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Piazza Maggiore 1E
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Via del Triumvirato 84
phone +39.051.6472201


Art Week: ART CITY Bologna

Art week is the week of art par excellence. It takes place in Bologna in January, accompanying the diverse programme of cultural events for Art City that take place in the city at the Arte Fiera trade fair.

start date:17/01/2020 final date:26/01/2020 address: Bologna - luoghi vari email: website: hours: Please check the event hours on the website

Art Week: Arte Fiera 2020

Arte Fiera’s 44th edition will be held from 24 to 26 January 2020, directed for the second consecutive year by Simone Menegoi.

start date:24/01/2020 final date:26/01/2020 address: BolognaFiere, Hall 15 & 18 rif map iat: L-11 ph: +39051 282111 email: website: hours: Friday to Sunday: 11 AM to 7 PM entrance:

Bologna Fair District, Halls 15 and 18
Nord Entrance (free shuttle service from piazza Costituzione).

Full moon on the mountain ridge

Evening snow-shoeing under the light of the full moon: an unforgettable experience in the magical scenery of the mountains covered in snow. 

start date:13/12/2019 final date: 7/03/2020 address: Via Alpe di Rocca Corneta, 40042 Lizzano in Belvedere BO email: website: hours: 6pm-11:30pm entrance:

Cost: 20 € for adults, 12 € for under 14 (hike and snowshoes rent).

Diverdeinverde 2020

Diverdeinverde is entering its seventh edition: much-loved by visitors, this annual event is made possible thanks to the generous participation of the gardens’ owners who open up their private green areas for plant and garden lovers to enjoy.

start date:22/05/2020 final date:24/05/2020 address: Bologna email: website: hours: Friday, May 22: 3 pm–7 pm Saturday, May 23: 10 am–1 pm and 3 pm –7 pm Sunday, May 24: 10 am–1 pm and 3 pm –7 pm Exact opening hours for each garden will be indicated in the program. entrance:

Visitors can buy a three-day pass for all the gardens and events. From February online (€ 10), from mid-April (€ 12) in various places to be communicated.
Free admission for children under 13

A dinner with "Associazione d'iDee"

An evening with the guys from the association who will prepare and serve a special menu together with the chefs of Eataly Bologna.

Date:22/01/2020 address: Via degli Orefici 19 rif map iat: D-4 ph: 051 095 2820 email: website: hours: From 8pm to 11pm entrance:

Reservation required on the website or in shop.
Dinner cost: 30€ per person.

A dinner with the producer: Tre Monti

A dinner dedicated to the tasting of four vintages of Sangiovese with a special menu created by chef Claudio Palumbo. Guest of the evening: Vittorio from Tre Monti.

Date:29/01/2020 address: Via degli Orefici 19 rif map iat: D-4 ph: 051 095 2820 email: website: hours: From 8pm to 11pm entrance:

Reservation required in the web site or in shop.
Dinner cost: 50€ per person, menu and wines included.


Allegorical floats, Masquerades, shows, acrobats, music, art and our "Spilli" will amaze you in a unique event in Italy and in the world.

Date:15/02/2020 address: San Giovanni in Persiceto - Centro storico email: website: hours: from 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM entrance:

Free entry
Piazza del Popolo tribune for a fee

Segafredo Virtus Bologna - Lega Basket Serie A

Segafredo Virtus Bologna is the protagonist of the new Lega Basket Serie A 2018-19 season.

start date:14/10/2018 final date:12/05/2019 address: PalaDozza, piazza Azzarita 6 rif map iat: B-2 ph: +390514155911 fax: 051 4155911 email: website: entrance:

Ticketing info at and at Bologna Welcome - Piazza Maggiore 1/E

Trekking col treno 2019

Exploring the Bologna surroundings on foot, by bike, by train and by bus

start date: 3/03/2019 final date: 1/12/2019 address: luoghi vari email: website: hours: see detailed programme entrance:

Participation is open to everybody. Fee: 2 euros for CAI members, 5 euros for non-members. The fee doesn’t include transports, that are at the expense of the participant.

Winemakers in the wine cellar

Every Saturday from March 30th to June 8th, starting from 2.30 to 6.30 pm, you have the opportunity to meet the producers and taste their wines.

start date:30/03/2019 final date:15/06/2019 address: Rocca Sforzesca, 40060 Dozza ph: +39 0542367700 fax: 0542367716 email: website: hours: From 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm entrance:

Free entry

We Love Football 2019 - 4° Edition

De Marchi, the historic player of Bologna FC in 2016 gave birth to "We Love Football", the international football tournament U- 15 able to attract the best clubs in the world to the capital of Bologna

start date:17/04/2019 final date:22/04/2019 address: Via Parini 1 Casalecchio di Reno ph: +390510402349 email: website: hours: Matches of 'Edizione 2019: entrance:

FREE UNDER 18, details here:

25th April 2019 Marzabotto Monte Sole

The whole 25th April will be spent inside Parco di Monte Sole and focus on the IL POGGIOLO Hotel/Restaurant Visiting Centre.

start date:24/04/2019 final date:25/04/2019 address: VIA SAN MARTINO 25 Marzabotto (BO) ph: +390516780501 fax: 051931350 email: website: hours: from 20.30 on 24 April to 20 on 25 April 2019 entrance:

free admission in all events
Free return shuttle service Pian di Venola -Monte Sole

underpass fs reno river side from 9 am to 8 pm

Finger Food Festival

Bologna, italian capital of food! The most important italian event of food excellences and craft beers is back at Parco della Zucca, close to the city centre

start date:26/04/2019 final date:29/04/2019 address: Via Di Saliceto 5 - Parco della Zucca rif map iat: L-10 ph: +393355736656 fax: 051323490 email: website: hours: Friday 26th April 18.00 / 24.00 Saturday 27th April 12.00 / 24.00 Sunday 28th April 12..00 / 24.00 Monday 29th April 18.00 / 23.00 entrance:

free entry


A visit to the places of the Persicetano carnival, where carnival floats are created or created, with anecdotes and stories of those who love and live the Carnival.

Date:28/04/2019 address: Piazza del Popolo, San Giovanni in Persiceto email: website: hours: bike appointment at 3:00pm entrance:


Jr NBA Global Championship

NBA, the Bologna Municipality and Bologna Welcome host the Jr NBA Global Championship Europe and Middle East selection camp.

start date:30/04/2019 final date: 3/05/2019 address: PalaDozza, Piazza Manfredi Azzarita, 8 rif map iat: B-2 website:

Gusto Nudo Festival 2019

Gusto Nudo Festiva is a biennal event of natural wine, food and arts.

start date: 2/05/2019 final date: 5/05/2019 address: Sedi diverse/Different venues ph: +393381321051 email: website: hours: Preview: 9/3 e 6/4 - H 11.00 @Orto Botanico Gusto Nudo Festival 2/5 from 17.00 @Serre Dei Giardini Margherita 3/5 - workshop! @Serre+Orto Botanico 4 e 5/5: Wine Fair @Parco DLF entrance:

more details on the website

A walk through the Middle Ages

Come to the magnificent park of Villa Ronchi to experience what it was like to live during a period that was very important for the history of Italy: the Middle Ages.

start date: 4/05/2019 final date: 5/05/2019 address: Crevalcore , Via Argini nord , 3277 Castello dei Ronchi ph: +39 3460955395 email: website: hours: Saturday 04 from 10pm to 12pm Sunday 05 from 10am to 7 pm entrance:

Free entry

Suviana Lake Triathlon

The 2nd Suviana Lake Triathlon kicks off on Sunday 5 May!

Date: 5/05/2019 address: Lago di Suviana email: website: entrance:

Registration and information available on

Ciclovia del Sole: a bike Grand Tour Between landscapes and communities

A public meeting in Bologna to present "Ciclovia del Sole" which will also be an opportunity to think about an integrated strategy for cycling in Italy

Date: 6/05/2019 address: CINETECA DI BOLOGNA piazzetta Pier Paolo Pasolini email: hours: SEE ATTACHED PROGRAMME entrance:

Free entrance

Registration required:

A week of the Giro in Bologna

Bologna welcomes the Great Departure of the Giro d'Italia with a series of cultural initiatives that describe the emotion of the most loved cycling race in our country, through the voices of authors, and the vision of film-makers, intellectuals and sports journalists.

start date: 6/05/2019 final date: 9/05/2019 address: sedi varie/different venues

Festival della Scienza Medica. Intelligence of Health

Once again it is time for Festival della Scienza Medica, promoted by Fondazione Carisbo and by Genus Bononiae. Musei nella Città, in collaboration with the University of Bologna.

start date: 9/05/2019 final date:12/05/2019 address: Piazza del Nettuno, 1/c - 40125 Bologna (BO) rif map iat: D-4 ph: +3905119936308 email: website: hours: from 8:30am to 9:30pm entrance:

Free entry

Giro d'Italia 2019

The 2019 Giro d'Italia leaves from Bologna: the city will party in pink for the most important cycling event in Italy and one of the most watched all over the world.

start date:11/05/2019 final date:12/05/2019 address: sedi varie/different venues website:

Gran Festival Internazionale della Zuppa di Bologna | 12th edition

The Bologna Great International Soup Festival is a free, popular, playful and open air soup contest, spiced up by street artists, music and tireless volunteers. 

