The Estate Fiesolana (Summer in Fiesole) is the most ancient multi-disciplinary outdoor festival in Italy, with a history that began in 1911 with the first performance of classical theater within the Archeological Area, to then arrive in 1947 at the birth of the real "container" of events called Estate Fiesolana.
Every summer, from June through September, its structured program brings to Fiesole theater, music, dance and film performances, featuring national and international artists.
The fascinating Teatro Romano (Roman Theater) is the main location of the festival, but a series of events are also staged in other prestigious and suggestive places in and around Fiesole.
The Estate Fiesolana kicks off traditionally on June 21, on the occasion of the Music Festival, a cultural event celebrated worldwide.
Recurring events hosted on the stage of the Roman Theater include the prestigious Premio Fiesole ai Maestri del Cinema (Fiesole Award to the Masters of Cinema), awarded over the years to the greatest and most important international directors and actors: Luchino Visconti (1966), Michelangelo Antonioni (1968), Orson Welles (1974), Stanley Kubrick (1983), Ingmar Bergman (1988), Wim Wenders (1994), Spike Lee (2007), Stefania Sandrelli (2016), just to name a few. The actual award ceremony takes place alongside a review of the winner's films.