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All Saints' weekend in Bologna: 15 things to do

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The long weekend from October 31st to November 3rd is the perfect occasion to visit Bologna and its local territory. Between events in the city and days out, here are all the exhibitions, festivals and feasts, places and guided tours not to be missed:

Bologna Jazz Festival 2019

Bologna Jazz Festival 2019

The Festival of Jazz music featuring some of the greatest international artists in the best theatres and venues around the city. From Jazzushi to the diva Dianne Reeves at Teatro Duse, the calendar is truly filled with events.

Foto Industria

Foto Industria

The first Biennial in the world dedicated to Industry and Work photography that lasts the entire long weekend and features 11 exhibitions in historic venues around the city of Bologna.

The crypts of Bologna

The crypts of Bologna

On Sunday 3rd November, take part on a two-hour tour to discover the Bologna crypts, some of which generally closed to the public, and learn more about the first Bologna martyrs.

Chagall. Sogno e Magia

Chagall. Sogno e Magia

The exhibition illustrating Chagall’s life, work and mind, boasting 160 pieces, opens up in Bologna at Palazzo Albergati for the first time. Open throughout the long weekend.

Undergrounds of Bologna: Conserva di Valverde

Undergrounds of Bologna: Conserva di Valverde

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November, visit the cistern of Valverde with a guide. It dates back to the Renaissance and was used to supply one of the symbols of the city, the Fountain of Neptune. 

Winemakers at the Fortress

Winemakers at the Fortress

Every Saturday, a different winemakers presents a free tasting of one of his wines and reveals the secrets of his winemaking production.

Discover Bologna

Discover Bologna

First time in Bologna? This guided tour is ideal to go on a journey into history and admire the porticoes, monuments and Medieval towers that watch over and protect the city. Take advantage of the long weekend to discover the largest and best preserved historic city centre in the world according to UNESCO.

Trekking col treno 2019

Trekking col treno 2019

Two of the many excursions in the company of expert CAI guides to discover the territory around Bologna that can be reached on foot, by bicycle, bus or train will take place on Friday 1st November and Sunday 3rd November.

Gender Bender International Festival - 17th edition

Gender Bender International Festival - 17th edition

The festival dedicated to body language, gender identity and sexual orientation boasts dance performances, films, literature, workshops, events and much more. Make sure not miss it throughout the long weekend.

Gianni Morandi | Stasera gioco in casa

Gianni Morandi | Stasera gioco in casa

On Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November, at Teatro Duse, Gianni Morandi will sing acoustic versions of the songs that have won over entire generations and will also talk about the most important moments of his life, anecdotes, meetings, challenges and dreams.

Random party

Random party

On Thursday 31st October, Unipol Arena will host the largest random party (random dress code, random music) in Italy.

Museo d’Arte MAGI'900

Museo d’Arte MAGI'900

Private museum fouded by Giulio Bargellini , who decided to share with art lovers his collection of modern and contemporary art works. It's an exhibition space of over 9,000 square meters.

Oasi La Rizza

Oasi La Rizza

The protected natural area of the former rice paddy in Bentivoglio, also known as Oasi La Rizza, in the heart of  Bolognese plain, is open throughout the long weekend to showcase its many local bird species.