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Historic reenactments in Emilia-Romagna - 2017

Going back in time is possible in Emilia-Romagna, and without a time machine.

Reliving the splendors of the Renaissance, wearing medieval costumes, witnessing battles to the death and tournaments among knights, taking part in parades, trying out traditional crafts, enjoying plentiful banquets and libations, entertaining yourself among minstrels, fire-eaters, flag-wavers, music and dancers. The atmosphere and life of times gone by at the festivals and “Palio” in costume that, along the Via Emilia, will bring ancient glories back to life and reenact the events that left their mark on the history of this land.


History goes fast in Cesenatico and on August 14, 17, 18, 19, and 20, we will go back to the time of Celts, Greeks and Romans with the musical festival and historic reenactment Druidia. In the greenery of Ponente Park, you can wander among camps and ancient crafts and you can experience them for yourself at the many learning labs. When the sun goes down the warriors will take up arms to defend themselves against the invader. Walking through the landscape sipping typical drinks such as hippocras and mead while listening to the concerts of Celtic and folk music will be a sensory experience that will accompany you until late at night. There will be ten Celtic concerts ranging from classical music with a harp and violin to metal music, as well as rock and traditional folk.



In Ferrara from August 25 to September 3 you can experience 10 intense days of medieval flavor through the atmosphere, colors, flavors and gestures of an ancient past. Music and dances in a true "camp", where the knights of the three cities of the Aquila Bianca will create the only historic racing horse racing fair. The Monk's Carousel can only be a fixed stop for all lovers of historical recollections.


The Sestola fortress relives the emotions of its antiquity with Sextula, an event made of music, dances and courtesies, with beautiful court ladies and strong knights. Castle stories have never been so magical! On 02-03 September in Modena.


The month of September will be kicked off by Relive the Middle Ages in Castell'Arquato (Pc). In historic downtown and at the foot of the great Rocca Viscontea you can woo romantic maidens, battle with courageous knights and run into festive rabble. Powerful armed warriors will be camped out in the Lungo Arda awaiting the battle that will be won by the best, while hawkers and merchants will enchant you with their prized merchandise. A hundred or so figures and more than 50 stands will create a bustling Medieval market. September 9-10.



Also on September 10 the town near Piacenza Grazzano Visconti will be immersed in the Middle Ages. During this Magic Day small children and young adults can get dressed up as Medieval soldiers, ride a steed, shoot arrows and go to the great battle with the evil forces led by malevolent witches and vicious ogres.


From 1 to 10 September, Parco Ferrari and Novi Ark of Modena host Mutina Boica, the historic event that came to its ninth edition. Are you ready to relive the city's foundation with battles, shows and interesting conferences?



The lovely setting of the park of the Rocca delle Caminate in Meldola (Fc) hosts Falcons and Bows, an event of times gone by where you can see falcons fly, participate in a debate among experts and enthusiasts of falconry, have dinner in the inner courtyard of the castle, learn to use historic bows, see crossbow shooters who will face off with ancient crossbows and admire the return of the hunting brigade back with their prey. September 16-17.


One of the most highly anticipated events of September is the Palio of Parma, a relay race among 5 teams that represent the ancient city gates. The whole city will be invaded by a true festive atmosphere with archery tournaments using antique bows, flag-wavers, the blessing of the races, shows of falconry and the historic parade of the five gates towards Piazza Duomo and the medieval village in Piazza della Pilotta. September 16-17.


The "Historia bella" states that Frederic I of Swabia, called Barbarossa, stopped in Medicina and fell very ill, but was healed thanks to a broth in which a snake had inadvertently fallen. It also tells how, as a symbol of his gratitude towards the town's citizens, the emperor gave it the name of Medicina (Bo) declaring it independent of the reign of Bologna, establishing its borders and granting it privileges and tax exemptions. The castle dwellers will welcome the Emperor, celebrate, and the custodians of the towers will provide food and libations which are typical of this area. September 15-17.


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Last modified Sep 12, 2017

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