Split’s Old Town is the stage for a month of drama, opera, ballet and music performances at one of the oldest performing arts festivals in Croatia. There are usually several premieres in all genres, plus visiting productions, both national and international. What this festival makes really attractive are the open-air events. One of the most popular are the operas at Peristil, the central square of the Diocletian's Palace, especially Aida. After all, where else is it possible to see Verdi’s famous opera with a real ancient Egyptian sphinx as part of the set? In earlier years, there were much more stages around the city, but these days so many squares are occupied with bars and restaurants as tourism booms. Still, concerts and drama in Ivan Mestrovic's Kaštelet or ballet at Sustipan are always a special experience. Tickets are available online, and moving from one festival spot to another is a sinch.