San Leo, just inland from Rimini, and its evocative and unassailable fortress perched on a rocky outcrop will be the setting of this great festival of traditions and legends from another era and of unbeatable pyrotechnic shows that will light up the sky and the whole valley. August 23-26.
For the occasion of this very accurate historical reenactment, now in its 27th edition, the ancient town of Mondaino, inland from Rimini, goes back to the Middle Ages to celebrate a particularly significant event that lead to peace between the Malatesta and Montefeltro noble families. August 21-24.
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. August 22-31.
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.
What not to miss
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. August 24-30.
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.
Summer in Emilia Romagna will once again this year be accompanied by musical notes with a wide range of concerts, festivals, international events and great musicians, in the most beautiful castles and corners, courtyards and churches, in historical squares and along the Po River and of course along the Riviera.
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.