For the upcoming concerts of this jazz festival in Piacenza, taking the stage are Gwilm Simcock and Yuri Goloubev on March 9 while on March 14 it will be Ray Mantilla's turn in "80 Birthday Tour". Workshops and classes are ongoing.
Now in its 20th edition, this event in Parma is a real city of antiques where about one thousand exhibitors, from all of the major European antiques dealers, will show off their finds. There will be two side exhibitions of great importance. Until March 9.
Athletes and fans will meet up in Ferrara to participate in these important international marathons of 42 and 21 km. Completing the foot race program are the non-competitive races: the 7 km Family Run, the mini 800 m race, and the Expo of typical Italian foods. March 16.
Going on now in the region are: “Matisse, the figure. The strength of the line, the emotion of colour," in Ferrara, "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Vermeer in Bologna, and the show about Liberty art in Forlì. “The Escher Enigma” in Reggio Emila, and “The charm of frescoes" in Ravenna are also worth mentioning.
What not to miss
Coming soon to this wandering jazz festival are great stars such as the American Kurt Elling, in Rimini on March 5, Maria Pia De Vito and Ares Tavolazzi, in Massa Lombarda (Ra) on March 8, and the English singer Sarah Jane Morris, in Gambettola (Fc) on March 9.
This international market exhibition dedicated to nature will take place in Piacenza along with the events dedicated to bee-keeping and food and wine. Many low cost ideas, natural products, conventions and workshops. March 7-9.
Riccione welcomes spring with a market expo on gardening which offers visitors the chance to meet nursery owners from all over Italy with unique botanical collections, as well as high quality crafts. Conferences and workshops will round out the fair. March 21-23.
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
In the land of Verdi, the 133rd anniversary of this historic carnival will be celebrated with marching bands, shows and attractions for children, parades, giant papier-mâché floats with environmental themes, and masked challenges. March 2, 9.
128th edition of this historic Carnival in the province of Reggio Emilia, where the creation of huge papier-mâché floats is still an art form which follows ancient traditions. The symbolic mask is the “Castlein” and awaits visitors on Sunday 2, 9 March.