The guide to get to know the Festival

A summer of musical stars at Varignana Music Festival

A festival that combines art and nature in enchanting places surrounded by the green hills of Bologna where you can listen to great music.

After the extraordinary emotions experienced in the last edition, Varignana Music Festival confirms for this eighth edition five evenings of music in magical places: the charming Terrace Bentivoglio in front of the historic Palazzo Bargellini-Bentivoglio overlooking the Resort and the Anfiteatro sul lago, an enchanted place surrounded by greenery and vineyards of the farm of Palazzo di Varignana, official sponsor of the festival.

With a tasty news: all concerts are preceded by gourmet aperitifs and tastings of products at km 0 of the farm of Palazzo di Varignana, to be enjoyed while admiring beautiful sunsets.


Over the years we have hosted artists of prestigious national and international fame, and with them many music and nature lovers. Thus, the Varignana Music Festival has established itself as a famous format capable of constant innovation, becoming a famous summer festival of classical music.

The program welcomes extraordinary performers and young names already established on the international scene, with a special meeting between Italian opera and tango.

Our stages

There are two exceptional locations that will host the artists.

The Terrazza Bentivoglio, which has always been a special place of the Grand Opening, has become since the first edition one of the stages of the Varignana Music Festival. An elegant space, conveniently set up for the occasion, hosts the sweet notes of three concerts.

The Anfiteatro sul lago, a magical place surrounded by the vineyards that for the first time last year welcomed our artists. You will hear only the harmonious sound of the music of two concerts of the Festival.

Aperitifs and tastings

We thought of two formulas that will make you fully enjoy the beauty of Varignana Music Festival.

While waiting for the concerts, you can enjoy a gourmet aperitif with a tasting of Palazzo di Varignanas’ extra virgin olive oils and wines. Alternatively, we offer you the possibility to choose only the tasting.

At what time does the concert start?

Varignana Music Festival loves the sunset  when the sun begins to hide behind the hills. The start time is 9pm.

To enjoy the aperitifs and tastings we are ready to welcome you from 8pm.

And if it rains?

The concerts in Terrazza Bentivoglio will take place in the Belvedere Area of Palazzo di Varignana.

The concerts at Anfiteatro del Lago will be postponed to the following day.

How can I buy the ticket?

Our partner for web booking is Vivaticket: to buy tickets just click on "book" of the concert that interests you.

The organizing secretariat Laboratorio delle Idee is always at your disposal for any information.

We'll take you to the concert!

The shuttle service from Bologna to reach Palazzo di Varignana is confirmed. You just have to think about enjoying the evening! Departing from Bologna Bus Station.

Much more than a festival

Treat yourself to a few hours of relaxation before the concert to fully enjoy the atmosphere of the Festival and a complete wellness experience: a treatment in the SPA or a match in the tennis and paddle courts, a dip in the pools or a walk in the Ornamental Garden.


If I have more questions who can I contact?

By getting this far you have proven to be a curious person! Reading this article you may have other questions, so while waiting for the chance to attend our festival, you can use the time to remove any doubt!

You can write to us at any time through the facebook page or the instagram account of Palazzo di Varignana, or by sending an email to

It will always be a pleasure for us to answer you!


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