(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 15 – Pesaro, in the year in which it was proclaimed Italian Capital of Culture for 2024, will host ‘UlisseFest’, the Lonely Planet Travel Festival, which in its fifth edition, from 15 as of July 17, it will have 150 guests in 35 meetings and 10 workshops. And the highly anticipated concerts by Goran Bregović and his Weddings and Funeral band, and Africa Unite, which in the morning will be in dialogue with a music critic. Max Casacci’s ‘Earthphonia’ project on stage with Telmo Pievani and the song theater by Valerio Corzani, Sara Jane Ceccarelli and Lorenzo De Angelis. Guest of honor Tony Wheeler, founder, together with his wife Maureen, of Lonely Planet who will turn 50 in 2023, an anniversary he will talk about with Paolo Nugari, co-founder of Avventure nel Mondo.

To open the three days (and three nights) which will have ‘Listening to the earth’ as ​​their main theme, Nicola Lagioia with a lectio on the art of telling the travel stories from Homer to the present day.

Many international guests including the English writer and translator Tim Parks who has lived in Italy for years, Valeria Parrella, Cecilia Strada, the poet and writer Jarosław Mikołajewski, Antonio Pascale, in the Campiello 2022 in a reading by Jack Kerouac. The tales of the Amazon forest will be listened to by the voice of the creator of the Sonosphere David Monacchi, interviewed by Stefania Parmeggiani. A trek will give you the opportunity to discover the Monte San Bartolo Natural Park, the first relief encountered when going “from Trieste down”.

Reportage by the journalist Antonio Politano in the footsteps of Chatwin, Kapuscinski and Ella Maillart, whose 25th anniversary is celebrated with a musical reading by Cristina Zamboni. Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July, after midnight, the festival moves to the beach. And at seven in the morning ‘Screenings at breakfast’ with, among other things, the national preview of the film presented at Cannes The snow panther. (HANDLE).