Did you plan to spend few days in Emilia Romagna during the month of February?
What to do in Bologna and outskirts during this month?
Beautiful ballets and musicals at theatre, among them “Romeo and Juliet” on 25th February at 9 p.m. Teatro delle Celebrazioni Bologna.
Anzola dell'Emilia (BO)
An ancient village typical of Emilia
from Dec 17, 2011 to Dec 31, 2017
HUGO PRATT E CORTO MALTESE
from Nov 04, 2016 to Mar 19, 2017
LA COLLEZIONE GELMAN: ARTE MESSICANA DEL XX SECOLO
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, María Izquierdo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Ángel Zárrag
from Nov 19, 2016 to Mar 26, 2017
from Nov 25, 2016 to May 07, 2017
ALGARDI, BERNINI, VELÁZQUEZ: TRE RITRATTI A CONFRONTO
from Nov 27, 2016 to May 28, 2017
JONAS BURGERT. LOTSUCHT / SCANDAGLIODIPENDENZA
from Jan 26, 2017 to Apr 17, 2017
CARNIVAL AND FESTIVALS:
Do you love Carnival? February is the right period to come to Bologna and the most famous one in the area is the Carnival of Cento that is connected with the one of Rio De Janeiro, Brasil.
For the second year, on Sunday afternoon during days of 12th-19th-23rd February, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati cars and motorbikes will open the parades.
Moreover in Ferrara from 24th to 27th February the Renaissance Carnival will take place with music, banquets and entertainment.
Other carnival more suitable for children:
Pieve di Cento (BO)
CARNEVALE DI PIEVE DI CENTO
42nd edition of the historical Carnival
Feb 05, 2017, Feb 12, 2017 and Feb 19, 2017
San Matteo della Decima di San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)
CARNEVALE STORICO DI DECIMA
A 129-year old historical Carnival
Feb 19, 2017 and Feb 26, 2017
San Pietro in Casale (BO)
CARNEVALE DI SAN PIETRO IN CASALE
A 136 year old historical carnival
Feb 19, 2017, Feb. 26, 2017 and Feb. 27, 2017
CARNEVALE DI SAN GIOVANNI IN PERSICETO
ANY PLAN FOR VALENTINE'S DAY?
On Valentine’s evening you could take your girlfriend or wife out for a fantastic dinner by candlelight on the hills outside Bologna or in an elegant restaurant downtown.
Don’t you like “posh” restaurants and do you want to surprise and leaving your partner speechless? A relaxing day at Thermal baths of Porretta, Rimini, Abano or Salsomaggiore is the right solution!
And before dinner? What can you do? If you love chocolate come to Ferrara - Piazza Castello - from 10th to 14th Febraury. Artists of Chocolate will show some of their best works.
WHICH ARE THE TYPICAL SWEETS OF EMILIA ROMAGNA DURING CARNIVAL PERIOD?:
The period of carnival is a time in which we can eat as much as we can before the forty days of fasting and penitence of the Lent period. For this reason, during carnival there are many sweets, especially fried in lard (today oil is used) which are particularly flavorful.
Among the most common recipes in the area of Bologna we can taste the delicious “Sfrappole” (fried dough), or “frappe”, made with flour and eggs and sprinkled with powdered sugar, which can be eaten in most places and are quite easy to make at home.
Among classic carnival desserts also “Castagnole” can be found.
They are a typical dish of Romagna but my mother-in-law use to make them every year even if she leaves in Modena.
I can assure you that they are really delicious!
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