Realpoint Italy

9 Apr 2009

Easter Highlights in Emilia Romagna

From Piacenza to Rimini, there will be many occasions to celebrate the holiday and take a pleasant vacation at the seaside or at a natural spa or in cities of art, all of which will be enlivened by numerous sporting, musical, and gastronomic events, along with religious festivals as well as traditional food festivals.

Sagra Mercato Di Pasqua (Easter Fair)
The traditional Easter Market for gifts and typical sweets of the Easter holidays. On Friday and Saturday the market takes place in the historical centre, Cavour square. From Saturday to Monday all the market stalls will be placed along the beach promenade near Rimini`s harbour.

Via Crucis Good FridayAlong the streets of the city centerThe Parish of Sestola, the choir Dulcis in Fundo organizes the evening of Good Friday Via Crucis (The way of the Cross) a solemn journey along the streets of the village and the town center. The Choir "Dulcis in fundo" will sing at each station marked by an oil painting created by the cultural "Sette di Quadri".

Easter ConcertsRavenna, Campiano, Godo, Maiano (RA)
The first Easter Concert 2009 series will take place with the City of Ravenna Orchestra under the artistic direction of Matteo Salerno. The concert programmes will include a number of works by Franz Joseph Haydn, for the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his death, and the concert on 4 April in S. Apollinare Nuovo will be dedicated to the theme of paternity. The Easter Concerts are scheduled for various times and admission is free to all of them

And finally …….
In every town or village there will be the traditonal “Coccetto" A race with hard-boiled eggs painted in bright coulours (see image)

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