In Rimini, this great summer event dedicated to Friendship among People will host meetings, sports, music, theatre, dance and cinema from many different countries. For its 35th edition this festival will offer visitors a journey through the suburbs of the world and the chance to engage in an open dialogue with the most interesting figures of culture, politics and faith. Until August 30.
The main theme of these celebrations in honor of the Great Poet will be exile and will be looked at in a series of conferences, lectures, Dante-esque conversations, exhibitions, reading and theatre shows, music, and workshops for kids. August 26 - November 8.
The headquarters of Prosciutto di Parma will be open to the public for this festival dedicated to food and wine. The main event of this festival, Finestre Aperte (Open Windows), gives visitors the chance to see how prosciutto is processed and to participate in free tastings. September 5-21.
After the customary preview in Comacchio, in Ferrara there will be the highly anticipated 27th edition of this international festival of street music. This great event will invade the streets of the Este city with music, colors and joy with guests from all over the world for ten days of fun. Until August 31.
What not to miss
In the lovely town of Bertinoro (Fc), a medieval village with many walls, towers and old houses, looking out over the sea with the air filled with the smell of wine, there will be five days of music, food, and traditions to celebrate the 88th edition of this festival and the long night of Fricò Royal. September 3-7.
Faenza, the world capital of majolica, invites you to discover the world of ceramics and potters. 160 exhibitors are expected to come from many different European countries. On schedule are events, exhibitions, shows, the spectacular "Mondialtornianti" and the competition "Eu-Raku". September 5-7.
This hot-air balloon festival is one of the biggest in Europe and will color the skies of Ferrara with 30 balloons. Visitors can experience breathtaking views during the flights at dawn or at dusk and at Night Glow as well as at the shows, expos, sporting events, and concerts. September 5-14 and 20-21.
Among the latest exhibitions, worth mentioning are “Alfred Hitchcock in the films of Universal Pictures” in Parma, the shows of "Fotografia Europea" in Reggio Emilia, "Michelangelo and the 20th century" in Modena, the solo exhibition by Nick van Woert in Bologna, the retrospective about Alberto Biasi in Ravenna and "Divine Passion" in Rimini.
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
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.
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.