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Porretta Soul Festival

Porretta Soul Festival

The spirit of soul and rhythm & blues will come to the Bologna Apennines, in Porretta Terme, personified by world famous musicians, gathered together to celebrate 30 years of this festival and the 100th anniversary of Rufus Thomas. There will be many side events and Street Soul Food. July 20-23.

XVII Emilia Romagna Festival 2017

XVII Emilia Romagna Festival 2017

The XVII edition looks towards the Far East, sailing through the musical tradition of Latin America and following Bach on this ideal journey of 36 events among Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna, Forliì-Cesena and Rimini, with many international guests as well as new discoveries. July 14 - September 9.

A summer of music

A summer of music

This summer’s soundtrack is full of energy and its notes will float along the Via Emilia. From jazz rhythms to blues influences, from invigorating rock to sweet melodies, from independent music to the latest hits, don’t miss this festival and the trendiest concerts of the season.

What not to miss

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Artisanal Gelato Festival

For those looking for something cool also for their palate, do not miss this festival dedicated to quality artisanal gelato in Casalecchio di Reno (BO). 16 ice cream parlors, 30 stands, and 10 shows will offer a tasty walk around the streets downtown. July 21-23.

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Pink Wednesdays

Summer Wednesdays in the heart of Reggio Emilia turn pink and fill up the streets and squares of the town with shows of performers, dancers, street artists, concerts, markets and games for children. In addition, the shops, bars and restaurants will be open until midnight. Until July 26.

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The Ancient Port under the Moonlight

The summer at the archeological site of the Ancient Port of Classe in Ravenna will enliven the moonlit evenings with cinema events, literary meetings, guided tours, conversations, tastings and learning labs for families and children. Until September 3.

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Historic reenactments

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.

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Face to face with art

Start your journey into art with the shows of Mirò and Van Gogh in Bologna; the history of Ferrari at "Driving with the stars" in Modena; "Art for Art's Sake. From Previati to Mentessi, from Boldini to De Pisis" in Ferrara; "Deco Ceramics. The taste of an era" in Faenza.

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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.

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"The best movies are enjoyed in the wineries" is the slogan of this festival dedicated to the cinema tradition. Going on in the courtyards of vineyards and in the most important wine areas of Italy and Emilia Romagna, its aim is to spread the culture of good drinking and conviviality. June 28 - September 5.

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For a birds-eye view of the towns along the Riviera, check out the webcams located along the shores, on the canal ports, and in the historic centres of cities of art.

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