Literature Festival 2018


The 22nd edition of Italy’s Festivaletteratura (Literature Festival) took place in Mantua from 5-9 September 2018. Launched in 1997, the Festival is one of Italy’s most anticipated annual cultural events: five days of meetings with authors, readings, guided tours, shows and concerts.

The many events held in public squares, halls and other places throughout the city to celebrate the Festival linked artists from different cultures, created bonds between writers and featured new actors on the cultural scene, including–especially this year–hundreds of teenagers.

The Festivaletteratura always unfolds under the banner of “cultural entertainment” in the form of meetings and workshops on particular themes, concerts, and performances by poets, essayists, artists and scientists of international renown, all of whom flocked to Mantua to participate in the event and immerse themselves in its unforgettable atmosphere of culture and celebration.