Palio, rides, tournaments and competitions, military camps, parades in costume and large quantities of food will invite visitors to go back in time to surprising traditions. A new way to relive ancient splendors or events that determined the course of history in many places throughout our region. Upcoming dates on May 24, 25 and 26.
The concept of "popular" will be taken on with a new approach as part of the 24th edition of this event and this year's theme of "Popular Alchemies". Among the great stars of this festival are Riccardo Muti, Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Argherich, Burt Bacharach and of course a tribute to Secondo Casadei. May 23 - July 14.
With a full program of happenings, meetings and tastings, an international workshop, an educational tour for tour operators and a big expo area, this event will promote artistic and cultural tourism in interesting small towns and Italian cities of art in Bologna from May 31 - June 2.
Our overview offers a few suggestions taken from the regional calendars of ongoing and new exhibitions which will guide you along various itineraries through ancient towns and cities of art, for a weekend dedicated to culture and taking it slow.
What not to miss
Open spas, outdoor concerts, tastings. On June 15 in Emilia Romagna, twenty-three Spa Centers along the via Emilia will celebrate late into the night with specially priced wellness treatments, shows, entertainment and side events in the eighteen towns hosting this initiative.
The sun warms us, the sky changes color and flowers bloom. What better opportunity than this to take part in the various national exhibition-markets which from Parma to Cattolica will fill the spring air with lovely smells and the squares with great outdoor expos? Until May 26.
Modena celebrates historic vehicles starting with the passing through of the 1000 Miglia and continuing with themed exhibitions, the Rally of Emilia, an exchange market of vintage cars and motorcycles, parades, and rallies, all leading up to the event Night of Motors and the races on the local city track. Until June 9.
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
A full calendar of operas in historic theaters, and also via streaming, a special app for smartphones and tablets, all to discover the places of Verdi and package deals for a melodic vacation.
Spectacular, interesting and even educational. What more could the Region's Parks offer? Not much, and all they are waiting for a visit from you.