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amazing atmosphere - beautiful setting

We visited Perugia to see David Byrne at the Umbria Jazz Festival. Its was spectacular! There... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Not to be Missed !!

Excellent atmosphere all day long throughout the streets. Many free events in a spectacular... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Kendal, United Kingdom
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For two weeks in July some of the worlds biggest names in jazz come to the Umbrian hill town of Perugia in mid summer for two weeks of full music. There are free concerts held on small venues and piazzas and headline acts on the main stage in the...more
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We visited Perugia to see David Byrne at the Umbria Jazz Festival. Its was spectacular! There were lots and lots of free performances going on throughout the day and night we were there. It was wonderful walking through the town, listening to everything from buskers...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Excellent atmosphere all day long throughout the streets. Many free events in a spectacular setting. The main stage in the evening has world class artists who perform until well after midnight in a warm and welcoming venue.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank MrsMRR
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

A great jazz festival, which takes place in Perugia every summer . A real happening ! Performances in the open air as well as bands performing all day and night on the main road of the town . Heaven for jazz lovers .

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Gidons51
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We visited Perugia during Umbria Jazz festival and I would say it was the perfect period to visit the city. The festival add magic atmosphere to the city. Everything was well organise and there were free sport where you can listen nice music and grab...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Saba S
Reviewed October 5, 2016

I did not plan to visit festival just the city, but the combination was great. We get there afternoon and after Verona, Bologna, Florence experience I was surprised that the city was not overcrowded by tourists. I recommend this festival regardless of lineup because of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank majomitto
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We have been to several other jazz festivals, and from now on, this will be the one we look at first to return to. The line-up of talent was fantastic, the main arena for the big names is a good venue and the many free...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank bunnyjlb
Reviewed July 25, 2016

It was one of the greatest shows I've seen, the city became the stage of music and rhythm Lack of morning light. Perugia, Ye, a university quiet town, once a year becomes a huge show with entertainment stages and singers and musicians from around the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank LaMucchia
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Never been to a jazz festival, usually just one off gigs or indie type festivals such as Electric Picnic in Ireland. However, been hearing about this festival, partly due to the music of Enrico Rava, who appeared this year & also, from listening to a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
5  Thank martingerardkelly
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This Jazz festival is great. I must admit that 10 years ago it had bigger names and more activities but this festival is a must for jazz lovers in the vicinity. The Berklee sessions for musicians, the parades, the free concerts, the paid ones all...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank Quickband
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Enjoyed Umbria jazz 2016 concert with Diana Krall. The outside venue of the Santa Giuliani stadium is wonderful. We bought our tickets from a travel agent in Foligno and avoided the expensive online booking charge. Every where had a good view with surround screens. Seating...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Sophie T
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