Previously active from 1919 to the war years, the Società dei Concerti was re-formed in 1969 by a group of music lovers from La Spezia with the aim of spreading awareness of the musical culture of the province of La Spezia.
The Association 'Friends of the Paganini Festival of Carro was founded in 2007 in order to promote the Festival and increase awareness of the territory of the Val di Vara. The association collaborates with the Pro Loco "Niccolò Paganini" of Carro to welcome tourists in the occasion of the concert season.
The Festival is also a cultural tourist route that unveil, through the concerts that take place in Carro and in other towns of the valley , some of the most beautiful and least known villages in La Spezia area.
The Music Valley
The Vara Valley, also known as the biological valley, is an area with a dynamic and well-established musical tradition. In addition to the Festival, it hosts various musical events throughout the summer.