Times may be tight, but we're hooked on classics

Summer is upon us, which means that cultural tourists will once again be dusting off their sandals and dinner jackets and heading for the airport.

The classical music festival has taken root and blossomed during the past 20 years. At times it can seem as if every Italian town, Swiss village and Croatian seaside resort is wooing cultural tourists. And the remarkable thing is that despite the economic woes affecting Europe, the number of festivals on offer is actually on the increase.

Read the full article in The Independent here.

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