MONINI SPONSOR since 1958
Italy's leading the international arts
festival, "The Festival of Two Worlds",
which is a World Wide attraction that
involes music, dance and theatre scene.
This wonderful event takes place in Spoleto,
(Italy) the last week of June and the
first two weeks of July.
"An ideal Artist's place".
Maestro, Giancarlo Menotti
Gian Carlo Menotti, a Pulitzer Prize winning
The Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival
of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy in 1958.
The festival was meant to be a forum for
American artists to showcase their talents.
Soon, Spoleto became a home for singers,
actors, dancers and visual artists to
produce traditional and experimental works.
In 1977, Menotti decided to create a U.S.
version of the festival. After examining
many U.S. cities, he found Charleston,
South Carolina to be best suited to
host Spoleto USA. It is large enough to
handle 17 days of non-stop events and
small enough to recreate Spoleto, Italy's
The Spoleto festival has maintained the
original festival's traditions while establishing
a reputation as a premier artistic event.
It is a forum for the audience to see
the world's best known artists. And it
is a medium to expose young talent to
the professional world.