Valle d'Itria Festival 2017 - 43nd Edition The Valle d’Itria Festival is an event of international allure for all opera and symphonic music lovers. It features top orchestral line-ups, before the splendid Baroque background of Martina Franca, one of Puglia’s most enchanting towns. Every year this event amazes with its ability to bring something new, while keeping strong ties with tradition by offering rediscovered and unpublished works, highly appreciated by Italian “Belcanto” fans, to whom the Festival is especially dedicated. The festival will be held in the splendid Palazzo Ducale in Martina Franca, and other special venues: cloisters, churches and ancient masserie will open doors to magnificent music. This 43rd Festival edition will narrate four centuries of Italian musical theater: opening with Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso, then Monteverdi and Puccini, and Margherita d'Anjou by Meyerbeer, through which Fabio Luisi marks a significant moment of his rediscovering the Belcanto repertoire.