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At the crossroads of Italian and German cultures, Salzburg is an enchantment. It’s no wonder that the Austrian city is nicknamed the “Rome of the North” as it is so full of baroque treasures! Among its many churches, you should visit the fascinating Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and the sumptuous Cathedral. With its beautiful gardens, Mirabell Castle is another jewel of the city, as is the Hohensalzburg Fortress, one of the best-preserved castles in Europe.
But if Salzburg is so pleasant, it’s because of its unique way of life. Its exceptional geographical location, its terraces and its gastronomy deeply seduce the visitor. After the cold of winter, the Salzburg Easter Festival has put together a programme that pays homage to Italy. In residence, the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome conducted by Antonio Pappano is at the top of the bill, with several symphonic concerts.Verdi’s sumptuous Requiem and a performance of Ponchielli’s La Gioconda crown a wonderful transalpine stopover. As always at the Salzburg Festival, the guest singers and musicians are superlative: Sonya Yoncheva, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Pinchas Zukerman… Benvenuti a Salisburgo e viva la musica!