Although the music, theatre and dance programmes do not start until mid June the first event of the festival (which is back again after an internval of two seasons) is the exhibition Adriano e La Grecia at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli until 2 November.
Some 20 sculptures that have never been loaned from Greek museums before are on show, along with works from Hadrian's Villa.
Highlights of the festival include a new play by Emma Dante (18-19 June), the Martha Graham Dance Company (25 June), Ute Lemper (1 July) Carolyn Carsen (3 July), the Netherlands Dance Theater 2 (10-11 July). More details in the 5 June edition of Wanted in Rome. Some events will be at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and others at Villa Adriana in Tivoli.