The ancient splendors and glorious deeds that left their mark on history will come back to life at the Palios and festivals in costume that, all over Emilia Romagna, will pop up in historical town centers, ancient castles or seaside towns with tournaments and challenges, past habits and crafts, dancing, parades and ceremonies.
On the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante, this festival will be called “L’amor che move il sole e l’altre stelle” (Love that moves the sun and other stars). On schedule are about fifty events with the biggest stars on the international scene. Ravenna, Russi, Comacchio, Forlì. May 22 - July 27.
Sunday, May 24 in Cesenatico 13,000 cycling tourists from all over the world will participate in the Nove Colli, the most famous cycling tourism race in Europe. On May 23, the Nove Colli Running race and the Mini Gran Fondo for kids will take place. On May 22 and 23, the fair Ciclo & Vento will return with all the latest cycling news and trends.
New hiking trails in the Apennines, routes by train and by bike, urban itineraries, exhibitions, shows, concerts open to everyone, food and wine are among the various events of this festival of responsible tourism on schedule in Bologna, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Rimini, Ravenna and Forlì. May 22 - June 7.
What not to miss
On schedule Lars Danielsson News Quartet, May 23, workshop with Pino Ninfa, May 22-24, Pino Ninfa & Franco D’Andrea Trio, May 27, exhibition and awarding of the winners of the competition “Bettinardi”, May 30.
Coming soon to this festival in Correggio (Re) is Hugh Masekela, one of the most famous spokesman of South African jazz. Among the Italians performing are: D’Andrea, Bosso, Petrella, and Ottolini. And of course there will be many international guests such as Avishai Cohen. May 14 - June 2.
This International Music Festival best represents every form of musical research in unconventional settings and will be held, for its 25th edition, in and around Bologna, Modena and Lugo. There will be many premieres as well as prestigious international guests. Until May 31.
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
From the calendar of exhibitions in the region, we recommend "Ferrari meets Pavarotti" in Modena, the retrospective "Escher" in Bologna, and "The spectacle of modernity" in Forlì. "The Rose of Fire - The Barcellona of Picasso and Gaudì" recently opened in Ferrara.