This year, the splendid setting of the Antica Corte Pallavicina in Polesine Parmense (Pr), will welcome the second national meeting of pig farmers, pork butchers and cold cut makers for a big event filled with meetings and tastings, competitions and conventions, snacks and gala dinners as well as markets. April 18-20.
As part of this spring series, the the long-running Truffle Fair in Ravenna, now in its 37th edition, will, besides offering many dishes made with the main product of this fair, host excursions, non-competitive sports events, games, exhibitions, and archery trials. April 18-19.
A unique event in Italy dedicated to live arts, this manifestation in Bologna offers a week of live works - performances, concerts, live media, expanded cinema with single dates, productions and previews - with important stars on the international contemporary scene. April 21-26.
From the calendar of exhibitions in the region, we recommend "Ferrari meets Pavarotti" in Modena, the retrospective "Escher" in Bologna, and "The spectacle of modernity" in Forlì. Also highly anticipated is the inauguration of "La rosa di fuoco - La Barcellona di Picasso e Gaudì", on April 19 in Ferrara.
What not to miss
The tenth edition of this festival will invade the city of Bologna with flavors, smells and recipes from all over the world which will face off in a fun soup competition. Along with the soup tastings for everyone there will be the awards ceremony with awards given by the public and by a panel of experts. April 19.
This annual festival will be held in the historic Classe Pinewood in Ravenna. Food stands and specialties along with exhibitions, markets and archery demonstrations will celebrate this natural product that has been appreciated since the 1700s for its medical benefits. April 25, 26 and May 1.
In Mesola, near Ferrara, the 25th edition of this fair dedicated to the Prince of the Po Delta will be held. There will be tasty traditional dishes, using asparagus but also other products, tastings, music, exhibitions, markets and guided tours on foot, by bike and by boat. April 25 - May 10.
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
The upcoming concerts in this jazz series are with Rita Marcotulli Septet feat. A. Sheppard, Raiz, F. Mesolella, A. Tavolazzi, A. Golino, and P. Minieri, Thursday, April 16 in Russi; the Diane Schuur Quartet, Friday, April 17 in Rimini; and the Steve Lehman Trio, Saturday, April 18 in Ferrara.
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