Date:11/05/2019 address: Parco Pier Paolo Pasolini (Via Casini) rif map iat: L-12 email: website: hours: From 3pm entrance:

Free entry.
In order to participate as soup-contestant a previous and free registration is required:

Walk in the vineyard

Spring is a magical moment: a walk through Umberto Cesari's vineyards to admire the vines that begin to sprout and prepare the groundwork for the new year.

Date:11/05/2019 address: UMBERTO CESARI - via Stanzano 2160 - Castel San Pietro Terme ph: +39051 944732 email: website: hours: start time: 10:am duration: 2 hours entrance:

Activity on reservation:
Price: 15 €

Grand Tour Emil Banca 2019

Grand Tour Emil Banca presents four Sundays packed with special events to enhance the natural, cultural and food and wine heritage of the territories.

start date:12/05/2019 final date:13/10/2019 address: luoghi vari / different locations ph: +39 051 273861 website: entrance:


Guinness of Pasta

The longest pasta in the world: 100 meters for all Italian fillings

Date:12/05/2019 address: FICO Eataly World - Via Paolo Canali 8 email: website: hours: From 11 to 17 entrance:


Diverdeinverde 2019

Three days to discover that Bologna is a garden.

start date:17/05/2019 final date:19/05/2019 address: Bologna ph: +390513399084 email: website: hours: Friday, May 17: 3 pm–7 pm Saturday, May 18: 10 am–1 pm and 3 pm –7 pm Sunday, May 19: 10 am–1 pm and 3 pm –7 pm Exact opening hours for each garden will be indicated in the program entrance:

Visitors can buy a three-day pass for all the gardens and events at the cost of 10 euro from mid-April and 12 euro starting from Friday, May 17.
Free admission for children under 13.

Festival of the Abbess

The festival will start on Friday 17 May with the Medieval Dinner and will continue until Sunday 19 May

start date:17/05/2019 final date:19/05/2019 address: Area Municipio via Repubblica Ozzano dell'Emilia (BO) ph: +39 3454590599 email: website: hours: Friday 17: 8.30 pm medieval dinner Saturday 18: 17-24.00 Sunday 19: 10-24.00 entrance:

Free admission

Bologna da quel momento fu libera

160 years later, Bologna celebrates the end of Austrian domination by recalling some episodes occurred between 1848 and 1859: Montagnola Battle, the shooting of Ugo Bassi.

start date:18/05/2019 final date:12/06/2019 address: Piazza Carducci 5 rif map iat: E-4 ph: +393402719343 email: website: hours: May 18 11am Inauguration 19 May 4pm Montagnola Battle May 25th 9pm Grand Ball of the Unity of Italy June 8th 4pm Ugo Bassi shooting June 12th 7 pm Tricolore entrance:


Via Mater Dei Inauguration

Inauguration of the new “Via Mater Dei” path

Date:18/05/2019 address: Madonna dei Fornelli ph: +393896409004 email: website: hours: from 2.00 pm to 9.00 pm entrance:


Full moon on the mountain ridge

Night hike to the ridges of the Corno alle Scale Park, up to the spectacular stage of Lake Scaffaiolo illuminated by the moon. At the nearby Duca degli Abruzzi it will be possible to have dinner.

Date:18/05/2019 address: Via Alpe di Rocca Corneta, 40042 Lizzano in Belvedere BO ph: +39 3494653877 email: website: hours: Meeting: at 7 pm at Corno alle Scale ski area. Expected end of the hike: 11:30 pm. entrance:

CostoCost: 12 € for adults and 6 € for under 14 years old. For information and reservations (required): Gianluca +39 349 4653877 or

Back to the ancient evo

Back to the Ancient Evo is a Historical Reenactment event conceived by the Teuta Nertobacos Association, the Stonature Association and the Sempar Association in Baraca.

start date:18/05/2019 final date:19/05/2019 address: Crevalcore, Via Argini nord, 3277 Castello dei Ronchi ph: +393460955395 email: website: hours: Saturday 18 May from 3:00 pm to midnight Sunday 19th May from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm entrance:


Evento Internazionale sul Pensiero Ospitale e Cosmopolitismo MENS-A 2019

International Event on the Hospitable Thought and Cosmopolitanism, including Human Sciences, Philosophy, History. 

start date:23/05/2019 final date:25/05/2019 address: Ass. APUN Via Riva Reno 11, 40122 BO rif map iat: C-2 ph: +393395991149 email: website: hours: May 23 8:30pm - Apertura - Oratorio S. Filippo Neri May 24  5:00pm – Spazio Università Aula Marescotti 7:15pm – Sede CIRSFID May 25  10:15am - 8:00pm MAMbo 9:00pm - Santuario Corpus Domini entrance:

Free entry

Smell Festival

Smell Festival, the event dedicated to olfactory culture and the art of perfume is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the theme ‘Atmosphere’.

start date:23/05/2019 final date:26/05/2019 address: Palazzo Isolani, via Santo Stefano 16 rif map iat: D-5 ph: + 39 348 4262301 email: website: hours: Follow the directions in the programme. entrance:

Follow the directions in the programme.
Entry with day Festival day ticket on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of May.
Information and tickets:

Srabologna 2019

StraBologna 2019 is an event organized by UISP. It takes place in Piazza Maggiore on 24-25 and 26 May. It is a race / walk suitable for everyone that allows you to discover Bologna

start date:24/05/2019 final date:26/05/2019 address: Via Rizzoli ph: +39 3397179587 email: website: hours: The StraBologna takes place on May 26, 2019 and starts from Via Rizzoli at 10:30 am entrance:

It is necessary to register online on the site or offline in the stores. On May 24th, 25th and 26th you can register directly at our stand in Piazza Maggiore

On the "Bread Route"

Excursion on the traces of the ancient crafts, of the millers of the past and of many of today, walking among the mills, valleys and forests of Monghidoro.

Date:26/05/2019 address: piazza Armaciotto de Ramazzotti 8, Monghidoro ph: +39 348 5229753 email: website: hours: Meeting: at 9:30 am at the bar "L'ombelico del mondo" (piazza Armaciotto de Ramazzotti 8, Monghidoro - Bologna). Expected end of the hike: at 5 pm. entrance:

Cost: 14 € for adults and 8 € for under 14 years old. For information and reservations (required): Eugenia +39 348 5229753 or

Gourmet Sandwiches by Daniele Reponi

Excellent ingredients and a pinch of creativity can turn a simple sandwich into a masterpiece of taste.

Date:30/05/2019 address: Via Stanzano 2160 ph: +39051 944732 email: website: hours: 8 pm entrance:

Event by reservation.
Price: 40 €

IT.A.CÀ - Migrants and Travelers. After Bologna, the RESTANZA IN APPENNINO

The IT.A.CÀ Responsible Tourism Festival, from Bologna moves the APPENNINES until June 9th with walking and pedal routes and many cultural events.

start date:31/05/2019 final date: 9/06/2019 address: Via Pietralata, 73, 40122 Bologna BO email: website: hours: for every detail consult the program on entrance:

for every detail consult the program on

Sunrisebike Ride

SUNRISEBIKE RIDE is a non-competitive ride starting at dawn along an easy route lasting about an hour, which will enhance the beauty of the city.

Date: 2/06/2019 address: Giardini Margherita rif map iat: M-10 email: website: hours: start at 5:33 am entrance:

- 1 euro adults ( starting from 13 years old )
- 2 euro children (from 6 to 12 years old)
- FREE / If it is your birthday the day of Sunrisebike


The continent’s eight best teams face each other to conquer the title of European Champions.

start date: 4/06/2019 final date: 8/06/2019 address: Stadio Gianni Falchi, Piazzale Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 11, Bologna ph: +39051479618 email: website: hours: Play ball at 2:30 pm and 8:30 pm entrance:

Daily ticket (2 games per day) 10€

Blue Night 2019

NOTTE BLU is an annual event that enhances the historic technical-hydraulic, architectural and historical heritage of Bologna City of Water. The program includes guided thematic tours, conferences, educational workshops for children, live music, theatrical performances, photographic exhibitions and guided visits to sites not normally accessible to the public.

