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Historic reenactments in Emilia-Romagna - 2017

Going back in time is possible in Emilia-Romagna, and without a time machine.

Reliving the splendors of the Renaissance, wearing medieval costumes, witnessing battles to the death and tournaments among knights, taking part in parades, trying out traditional crafts, enjoying plentiful banquets and libations, entertaining yourself among minstrels, fire-eaters, flag-wavers, music and dancers. The atmosphere and life of times gone by at the festivals and “Palio” in costume that, along the Via Emilia, will bring ancient glories back to life and reenact the events that left their mark on the history of this land.


The first weekend in August was the time to celebrate at the port of Cesenatico by commemorating the famous sailing away of Giuseppe Garibaldi, which took place on August 2, 1849, the day in which one of the most famous pages of Italian history was written when Garibaldi and his wife Anita escaped the Bourbon and French troops here in Romagna on the Adriatic.  The highlight of the event is the historic parade of "Garibaldini" and the excursion on board motor boats and historical boats of the Maritime Museum. There will be a preview of the event on Saturday, August 5 with Garibaldi's "Palio della Cuccagna". August 5-6.



History goes fast in Cesenatico and on August 14, 17, 18, 19, and 20, we will go back to the time of Celts, Greeks and Romans with the musical festival and historic reenactment Druidia. In the greenery of Ponente Park, you can wander among camps and ancient crafts and you can experience them for yourself at the many learning labs. When the sun goes down the warriors will take up arms to defend themselves against the invader. Walking through the landscape sipping typical drinks such as hippocras and mead while listening to the concerts of Celtic and folk music will be a sensory experience that will accompany you until late at night. There will be ten Celtic concerts ranging from classical music with a harp and violin to metal music, as well as rock and traditional folk.



The month of September will be kicked off by Relive the Middle Ages in Castell'Arquato (Pc). In historic downtown and at the foot of the great Rocca Viscontea you can woo romantic maidens, battle with courageous knights and run into festive rabble. Powerful armed warriors will be camped out in the Lungo Arda awaiting the battle that will be won by the best, while hawkers and merchants will enchant you with their prized merchandise. A hundred or so figures and more than 50 stands will create a bustling Medieval market. September 9-10.



Also on September 10 the town near Piacenza Grazzano Visconti will be immersed in the Middle Ages. During this Magic Day small children and young adults can get dressed up as Medieval soldiers, ride a steed, shoot arrows and go to the great battle with the evil forces led by malevolent witches and vicious ogres.


The upcoming historic reenactments in Emilia-Romagna


Last modified Aug 21, 2017

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