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A summer of fun: best events of July in Emilia Romagna

by /// August 31, 2021
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The Pink Night of Romagna’s Riviera represents the official start of the summer season of the Riviera Romagnola, but the strong plate of the summer of Emilia Romagna are certainly the many events and festivals spread all along the territory. Starting from the beaches of Romagna to the peaks of the Apennines, the month of July is a real tour of events and appointments specially built to enjoy the cool evening of the Art Cities and, between a medieval hamlet and a glass of wine, enjoy with the music of the best national and international artists.

As usual, among the dozens scheduled events, the editorial staff of Emilia Romagna Tourism Board has selected the most interesting and delightful appointments in July. So here you will find 8 suggestions, with the addition of some bonuses, which can be useful if you are on vacation in Emilia Romagna together with the best opportunities to live at best the evenings of July in Emilia Romagna.

Arti Vive Festival – Soliera, Modena


Until Sunday July 9th in Soliera it is scheduled the Arti Vive Festival, the independent music festival of Modena province. Among the many concerts in program, we suggest Soviet Soviet, Sick Tamburo and Capibara, respectively the best and promising brand new of Italian music. And since we are in Modena capital of music, engines, but also food, there will be gastronomic stands and lots of other side events not to be missed.

Summertime Jazz and Vernasca Baskerdeis – Piacenza


A month of live music in the squares and in the most beautiful villages of Piacenza province, this in short the program of the Summertime Jazz, a music festival that from July 2nd to August 2nd will bring the great musicians of the national and international jazz music in Emilia Romagna. Twelve free appointments to enjoy the Piacenza hills between great music, ancient villages and the magical atmosphere of these areas of the Apennine.


If you have time, we suggest not to miss the Vernasca Buskerdeis, the international festival of street artists this year at its thirteenth edition and scheduled from July 28th to 30th in the alleys and squares of the ancient village of Vernasca.

The Ancient Theater Festival – Veleia


In the amazing setting of the archaeological site of Veleia returns the Ancient Theater Festival, a moment in which the classical myths relive together with the great protagonists of the artistic and cultural Italian scene. From July 14th to July 27th, Umberto Galimberti, Valeria Solarino, Angelo Branduardi, Lella Costa, Sergio Rubini and Alessandro Baricco will engage in a multidimensional research going from philosophical to literature and music. At the end of each show, there will be an opportunity to taste the typical wine and gastronomic specialties of Piacenza’s territory.

Porretta Soul Festival – Bologna


There is no need of presentations about Porretta Soul Festival, an event that every year brings the greatest artists of international soul and rhythm & blues music in the spa town of Bologna province. To celebrate its 30th birthday this year’s Festival will feature a very special music calendar with the presence of Wee Willie Walker, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, drummer among others of Aretha Franklin and Dizzy Gillespie and Rob Paparozzi, frontman of the Blues Brothers Band. The reunion of the Original James Brown Band will also be highlighted, which for the occasion will see Fred Wisley, Martha High, Fred Thomas and all other members of the band’s original band of the soul.

Mundus Fest – Reggio Emilia and Province


All the world music here in Reggio Emilia. Here is how we can summarize the concept of the Mundus Festival, a musical event taking place this evening and which until August 15th will bring the best music of the ethno-folk panorama to Reggio Province. The event, organized by the Emilia Romagna Theatre Association, will feature Italian great performers such as Gianluca Petrella Trio, Cristina Donà and James Senese along with many other interpreters of international music. An opportunity to enjoy the cool summer nights immersed in the notes of great musicians, but also an unmissable and evocative event for such enthusiasts.

Night Mosaic – Ravenna


On Tuesday, July 4 were launched in Ravenna city centre the Night Mosaic appointments, an initiative that has attracted tourists and art lovers to discover the city’s most beautiful monuments in the evening atmosphere. Three different itineraries for a unique opportunity to admire the Byzantine art at moonlight.
Guided tours will take you to the discovery of the most famous and evocative monuments of Ravenna every Tuesday and Friday from 21th to 23th and until the the end of August: from the most famous UNESCO’s sites to the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe, from the Ancient Harbor of Classe, to the Domus del Chirurgo and much others monuments exceptionally opened in the evening hours for the reserved groups of visitors.


If you are then on holiday on the Coast of Ravenna, we recommend not to miss Spiagge Soul, the musical event taking place in Ravenna’s sea resort and of which we have already written in previous articles.

A Cielo Aperto Festival, Music is my radar – Cesena

What if we put together the historical sites of Cesena province and some of the best-known artists in international music?
It started last Wednesday, July 5th, A Cielo Aperto Festival – Music is my radar one of the most anticipated Emilia Romagna summer festival that will take place in the splendid location of Villa Torlonia of San Mauro Pascoli. On stage will perform artists as The Wailers, Cigarettes After Sex together with the sound of Trentemoller and Primal Scream.

P.Assaggi di Vino


P.Assaggi di Vino – Pic by Viaggi Low Cost

If on the weekend of July 15th you are in Rimini we suggest you to drink a glass of local wine at the 15th edition of P.Assaggi di Vino, the event dedicated to the local PDO wine, which will take place between the typical streets of Borgo San Giuliano in Rimini. For the occasion, the ancient Tiberius Bridge, symbol of the city, will be interrupted by traffic and transformed for a night in a wine bar where taste all the best wines of the Rimini province together with local products.


Walter Manni

Explorer and Adventurer: loves sailing the oceans, climbing the highest mountains and surfing on the waves of the web

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