Date: 4/06/2019 address: Via della Grada, 12 rif map iat: C-2 ph: +39 3420167397 fax: 0515280238 email: website: hours: from 19:00 to 24:00 entrance:


Wiki Loves Earth 2019

Wiki Loves Earth is an international photographic competition where participants take pictures of local natural heritage and upload them to Wikimedia Commons: discover 3 photographic walks in June.

start date: 8/06/2019 final date:29/06/2019 address: sedi varie/different venues email: website: hours: June 8 - SUVIANA E BRASIMONE LAKES PARKS June 22 - TUSCAN EMILIAN NATIONAL PARK June 29 - PO DELTA PARK entrance:

Discover how to book your photographic walk:


Welcome to spritzArte , Fondazione Cirulli Summer Festival.
Fondazione Cirulli will lighten up with a series of four special events to celebrate art and and summer.

start date:12/06/2019 final date:17/07/2019 address: Via Emilia 275 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO) ph: +390516288300 email: website: hours: from 6pm to 9pm entrance:

museum ticket + guided tour + aperitivo: € 13,00
reservation required |

Of Wool and Silk

festival of the journey, in the middle of the village, with a little fair, street food of the territory, loboratory for children, arrival of the trek of the Route of Wool and Silk ending concert.

start date:13/06/2019 final date:15/06/2019 address: Castiglione dei Pepoli ph: +39 0516758409 email: hours: From 10am to 11pm entrance:

Free entry

2019 UEFA European Under 21 Championship

The 2019 UEFA European Under 21 Championship is coming to Bologna. The matches will take place in Italy and San Marino between 16th and 30th June.

start date:16/06/2019 final date:27/06/2019 address: Stadio Renato Dall'Ara rif map iat: M-9 website: hours: Group A: 9pm Semifinal: 6pm

Solstice on Monte Adone

An excursion on the occasion of the summer solstice: the last spring sunset from the summit of Monte Adone, accompanied by themed readings and a tasty aperitif!

Date:21/06/2019 address: via Castellazzo 4, Monzuno ph: +39 348 5229753 email: website: hours: Meeting: at 6:45 pm at Brento, in the parking of Vecchia Trattoria Monte Adone (via Castellazzo 4, Monzuno - Bologna). Expected end of the hike: 11 pm. entrance:

Cost: 10 € for adults e 5 € for under 14 years oldi. For information or reservations (required): – +39 349 1655717, Eugenia +393485229753 or


Trekking with archaeologist and CAI guide to Monte Bibele to discover the interaction between Man and Nature.

Date:22/06/2019 address: Piazza della Pace, Quinzano (Loiano, BO) ph: +393291949532 email: website: hours: 4:30 pm departure from Piazza della Pace in Quinzano (Loiano, BO). 8:00 pm picnic under the stars (by reservation only) 9:45 pm observation of the night sky 10:30 pm night return to Quinzano entrance:

Participation fee: € 20 picnic included, € 15 excursion only
Members Arc.A, CAI members, Card Musei Metropolitani Bologna, children 6-14 years: € 15 picnic included, € 10 excursion only

Attorno al Museo

The theme of artistic reflection on the tragedy that took place 39 years ago runs through this entire festival, which is organised by the Association of Relatives of Victims of the Ustica massacre.

start date:27/06/2019 final date:10/08/2019 address: Parco della Zucca (antistante al Museo per la Memoria di Ustica) - via di Saliceto 3/22 rif map iat: L-10 website: hours: Guided visit to the museum: 8pm Show: 9:30pm entrance:

Museum entry: free
Guided tour: € 4.00
Show entry: open donation

Capsula Designa Market

CAPSULA is Le Serre Design Market: more than 40 designers from all the country and a rich program of events (music, performance and much more).

start date:29/06/2019 final date:30/06/2019 address: via Castiglione 134 rif map iat: M-10 email: website: hours: 11 am - 11 pm entrance:


Celtic Trail

Following the footsteps of Etruscans and Celts in the Idice Valley

Date: 7/07/2019 address: Monte Bibele - Monterenzio (BO) email: website: hours: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm entrance:



The central appointment of the Ozzanese summer takes place between the next 12th and 14th July. The 2019 edition is dedicated to innovation: from the launch of space vectors to that of the new Ozzanese dish: "the imbutinis" by Flavia

start date:12/07/2019 final date:14/07/2019 address: Viale II Giugno - Ozzano dell'Emilia ph: +39051791324 email: website: hours: Friday, July 12th, 6pm - 8pm Saturday July 13th 6pm - 2am Sunday, July 14th 9am - 6pm entrance:

Free admission

Traveling outside and inside yourself

A Journey through time, nature and soul in support of Crew For Africa ONLUS

Date:13/07/2019 address: Piazza della Pace, Quinzano (Loiano, BO) ph: +393291949532 email: website: hours: 5:00 pm Meeting in Piazza della Pace, Quinzano (Loiano, BO) Picnic in the woods 9:00 pm Lesson of emotional Yoga and meditation 11.00 pm Return by night to Quinzano entrance:

Participation fee € 25 (including pic-nic)

Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano

The first edition of the race across all the Emilia Romagna Appennine starts from Arco del Meloncello in the town of Bologna. The Prologue leads the athletes up to the famous Colle di San Luca.

Date:20/07/2019 address: Giardino Bandiera De Coubertin, Bologna (pressi arco Meloncello e stadio D'Allara) rif map iat: M-9 email: website: hours: The prologue of Appenninica MTB Parmigiano Reggiano - international mountain bike stage race - will take place on Saturday, July 20th from 11 am to 2 pm. entrance:

Free entrance for spectators

Lagolandia – Villeggiatura Contemporanea

Three weekends of outdoor activities, wellbeing and cultural initiatives in harmony with the environment.

start date:20/07/2019 final date:18/08/2019 address: Lago di Castel dell'Alpi; Lago di Brasimone e Suviana; Lago di Santa Maria ph: +39 335 7744132 email: website: hours: Saturday 20/07, 3/08, 17/08: 9 - 23 Sunday 21/07, 4/08, 18/08: 9 - 18 entrance:

All the activities are free and subject to availability; reservation is required for workshops and excursions.

31° car race Bologna-Raticosa

The Scuderia Bologna Squadra Corse is pleased to announce the 31st edition of the Bologna-Raticosa sporting event

start date:26/07/2019 final date:28/07/2019 address: Strada Provinciale della “Futa” ph: +39 051 224518 fax: +39 051 272630 email: website: hours: All day entrance:



Theatrical trek by Teatro dei Mignoli

start date:26/07/2019 final date:27/07/2019 address: Ai 300 scalini, via di Casaglia 37, Bologna rif map iat: N-9 email: website: hours: 8.15 p.m. Trek starts from Villa Spada, via di Casaglia 3 entrance:

Ticket + drink card: 15 eur

American Football U19 European Championship

Eight teams, 7 game days for over 600 athletes. Italy, Austria, France, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Finland will fight to take home the European title.

start date:29/07/2019 final date: 4/08/2019 address: Sedi diverse/ different venues ph: +390331770343 email: website: hours: 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm On July 29, Aug 1 and Aug 4 entrance:

Tickets available at the stadiums (CS Bernardi e Arcoveggio)

Persiceteidi - Falling stars

The Planetarium, the Observatory and the large surrounding natural park will remain open to allow the public to observe the natural spectacle of falling stars illustrated by a guide

start date: 9/08/2019 final date:12/08/2019 address: San Giovanni in Persiceto, Planetario, vicolo Baciadonne 1 ph: +390516812929 email: website: hours: 9-11 pm entrance:

Free entry

Fireworks show on the water

A relaxing evening by the lake waiting for the fireworks show

Date:10/08/2019 address: Centro Velico di Suviana - Località Piderla 74, Camugnano ph: +39 3894864741 email: website: hours: Beginning of the evening with music and relax from 9.00 pm entrance:

Free entry
Evening sunbed hire € 3

Sunset at Monte Grande

Sunset at Monte Grande.

start date:14/08/2019 final date:25/08/2019 address: Parco regionale del Corno alle Scale ph: +39349 4653877 email: hours: Start at 17:00 from Segavecchia (Pianaccio), ends at 22:00. entrance:

