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Spoleto is known for the Festival Of Two Worlds (Festival dei Due Mondi), an art festival which gathers every summer, starting with 1958, the most interesting artists of classical music and dance.

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    Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi 2023

    Date: 23 June 2023 - 9 July 2023

    Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi 2023 (Spoleto Festival of the Two Worlds 2023) will take place between June 23 and July 9, 2023, in Spoleto. The renowned international festival of music, art and culture is held every year in Spoleto since 1958. The 2023 edition of the event will be the 66th edition of the Festival dei Due Mondi.   SHORT HISTORY The festival was founded in 1958, in Spoleto, by the Italian-American composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti. He chose Spoleto due to the beautiful historical center of the town, for the presence of the two theaters, Teatro Nuovo and Teatro Caio Melisso, and for Piazza del Duomo, a beautiful open-air theater suitable for an event of such magnitude. In 1962, took place one of the first major events of the festival, the exhibition Sculpture in the city. After the festival, some of the works were donated to the town, including the work of Alexander Calder, Teodelapio. Over time, many famous artists performed on the stage of the festival. Of these, we can mention the name of the Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti, the American playwright Tennessee Williams, the Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, the film director Roman Polanski, the Read more [...]