At this film festival dedicated to Hollywood style movies there will be three world premieres, 9 European premieres and 11 Italian ones. There will not only be movies but also art, music and entertainment. Among the special guests is Michele Placido. May 31 – June 5.
In historic downtown, the streets, the squares and the gardens of the medieval town of Pennabilli, just inland from Rimini, will welcome the performances of 60 international companies with theater performances, music, nouveau cirque, dancing and figurative theater with 400 shows until late at night. June 1-5.
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.
What not to miss
The first international event, on schedule in Bologna, entirely dedicated to life stories offers its 12th edition with a packed program of film premieres, with works by great masters and films yet to be discovered. June 10-20.
A kaleidoscope of events for a week of shows and fun, totally dedicated to families with children, will be held along the 110 km of seaside and sandy beaches, safe and equipped for relaxing and taking care of small guests, from June 11 to 18.
This festival, which is being heralded as the greatest world event dedicated to national and international music videos and opened in Ravenna with Antonello Venditti, continues with a multimedia exhibition. It will end with a special contest at Mirabilandia. Until June 21.
Dedicated to Nelson Mandela this year, this festival is entitled “Ho camminato sulla lunga strada per la libertà"(I walked the long road for freedom). The events focus on the plurality of artistic creations, with internationally known artists. Ravenna, Russi, Comacchio, Forlì. Until July 13.
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
All of Romagna, from the sea to the inland areas, will dance to the notes of “liscio” played by famous traditional orchestras, by young bands and by special guest Goran Bregovic, for an event dedicated to music and the desire to be together. July 21-24.