Info and bookings: Gianluca - 349 4653877 /


The "Paolo Borsellino" Cultural Services Area of the Municipality of Crevalcore has scheduled a cultural program of 12 events for the summer of 2019, between june and september

start date:20/08/2019 final date:14/09/2019 address: Crevalcore Frazioni Borghi ph: +39051 988558 email: website: hours: start 21:15 P.M. entrance:

free admission

Certosa of Bologna | Summer calendar

Theater, music, guided tours, many evening events to give voice to the monuments of the monumental cemetery of Bologna. The forms of the past, the discovery of the present.

start date:23/08/2019 final date:26/09/2019 address: Via della Certosa 18 rif map iat: m-9 ph: +39051225583 email: website: hours: Most events start at 9 pm. More details on the site entrance:

Info and reservation on

"Mortadella,please" - International Festival of Mortadella

Thirteenth edition of the International Festival dedicated to Mortadella, the Pink Queen of Bolognese gastronomy.
Date:24/08/2019 address: Piazza della Repubblica 1 ph: + 39 366 8982707 email: website: hours: Friday: 5pm-11pm Saturday: 5pm-12pm Domenica: 9am-10pm entrance: Free admission

Leonardo Da Vinci: il San Girolamo

The exhibition aims to guide the visitor towards the discovery and understanding of a different approach to the strange artistic conception of Leonardo da Vinci.

start date:26/08/2019 final date:15/12/2019 address: BASILICA DI S.PETRONIO c/o CAMPANILE -Via De Pignattari 9 -Bo ph: +393701397502 email: website: hours: Guided tours : Venerdì ore 18:00 Sabato ore 17:00 Domenica ore 17:00 Durata della visita 90 mn entrance:

Visite guidate solo in italiano, salvo preavviso per gruppi di almeno 10 persone

ME.ET. - Mercatino Etico

A market conceived as a meeting place, to find - or re-find - the relationship of trust between producers and consumers. 

start date:26/08/2019 final date:18/09/2019 address: via Masini 11 - 40069 - Zola Predosa (BO) ph: +39 051 841277 fax: +39 051 0876134 email: website: hours: Every Wednesday until September 18 include from 5:30pm to 10:30pm entrance:

Free entry

Origin Identity

From August 30th to September 1st, FICO will host Origin Identity, featuring meetings, exhibitions, markets, and workshops to get to know the PDO and PGI products of Italy and some guest European countries. 

start date:30/08/2019 final date: 1/09/2019 address: FICO - Via Paolo Canali, 8 email: website: hours: All day entrance:

Free entry Massimo

For 11 years the event gathers chefs from all over Italy to celebrate a day dedicated to fine food that is only meat of the Zivieri butchery, prepared in dishes that are able to satisfy any taste.

Date: 1/09/2019 address: Le Conchiglie, Via Lagune 76 email: website: hours: Open from 11.30 am until dusk entrance:

Admission with fee
Complete menu (water|bread|5 courses|5 wine by the glass/dessert) € 35,00
Reduced menu (water| bread|3 courses |beer or soft drink|dessert) € 23,00

WES e-bike Series

From Friday 6th to Sunday 8th Sempember Bologna will host the only stage in Italy of WES e-bike Series. 

start date: 6/09/2019 final date: 8/09/2019 address: Giardini Margherita, piazzale Jacchia rif map iat: F-6 ph: +393455589136 email: hours: from September 6th at 11:30am to September 8th at 7pm entrance:


Capsula Design Market September 2019

50 designers (bijoux, fashion design, interior design, illustration) and moreover, a rich program of events (live music, performance and much more) al Serre dei Giardini Margherita

start date: 7/09/2019 final date: 8/09/2019 address: via Castiglione 134 rif map iat: F-5 email: website: hours: 11am - 10pm entrance:

free entry

Festa del Bio 2019

Festa del Bio is the event that enhances the taste of the organic.
A party where the best of the BIO create debates, show cooking and discussions with industry experts.

Date: 7/09/2019 address: Palazzo Re Enzo - Piazza del Nettuno, 1 rif map iat: D-4 ph: +390514210272 email: website: hours: Saturday 7 September - from 3pm to 8pm entrance:

Food, ideas, fun: all this is Festa del Bio!
Come to know an extraordinary place, where all the good of the organic is shown, in a vortex of aromas and flavors.

Run Tune Up 2019

Eighteenth edition of the Bologna Half Marathon, an international sport event, full of entertainment, culture and fun.

Date: 8/09/2019 address: Partenza da/Departure from Via Rizzoli - Bologna ph: +39 051504162 fax: +39 0516336371 email: website: hours: as specified in the program entrance:

info and registration on the website

Resilienze Festival

Third edition of Resilienze Festival, this year dedicated to Rooted stories and characters, talking about great planetary changes through the perspective of those who have made uncompromising choices rooted in the local region.

start date:12/09/2019 final date:15/09/2019 address: via Castiglione 134 rif map iat: M-10 email: website: hours: From 12th September at 6 pm till 15th September at 11.30 pm. entrance:

Free entry

Il Barbarossa

Event that recalls the events that took place in 1155 with the arrival of Emperor Frederick I of Swabia, called Barbarossa at the Castle of Medicine who freed him from the domination of the Bologna Senator.

start date:13/09/2019 final date:15/09/2019 address: Medicina ph: +39051857529 email: website: hours: Friday, September 13th from 9.30pm to 3.00am Saturday, September 14th from 5.30pm to 1.00am Sunday, September 15th from 9.00am to 10.45pm circa entrance:

Free entry

RestArt Urban Festival 2019

RestArt is a street art and music festival.

start date:13/09/2019 final date:15/09/2019 address: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari Piazza Ayrton Senna da Silva, 1, 40026 Imola (Bo) email: hours: OPENING HOURS Fri and Sat: 3 pm – 1.30 am Dom: 3 pm - 11 pm entrance:

FREE entry

Guinness World Record Sandwich

Come see the world's longest Prosciutto di San Daniele sandwich!

Date:14/09/2019 address: Via Paolo Canali, 8 email: website: hours: 12.00pm-20.00pm entrance:

Free entry

Grape harvest festival

The grape harvest has always been a time of celebration for the countryside.
For the occasion FICO will be transformed into a winery.

Date:15/09/2019 address: FICO - Via Paolo Canali, 8 email: hours: All day long entrance:

Free entry

Nel gran teatro della città. Arena del Sole

A performance-tour to discover the stories, workings and hidden marvels of Bologna’s “popular” theatre.

start date:15/09/2019 final date: 1/12/2019 address: Via Indipendenza 44, Bologna rif map iat: B-4 ph: +390512910910 email: website:

Il Mercato della Musica

The best professionals in the mainstream and independent recording industry will guide the audience through the understanding of what must be done to create and manage a project in the music field

start date:19/09/2019 final date:17/10/2019 address: Piazza del Nettuno 3, Bologna rif map iat: D-4 ph: +39051 6449699 email: website: hours: h 6 p.m. entrance:

free entrance

InsolvenzFest 2019 - Il tempo dei debiti

More than 30 speakers talk about the culture of legal responsibility - and no - and its implications, deviations and excesses, within the InsolvenzFest 2019.

start date:19/09/2019 final date:22/09/2019 address: Piazza Maggiore rif map iat: D-4 ph: +39051272523 email: website: hours: Thursday 19 September - from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Friday 20 September - from 2:00pm to 7:0pm Saturday 21 September - from 9:30am to 11:00pm Sunday 22nd September - from 9:30am to 1:00pm entrance:

Participation in the Festival is free, subject to online registration on the website

MicroBo Beer Festival

11 Italian breweries, over 100 beers on tap, 1 Corner of cans from all over the world, 1 Sour Corner, workshops for curious and passionate, quality street food and lots of fun

start date:20/09/2019 final date:22/09/2019 address: Parco di Villa Cassarini - Porta Saragozza rif map iat: E-2 ph: +393289153766 email: website: hours: Friday 20 from 18:00 to 01:00 Saturday 21 from 16:00 to 01:00 Sunday 22nd from 12:00 to 24:00 entrance:

Free admission

For beer tastings it is mandatory to buy a glass of the festival for € 4 which also includes the glass holder and the guide to the beers of the festival.

Mortadella, please

Thirteenth edition of the International Festival dedicated to Mortadella, the Pink Queen of Bolognese gastronomy.

start date:20/09/2019 final date:22/09/2019 address: Piazza della Repubblica 1, Zola Predosa ph: +393668982707 email: website: hours: Friday: 5pm - 11pm Saturday: 5pm - 12pm Sunday: 9am - 10pm entrance:

Free admission

Reserchers' Night

As part of the “Waiting for Researchers’ Night 2019”, an afternoon of events for the public and workshops for youngsters and children dedicated to Leonardo.

