Consult the events organised by Italy as Guest of Honour at the 2024 Frankfurt Book Fair.

    Press conference
    Frankfurt Pavilion

    Destination Frankfurt: Italian's journey to 2024

    Press conference to present the motto and logo chosen for the Italian participation as Guest of Honour at the 76th edition.
    Italy Slovenia border
    GoH Pavilion / Forum 1

    Italy-Slovenia: Geographical neighbours, cultural neighbours

    The two countries strengthen their friendship in the handover ceremony as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
    La Nuvola - Nuovo Centro Congressi

    Destination Frankfurt: Book promotion: What matters really? Newspapers, TV, web, events...

    Panel on literary promotion strategies hosted at Italy’s fair dedicated to independent publishing “Più libri, più liberi”.

    Destination Frankfurt: the “Testo” book fair stop

    Italy Guest of Honour took part in the debate “Promozione della letteratura italiana e della lettura” (“Promotion of Italian Literature and Reading”), with a speech by Commissioner Mauro Mazza.
    London bookfair

    Italy's Literary Journey: From London to Frankfurt

    Exploring Italy's Cultural Tapestry at Europe's Premier Book Fairs.
    press conference in Berlin
    ©Embassy of Italy in Berlin

    Destination Frankfurt: press conference in Berlin

    “2024 is the year of Italy in Germany”: literary events take the stage ahead of the Italian appearance at the Frankfurt International Book Fair.
    Leipzip Bookfair

    Destination Frankfurt: Leipzig Book Fair

    Stopover in Germany: Italian Institute of Culture in Berlin prepares to present Italian cultural heritage
    Bologna Children's Book Fair logo

    Destination Frankfurt: 2024 Guest of Honour Italy at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

    Stopover in Bologna. 2024 Italy Guest of Honour and AIE present market data and Italian children’s publishing abroad.
    Tunis, Tunisia

    Italy Guest of Honour... also in Tunis

    Culture that unites... two shores of the Mediterranean. Italy was Guest of Honour at the Tunis International Book Fair
    IL fest event logo and details
    Kultur im Trafo, Nymphenburgerstr. 171a, 80634 Munich

    ILfest – Italian Literature Festival Munich

    ILfest is Munich’s Italian Book and Literature Festival for all lovers of Italian language and literature.
    three speakers on stage

    “Destination Frankfurt”: Italy Guest of Honour 2024 at the Turin Book Fair

    Italy is preparing for the Frankfurt Book Fair by participating in the most important Italian book fair.
    Warsaw Book Fair illustration

    Warsaw Book Fair: “a great desire for Italy”

    On Thursday 23 May in Warsaw, Commissioner Mauro Mazza attended the opening of the Warsaw International Book Fair.
    XXII. European Festival of the First Novel

    XXII. European Festival of the First Novel

    The festival offers young authors from various European countries the opportunity to present their debut novel to the public and exchange ideas with representatives of publishing houses and other publishing industry experts.
    Video camera for conference

    Destination Frankfurt: Press Conference in Frankfurt

    The Italian cultural and literary programme Guest of Honour 2024 was presented in Frankfurt on 28 May.
    Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti di Napoli concert in Dortmund
    Konzerthaus Dortmund, Brückstraße 21, 44135

    Italian passion conquers Dortmund

    A standing ovation from nearly a thousand people and two encores concluded a magical evening of music on 12 June, organised by Italy Guest of Honour 2024 at the Dortmund Konzerthaus. The event, dedicated to the great century of Italian melodrama with its melodies and colours, was received with enthusiasm by the German public.
    Philharmonic playing
    Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany

    Concert: La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly at the Berlin Musikfest

    La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra and its music director Riccardo Chailly will arrive at Berlin Philharmonic Hall as part of the Berlin Musikfest, the most important event on the German music scene, with a tribute to the great music of the twentieth century.
    Arena di Verona
    Teatro Alte Oper, Operaplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt

    Concert: Arias of Giacomo Puccini with the Orchestra of the Arena di Verona

    At the opening of the Book Fair, the prestigious Alte Oper theatre in Frankfurt will host an extraordinary event. In celebration of Giacomo Puccini’s centenary and Italy's appearance as Guest of Honour at the Book Fair after 36 years, the orchestra of the Arena di Verona will perform a tribute to the great composer together with some of the finest Italian voices.
    Sparagna Ballo
    Teatro Alte Oper, Operaplatz 1, 60313 Frankfurt

    Concert: Taranta of Love and Italian Dances

    With Maestro Ambrogio Sparagna, the Orchestra Popolare Italiana and the Corpo di Ballo Popolare of the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome
    Oper house Frankfurt with posters
    ©Gerda Arendt, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Teatro Oper Untermainanlage 11, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Opera: Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Hendrik Müller and conducted by Giuseppe Mentuccia

    Work in three acts, booklet by Francesco Maria Piave, after a play by Victor Hugo (1851).
    Festhalle Frankfurt am Main
    ©Messe Frankfurt GmbH / Sutera
    Festival Hall Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main

    Grand finale at the Festhalle: Il Volo – Live in concert 2024

    Grand finale of the Italian presence in Frankfurt at the 2024 edition of the Buchmesse with passion, romance and emotion.