In late January in Bologna there’s the ART FAIR, an international exhibition of modern and contemporary art. Established in 1974, the exhibition celebrates the great artists of the century, and at the same time plays an important role in the promotion of new, young talents of the Italian art scene.
FESTIVAL DEI SAPORI
In January, in Bologna, you can take part to the FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS, an important gastronomic event created to enhance the excellence of the territory. There will be tastings, workshops, meetings and presentations of themed books, in the beautiful setting of Palazzo Re Enzo.
DANZA URBANA FESTIVAL
In September there’s the URBAN DANCE FESTIVAL. Among 12 locations between Bologna and Casalecchio di Reno, there will be several dance performances made by Italian and international companies. Squares, streets and buildings, will be the ideal stage for these talented artists, to see the urban areas in an alternative way.
BILBOLBUL FESTIVAL DEL FUMETTO
In November in Bologna, BILBOLBUL will involve us with a comics festival among the most popular in the world. Several exhibitions will highlight the best stories of the Italian and international illustrators, and much space will be given to children and teenagers. Many laboratories and workshops will enable new artists to try new products and develop new ideas. The exhibition is called Bilbolbul, to celebrate the first Italian comic book, published in 1908.
I SAPORI DEL NOSTRO APPENNINO
In October, in San Lazzaro di Savena, there is the food and wine festival called THE FLAVORS OF OUR APPENNINO. A beautiful exhibition market where we can taste and buy local products, from chestnuts to aromatic herbs, mushrooms with honey, wine, cheeses, and the famous truffle.
In late October, there’s the TARTUFESTA, to celebrate the White Truffle of the Colli Bolognesi. The festival lasts for the whole month of October and sees several events distributed in the territory, in Camugnano, Castiglione dei Pepoli, Grizzana, Loiano. In Sasso Marconi the festival comes alive with awards, music, photo exhibitions, conferences and themed workshops, and with the cute and precious truffle dogs, indispensable protagonists for the search of this delicious food.
In November, in Bologna, there’s the CIOCCOSHOW, an event devoted entirely to chocolate. The most greedy ones can not resist to the products made entirely of chocolate such as handbags, shoes, tools, animals, all skillfully craved. And then pralines, sandwiches, chocolates, pastries, creams, chocolate bars, mousses, with countless flavors and aromas. You will see the chocolatiers at work, and who wants to learn can engage in courses and workshops. Thousands of children will have many events dedicated to them, and of course the chance to taste chocolate in all its forms.