Date:20/09/2019 address: Via Paolo Nanni Costa 14 rif map iat: L-9 ph: +390510923217 email: website: hours: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm entrance:


Race for the Cure 2019

Race for the Cure Bologna awaits you at Giardini Margherita in Bologna.

start date:20/09/2019 final date:22/09/2019 address: Piazzale Jacchia, Giardini Margherita Bologna rif map iat: F-6 ph: +39 051 6225976 email: website: hours: 20th - 21st September: 10 am - 7 pm 22nd September: 10 am - 1 pm entrance:

Free entry with a 13 euros minimum donation.

Dinner with the Count: in Rocchetta Mattei

View of the movie The Magical Count - story of Cesare Mattei and his Rocchetta - followed by a buffet with typical Emilian products

Date:21/09/2019 address: Rocchetta Mattei, via Rocchetta Grizzana Morandi ph: +39 3711255332 email: website: hours: From 7:30pm to 9:00pm - film From 9:00pm to 11:30pm - buffet entrance:

Tickets only by online booking from Eventbrite or call +390516730335+393661433941

On the roads of the Ancient Marshes of Bologna

The path of the "Antiche Paludi Bolognesi" is a path that can be traveled by bicycle, which as a whole will link the city of Bologna to the Po Delta park in the Ferrara area. The route crosses a territory rich in places of interest, both historical-artistic and naturalistic.

Date:22/09/2019 address: Villanova di Castenaso. Via Tosarelli, 191 ph: +393356566319 email: website: hours: Meeting: MUV - Villanovan Civilization Museum of Villanova di Castenaso at 9:00 am To follow: Guided tour of the MUV and at 11:00 am transfer by bicycle to reach Budrio, with an intermediate stop at the Fiesso Parish for refreshments. Lunch: at La Cà di Metusco (Budrio) To follow: guided tour of the Archaeological and Paleo-environmental Civic Museum Elsa Sivestri with its finds from the Villanovan Civilization Return: at 5:00 pm visit to Budrio and return organization entrance:

Mandatory registration by September 20, reserved for the first 50 members, through the online form available on the website

Bologna Design Week 2019

From Sept. 23 to 28, 2019, previews, exhibitions, workshops, competitions, film screenings and guided tours will be held in historic buildings, churches, art galleries and showrooms in the city centre

start date:23/09/2019 final date:28/09/2019 address: Bologna email: website: hours: from 9am to 10pm entrance:

All events, exhibitions, workshops, round tables, guided tours and vernissage are free admission.

Bologna spa's white night

Special opening of the 5 thermal centers in Bologna.

Date:24/09/2019 address: Sedi varie/different venues ph: +390514210046 email: website: hours: 8:30pm - 0:00 entrance:

Min. € 2 per person. Minimum age 7 yrs (100 cm for Terme dell'Agriturismo).

Tokyo's Heart

Look on Japan: every night a recent film and the play "My friend Hitler" by Mishima. At the festival you can also eat and visit Leiji Matsumoto's manga exhibition.

start date:25/09/2019 final date:28/09/2019 address: via Emilia Ponente 485 rif map iat: L-8 ph: +393334666333 email: website: hours: 4.00 pm: opening exhibition Hasegawa (Pratello gallery) 6.30 pm: opening exhibition Captain Harlock 7.00 pm: "Patriotism" Mishima film 8.00 pm: "My friend Hitler" by Mishima (theatre) 10.30 pm: film entrance:

Ticket theatre + film: € 15
Ticket only film: € 6
Exhibitions: free entrance
Film at 7 p.m.: free entrance

Ferrari Challenge

The prestigious competition by the House of Maranello is back at Enzo and Dino Ferrari Racetrack in Imola

start date:27/09/2019 final date:29/09/2019 address: piazza Ayrton Senna da Silva 1 ph: +390542655111 email: website: entrance:

to be defined

Happy birthday Gelato Museum!

The most delicious museum in the world turns 7 and invites all gelato lovers to a special day with free guided tours, fun family workshops and a special menu in the Gelateria!

Date:28/09/2019 address: Via Emilia, 45 - 40011 Anzola dell'Emilia (BO) ph: +390516505306 email: website: hours: 10:30 am - 6:00 pm entrance:

Free entry

Photographic Trekking

Photographic Trekking is the opportunity to walk and learn the techniques of professional photography by photographing the Apennines and their September colors with the guide and photographer!

start date:28/09/2019 final date:29/09/2019 address: Area Naturale Protetta del Monte Beni e Sasso di Castro ph: +393791528959 email: website: hours: Weekend of 28 and 29 September entrance:

Complete the booking form from the link:

71st Continental Grand Prix

On the occasion of the Great Sport Event, a series of shows and attractions for an afternoon of great fun for the whole family, with ponies, HippoTram, dances, historic cars.

Date:29/09/2019 address: Ippodromo Arcoveggio Via Corticella 102 rif map iat: H-10 ph: +39 051 3540311 fax: +39 0513540330 email: website: hours: Start of trotting races and entertainment: 3 pm entrance:

Free entry for ladies and children. For others € 3.00
Reduced admission € 1.50

Discovering the architectural and artistic wonders of Bentivoglio

The guides of the Amici delle Acque Association will lead visitors to discover the Castle, Palazzo Rosso and the Mulino di Bentivoglio

start date:29/09/2019 final date: 8/12/2019 address: Via Marconi 5 - Bentivoglio email: website: hours: September 29, 3.00 pm: Molino and Palazzo Rosso October 5, 10.00 am: Castello and Palazzo Rosso November 24, 10.00 am: Castello, Molino and Palazzo Rosso December 8, 10.00 am: Molino and Palazzo Rosso entrance:

Reservations and details:
Rates: € 10.00 per person

Ascent run Bologna-Loiano - Fourth commemoration

More than 90 years later, the SAN LUCA TEAM wanted to recall this enterprise of great significance. 

Date:29/09/2019 address: Loiano email: website: hours: all day entrance:


Sundays at the Oasis

Ideal walks to observe, discover and learn about the natural aspects of a protected area in the heart of the Bologna plain.

start date:29/09/2019 final date:27/10/2019 address: Via Bassa Degli Albanelli, 13 email: website: hours: The meeting point is in the courtyard in front of the Visitor Center (Via Bassa degli Albanelli, 13 - Bentivoglio), departure of the group of visitors at 10:30 am, duration about 2 hours entrance:

Free entry

Gardens at the tip of a pen

The master Lucio Filippucci brings us to the days of drawing at the Garden. In the sumptuous setting of the May blossoms and the colors of the early autumn, in an environment rich in ideas.

Date:29/09/2019 address: I Giardini del Casoncello, Loiano, via Scascoli n. 75 ph: +39051928100 email: website: hours: all day entrance:


An evening at the Orti

An evening dedicated to local wines in the wonderful location of the Scaccomacco restaurant. Perfect for both wine lovers and enthusiasts.

Date:29/09/2019 address: Scaccomatto agli Orti - Via della Braina 7 rif map iat: D-6 entrance:

Admission: fee €18, including 4 wine and 2 food tastings. Seminar/tasting session conducted by Gabriele Valentini. €35.00, booking required.

Assoluti d'Italia di Enduro

The last stage of the Italian Championship Assoluti d'Italia-Coppa FMI/Coppa Italia di Enduro (Enduro Absolute Italian Championship-IMF Cup/Enduro Italian Cup) will be performed on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October. 

start date: 4/10/2019 final date: 6/10/2019 address: Gaggio Montano email: website: hours: - entrance:

Free entry


On October 4th come and participate in the second edition of STRAFICO, the first non-competitive run for all held inside the world's largest food park to combine sport and good food. Five km winding through FICO's fields, orchards, and stables with five stages offering food and wine tastings.

Date: 4/10/2019 address: FICO - Via Paolo Canali, 8 email: hours: / entrance:

Participation fees:

Adults: €10
Children aged 5 to 12: €8
Children younger than 4: free
Four-legged friends: free
Group registration: groups up to a maximum of 20 people can register until 5 pm on October 3, 2019.

Alto Reno: in the Centre of the Gothic Line

The municipality of Alto Reno Terme holds this extraordinary event in order to commemorate theese days of struggle in the Apennines.

start date: 5/10/2019 final date: 6/10/2019 address: Porretta Terme ph: +390534521103 email: website: hours: From 9:00 am to 7:00pm entrance:

Free Entry

8th Tortellino Festival

The eighth edition of the tortellino festival will take place within the magnificent setting of Palazzo Re Enzo on Sunday 6th October 2019 where 20 chefs will interpret the king of Bolognese cuisine, the tortellino.

Date: 6/10/2019 address: Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna rif map iat: D-4 email: entrance:

Free admission. Tastings with fee

Nidi di ragno

Walking on the paths of memory of Emilia-Romagna: an autumn journey in 8 stages. First walk on Sunday 6 October at Monte Sole for the 75th anniversary of the massacre.

