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209th "Raviola" biscuit festival

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Trebbo di Reno di Castel Maggiore (BO)

For over two-hundred years, Trebbo di Reno, 6 km from Castel Maggiore near Bologna, celebrates a festival dedicated to the ''Raviola'', a traditional biscuit filled with ''mostarda bolognese" (a local jam). The tradition comes from the locals, that used to prepare and eat this sweet dough on St. Joseph's day (also Father's Day), March 19.

This 209th edition of the festival includes, as usual, lots of concerts, performances, exhibitions, markets and food stands. On Sunday, at 2.30pm, the classic allegorical floats parade starts.

This ancient festival used to close, since 1600, the religious celebration called "Solenni Quarantore" (the Solemn Forty-hours), after the high mass, the procession and the blessing of the town. In past times it was also one of the moments of the year in which Trebbo's emigrants used to come back and visit their relatives. The feast was enlivened by carousels, acrobats and sellers of all kinds that attracted people also from the nearby villages.

Trebbo di Reno, located close to the right riverside of the Reno, is easily reachable from Bologna, going out from Porta Lame. The Reno river left its mark on the history of the town, in particular regarding the church. In fact, the chiesa di San Giovanni Battista had a troubled existence, starting from its original structure having been swept away in a flood. Over the years it underwent numerous rebuilding works, so much that in 1887 the belltower was shifted by four metres since it was leaning dangerously.

Date: the event will be held from Mar 16, 2019 to Mar 17, 2019

Event timetable: tba

Entrance: free entry

By Pianura Bolognese editorial staff (Mar 01, 2019)

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