This international dance festival in the urban landscapes of Bologna will host artists and companies from five nations in a calendar of events, choreography and performance workshops, artist residencies and meetings with the public. September 4-15.
The cathedrals of Prosciutto di Parma will be the focus of this event dedicated to food. The main initiative, Finestre Aperte (Open Day), will offer visitors the chance to see how Parma ham is prepared and participate in free tastings. September 4-20.
The month of September smells of wine and the towns near the producers of the best wines in Emilia Romagna will host flavorful festivals in honor of these great wines. Along with the tastings there will also be tastings of local food as well as shows, concerts, guided visits and markets.
Among the upcoming events we recommend the Palio di Santa Reparata in Terra del Sole (Fc) September 5-6; the ancient Palio of Parma September 6, 12, 19-20, One day in the Rocca in Forlimpopoli (Fc) September 10-13; One magic Day in Grazzano Visconti (Pc) September 13.
What not to miss
The very tasty coppa piacentina cold cut becomes the star of a festival that fills the streets and squares of Carpaneto Piacentino (Pc) with food stands, tastings and many side events, a lot of live music and the unmissable fireworks show. September 4-7.
The most important ancient music festival in Emilia Romagna will be held in Modena and in nearby areas with a few dates also in Lugo, near Ravenna. For the 17th edition there will be a full program of concerts and side events such as conferences, meetings with schools and masterclasses. September 5 – November 11.
This festival of hot air balloons is one of the biggest in Europe and will color the skies of Ferrara with every kind of balloon in every size, with flights from dawn to dusk and even later with Night Glow. There will also be shows, exhibitions, sports events, music and arts. September 11-20.
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
Among the exhibitions worth mentioning are that in Gualtieri (Re) of the great anthology of Antonio Ligabue and in Cesenatico the show on the beach "Sunshades at the sea". In Ravenna there is "Treasures of the past, focus on the future", while in Riccione opens the exhibition dedicated to Mirò.
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.