Il festivale del Maggio
A medieval drama based on the chivalric idea of good and evil. The
players are in medieval dress and the storey is recounted entirely
in poetry and song There are dragons, serpents, knights and damsels
and the traditions stretches back hundreds of years. The festival
takes place every summer in various municipalities such as Toano and
Al Chiaro di Luna
A music and arts festival organised by the mountain community. There
are about twenty concerts performed in the most attractive locations
(castles, hamlets and churches)
The automobile club of Reggio Emilia organises a rally every summer
which attract visitors from all over the world. Given the enthusiasm
Italians have for life in general and fast cars in particular it always
proves to be a very popular event.
Every year in first week of September a series of fairs and events
takes place to celebrate and remember the life of the region’
most famous daughter, Queen Matilde. The week ends with a series of
medieval games and the participants are representatives of every municipality
of the region.
Castelnovo né Monti
Every year the town organises different events such as: Fresco Spesa,
Celtic folk festival which had The Chieftains headlining in 2003,
Fair of San Michele and antique markets.
||The feast of San Lorenzo
|| August 10th
||The feast of Santa Maria Maddalena
||3rd Sunday of July
||last Sunday of July
||San Vitale’s fair
||Last week of August
||Parmesan Cheese fair
||1st week of August
|Castelnovo né Monti
||San Michele’s Fair
||last weekend of September
||Cattle and goods market
||1st Sunday of July
||Ligonchio and Val d’Ozola
||fair last Sunday of July
||Ventasso horse market
||Every Sunday in July
|Cavola di Toano
||First two Sundays of November
||San Giovanni’s fair
||1st Sunday of July
|Faggiano di Viano
||San Giacomo’s fair
This site gives a run down of ‘what’s on’ in Emilia
Romagna. In English, very informative with good images to reflect
the richness of the culture.
You can find events by searching on keywords. In
English with contact numbers and addresses for further information.
Gastronomic events in Emilia Romagna for the coming
year. The site includes special itineraries such as cooking courses
and food and wine tours of the area.
Another site concentrating on gastronomic events
in Emilia Romagna.
Another good site to browse. In English with sections
on everything from Abbeys to visit to Folklore festivals.