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Top events 2018

Top events 2018

Anteprima eventi 2018, Rotta del Sale, foto Angela Raggi

CERVIA WEDDING SHOW

5th edition
16th/18th February, Salt Warehouse, Cervia
A show devoted to wedding and preparations for marriage in all its most romantic and exciting aspects.

CERVIA HOSPITALITY

6th edition
22nd/25th February, Salt Warehouse, Cervia
The reception and hospitality salon returns to Cervia for its sixth edition with the aim of offering operators a range of products, news, suggestions and opportunities to capture

M’ILLUMINO DI MENO

23rd February
Back to the Energy Saving and Sustainable Life Styles Festival.
Cervia adheres to the symbolic initiative launched in 2005 by Caterpillar's Rai Radio2 transmission. Turn off the lights and light up the sharing energy!

SAINT JOSEPH’S FAIR

20th Cuttlefish Fair
13th/18th March, Pinarella’s Shopping Mall
Traditional feast dedicated to the cuttlefish. Entertainment spaces, shows belonging to the folklore of Romagna, music events, flower market stalls and traditional markets will all crown tempting gourmet stalls offering typical fish dishes.

RIDING ALONG THE SEA

Spring editon

24th/25th March, Fantini Club, Lungomare Deledda, Cervia
A week end dedicated to the equestrian world with educational teams and baptism of the saddle for the little ones. Horseback riding on the beach for beginners and for experienced excursions between sea, valleys and pinewood.

THE WALK OF ARTISTS

31st March / 9th September, I ^ Traversa, Milano Marittima
Exhibition of contemporary art projects, photography, artisanship, fashion and design.

MODULO FEST PREVIEW

1st April, Salt warehouse Darsena – From 7 p.m.
Presentation of the program of the fourth edition of the festival "Modulo Fest" which will take place from 15 to 17 June 2018. During the presentation live audio visual performances of international artists.

ARTEVENTO 2018, 38th INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL

20th April/1st May – Beach of Pinarella
Ever since 1981 kites from all over the world have been gathering here and flying over the beach for the International Kite Flying Festival, which matches creativity and fantasy.
Stalls and workshops will all deal with kites. This festival will be further enriched by wind energy works, concerts and nigh-time flying, which will add magic to this wonderful event suspended between the sky and the sea. "Wind artists" from all over the world will be present.

THE SALT ECOMARATHON

22nd April , Cervia - Milano Marittima
A marathon running against the natural typical landscapes surrounding Cervia: beaches, pinewoods and saltpans.

“LUIGI LEGNANI” INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL

23rd edition
5th , 12th, 19 th , 26th May - City Theatre, Cervia
This international classic guitar festival will come this year to its 23rd edition. During the whole set of events great protagonists from all over the world will come on stage and give life to a sort of showcase of young talents and world-wide known guitarists.

GRANFONDO VIA DEL SALE

22nd edition
6th May , Lungomare Deledda

The "Salt Route", or better a bike ride fully dedicated to the city – visit www.granfondoselleitalia.org

574th SEA WEDDING

12th/13th May – Cervia historic centre and canal
This is a really fascinating rendezvous, somewhat suspended between reality and legend. The “Marriage of the Sea” will come this year to its 574th edition.
In 1445 Cervia’s Bishop, Pietro Barbo, made a vow when caught in a terrible storm at sea. This vow has been kept ever since. That is why this traditional ceremony, taking place on Ascension Day, has come to these days. 
In 1986,Pope John Paul II celebrated this peculiar marriage when he was special guest of this traditional event. The sea is at the same time both protagonist and background of the whole ceremony. The sea is urged to gather in its brotherly hugall the ethnic groups who live by it. With a bit of local pride though,it is also urged to propitiate a good season to Cervia and its inhabitants. Baden will be this year’s guest city.
A gathering of historical lugsail boats will take place on 11th and 12th May. Then on 13th, the Cursa di Batel, a boat competition named after Paolo Puzzarini, will close the rendezvous.

MILLE MIGLIA 

16th/17th May, Cervia-Milano Marittima
Cervia will be part of the historic Mille Miglia, the legendary car race that has become a symbol of Italian excellence in the world. The hundreds of historic cars will start on May 16th from Brescia, to arrive in Cervia-Milano Marittima, from where they will leave the next day to reach Rome and then Brescia again, on May 19th, after traveling a thousand miles.

C’E’ SPORT, CERVIA SPORTCITY

18th/20th May – Salt warehouse area, Via N. Sauro
Days full of sport, entertainment, water sports and much more

TRIATHLON CERVIA SPORTUR

3rd edition
20th May, Lungomare Deledda
For lovers of this hard discipline, a competition with paths between the natural beauty of the resort.

