The tradition of this ancient popular festival reminds us, with a rascally spirit, that “every prank counts”. Among competitions and prizes, games, typical local sweets, dances in costume and folk bands, the best part is the parades of floats in city centers, with a lot of laughs and confetti.
The 23rd international fair of modern items, antiques and collector's items at the Trade Centre in Parma proves itself once again as the main reference point in this sector in Europe. Over 1000 expositors will be present and there will be prestigious side events. February 25 – March 5.
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.
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
What not to miss
In the magical period of this transgressive festival, it has always been sweets which brought joy to household tables, even the poorest, before Lent began. Here we have for you a few tasty recipes passed down over time.
This jazz festival held in the Torrione San Giovanni opens the month of March on Friday, March 3 with Somethin’Else, Saturday, March 4 with the James Brandon Lewis Trio “No Filter”, Monday, March 6 with Zeno de Rossi “Zenophilia”, and continues with its weekly events until April 28.
The soft mantle of snow that covers Corno alle Scale (Bo) in this period invites you every weekend to go on a guided snowshoeing excursion to discover the uncontaminated nature and breathtaking views, at the first light of day or at night in the moonlight. Until April 9.
Natural wines, local territories and traditions find their perfect mix in Piacenza for this expo dedicated to European and Italian wine, to be paired with the flavors provided by food producers, in guided tastings, conferences and seminars. March 11-13.
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
Commemorating an ancient custom in the farming world, the fires of Romagna will be lit to welcome the new season and bring a good year for the harvests. In the areas in and around Ravenna, Forlì, Ferrara and Bologna there are many events on schedule. February 26 – March 3.
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.