The city of Ravenna will pay homage to its patron saint with a series of celebrations including three concerts, two guided iconographic itineraries and a pilgrimage on foot to the cathedral. Every evening there will be a party at this festival with lots of good food. July 20-25 and 30-31.
More than 60 international companies of street artists will enliven the town in the upper val d’Arda, Vernasca (Pc), with more than one hundred performances with acrobats, shows, dancing, music and fire shows. On Saturday evening the party continues with the event After Busker. July 29-31.
Summer in Emilia Romagna will once again this year be accompanied by musical notes with a great range of concerts, festivals, international showcases and great musicians, in castles and hidden corners, in courtyards and churches, in historic town squares or along the big Po River up to Ferrara and along the Riviera.
Among the exhibitions on schedule, do not miss the international retrospective “David Bowie is” in Bologna; the show dedicated to the masterpieces of modern art by Previati, Mentessi, Boldini and De Pisis, in Ferrara; the photography show S.I.R.I.A in Ravenna and Sunshades in Cesenatico.
What not to miss
This festival in Buonacompra, a little town near Cento, not far from Ferrara, offers evenings with music, a fishing contest, engine festival and amazing food stands dedicated to the queen of all the typical salamis of this area, the salama da sugo. The festival will be held in the evenings from July 28 to 31.
Now turning twenty, this festival celebrates poetry in all its forms and will be held in places associated with the poet Pascoli in San Mauro. Readings, meetings, films, photography, and shows will welcome some national premières and great guests such as Vito Mancuso and Isabella Ragonese. Until August 6.
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. July and August.
Along the coastline from Bellaria-Igea Marina to Cattolica, 35 bathing establishments offer cultural meetings, workshops, group seminars, themed evenings, boat rides at dawn and at sunset, meditation and yoga every day for a good mind-body balance. Until September 3.
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 a birds-eye view of the towns along the Riviera, check out the webcams located along the shores, on the canal ports, and in the historic centres of cities of art.
Fun, amazing and educational, the Riviera Great Parks welcome you with new and incredible adventures to be had together with friends and family.