Date: 6/10/2019 address: Scuola di Pace di Monte Sole email: website: hours: Meeting at the Monte Sole Peace School from 2 pm. A shuttle service will be available to the Church of Casaglia. The shuttle is also provided for the return to the Peace School from 18.00. entrance:

Project registration 20 € one-off and 5 € for the following stages.
Reservations required at link
or phone: +39334 9553640.

La Partita delle Leggende

Players who have made the history of Bologna and Real Madrid will face off at Dall'Ara. An emotion to experience first hand, with friends and family.

Date: 9/10/2019 address: Via Andrea Costa 174 rif map iat: m-9 email: website: hours: show starts at 7 p.m. match starts at 8.45 p.m. entrance:

Buy your ticket for "La Partita delle Leggende" on

€ 5,00 discount on every zone for Bologna Welcome Card holders: tickets can be bought at Bologna Welcome Piazza Maggiore 1/E.

Peroni Race Weekend

Peroni Race Weekend is back on Enzo and Dino Ferrari Racetrack in Imola for the second time this season.

start date:11/10/2019 final date:13/10/2019 address: Piazza Ayrton Senna da Silva, 1 - 40026 Imola (BO) ph: +39 0542 655111 email: website: entrance:

Free entry to Central Grandstand (A) on Saturday and Sunday

Porretta SLOW 2019

Porretta Slow is a two-day event that aims to promote the gastronomic identity of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines with a market, workshops and cooking shows dedicated to the Mountain Product.

start date:12/10/2019 final date:13/10/2019 address: Porretta Terme, centro storico ph: +390534521103 email: website: hours: 10:00am > 11:00pm entrance:

free entry


Trekking with an archaeologist and CAI guide to discover the sky and the interaction between Man and Nature

Date:12/10/2019 address: Centro Servizi di Monte Bibele, ingresso di via Torre Arabella, da Quinzano (Loiano, BO) imboccare via Zena ph: +393291949532 email: website: hours: 3.30 pm meeting at Piazza della Pace, Loiano, BO and departure of the trek, return at night entrance:

Reservations required
Cost (including insurance fee): 20 euros with dinner, 15 euros excursion only
Members Arc.A, CAI members, BO Museums Card, 6-14 years old: 15 euros with dinner, 10 euros excursio

Tartufesta 2019

The biggest autumn festival of the Bolognese Apennines gathers all the events dedicated to the fine white truffle of the Bolognese hills, including markets and truffle-based menus.

start date:12/10/2019 final date:17/11/2019 address: Comuni dell'Appennino Bolognese email: website: hours: each event has a different timetable entrance:

free entry - menu a la carte

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.

start date:12/10/2019 final date:14/12/2019 address: Piazza Rocca Sforzesca, 40060, Dozza (BO) ph: +39 0542 367700 email: website: hours: h 14:30-18.30. entrance:


Science at the Table

On the occasion of World Food Day, an afternoon of meetings for adults and workshops for youngsters and children.

Date:16/10/2019 address: Via Paolo Nanni Costa 14 rif map iat: L-9 ph: +390510923217 email: website: hours: 5 pm - 8 pm  entrance:

Free entry upon booking

Enologica 2019

The  Wine show and the show of the typical products of the Emilia-Romagna region returns as an autumn event. It will be a full new edition to taste the specialties of the region.

start date:19/10/2019 final date:21/10/2019 address: PALAZZO RE ENZO, BOLOGNA rif map iat: D-4 ph: +390542367700 email: website: hours: Opening hours: Saturday 11:30 – 20:00, Sunday 11:30 – 20:00, Monday 11:30 – 19:00 entrance:

Entrance Ticket: € 20,00 Vat incl. (1 Day)
Buyers, Import Export Agents, Distributors € 10,00 (1 Day)


Conferences, round tables, shows, workshops, concerts, guided tours and exhibitions will enliven squares, streets, cloisters, palaces and churches of Bologna and its territory.

start date:19/10/2019 final date:27/10/2019 address: sedi varie/different venues ph: +39 051 2091607 email: website: hours: From 9.00 to 19.30 (for events: conferences, conventions, conferences, workshops) From 8.30pm to 11.30pm (for events: music and other artistic performances) entrance:

Promoted and organized by the International Center for Didactics of History and Heritage (DIPAST), University of Bologna.
All events, unless expressly indicated, are free.

The world's nicest Ring Around the Rosie

On Saturday, October 19th we need your help to make the best ring around the rosie of adults and children.

Date:19/10/2019 address: FICO - Via Paolo Canali, 8 email: hours: From 10.30am entrance:


Monte Bibele: Antropocena d'Appennino

Thematic event in a suggestive historical re-enactment frame inside the Museum; with Claudio Cavallotti, the cook of history.

Date:19/10/2019 address: via del Museo 2, Monterenzio, BO ph: +393291949532 email: website: hours: 4.30pm tour to the Etruscan-Celtic settlement of Monte Bibele 6.00 pm Guided tour of the "Fantini" Museum in Monterenzio 7.00 pm "Matilde di Canossa" conference 8:00 pm "The foods of Matilde of Canoss entrance:

Reservations required

Cost per person for the whole day: 50 euros (Arc.A members, BO Museums Card, 6-14 years: 40 euros) including the shuttle bus to Monte Bibele


We are unique human beings, waiting to reveal ourselves to the world. TEDx Bologna wants to celebrate our uniqueness - which is often hidden - by unveiling and promoting the UNSEEN.

Date:19/10/2019 address: Via de’ Monari, 1/2 rif map iat: 20 ph: +393334277402 email: website: hours: 19:00 Open 20:30 Start TEDxBologna 22:15 Break 22:30 Second Part 23:40 End entrance:

Buy Ticket

Bologna Underground

Canali di Bologna takes the opportunity to organize guided tours of the Bologna underground!

start date:22/10/2019 final date:31/10/2019 address: Largo Caduti del Lavoro, 5/a rif map iat: B-3 ph: +393420167397 email: website: hours: 18:30-20:30 entrance:

only on reservation for a fee

Limited seats, reservations required at: 342/0167397

Rates: Contribution of € 12.00 per person (No admission for children under 14), € 15.00 visits with a show. Duration: 1 hour and 30 Meeting point: Largo caduti del lavoro, 5 / a - Bologna

Gender Bender International Festival - 17th edition

From 23rd October to 3rd November, Gender Bender comes back to Bologna with 120 events including dance performances, movies, literature, workshops and much more.

start date:23/10/2019 final date: 3/11/2019 address: Via Don Minzoni, 18 rif map iat: B-2 ph: +393336086910 email: website: hours: Daily events from 11am to 11.30pm. Schedule times are variable following daily programming. Info point @ Cassero LGBTI Center (via Don Minzoni, 18) from Mon to Sun from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 7pm entrance:

Dance performances and movie screenings have different ticket prices. Discounts are provided upon specificities.
All other events are free entry and open to the audience.

BOOM Creative Yard Calderara

From the crossword puzzle with Stefano Bartezzaghi to the jazz concert by the pianist Dena DeRose, an explosion of interventions to get involved.

start date:24/10/2019 final date:27/10/2019 address: Casa della Cultura Italo Calvino, via Roma 29 Calderara di Reno ph: +39 342 885 7347 email: website: hours: from 5.30pm to 11.30pm entrance:

Free entry

Mortadella Day

Mortadella Bologna PGI Celebration Day with the opening of the museum space dedicated to Mortadella and a series of free-entry events at Fico Eataly World.

Date:24/10/2019 address: Luoghi vari/ Different venues email: website: hours: Palazzo Pepoli - 10:00 am Press Conference - 11:30 am Opening of the Museum Space dedicated to Mortadella Bologna PGI Fico Eataly World - 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm entrance:

Free entry

AftER Futuri Digitali

After Futuri Digitali - the festival of digital world - is the occasion to illustrate ‘what comes next’, i.e. the many futures that awaits us, “using” the cities in Emilia-Romagna as a temporary workshop. In this section, you will find the conferences, workshops, demos and off events set up all over the Emilia-Romagna territory outside of the festival venues.

start date:26/10/2019 final date:27/10/2019 address: Sala Borsa di Bologna rif map iat: D-4 email: hours: from 9 am to 6 pm entrance:

Free entry

Re-enactment of sowing, Open Day of taste

Sunday, October 27, the Museum of Rural Civilization awaits you with activities for adults and children: workshops, guided tours, tastings and local producers.

