This year Piccolo Festival celebrates its twelwth edition, attracting more and more the attention of opera lovers of all Alps-Adria area and even further. The landscapes variety and the beauty of historic places transformed into exceptional venues offer a unique experience. Tailored productions with young and talented artists that in short can be seen on most important stages of the world able to satisfy also most demanding opera experts. The diversity of castles and landscape is echoed in the quality of gastronomic proposal, prepared by some of the most prestigious chefs of the region in order to create a unique blend of sounds, flavors and feelings.


Capriva del Friuli, Gorizia

    Duino Aurisina, Trieste

    Valvasone Arzene, Pordenone

    San Vito al Torre, Udine

    Guided Tours

    Before the concert you can take a guided tour of all the castles with one of the Associazione Guide Turistiche del Friuli Venezia Giulia founded in 1955 and among the oldest in Italy.

    The Tourist Guides Association of Friuli Venezia Giulia, our partner, is entered ANGT (National Tourist Guides Association), a member of the Fédération Européenne des Associations de Guides.


    The program of the Piccolo Festival of Friuli Venezia Giulia offers also the opportunity to meet the varied and genuine gastronomic tradition of the Region, the quality of its white winesunique in the world with eight DOC (top quality) zones.! For every single show a gastronomic proposal is set with appetizers before and during the show, and a dinner with special menu prepared by some of the best chefs in the Region.

    The best of regional gastronomy

    A mix of flavors and aromas, the result of ethnic and cultural blend: food that comes from different territories (sea, mountains, plains, hills) and cultures, so different as the landscape of these lands. The gastronomy of Friuli Venezia Giulia comes from the union of three great culinary traditions: Central European, the Venetian and the Slavic, which is accompanied by a robust and flavorful popular cuisine. Four events in four different areas of the Region will give the chance to enjoy this variety presented keeping the spirit of the event.

    The special venue for your events

    The stunning scenery and historic charm of the castles provide the perfect setting for your personalized VIP event. Business partners, customers or employees can be welcomed in a private corner. A special presentation can be created by an individual branding, the use of your logo, the advertising accommodation etc. (Cost on request). The installation can be done in consultation with our Office to bring together Art, Cuisine, History, and Society in a real joy for the senses.

    Introductory talks

    For all events of the Festival an introductory talk is set in a dedicated place. A musicologist and a ballet expert (for the show Ondine) will present the story, the plot, the program along with technical details and trivia on the production. In some cases the artists could be expected to attend . In the last three editions of the talks have been presented by musicologists Rino AlessiValentino SaniAlessio Screm and composer Federico Gon.