The season changes as well as the smells and flavors at the table change - autumn is here and with it the delights of the underbrush, in particular mushrooms and truffles, celebrated with delicious combinations at the tasty town fairs and festivals around the region.
After the preview at the Teatro Comunale with James Holden, this international event dedicated to electronic music and digital arts in Bologna will go live with even more international contemporary music. October 1-5.
The 25th edition of Ravenna Festival will end with a new “Autumn Trilogy” which will have as its star the Ballet – and the Youth Orchestra – of the Teatro Mariinskij of Saint Petersburg. On schedule are “Swan Lake”, “Giselle” and the “Triptych of the 20th Century”. October 2-10.
Every October, starting on Giuseppe Verdi's birthday, this event that celebrates the great Maestro begins at the Teatro Regio in Parma, in Busseto and in the other areas dear to Verdi. During the entire festival there will be numerous side events along with the main program of shows. October 10 - November 4.
What not to miss
Food itineraries and cultural events are coming to Cesena from Mexico, India, Greece, Japan, Venezuela, Provence, Romania, Morocco, Peru, Argentina and many Italian regions. Numerous side events will round out this already packed event. October 3-5.
This big festival celebrates the history and flavors of Mortadella Bologna PGI in Bologna with four days of expos with tastings and products available for purchase, cooking classes, workshops, exhibitions, shows, events at restaurants, and games for adults and children. October 9-12.
Piacenza is proud to host this event that brings together both flavors and traditions with the Gold Cup Award and the Gutturnio Festival dedicated to tastings and the sale of wines and PDO products as well as cooking shows, food itineraries, shopping and jazz music concerts. October 10-12.
Music, Storytelling, Images and Play are the themes of this night full of events, shows and very interesting guided tours that will fill the streets and squares of historic downtown, as well as the theaters and most evocative places of the city, until the first light of dawn. October 11-12.
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
In 9 national parks and one nature reserve, 10 new bike paths will open with a series of excursions and tastings from September 20 to 28. The itineraries are great for anyone who likes biking and they can easily be reached by train.
For hikers and those who love old pathways, we recommend the longest hiking trail in the Emilia Romagna Apennines: 500 km divided up into 27 sections crossing over eight parks, accompanied by a full calendar of events.