Date:27/10/2019 address: Via San Marina, 35 ph: +39051891050 email: website: hours: From 10 to 18 entrance:

Free admission to all workshops and initiatives

Gran Premio ANACT e PALIO delle Felsinarie

Shows for everyone and great event!
A day full of races and events:
Historical Parades, Cheerleaders, "Kids in the saddle", Pony Games, Kid Area,
Book presentations, HippoTram.

Date:27/10/2019 address: Via dell'Arcoveggio, 37, 40129 Bologna rif map iat: L-10 ph: +390513540311 fax: +390513540330 email: website: hours: From 10am to 6.30pm Start event 10am - start race 1pm entrance:

OPEN DAY: free entry for everybody

Certosa of Bologna. When: 27th October - 1st December

On the occasion of the festivity of All Saints and All Souls, the Museo civico del Risorgimento (Civic Museum of the Renaissance) and Bologna Cemetery Services propose a rich programme of events.

start date:31/10/2019 final date: 1/12/2019 address: luoghi vari email: website: hours: vari orari entrance:

ingresso gratuito o a pagamento

Trekking Urbano Bologna 2019

This year's Urban Trekking will be slow but as always interesting and engaging. Slow Tourism is, in fact, the main theme of the XVI Urban Trekking National Day which will take place in Italy on Thursday 31st October.

start date:31/10/2019 final date: 2/11/2019 hours: hours and meeting points as specified in the programme entrance:

participation is free, but a previous reservation is required

Tartòfla - International white truffle festival

Along the roads of the town of Savigno, a little gem located in the Apennines, visitors will find the white truffle show and marketplace plunged in a sort of urban wood.

start date: 1/11/2019 final date:17/11/2019 address: Savigno (BO) ph: +39 348 8839413 email: website: hours: 9am - 6pm entrance:

Free access to the town centre


This year's edition celebrates the taste of memories and brings on the promotion of food and wine culture of our territory.

start date: 3/11/2019 final date:24/11/2019 address: Imola e comuni limitrofi/Imola and nearby municipalities ph: +39 0542 602207 email: website: hours: See website for detailed information on the events. entrance:

Depending on event. For further information please consult the program.

Imola at the times of Leonardo - Think about Imola in 1502

A guided visit to discover the city of Imola. On this occasion, the visit will only be in Italian.

Date: 3/11/2019 address: Biblioteca Comunale di Imola Via Emilia, 80 40026 Imola (BO) ph: +390542 602207 email: website: hours: from 10 to 11:30 entrance:

Booking required. €10 per person: guided visit in Italian and small tasting of local specialties.

Tour only in Italian.

Reservations available at

The Ancient Castle

Three days of events, shows, performances, food and wine, hikes, medieval games, archery and themed marked.

start date: 8/11/2019 final date:10/11/2019 address: Centro Storico di Castel San Pietro Terme email: website: hours: All day long. For further information about events, visit entrance:

Free entry


The baskin allows the active participation of players with any type of disability (physical and / or mental) that allows shooting in a basket.

start date: 9/11/2019 final date:10/11/2019 address: Palazzetto dello Sport e Cultura - Enzo Biagi - Via Tre Novembre, 3, 40042 Lizzano In Belvedere BO ph: +393381093601 email: website: hours: Saturday 9 November from 8:30am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm Sunday from 8:30am to 1pm entrance:

Free entrance

Va' Sentiero arrives in Castiglione dei Pepoli

A seminar on the world of roads and job opportunities in sustainable tourism and soft mobility - Buffet offered by local producers and the Jazz manuoche concert of I Souvenirs.

Date: 9/11/2019 address: Via Aldo Moro 31, Bologna rif map iat: L-11 ph: +393401779941 email: website: hours: 5.30-9.00 pm entrance:

free entry

Look with your hand

Event organized by the Association Arc.A Monte Bibele in collaboration with the Municipality of Monterenzio and Mielizia and with the support of the Hera Group.

Date:10/11/2019 address: Museo Civico Archeologico "L. Fantini", via del Museo 2, Monterenzio, BO ph: +393291949532 email: website: hours: Starting at 3:00 PM entrance:

Cost per person: 10 euros (6-14 years old, card musei metropolitani Bologna, members Arc.a Monte Bibele, 7 euros).

Reservations required

Imola ai tempi di Leonardo - Civil and Military architecture

A guided visit to discover the city of Imola. On this occasion, the visit will only be in Italian.

Date:10/11/2019 address: Rocca Sforzesca di Imola Piazzale Giovanni dalle Bande 40026 Imola (BO) ph: +39 0542602207 email: hours: from 10 to 11.30 entrance:

Booking required: € 10 per person. Guided visit in Italian and small tasting of local specialties

Tour only in Italian

Reservations available at

Water e Lucio

Special opening of the gates of the Paraporto Scaletta in an intimate atmosphere between candles and reflections on the Canal with a concert tribute to LUCIO DALLA.

Date:10/11/2019 address: via Scaletta 1 Casalecchio ph: +393420167397 email: website: hours: FROM 06 PM TO 08 PM entrance:

Admission on reservation and free, for a fee
For more information:
Canals of Bologna

Christmas Mountain

Everything is wrapped in a Christmas atmosphere, the smell of mulled wine and cinnamon, a familiar but surprising taste, nativity scenes and markets, this is what you breathe when entering this magic.

start date:16/11/2019 final date: 6/01/2020 address: CORNO ALLA SCALE - Lizzano in belvedere (BO) email:

Christmas markets out of town

Not only in Bologna, but also in the Apennines and in the towns of the plains and of Imola. Discover all the markets out of town!

start date:16/11/2019 final date: 6/01/2020 address: sedi varie/different venues

Imola ai tempi di Leonardo - From a Medieval city to Reinassance

A guided visit to discover the city of Imola. On this occasion, the visit will only be in Italian.

Date:17/11/2019 address: Palazzo Sersanti Piazza Matteotti, 8 40026 Imola (BO) ph: 0542.602 207 email: hours: From 10 to 11>30  entrance:

Booking required: € 10 per person. Includes guided visit in Italian and small tasting of local specialties.

Tour in Italian. Reservations available at

Politicamente Scorretto

A multidisciplinary project (movies, theater, music, debates) created with Carlo Lucarelli to fight mafia, corruption and "walls" with the weapons of culture.

start date:18/11/2019 final date:24/11/2019 address: Casa della Conoscenza, Via Porrettana 360, Casalecchio di Reno ph: +39051598243 email: website: hours: Different schedules, see website entrance:

Free entry except:
- "Radio Clandestina" theater show Nov 22 - full ticket 15 EUR
- "Libera Terra" dinner Nov 23- participation fee 15 EUR

Arbor Days 2019 - Loiano

Loiano propose a rich program of events, in collaboration with various active on environmental issues, to pay attention to the importance of trees.

start date:20/11/2019 final date: 2/12/2019 address: Loiano ph: +39‭0516543638‬ email: website: hours: various entrance:

free entry for all the events

Cioccoshow 2019

Fifteenth edition of the most important Italian event dedicated to the world of artisan chocolate

start date:21/11/2019 final date:24/11/2019 address: Piazza XX settembre, Bologna rif map iat: A - 4 ph: +39051282811 fax: +39051282810 email: website: hours: Thursday 21 from 10am to 8pm Friday 22 from 10am to 8pm Saturday 23 from 10am to 12am Sunday 24 from 10am to 8pm entrance:

Free entry

Villaggio di Natale Francese

A special opportunity to plunge into the magic atmosphere of a traditional French Christmas village with gastronomic products, handicrafts and accessories.

start date:23/11/2019 final date:22/12/2019 address: Piazza Minghetti e del Francia - Bologna rif map iat: D-4 website: hours: approx. from 10am to 8pm

Book presentation: La via della seta bolognese

Presentation of the volume about the ancient silk road of Bologna, written by Pier Luigi Bottino and Paola Foschi.

Date:26/11/2019 address: Via della Beverara, 125E - 40131 Bologna email: website: hours: 5.30 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. entrance:


L'Appennino scende in piazza

The wood of our Appenino will be the warm frame of the mountain products market organized by the Strada dei Vini e dei Sapori Appennino Bolognese in Piazza Maggiore.

start date:27/11/2019 final date: 1/12/2019 address: Piazza Maggiore rif map iat: d-4 ph: +393493897794 email: hours: 10.00 am - 09.00 pm entrance:

free entrance

Natale a Porta Galliera

Christmas shopping in Piazza XX Settembre, with stalls selling clothing and accessories, present ideas, and much more. There is also a small carousel for children.

start date:28/11/2019 final date: 6/01/2020 address: Piazza XX Settembre - Bologna hours: from approx. 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

Lighting of Via d'Azeglio

Bologna raises the curtain on the festive season: among the thousand lighting effects framing the city in Via D’Azeglio.

start date:30/11/2019 final date: 6/01/2020 address: Via d'Azeglio rif map iat: D-4 hours: from 6pm

Giocamuseo - Strange landscapes! A contemporary artist at the Museum

Discver the exhibition Antinomia. Workshop for children between 3 and 6 year old.