BORGOMARINA ROMAGNA SHOWCASE

18th May/9th September - on Thursday evenings 
Cervia, Via Nazario Sauro – 5.00 pm to 01.00 am
In the course of the whole summer, this typical fishermen's quarter will offer chances for taking pleasant strolls and discovering local flavours and traditions. Each week, gastronomy and craftwork products will “explain” Romagna’s culture and laboriousness. Every corner, from the ancient lighthouse to the modern bascule bridge, will alternatively display wines and food products and craftwork artistic creations, local products tasting spots and traditional menus created by the quarter’s restaurants.

CERVIA GARDEN CITY

46th May in bloom
26th May/ End of September – Green areas and historical centre in the various resorts
26th/27th May – Greenery Market, Cervia
This is the most important flowerbed exhibition in Italy. Thousand plants and flowers give life to an open-air exhibition made of flowerbeds and gardens made by green architects from all over the world. Theme for 2017: Europe. The official opening of the gardens is enhanced by a trade show on 26th and 27th May dedicated to gardening enthusiasts and herbals. The market, open from morning until 11 p.m. in the historic centre offers plants, flowers, natural products, pots, outdoor furniture. Moreover Bonsai Exhibition and Extemporaneous Art.

CERVIA-BY-CANDLELIGHT

5th June/ 11th September – on Tuesdays, from 6.00 pm to Midnight
Cervia historical centre and Borgo Marina

EVENTS IN PINARELLA

End of May/1st week of September
Various events organized by the Proloco of Pinarella: Monday night starts with puppet shows, Tuesday morning departs at 6.30 am for Nordic Walking between sea and pinewood, Thursday Artistic Craft Market; On Friday night, in the square of Pinarella's Shopping Centre, entertainment shows, music and magic are scheduled, while Sunday's suggestive “Sunrise concerts” will be offered from 6.00 am.

7th CERVIA’S MUSSELS FESTIVAL

31st May/3rd June – Cervia, Borgo Marina and City Centre
Mussels Festival celebrates the mussels cultivated at sea off Cervia. Five-days fully dedicated to tasting, with mussel-based dishes to satisfy everybody’s wishes. These will be offered at the stalls of the co-operative dealing with mussel cultivation, and at the various restaurants of Borgo Marina – all of them proposing mussel-based menus. This special edition of Borgomarina, Romagna Showcase will enliven this fishermen’s quarter.

RUNNING IN MILANO MARITTIMA

7th edition
10th June – Cervia and Milano Marittima
Unconventional running competition open to both athletes and amateurs. They will run through this resort’s extremely charming spots. The blue colour of the sea, the sand’s golden one, the intense green of the pinewood and the pastel colours of Milano Marittima’s streets will give form to this competition background.

ECOLOGICAL WALKS IN THE PINEWOOD

Milano Marittima Pinewood
At 5.30 pm: 11th and 25th June; 9th and 23rd July; 6th and 20th August and 3rd September

CERVIA OVERVIEW

Cervia, San Michele Tower 
Guided tour on the 5th floor of the San Michele Tower. € 5; children under 10 years free.
Reservation Cervia Turismo 0544 974400

GUIDED TOURS TO CAMILLONE SALTPAN

15th June to 15th September – on Thursdays and Sundays

SALTWORKER FOR A DAY

15th June to 30th August - on Tuesdays
Cervia, MUSA, Salina Camillone
The initiatives of MUSA, the salt museum, will start on 15th June with free guided tours to Camillone saltpan. This is the sole small saltpan left which is still worked using craft methods on the several plots. The saltpan is an integral part of the Museum (on Thursdays and Sundays). Also from mid-June, you can experience the thrill of becoming Saltworkers for a Day (on Tuesdays) and extract salt together with “real” saltworkers. Workshop-visits will be under the guide of expert saltworkers.

SALTPAN UNDER A STARRY SKY

15th June to 7th September, on Fridays at 9.00 pm.
Cervia Saltpan visitor’s Centre, via Bova, 61
Night-time visits to the saltpan will allow plenty of emotions. After leaving the Visitors’ Centre (Centro Visite) at 9.00 pm, visitors will reach the saltpan central area on board a green-powered motor boat. Nights fully dedicated to the observation of stars will thus have a start. The starry sky always offers fascinating night shows, each time guaranteeing plenty of emotions. A fine astrophysics expert will lead visitors to the discovery of this fantastic world. Booking required.

