A totally green vacation with hikes, horseback riding, and bike rides in the most fascinating natural sites of this Park, where visitors can see flamingos and other wetland bird species. For those who are a bit lazier, in the Mesola Woods Reserve there is also a tour by electric bus. April 18-21.
Back again at Easter on the beach in Rimini is this Frisbee tournament which is now internationally known. This event will open with the traditional Welcome Party on the beach and will end with the finals of the World Beach Ultimate Cup and the awards ceremony for athletes. April 17-21.
Unanimously considered the most important event in Italy and well known also in Europe in the multihull sector, this Easter event in Cesenatico is an important competition for the best skippers who will offer the public an exciting show. April 19-21.
Coming up are the 1st Biennial of Drawing in Rimini, "Mattise" in Ferrara, "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Vermeer in Bologna, and the Liberty exhibition in Forlì, as well as “Campigli. Ancient 1900s” in Mamiano di Traversetolo (Pr), and “The charm of frescoes” in Ravenna.
What not to miss
Every Sunday in the courtyard of the Estense Castle in Ferrara, damsels and knights, flag wavers and musicians in period costumes will bring to life a ceremony honoring the Duke and his Court with theatre scenes and renaissance dances. April 21, 27 and May 1.
An ancient and original peasant festival in Rocca San Casciano, the lovely medieval town just inland from Forlì. The highlight of the party is the exciting face-off between two dueling "rione", or boroughs, who will battle it out in the building of the highest bonfire. There will also be parades of allegorical floats and pyrotechnics. April 21-27.
With the "Jewish White Night of Italy" there will be a unique event dedicated to Italian Judaism held in Ferrara. On schedule are conventions, debates, cultural events, guided tours, tastings and, of course, books. April 26 – May 1.
What's going on now
Markets filled with delicacies and traditional crafts held in the historic downtowns offer a great opportunity to dig through the stands and find unusual gifts with which to fill your pockets.
What to do
Town fairs and traditional festivals, sports and games along the seaside, excursions and guided tours, and open exhibitions await in Emilia Romagna for a happy and relaxed holiday.
Easter is always accompanied by celebrations and good food. Here are some traditional recipes which are still made today for both breakfast and Sunday lunch.
Spectacular, interesting and even educational. What more could the Region's Parks offer? Not much, and all they are waiting for a visit from you.