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Parma Street Food Festival

Parma Street Food Festival

28 spectacular food trucks will cook the best street food from all over Italy. A space will be reserved for the specialities of Parma such as anolini and the new gelato flavor “Parma”. Rounding out this event will be cooking demonstrations, workshops, concerts, DJ sets and dinners under the stars. April 29 – May 1.

Kites in flight

Kites in flight

Flying high in the sky are the colorful and multi-shaped kites of the international festivals of Cervia and Ferrara, ready to excite and impress visitors. There will be many artists from all over the world and a wide range of workshops, exhibitions, games, competitions and markets. April 21 – May 1.

The market exhibitions of gardening

The market exhibitions of gardening

For those who love spring, the smell of flowers and the aroma of herbs or do it yourself landscaping, the many fairs and market exhibitions offer guided visits, expositions, workshops and discounts that will make your grass just as green as the one on the other side of the fence.

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International Festival of the Ocarina

This biennial festival in Budrio will also stop in Bologna and will welcome guests, musicians, ocarina makers from all over the world, and enthusiasts of this historic wind instrument, to spread the notes and colors of concerts, shows, folk dancing, exhibitions and markets. April 26 – May 1.

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Future Film Festival

This big film festival brings never before seen works and internationally famous directors to Italy, as well as film premiers, short films, tv and internet series, and it will look at themes through workshops and masterclasses. The 2017 edition’s theme is “Focus on Character WOW”. May 2-7.

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Waiting for the Mille Miglia

The historic automobile race Mille Miglia is 1700 kilometers long and will cross through Parma as well. The city and its surroundings will celebrate the awaited stop with a month of events such as the Gran Premio Terre di Canossa, rallies with historic cars as well as aircrafts and historic campers. April 20 – May 21.

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Parma 360

This festival of contemporary creativity will last for a month and a half and everyday will enchant the public with installations and events of photography, paintings, illustrations, graphics, music and concerts, giving life to an artistic itinerary all around the historic downtown of Parma. Until May 14.

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Local Ambassadors

A visit to a castle, to discover its most secret stories and rooms, will be perfect if guiding you are the homeowners themselves! Princes, patrons, counts, entrepreneurs, and mayors will guide your through ten visits in ten castles of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza. Until August 5.

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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

Face to face with artFace to face with art

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.

Crossroads 2017Crossroads 2017

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. Until June 1.

Primavera SlowPrimavera Slow

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.  Until June 25.

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