This event is the preview of the Piacenza Jazz Festival and will offer, along with the evening shows in pubs, clubs and literary cafes around the area, four Sunday jazz concerts at Happy Hour. The first groups to take the stage are Adda’s Swing Dixieland and Note Out. March 1 - April 3.
The 21st international fair of modern items, antiques and collector's items in Parma is the main reference point in this sector in Europe. About 1000 expositors will be present and there will be prestigious side events and the Italian Golf Show. February 28 – March 8.
The 16th edition of this wandering festival promises to be a record breaking edition with a 360° overview of modern jazz styles. Performing there will be about 500 musicians in 52 concerts in about twenty towns from Rimini to Piacenza. Opening this year's festival is Cordoba Reunion. February 28 – June 1.
The appointments with art in the ancient towns and cities are the right chance to experience their cultural heritage, to live the charm of history and to admire exhibitions of national and international masterpieces hosted in places worth a visit themselves.
What not to miss
Three market exhibitions will be joined together in one weekend at the Piacenza Expo, enhanced by conventions, workshops and tastings. One is dedicated to greenery, plant nurseries, seeds and gardening tools, and amateur horticulture (Seminat), one to beekeeping (Apimell), and the third to food and wine (Buon Vivere). March 6-8.
The arrival of spring will be celebrated at Modena Fiere with this showcase on vegetable gardens, gardening, the countryside and living green. There will be numerous demonstrations, flower decorating and arranging classes, free consulting services and meetings. March 7-8.
Back again in Forlì is this showcase of old style. Besides vintage, there will also be areas dedicated to remakes, collecting, and modern and design items from the 20th century. Among the side events are the exhibition London Calling Vintage, the dance school and the Burlesque Show by Scarlett Martini. March 13-15.
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 Piacenza to Romagna there are 15 ski resorts all of which are very organized and have very competitive prices for having some fun in the snow. Babyparks, snowparks, extreme sports, cross-country skiing and hiking are only some of the proposals.