ROMAGNA FESTIVAL

6th edition
19th/24th June, Cervia, different venues
Romagna and its territory, its art, its music, its dancing, its history, its culture and … plenty of entertainment!
The main theme for the sixth edition of the Festival will be "the Romagna’s worth". The Festival becomes the "showcase of Romagna": cuisine, music, dancing, workshops, crafts, dance classes, expo of creativity and artistic Romagna. For information and contacts: segreteria@fedasrl.it; www.festivaldellaromagna.

ARTS FESTIVAL

22nd/24th June, Piazzale dei Salinari, Cervia
A great social event gathering art masters over a full weekend in the name of creativity. From painting to poetry and music, this will be a meeting point for artists at work, which fascinates people of all ages. Workshops will be dedicated to children, to spur and cultivate their artistic inclinations and have fun at the same time.

SKY-BLUE NIGHT

23rd June - Cervia’s Spa Centre
Cervia’s Spa Centre in Via Forlanini will offer interesting initiatives granting psychophysical well-being. See www.lanotteceleste.it

LIBERTY MILANO MARITTIMA

Meeting point: fountain at Rotonda 1° Maggio 
A stroll in the liberty centre of Milano Marittima following the footsteps of its founder, Giuseppe Palanti. € 5; free for children up to 10 years. Reservation Cervia Turismo 0544 974400.

THEME GUIDED TOURS IN THE HISTORICAL CENTRE

Meeting point: San Michele Tower Cervia
These theme guided tours will illustrate the city past and characteristics. € 5; childrens under 10 years free. Reservation Cervia Turismo 0544 974400

PINK NIGHT

6th/8th July - Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata
“Pink Night”on the Romagna Riviera! This meeting has already become a must and has come to be loved and considered as the new summer’s day of the Romagna Coast. For the year 2018, its “pink agenda” will offer plenty of events.
Dinners, parties, music, entertainment and much more at all of the bathing establishments.

28th VIP MASTER TENNIS

13th/14th July, Milano Marittima’s Tennis Club
VIPs take part in a big Tournament and play exceptional challengeson the Tennis Club clay courts. Many of them are well known journalists. Prince Albert of Monaco, Valeria Marini, Piero Chiambretti, Masimo Giletti, Claudio Ancelotti, Manuela Arcuri, Claudio Bisio, Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta, MP Pier Ferdinando Casini, Michele Placido, Morgan, Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Paolo Bonolis, Nina Moric, Nicola Pietrangeli, Vittorio Sgarbi and Edoardo Raspelli were but a few of the many famous people who took part in the Master previous editions.

PHILOSOPHY UNDER THE STARS

13th, 28th/31st July Cervia, different venues
Meetings and events with important figures in the philosophical field, in places of great appeal.

CERVIA, BOOKS ON THE BEACH – MEETING BOOK AUTHORS 

26th edition
18thJuly to 14th August – different places around the town
Reading under sunshades is as pleasant as bathing in the sun or in the sea.
Tourists visiting Cervia may happen to meet face to face with the latest-season best seller’s authors on the beach or in other spots around the city. They may even have a chat with them and have a chance to buy the books object of presentation.

BEACH TENNIS ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

27th/29thJuly – Delfino Beach Establishment, Pinarella
Championship open to amateur athletes with a lot of passion for beach sports.

BTWC BEACH TENNIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 

30th July/4th August – Delfino Beach Establishment, Pinarella beach
An enthralling contest among the greatest Beach Tennis champions.

ANTIQUES EXHIBITION MARKET IN MILANO MARITTIMA

3rd/5th August – Rotonda 1° Maggio and Viale Gramsci
This fourth edition of the Antiques Exhibition Market is organised by “L’Antico and Le Palme”. Stalls in Milano Marittima’s city centre will display rare and valuable objects of art: furniture, silver, jewels, paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and any other object of art, including carpets, textiles and laces and pottery and other artistic manufactured products.

SAINT LAWRENCE

10th August Cervia different venues
Charm, magic and mystery will characterise the celebrations of Saint Lawrence. This special day will end up in a firework cascade on Cervia’s public beach. The whole celebrations are characterised by magic and romantic moments in various spots around the city, including the beach. The city band and the traditional bingo in the main square should not be missed in the afternoon.

IL SARCHIAPONE 27th Ed.

11th August, Cervia, Piazza Garibaldi
Up-and-coming young comedians will challenge in a contest dedicated to Walter Chiari
Many among the comedians who performed on Cervia’s stage then reached success: the genial Enrico Bertolino and Max Pisu, who then became famous on TV with “Mai dire Goal”.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MILANO MARITTIMA

14th August, Milano Marittima Centre
A very special birthday party to celebrate the city's 106th year since its foundation.

