confirmations, such as “Medieval August”, which is back after two very hard years of pandemic. To revive tourism and urban trade, the administration has invested more than 300,000 euros, of which over 100,000 only for the theater.

The planned events, from May to October, were presented this morning in the council chamber Ventimiglia municipality.

“We have invested a lot – declares the mayor Gaetano Scullino – Because we want to reserve for citizens and tourists a summer of joy, culture, happiness and ease, after two difficult years between the pandemic and storm Alex, whose wounds still need to be healed. We will try to ensure that people return to appropriate the streets and avenues, Resentello, the theater, the historic center and everything that is accessible. It’s an important commitment, and I’m sure this year’s event calendar is a winning choice.

“It’s a macro calendar that runs from May to October and has five sectors inside, with all the events in Ventimiglia – the deputy mayor explained Simone Bertolucci -. We have achieved this with the precise desire to highlight all sectors: commercial, food and wine, culture, theater and even sports, as Ventimiglia is a candidate for the City of Sports for 2023. A rich calendar thanks to the work of the offices. It was very hard because it does not seem like it, but after two years of a pandemic, it is no joke to build a calendar of this kind. Among other things, we have also had a lot of collaboration from the city associations, which participate with their events and also the availability of the artists who come to the various shows. The best events are those that relate to food and wine and fairs, because they are the ones that bring several audiences at the same time and that have an important stage.

THE MOST IMPORTANT LOCATIONS. «Roman Theater, Forte dell’Annunziata and Resentello, with their thirty agreements, ten each: this is another very important news – says Bertolucci -. Resentello, the natural theater of Ventimigliesi, returns after two years of music and entertainment for all tastes. Fireworks are also important. There will also be a new Deco in Ventimiglia: the prayer from Grammondo, which will be presented on June 11 at the Municipal Theater. The Castagnola club is working on it with Confesercenti, and very soon there will be the Deco Commission, which will officially establish it ».

THE CALENDAR

BEST EVENTS
Fort of Annunziata from May 7 to September 4 “Food” Steve McCurry
From 31 May to 5 June “Comics in Ventimiglia“: Exhibitions, talk shows, cosplay competition, drawing workshops, entertainment …

THEATER
Ventimiglia at the Theater: Municipal Theater 1May 8th – Vittorio Sgarbi: “Dante, Giotto and Love”;
May 25 – Paolo Nani: “The Letter”;
June 10 – Roberto Alinghieri and the Hemingway Ensemble: “The Old Man and the Sea”;
June 17 – Corrado d’Elia: “Novecento”;
June 23 – Marco Paolini: “Sani”

ROMAN THEATER
From July 8 to August 12 – Albintimilium theatrum fest – II edition: “From Achilles’ Wrath to the Black Cross”. (In detail: July 8 – Corrado d’Elia, Alberto Giusta, Andrea Nicolini, Marco Rivolta: “Aiace”; July 15 – Tullio Solenghi: “Orlando furioso”; July 22 – Piergiorgio Odifreddi: “Greek Mathematics – On the camel and in the shadow of the stick “; August 9 – Mario Incudine and Antonio Vasta:” Baiardo and Brigliadoro “; August 12 – Corrado d’Elia, Alberto Giusta, Andrea Nicolini, Marco Rivolta:” The Three Musketeers “) .

It is still:
July 17 – Federico Buffa: “Italia Mundial”;
August 18 – TeatrAion: “Voices”;
August 24 – Kulturforeningen Liber Theatrum: “We stay at home! Listen to music and read … “

CULTURE AND ART
Forte dell’Annunziata, two literature reviews, 14 and 28 May.
Biblioteca Aprosiano Fondo Moderno, May 21: literature review.
At Forte dell’Annunziata, four appointments with outdoor cinema for adults and children: 6 and 27 July, 10 and 17 August.
Via Aprosio: July 2, art exhibition: “Colossians and Venus”.
Via Aprosio: mosaic exhibition on 30 July.
Convent of Sant’Agostino, from 4 to 18 September: photographic exhibition «500 years of the sanctuary of Madonna delle Virtù».

MUSIC
Appointments at Resentello:
June 19: Blue Velvet, benefit concert in favor of the Lega del Cane;
July 7: City of Ventimiglia band in concert;
July 13: The Beatbox, a tribute to the Beatles;
July 14: Cocozoo Band in concert;
July 21: Antonio Carli and Andrea Elena, «Carosello and everyone in bed»;
July 28: Nothing but: tribute to 883;
August 11: Abba Time, Tribute to the Abba;
August 13: Ugo Conti & Band in concert
August 15: Rebeat in concert;
August 16: Cocozoo Band in concert;
August 23: Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in concert.

Terrace of the Fort of Annunziata
July 16 – Reddy Bobbio Swing Sextet “In tempo di swing”;
July 26 – Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in concert;
3. august – Quartato de querusa “Tango para emocionar”;
August 20 – Davide Pastorino (tenor singer) and Alter Ecco String Quartet in concert

Municipal theater
May 27 – Marco Ligabue in concert;
June 28 – Giò di Tonno “Songs Forever”;
Cathedral – July 23 Rapallo Music “Ancient Organ Concert”;
San Secondo – August 25 Rapallo music “Ancient organ concert” in the church; August 27: polyphonic choir in concert.

SPORT
May 15 – Place Gianchette: Motor-Day;
May 22 – Mount Grammondo hike;
May 29 – Via Veneto: mini-basketball on the street;
Thursdays in June, July, August: yoga at the fort;
June 6 – Resentello: departure from the Ventimiglia-Trento alpine trail;
June 11 and 12 – Forte dell’Annunziata: spinning – indoor – cycling;
June 11 – Beach handball – youth tournament;
June 11 and 12 – Porto: “Infinite Ventimiglia” runs;
June 12 – Beach Handball – Senior Tournament;
June 25 and 26 – Resentello: “No Ducati no party” motorcycle rally;
June 26 – Gray Refuge: Mountain Festival;
June 27 / July 2: Playground for Nervia and Palaroya: City Campo Basket;
July 2 and 3 – Cro Wild Trail: mountain running reserved for Italian and foreign athletes. Departure: Limone Piemonte, a route of about 100 km with an altitude difference of 8 thousand meters. The only path on the international stage that leads athletes from the mountains to the sea through one of the most beautiful routes in the entire Alps. High number of participants, of which 40 percent come from Europe and the rest of the world. Arrival at Resentello di Ventimiglia.
July 9 – Resentello: Ventimiglia Street Basket;
July 17 – Piazzale ex-Gil: triangular crossbow shooter;
August 7 – Ludum Balistre Historical Center;
August 27 – Latte: Latte / Monaco swim crossing;
August 28 – UB Roverino: Boccia Tournament;
August 28 – Gambino Refuge: Mountain Festival;
October 9 – Lungomare: “Run for Fabiola”.

FOOD AND WINE AND MORE
13-14-15 May: center – Ventimiglia Wine Festival;
June 11: Municipal Theater – presentation of the new De.Co. Grammondo beans;
June 18: White Night;
From July 18 to 20: Marina San Giuseppe, “Sapori alla Marina”;
July 23: Boardwalk, “White Night Beach Party”;
August 7: Desbaratu;
August 26-28: Varaldo Beach Boardwalk, Street Food;
From 5 to 7 September: port – Sapori alla Marina 2;
From 9 to 11 September: via Aprosio – Cuochi d’Italia;
From September 30 to October 2, pedestrian streets in the city center: “Degusto – Hanbury, Wine & More”.

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