Art & Culture

The Amalfi Coast in festivals

A series of events in different municipalities celebrate summer with music, theater, and more.

By Editors

From Vietri Sul Mare to Agerola, the Amalfi Coast celebrates the beautiful season with a series of creative events. Here are the festivals not to be missed. 

Vietri Sul Mare

Now in its 15th year, the Lemon Festival in Dragonea, a hamlet of Vietri Sul Mare, from July 9 to 10, will show on tables and banquets how Sfusato Amalfitano can become one of the main ingredients in a variety of dishes. To be tasted will be lemon ravioli, lemon scialatielli, lemon fritters, cook, and other recipes.


A comprehensive event that includes theater and music performances for children and adults. From July 23 to 30, the fishing village hosts Frangenti – Cetara Arts Festival 2022. A widespread event directed by Vincenzo Albano with events scattered in different locations of the town, divided into three main sections: #kids, #stories, #live. Opening the Festival will be Giorgio Poi’s concert at 10 p.m. in the harbor dock arena. For the little ones, however, there is the show “Pocket Circus – The circus in a suitcase.” Literature lovers won’t want to miss Paolo Cresta and Carlo Lomato in the reading performance of R. Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” at the Vicereale Tower on July 26.

Cetara, photo by Vito Fusco


A series of events run through October 8, 2022, as part of the Maiori Festival. The setting for the event will be the gardens of Palazzo Mezzacapo, where several artists will perform a variety of performances. Marco Sciame will be the protagonist of “Van Gogh: a life story,” Brunella Caputo of “Naples: The Enchantment, a show for solo voice,” curated by the Cultural Association “La Felucca” and Cultural Association “The Temple of Apollo.” There will be no shortage of workshops, including one on Hip Hop &Modern Dance and guided tours of craft workshops in the town of Maiori.


A packed calendar of concerts featuring numerous national and international artists from the jazz music scene on the “stage” of Amalfi Cathedral. Amalfi in Jazz the Festival within the Amalfi Summer Fest (until September) every Friday will host music legends, including Frankie & Cantina Band in a tribute to Barry White (July 8), Kenny Garrett Quintet (July 15), Nino Buonocore Band (July 29) accompanied by Antonio Fresa, on piano, Antonio De Luise, on double bass and Amedeo Ariano, on drums. The Festival also includes literary events with Amalfi d’Autore and theatrical performances.

Amalfi Duomo, photo by Andrea Gallucci


From September 8 to 3, the Ravello Festival returns. Organized by the Ravello Foundation, supported by the Campania Region, and signed by Alessio Vlad, the famous Festival in its 70th edition offers 14 exciting events. Inaugurating the event on the stage of the Belvedere of Villa Rufolo will be the Teatro San Carlo Orchestra of Naples conducted by Juraj Valcuha, who, seven years ago, will repropose the Wagnerian program of June 18, 1953, the year the Festival was launched. It will be followed by a series of important names from the national and international music scene, including Erina Yashina and Riccardo Muti. The Maestro will lead the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra (July 26).


Three thousand wax candles arranged in a circular rhythm illuminate the floor with inlaid majolica tiles that decorate Praiano’s striking Piazza San Gennaro. Here where the view is lost amid the immensity of the sea, which outlines the contours of the verdant mountains of the Amalfi Coast, from July 30 to August 4, the Luminaria di San Domenico is celebrated, the ancient Festival that for centuries has testified to the cultural and historical richness of the village. The feast of St. Dominic (August 4) is preceded by a triduum, during which this fascinating and evocative tradition is carried out with the participation of all the citizens of Praiano. They, with singular and enchanting wax illuminations, adorn the terraces, windows, narrow streets, and domes of the houses.


The long-awaited Festival on the Path of the Gods in Agerola returns July 18 through September 8. In its 11th edition, the event features a program full of gastronomic events aimed at showcasing local products, tastings, nature excursions, and more. In addition, on the third weekend of July, the Agerola World Music Festival will open in the village of Bomerano. In addition to music, the event also presents “Il Borgo del Pane,” a route through the town’s alleys with guided tours of artisan stores famous for producing bread and taralli.

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