The very tasty coppa piacentina cold cut becomes the star of a festival that fills the streets and squares of Carpaneto Piacentino (Pc) with food stands, tastings and many side events, a lot of live music and the unmissable fireworks show. September 4-7.
At these international youth games in Reggio Emilia 3500 athletes are expected to compete in 40 different sporting events, four traditional games and six Paralympic competitions. This is a true sports showcase with both classic games and those that are a little less mainstream. August 25-30.
The magical caravan of music on the road will flood the historic center with the notes of more than one thousand musicians from all over the world for the 28th edition of this festival. There will also be the most original instruments, the most fantastic performances, and flashiest costumes. August 25-30.
The festivities in honor of ancient times continue with celebrations of historic events and reenactments of ancient crafts and traditions. Until August 30 in Verucchio (Rn) the Rocca Malatestiana will become the “Rocca d’Incanto” and in Ferrara there will be the popular “Giostra del Monaco”.
What not to miss
The cathedrals of Prosciutto di Parma will be the focus of this event dedicated to food. The main initiative, Finestre Aperte (Open Day), will offer visitors the chance to see how Parma ham is prepared and participate in free tastings. September 4-20.
The summer in Emilia Romagna moves along to the notes of music with great concerts, festivals, international shows and big stars, in castles and evocative locations, in courtyards and churches, and in town squares up to the Romagna coast, making your holidays memorable. Programme of August.
Among the exhibitions worth mentioning are that in Gualtieri (Re) of the great anthology of Antonio Ligabue; in Bologna the first European show of Li Songsong, "Historical Materialism"; in Ravenna the. In Cesenatico the exhibition is on the beach with "Sunshades at the sea".
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.