This festival is an exceptional stage for Italian jazz, now in its 14th edition, and will host, like every year, internationally known musicians such as Danilo Rea, Kenny Garrett, Claudio Jr. De Rosa, Marco Fiorenzano, Sara Battaglini, and Quintorigo, with unmissable events until April 8.
There will be 14 weeks of events dedicated to slow tourism in the nature of the Po Delta, with excursions on foot, by bike, by boat and on horseback, tastings, lessons and workshops. Do not miss the events Slow Easter and the International Birdwatching Fair. March 18 - June 25.
The 18th international festival of short films in Ravenna will go around the world with wonderful stories, social issue works, comedies and high intensity thrillers by the best directors on the planet. March 22-25.
About 200 of the most prestigious wines and labels from Italy and the rest of Europe will be served at the tasting tables in the rooms of the San Domenico Museum in Imola. This event will be accompanied by the food of the San Domenico Restaurant. March 24-26.
What not to miss
These will be adrenaline filled days as competitors face off in four cycling races from the Adriatic coast through the Bologna plains and up to the Apennines near Modena. The starting line ribbon will be cut in Gatteo. March 23-26.
Modena will become the Italian capital of play with hundreds of events, tournaments, and exhibitions in which everyone can participate, board games and role play, live games and video games. From the Independence Play to the Hardcore Gaming Room, there will be many different areas and new games. April 2-3.
There will be 1600 sellers taking part in this exhibition exchange in Reggio Emilia of vintage auto, motorcycle, and bicycle parts and accessories in a setting dedicated to engines from the beginning of the last century up to the 1980s. April 2-3.
The world of international publishing for children and kids lands in Bologna. Here you can get to know the latest trends, meet the masters of illustrating and successful authors. The Guest of Honor this year is Catalonia, together with the Balearic Islands. April 3-6.
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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
This “on the road” jazz festival lasts almost one hundred days and travels throughout Emilia Romagna. The numbers speak clearly: there will be about 500 musicians performing in more than 60 concerts in over twenty cities. The festival will be opened by the trumpet player Paolo Fresu. February 26 – June 1.
Among the exhibitions on schedule, do not miss “Dalì Experience” in Bologna; "Italian Liberty" in Reggio Emilia; "The best albums of our lives" in Modena; "Art for art's sake. From Previati to Mentessi, from Boldini to De Pisis" in Ferrara and "Art Decò. The roaring Twenties in Italy" soon in Forlì