Founded in 2008, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia has distinguished itself by its artistic programme, which focuses on the production of artistic performances with a strong international content. The festival has created a series of collaborations with numerous European and international theatres, bringing artists to work together; it actively promotes and supports the creation of contemporary dance works and has staged performances in unconventional venues in Naples, such as Castel Sant’Elmo.
The Castell de Peralada Festival is held on the Gothic and Renaissance grounds of the Peralada Castle, which was built between the 14th and 16th centuries. The Festival has four music venues: the Castle’s Park Auditorium, the Carmen’s Church, the Carmen’s Cloister and the Cotton Club Terrace.
Valletta International Baroque Festival is a new festival in Malta’s capital: the city was founded in 1566 and therefore provides a historically fitting backdrop to the baroque concerts during 2 weeks in January. The festival is organized by Europe’s oldest national theatre, Teatru Manoel, established by Grand Master Anton Manoel de Vilhena in 1731. Other venues are the magnificent St John’s Co-Cathedral, atmospheric churches, the splendid Grand Masters’ Palace and other baroque buildings.