This festival, which is being heralded as the greatest world event dedicated to national and international music videos, will open in Ravenna with Antonello Venditti, continue with a multimedia exhibition, and will end with a special contest at Mirabilandia. May 29 – June 21.
The big star of the 34th edition of this festival on Italian and foreign documentary films is Gianni Amelio. Bellaria Igea Marina (Rn) will host the Concorso Italia Doc, the new Casa Rossa Art Doc, the section Sport Doc and a meeting point with exceptional guests. May 27-29.
At this film festival dedicated to Hollywood style movies there will be three world premieres, 9 European premieres and 11 Italian ones. There will not only be movies but also art, music and entertainment. Among the special guests is Michele Placido. May 31 – June 5.
The ancient splendors and glorious deeds that left their mark on history will come back to life at the Palios and festivals in costume that, all over Emilia Romagna, will pop up in historical town centers, ancient castles or seaside towns with tournaments and challenges, past habits and crafts, dancing, parades and ceremonies.
What not to miss
Along the port canal of Porto Garibaldi (FE), two weekends dedicated to tastings of local seafood products cooked using ancient traditions, with accessible prices. On schedule are also bike excursions and boat rides to discover the wonders of the Po Delta. May 28-29.
This itinerant jazz festival in the towns and cities of art in Emilia Romagna will end with one of the best programs of the season, Correggio Jazz, on schedule until June 4, which will welcome both Italian and international artists to the stage such as Billy Hart, Michel Portal, and Vincent Peirani.
Dedicated to Nelson Mandela this year, this festival is entitled “Ho camminato sulla lunga strada per la libertà"(I walked the long road for freedom). The events focus on the plurality of artistic creations, with internationally known artists. Ravenna, Russi, Comacchio, Forlì. Until July 13.
For those who love DIY gardening, the smell of flowers, and the aromas of herbs, in Emilia-Romagna the fairs and market exhibitions are in full bloom with the arrival of spring, with items on sale, workshops, and deals that will surely make your thumb green.
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
Also Emilia Romagna will take part in the 24th edition of this wine event where 56 wineries from Piacenza to Rimini will open their doors to create a partnership among wine, local areas, art and taste. Check out the openings and events on schedule. May 28-29.
All of Romagna, from the sea to the inland areas, will dance to the notes of “liscio” played by famous traditional orchestras, by young bands and by special guest Goran Bregovic, for an event dedicated to music and the desire to be together. July 21-24.