Period: 01.02.2012 - 31.03.2012
Where: Across the Emilia Romagna Region
An annual celebration of Jazz which travels across the Emilia Romagna region. Holding concerts and events in more than 20 cities, from Modern and Bologna via Ferrara and Rimini, visitors can profit from a jazz concert almost every day!
Period: 05.02.2012 - 04.03.2012
Where: Cento (Ferrara)
Cento’s Carnival which dates back to the 1600s is a celebration of the stars of show business. During the event there are floats with more than 500 people in colourful costumes parading through the town’s seventeenth-century streets drawing the public in to the cheerful, festive mood.
Period: 01.05.2012 - 31.05.2012
The Palio of Ferrara is an absolute must-see. It is the world’s oldest palio (annual authentic contest). A thousand locals dress as damsels and knights, men at arms and musicians to take part.
The Gran Fondo Nove Colli is a cycle race well known across Europe The race has followed the same route for the past 40 years which takes contestants through the Romagna region and through several different villages.
Period: 01.06.2012 - 31.07.2012
Where: Adriatic Coast of Emilia Romagna
Olympic Games on the beach taking place on the 110 km of the Adriatic Coast. Up to 300.000 professionals and amateurs of different beach sports will meet here to play and compete.
Period: 08.06.2012 - 18.06.2012
Biografilm is the first international event entirely devoted to biographies and life tales. The aim of Biografilm Festival is to find and to show life paths and experiences, big and small stories that influenced and determined the world history.
Period: 09.06.2012 - 15.07.2012
Once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, the city of Ravenna hosts a summer music festival each year in its many theatres and churches. The Byzantine basilicas, cloisters and piazzas provide superb backdrops that combine art and architecture with music.
Period: 11.06.2012 - 24.06.2012
Where: Montefiore Conca (Rimini)
In the fortress of the Malatestina family, known by the locals as Rocca Malatestina, visitors will be treated to a rare glimpse of artefacts found in recent excavations at the fortress.
Where: Costa Adriatica dell'Emilia Romagna
For one night the entire Riviera turns pink. There will be shows, events, theatre sets, and scenery. Each resort will interpret the theme in a creative and original way. The whole Riviera will become an enormous stage where everyone has a part to play.
Period: 17.08.2012 - 26.08.2012
The Ferrara Buskers Festival attracts 800.000 spectators a year and is one of the biggest events in the world dedicated to busking. It was founded in 1988 to promote the works of street artists and there are now 200 similar events held each year in Italy.