Spas open for the Blue Night event
For the first time ever in Italy an entire circuit of spas, all those in Emilia Romagna – twenty three structures in seventeen towns – will stay open until the wee hours of the morning to offer something truly special to visitors. It is the Blue night and it will be held on Saturday, June 16.
The hot spring spas – from Salsomaggiore Terme (PR) to Riccione Terme (RN) – starting at sunset will be lit up with blue lights thanks to lamps, torches and candles, giving them a new charming and romantic look.
The most beautiful squares and streets, the historic flights of steps, the hills or beaches around the spas will all be transformed into stages under the stars for live concerts, shows, entertainment, guided tours and themed walks. At midnight the sky will also be lit up with special effects, with the setting free of blue lanterns, but more importantly, every spa will stay open until late at night, offering their services at special prices along with all inclusive package deals. The event will take place at the same time throughout the region and will involve many different spas, each with its own special characteristics, but united by their excellence and the great hot spring treatments and wellness that they offer.
On Sunday June 17, the party will continue with other events at the various locations, thanks to the collaboration amongst the spas, private members and public administration. The event was created by the Union of Regional Hot Springs products and Wellness in collaboration with Apt servizi Emilia Romagna and with Coter (Thermal (hot spring) Consortium of Emilia Romagna).
Many events have been planned and organized. In Salsomaggiore Terme (PR) there will be double bass concerts in the castles, torchlight walks at night in the hills, drinks and tastings in the city, and parades of vintage cars and motorcycles. In Tabiano Terme (PR) a whole afternoon dedicated to kids has been planned, while in Salvarola (MO) Andrea Mingardi will play in concert and there will be fancy themed dinners held.
Porretta terme (BO) has organized an event dedicated to water and its necessity for life and survival in Southern countries in the world with a big concert to end the evening. You can dance to rockabilly music along the medieval streets of Castel San Pietro Terme (BO), and there will be a big parade of Harley Davidsons, Cadillacs and American cars. There will also be an organic foods and honey market set up for visitors to enjoy.
The spas near Forli, set in the hills from Bertinoro and Castrocaro Terme up to Bagno di Romagna will create a magical atmosphere with the "magic spas" thanks to candles, perfumes, jugglers, fire-eaters, improvisational theater, and live orchestras.
Live music, in this case jazz, can also be seen at the fifteenth century fort in Riolo Terme (RA). Here Pertini Park will be filled with food stands and entertainment. The high point: the Burlesque show alongside the spring water filled swimming pool from 11 pm to midnight.
In Cervia (RA) the pool will be more romantic, with dozens of candles and music softly playing, while just a few kilometers away in Punta Marina, there will be another live music performance. In Rimini, dusk will be transformed into a blue night on the seashore. The party will begin at 8.30 pm with drinks and wellness treatments in front of the waves and will continue with a dance show on the beach and a group walk with many little blue flashlights. The launching of many lanterns into the sky will take place just before a midnight swim with background music.
In Riccione the party will get started in the morning, with activities on the beach, and then it will continue with comic performances by the comics of Zelig, fashion shows, Kunda meditation, dinners on the beach, the letting go of balloons and a midnight swim in the hot springs pool.
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