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Rock music, ceramics and medieval commemoration in Faenza, Emilia Romagna


In May, in Faenza, takes place the Itinerant Dinner. Temporary kitchens will be set up in many locations of the city, such as gardens, art studios, shops, breweries or squares. At every step of the path, chefs will prepare a traditional dish accompanied by music, art exhibitions or theater performances. In this way, participating in the entire itinerary you can enjoy whole menus from breakfast to dessert.


In June, in Faenza, you can attend the Palio del Niballo. The race is a challenge between knights running with the spear. The target is the Niballo, a puppet representing the saracen, in memory of the ancient battles. The Palio is accompanied by the Torneo delle Bandiere and the Medieval Historical Court with hundreds of costumes.

Palio del Niballo,


In August, in Riolo Terme, there is Frogstock rock bands, a series of rock concerts with Italian and foreign bands alternating on stage at the Parco Fluviale. In the park there are many food points and beer bars, and there will be Rock Camp, a free campsite that will allow you to spend the night in comfort, not to miss even a note of your favorite music.


In September, in Faenza, there is Argillà Italia, an exhibition dedicated to ceramics. Thanks to the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, the whole city becomes a showcase between laboratories, squares and stalls, for the exhibition of the most beautiful crafts. More than 250 exhibitors from around the world will be present and will be available workshops and seminars on the various techniques of processing and of ceramics and their history.


In September, in Faenza, you can attend the Mei Meeting of Independents. It is a beautiful festival that hosts independent musicians, a wonderful opportunity to listen to the lesser known talents not involved in the record industry. You will listen to original and creative artists, while a jury of journalists will award the prize to the best author.


Between May and June, in Ravenna, there is the Ravenna Festival. A celebration full of events and artists, from ballet to theater, from chamber music concerts to ethnic music shows. The purpose is to give voice to art in all its forms, and it has always been one of the goals of the festival since its foundation in 1990.

Ravenna Festival,


In September, in Faenza, there is the National Flag throwers Tournament. Also called the Pellegrino Tournament, every year it calls flag throwers groups throughout Italy. The contest involves challenges between individuals, couples and teams. Piazza Rampi is the theater of the beautiful show, with the figures realized by expert flag throwers and the colors representing their own city and district.


In November, in Faenza, the Ancient fair of Sait Rocco takes place. The fair was born in the 15th century and today is being represented in the same streets of the old town, with the ehxibition of ancient trades and the display of typical local products.

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