Italian Riviera Concert Tours

Perform music in the towns and villages of the Italian Riviera

The Italian Riviera is a crescent-shaped strip of Mediterranean coastline stretching from the French border to Tuscany. At the end of the 19th Century this area became a magnet for British aristocracy who sought out its warm winter climate.  Nowadays visitors flock to the area in the summer months enticed by the sandy beaches, stunning scenery, and cultural hot-spots.

After visiting Genoa, Richard Wagner said that Paris and London were dull by comparison. He took the sounds of the Ligurian sea and transformed them into the music that opens Das Rheingold. Edward Elgar was inspired to compose In the South after holidaying in Alassio in 1904.


The ritzy resorts and medieval towns of the Italian Riviera offer enchanting venues both to visit and perform. The warm climate allows for outdoor performances in the evenings and exploration and relaxation during the day. Your groups will be warmly welcomed by appreciative audiences in venues such as San Remo, Bordighera, Alassio, Albenga and Ospedaletto.


Sandy beaches, exciting water parks, Europe’s largest aquarium and chic resorts all vie for your attention in this wonderful and relatively quiet part of Italy.

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Interested in performing in a concert tour of the Italian Riviera? We can help tailor the perfect trip for your school or adult tour. Call us on 0115 9404 303 or get in touch by using the form below:

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The staff here at Gower Music Tours have extensive experience and knowledge of the Italian Riviera.


We have arranged many successful music tour itineraries which have provided our clients with  enjoyable and memorable performances combined with fabulous excursion possibilities: an area which appeals to school music groups and adult ensembles alike. 

Concert performance venues in the Italian Riviera

This stretch of the ligurian coast is heavenly! Colourful seaside villages, panoramic views, the blue of the Mediterranean Sea and stunning beaches with perfect squares for concerts thrown into the mix! There are also plenty of churches for choirs with a sacred program and even little amphitheatre. What more could anyone want!

This purpose built concert venue has regular concerts throughout the summer which are advertised enthusiastically by the local comune and well attended. A concert here can combine well with the various central square and church concerts along the coast. 

Ospedaletto Auditorium Comunale

Modern amphitheatre with sea view

Finale Ligure is one of many charming little towns that are found all along this dramatic stretch of the ligurian coast. With a backdrop of mountains and glorious sea views, there are plenty of town squares that are perfect for memorable summertime concerts.

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Finale Ligure

Pretty square in coastal town

This church is situated in the centre of San Remo where the very welcoming priest encourages his large parish to come to concerts. Music performed here must be sacred. There are plenty of other churches to choose from along the coast.

Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, San Remo

Baroque church near the seafront


Accommodation options in the Italian Riviera

Hotels in the Liguria region are of a good quality and close to the sea with some having access to a private beach for a small supplement. Other hotels are set back from the coast but with beautiful views. 

Set in a great location with easy access to cross the border into southern France this hotel offers groups a comfortable stay in twin bedded rooms for adults and multi bedded rooms for students but also has some connecting rooms which are great for families. The food is excellent and plentiful offering packed lunches for groups wishing to be accommodated on full board.

3* hotel

A popular hotel that overlooks a marina is a favourite with groups

An Art Nouveau hotel offering comfortable air conditioned rooms for both students and adults with some having a lovely sea view!


The hotel has a garden to relax and enjoy the weather and there is access to a large room for rehearsals. All dietary requests are catered for and also packed lunches are available to take away.

3* hotel 

A great hotel located 10 minutes from San Remo


Excursions and Trips on the Italian Riviera

When not performing, there is much on offer catering to all interests and ages.  Water and adventure parks, world renowned museums, sleepy medieval villages, even a mini-country all vie for your attention.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy the water and adventure parks, whilst visits to Monaco, Genoa and the smaller towns would be both interesting and educational.  

The tiny Principality of Monaco packs an array of sights into a small space. Visit the royal palace and see the changing of the guard. Marvel at the Oceanographic Museum. Walk the route of the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix. Admire its famous casino.
Browse the many stalls in one of the most charming places on the Riviera. Bordighera, the city of palms, was greatly loved by the English nobility in the last century.
This park offers everything you need to enjoy a day in the water. Spacious pools,wave machines, water slides, a lazy river, even an on-site discotheque! Sun loungers, sandwiches, and snacks available. Great fun for all.
Everyone can go ape on the tree-top adventure trails of Solleone Park, immersed in nature between the pine trees and the blue Mediterranean sea. Fully supervised.
Over 70 exhibits and about 12,000 specimens of 600 species, from all the seas of the world. See manatees, dolphins, penguins and sharks – the great predators of the sea. Learn to respect deeply the sea and its extraordinary inhabitants.
In Imperia learn about the Mediterranean’s most important fruit at the Olive Oil Museum. After a tour we can taste and buy. Later visit the seaside village of Laigueglia with its historic churches and lovely beach. Great gelaterias too!
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Let us help plan your perfect concert tour of the Italian Riviera

We'd be delighted to offer advice, help shape your trip and work with you to create pricing options to meet your budget.

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Gower Tours is a specialist music and concert tours operator. owned and operated by Halsbury Travel Ltd. We are 100% focused on providing tailor-made music tours for schools, youth and adult groups. Founded in 1986 by former teacher Keith Sharkey, Halsbury Travel is an independently owned, family-run operator carrying over 40,000 passengers on 800 tours annually. We have huge experience in organising successful music tours for all types of choirs, bands, orchestras, and ensembles.

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