CERVIA, BOOKS ON THE BEACH – MID-AUGUST DAY WITH BOOK AUTHORS

26th edition
15th August – Cervia’s Beach
On15th August, at 10.30 am, appointment on the beach in front of Cervia’s Grand Hotel. At 11 am Best-sellers authors, journalists and showbiz people will disembark from historical sailing boats to take part in the Mid-August Day Chat Show. www.cerviamailibro.it

MID-AUGUST DAY ON THE BEACH
15th August, on the beach
Cervia's bathing establishments will offer dinners and barefoot parties on the beach lasting until dawn.

A WEEK AS SWEET AS HONEY 

32nd edition
17th/18th and 24th/25th August – Cervia City Centre
Two weekends with events fully dedicated to honey and to the world of bees. Many gourmet initiatives, markets, performances and tasting sessions will be dedicated to the sweetest among the local products. All over the week, cafés and other public places will offer honey-based breakfasts and meals.

SALT FLAVOUR

22nd edition
6th/9th September, Cervia Salt Warehouses area
These days will be especially dedicated to the “white gold” with meetings, cultural events, exhibitions, markets and shows.
These days, as it also happened in the past, the ancient tradition of salt delivery to sheds will be revived once again, charging salt on board a “burchiella”, a typical boat used in saltpans, which was tugged along the canal harbour banks from the saltpans to the salt warehouses. These days, salt is no more stocked for subsequent distribution, but given away as a gift wishing good luck and prosperity to those taking part in the event. Many are the local products for sale in the many market and gastronomic stalls. Conferences, a special postal cancellation and guided visits, all dedicated to salt, will crown Cervia’s “white gold” in this weekend.

PRODUCTS AND FLAVOURS FROM EUROPE

15th edition
14th/16th September , Piazza A. Costa, Cervia
Over a long weekend, shopping will turn international in Cervia’s city centre, thus offering chances to come to know other Countries of Europe, their cultures and habits. Over 100 street vendors coming from all over Europe and from other Italian Regions will meet in Cervia and offer local handicraft and gastronomy products typical of the areas where they come from.

IRONMAN ITALY EMILIA-ROMAGNA

2nd edition
20th/23rd September 
For the joy of sport lovers, on September 22, Cervia will be back to the Italian stage of the most extreme and coveted triathlon, characterized by a combination of three disciplines: swimming (3.8 km), cycling (180 km) and running (42.195 km) ). On September 20th, the Night Run will take center stage (10 km) and on September 23 IRONMAN 5150.

14th MOTORS BEACH SHOW

29th/30th September - Fantini Club, Lungomare Deledda, Cervia
A great time for shows for the public, and an enthralling experience for Bikers and those simply fond of motorbikes. Excursions to the city most typical sites, music, show and entertainment events.

SPORTS FESTIVAL

29th/30th September, Centro Sportivo Liberazione, Cervia
Two days full of events, music, shows, meetings, debates in the name of sports culture, team spirit, good practices and a healthy way of life.

A SPASS PAR ZIRIA – WALKING AT LEISURE IN CERVIA

October to April – Cervia City Centre
Entertainment events, markets and wine and food products each last Sunday in the month.

RIDING ALONG THE SEA

14th edition
6th/7th October, Fantini Club, Lungomare Deledda, Cervia
A horse fair held on the beach and fully dedicated to horse lovers and to simple passers-by. Participants will ride in very beautiful environments: along the seashore, in the luxuriant pinewood and in the saltpans natural milieu. Again, Horse Agility exhibitions and further peculiar shows. For the youngest, “First Time on Saddle”.

HALLOWEEN

31st October, Piazza Garibaldi, City Centre, Cervia
A big horror party with witches, zombies and countless theme surprises

CERVIA CHRISTMAS EMOTIONS

A warm atmosphere of lights and colours wraps the Christmas Village of Cervia with the ice-skating rink, the houses of flavours and craft traditions, the great decorated Christmas tree of Piazza Garibaldi. Absolute novelties combine with tradition of the various and original nativity scenes, as the unique of salt at MUSA museum, to the animated Nativities. A natural size salt nativity on the water and an exhibition of sand sculptures renew the tradition in a unique and spectacular way.
Exhibitions, events and shows complete the offer for a unique Christmas

MIMA ON ICE

Milano Marittima dresses up for a special Christmas to be experienced between fashionable clubs, gourmet houses, artists’ trees, events and entertainments for children and grown ups. The largest ice ring of Europe offers unique shows and encloses an original artistic Nativity. To go shopping or have an aperitif under the twinkling Christmas lights are accompanied by pleasant music and in the evening meetings and pleasant surprises in famous and trendy places.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Great New Year's Eve party in Cervia and Milano Marittima, with fireworks, music, light show and various animations.

Programmes and dates may be subject to variation

 

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