European Paganini Route.

European Paganini Route (EPR) is an initiative, conceived and co-ordinated by Armes progetti, which is the result of a collaboration between the Società dei Concerti of La Spezia, where Niccolò Paganini‘s family originated, the Associazione Amici Niccolò Paganini of Genoa, the city where the violinist was born, and the Società dei Concerti of Parma, where the violinist is buried.

Each year the three associations organise musical events dedicated to the greatest violinist of all time: in May Niccolò Paganini Guitar Festival, in July and August the Paganini Festival in Carro, and in October Paganini Genova Festival.

In 2018, on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, Armes progetti created European Paganini Route, a cultural itinerary retracing the great musician’s European stages, organising six concerts in Munich, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Nice and Marseille in collaboration with the Italian Embassies, the Italian Cultural Institutes and with the patronage of the European Commission Representation in Milan, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Liguria and Emilia Romagna Regions, and the municipalities of Genoa, Parma, La Spezia and Carro.

In the name of Paganini


Niccolò Paganini

  • Born in Geova on 27 October 1782
  • Died in Nice on 27 May 1840
  • His Instruments were the violin and the guitar
  • He was ingenious and different, and in the early 19th century, he could be considered what today we would call a Europeanist, convinced!


Sono tre i principali Festival italiani che celebrano il genio di Paganini:

Paganini Genova Festival, in ottobre

Festival Paganiniano di Carro, tra luglio e agosto

Niccolò Paganini Guitar Festival, in maggio



Munich, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Nice, Marseille