An ancient and original peasant festival in Rocca San Casciano, the lovely medieval town just inland from Forlì. The highlight of the party is the exciting face-off between two dueling "rione", or boroughs, who will battle it out in the building of the highest bonfire. There will also be parades of allegorical floats and pyrotechnics. April 21-27.
Two events dedicated to the creativity of wind artists on the beach in Pinarella di Cervia, where more than 200 artists are expected to come from 24 countries (April 24 - May 4). In Ferrara, games in the sky and free kites for children. (April 25-27).
This important event for all those who love nature photography, observing birds, and slow tourism is on schedule in the Po Delta Park. This is the only specialized event in the country where you can see the best this sector has to offer and discover the heart of the Delta. May 1-4.
Coming up are the 1st Biennial of Drawing in Rimini, "Mattise" in Ferrara, "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Vermeer in Bologna, and the Liberty exhibition in Forlì, as well as “Campigli. Ancient 1900s” in Mamiano di Traversetolo (Pr), and “The charm of frescoes” in Ravenna.
What not to miss
With the "Jewish White Night of Italy" there will be a unique event dedicated to Italian Judaism held in Ferrara. On schedule are conventions, debates, cultural events, guided tours, tastings and, of course, books. April 26 – May 1.
Every Sunday in the courtyard of the Estense Castle in Ferrara, damsels and knights, flag wavers and musicians in period costumes will bring to life a ceremony honoring the Duke and his Court with theatre scenes and renaissance dances. April 27 and May 1.
A packed calendar of exhibitions, installations, conferences, meetings, workshops, projections, shows, and openings (May 2-4) will kick off the ninth edition of this event dedicated to "vision", from the lesson of Ghirri to the modern society of image. The exhibitions will continue until June 15.
The sun shines, colors come out and flowers bloom. What better opportunity for those who love gardening and balconies covered in flowers than this, taking part in the national market exhibitions from Parma to Cattolica, with outdoor expos that will fill the air with sweet smells.
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
In Russi (Ra) taking the stage are Fabrizio Bosso§Javier Girotto Latin Mood on April 24, and Francesco Bearzatti Tinissima Quartet on April 30; in Forlì Quintorigo § Italian Jazz Orchestra with special guest Roberto Gatto on May 1.
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.