Glorious deeds, duels, valiant battles, knights and soldiers, mercenaries and flag-wavers, folk dancing and abundant libations will bring times gone by back to the present, for a trip back in time to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and up to the 19th century.
During the final days of summer, the smells and flavors at the table change, heralding the imminent arrival of autumn and with it the delights of the underbrush, in particular mushrooms and truffles, celebrated with delicious combinations at the tasty town fairs and festivals around the region.
“Hands in the dough” is the theme if this year's edition of this event in Reggio Emilia dedicated to food and its connection with design, photography, illustrations and music. Workshops, editorial meetings, live cooking with famous chefs, shows, exhibitions and tastings for an event focused on creativity. September 19-21.
The route designed to discover the wines of Val Tidone continues to be offered by the towns of this Piacenza valley with events dedicated to the food and wine traditions of this area with the expert guidance of knowledgeable sommeliers. There will also be great cultural activities and shows accompanying the gourmet events. September 21, 28.
What not to miss
For the occasion of the 11th edition, with the theme “Italy: land of treasures”, this festival will maintain its traditional formula, but will also expand in an even more ambitious project by adding a European touch to this event, thanks to its becoming a twin event with the Festival de l'Histoire de l'Art di Fontainebleau. September 18-21.
This hot-air balloon festival is one of the biggest in Europe and will color the skies of Ferrara with 30 balloons. Visitors can experience breathtaking views during the flights at dawn or at dusk and at Night Glow as well as at the shows, expos, sporting events, and concerts. September 20-21.
The headquarters of Prosciutto di Parma will be open to the public for this festival dedicated to food and wine. The main event of this festival, Finestre Aperte (Open Windows), gives visitors the chance to see how prosciutto is processed and to participate in free tastings. Until September 21.
This event dedicated to caravanning and outdoor tourism on schedule in Parma will bring together the biggest European producers of vehicles and the most important brands of camping tools and components. There will be numerous themed sections and evening events. Until September 21.
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 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.
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.