Festival della Valle d'Itria (Martina Franca) running from 16 July until 5 August

6 July 2009

The Festival della Valle d'Itria (Martina Franca) - a prominent festival which is devoted mainly to the great tradition of Italian and French opera - is running its 35th edition in 2009: it takes place in Martina Franca from 16 July until 5 August. The programme was officially announced by President Franco Punzi and Artistic Director Sergio Segalini in a press conference in May: Three new productions of rare operas, a chamber opera and four concerts will be performed in the court of the historical Palazzo Ducale (17th century), in churches and cloisters of Martina Franca and other towns in Apulia. The full programme is available on the EFA website and on the official site of the festival ( More information can be downloaded here.