Date: 1/12/2019 address: Museo di San Domenico Collezioni d’arte della città Museo Giuseppe Scarabelli via Sacchi, 4 Imola ph: +390542602609 fax: +390542602608 email: website: hours: from h. 16 entrance:

€ 4 per kid. reduced ticket fro Junior Culture Card Holder.

Regali a Palazzo

Regali a Palazzo proposes top quality handmade creations in fashion, jewelry, artistic, traditional and design handicrafts.

start date: 6/12/2019 final date: 8/12/2019 address: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza Nettuno rif map iat: D-4 ph: +393480080443 email: website: hours: Friday 06th and Saturday 07th from 10 a.m to 9.30 p.m Sunday 08th from 10 a.m to 8 p.m entrance:

Free entry

Hazelnut Day 2019

Hazelnut Day is back, the crunchiest, hazelnuttiest weekend of the year at FICO Eataly World, held on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 2019 and featuring a delicious program.

start date: 7/12/2019 final date: 8/12/2019 address: Via Paolo Canali 8, 40127 Bologna BO email: website: hours: Saturday from 12 noon to 10 pm Sunday from 10.30 am to 5 pm entrance:

Free event

Four steps through the streets of the Reno Canal in the city

Canali di Bologna, with its licensed guide, will accompany you along the Reno Canal route in the city.

Date: 7/12/2019 address: Via della grada, 12 rif map iat: C-1 ph: +393895950213 fax: +390515280238 email: website: hours: from 10:30 to 12:00 entrance:

by reservation only and upon payment


Fourth edition of ZOO UOVO market, xmas edition. About twenty exhibitors will make ZOO the perfect place to choose handmade Christmas gifts.

start date: 7/12/2019 final date:15/12/2019 address: Zoo, strada maggiore 50/A rif map iat: D-5 ph: +393206186279 email: website: hours: from 11am to 7pm Saturday 7 December from 11am to 7pm Sunday 8 December from 11am to 7pm Saturday 14 December from 11am to 7pm Sunday 15 December entrance:

free entry

The people of Monte Bibele: migrations without borders

Two events to explore the history and archeology of the Idice Valley through guided tours with archaeologists and conferences.

start date:14/12/2019 final date:21/12/2019 address: Museo Civico Archeologico "L. Fantini", via del Museo 2, Monterenzio, BO ph: +39051929766 fax: 051929766 email: website: hours: 3:30 pm Guided tour with an archaeologist to the Museum and to the touch tour 4:30 pm Conference entrance:

Guided tour with an archaeologist to the Museum and to the touch tour
  € 10 per person (6-14 years old, Arc.A members, Card Museums BO: € 7)

Free admission conference

Open Day of Taste, Christmas flavors and atmospheres

On Sunday 15 December, Villa Smeraldi and the Museum of rural civilization will host exhibitions, workshops, tastings, music and the traditional producers' market. =

Date:15/12/2019 address: Via San Marina 35, Bentivoglio (BO) ph: +39051891050 email: website: hours: from 10am to 7pm entrance:

Free admission to all initiatives. The event will take place even in bad weather.

Sunset of the winter solstice

An excursion on the wild trails of the Contrafforte Pliocenico Reserve, accompanied by poems, readings and flute music of Native Americans.

Date:21/12/2019 address: stazione ferroviaria di Sasso Marconi ph: +3934916557171 email: website: hours: Meeting: 10:30 am at the parking near the railway station of Sasso Marconi (BO). End: 4:30 pm at the same place. entrance:

For a fee: 12 € for adults, 6 € for under 14


Experience the festival among the arcades and squares of Bologna and admire its buildings under a different light.

start date:27/12/2019 final date: 1/01/2020 address: Sedi varie/ Different venues hours: The façades of the buildings will light up every day from 6 pm to 8 pm, every 15 minutes, with the exception of New Year's Eve - 31st December, 2019, when they will be lit from 6 pm to 1 am  to welcome the New Year.

New year's eve in Bologna's spa

Extraordinary night opening of the spas for a New year's eve in the name of thermal wellness.

Date:31/12/2019 address: Terme San Petronio - Terme San Luca ph: +390514210046 email: website: hours: 9 pm to 2 am entrance:

€ 60. Minimum age 16 years. Reservation required.

New Year's Eve in Alto Reno Terme

Along with Christmas markets, New Year's Eve will be a musical on-stage event taking place in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in the center of Porretta Terme.

Date:31/12/2019 address: Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Porretta Terme (Bo) ph: +390534 521103 email: website: hours: From 6:30 pm to 2:00 am entrance:

Free Entry

Torchlight procession of ski instructors of Corno alle Scale

Like every year on December 31st at the 5:30 p.m. the ski instructors of Corno alle Scale organize a torchlight procession on the ski slopes.

Date:31/12/2019 address: Corno alle Scale email: website: hours: 5:30 p.m. entrance:

Free entrance.

The last sunset of the year

An easy walk between the sweets and panoramic hills of Zola Predosa, until the last sunset of 2019. At the end, guided tasting of some Colli Bolognesi DOC wines.

Date:31/12/2019 address: via Bertoloni 14-16, Zola Predosa (BO) ph: +393494653877 email: website: hours: Meeting at: 2 pm Manaresi Winery (via Bertoloni 14-16, Zola Predosa - Bologna). End: 6:30 pm. entrance:

For a fee:

€ 10 for the excursion (€ 5 for children under 14) and € 15 for the guided tasting.

The last sunset of the year

Excursion on the first hills with a toast in front of the sunset at the end, a stone's throw from Bologna, with a beautiful view over the city, below us.

Date:31/12/2019 address: via San Mamolo 2 - Bologna ph: +393284766980 email: website: hours: Meeting: 1:40 pm at Porta San Mamolo (Bologna), under the first arch of the portico of the Chiesa della SS. Annunziata. End: 6 pm. entrance:

For a fee
Hike: 10 € for adults and 5 for under 14. Buffet: 15 €.

Magic New Year's Eve at the castle Rocchetta Mattei

Dinner show in the School of Magic and Wizardry

Date:31/12/2019 address: Rochetta Mattei, Via Ponte Rocchetta 46A ph: +390516730335 email: website: hours: 31-12-2019 starting at 8:30 pm entrance:

70€ adults
40€ children
Reservation required

Selena, enchanting moon

Celebrate New Year's eve at Imola Fortress: multimedia show, dj set and fireworks show.

Date:31/12/2019 address: Rocca Sforzesca, Piazzale Giovanni dalle Bande Nere, Imola email: website: hours: from 11pm entrance:

free entry


After the success of Alis, praised by over 175,000 spectators, LE CIRQUE WORLD'S TOP PERFORMERS, the company formed by the best artists of the nouveau cirque and coming from the Cirque du Soleil, presents a completely novel and unprecedented show, Tilt.

start date:31/12/2019 final date: 6/01/2020 address: Piazza Costituzione 5/F rif map iat: L-11 ph: +39051372540 email: website: hours: December 31: 9:45pm January 4: 4:30pm and 9pm January 5 and 6: 4:30pm entrance:

paid event

Fire in the Night

Fire in the town of San Matteo Decima (BO) in the evening of 5/6/19 January 2020.

start date: 5/01/2020 final date:19/01/2020 address: Piazza delle Poste, 9 S. M. Decima (Bologna) ph: 348-9301406 fax: 051-6819483 email: website: hours: From 5:30pm to 10:00pm entrance:


Bibele Day

A walk into the past discovering the ancient warriors of Monte Bibele among sacred places, unspoiled lanscapes and reproductions of Celtic weapons.

Date:12/01/2020 address: Via del Museo, 2 Monterenzio (BO) ph: +393291949532 email: website: hours: 12:00 pm Brunch 1:30 pm Guided tour with archaeologist to the ancient village of Monte Bibele 3:30 pm Guided visit with archaeologist to the Monterenzio Archaeological Museum entrance:

Participation fee: € 50 per person (bus transfer from Bologna is included).
Reservation required by January 7th

Storie per tutti Trame Bookshop

At Libreria Trame "Storie per tutti" will offer accessible readings accompanied by LIS and live music. 

Date:18/01/2020 address: via Goito 3/c rif map iat: C-4 email: hours: 11:00 a.m. entrance:

free without reservation