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Top events 2017

Top events 2017

SAINT JOSEPH’S FAIR
20th Cuttlefish Fair
15th to 19th – Pinarella’s Shopping Mall
Traditional feast opening the cuttlefish season. 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.

GRANFONDO VIA DEL SALE 21th Ed.
1st - 2nd April, Cervia Lungomare G. Deledda
The "Salt Route", or better a bike ride fully dedicated to the city 

37th INTERNATIONAL KITE-FLYING FESTIVAL
21st April to 1st May – Pinarella’s Beach
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.

CERVIA GARDEN CITY
45th May Flowers
May/September – Green areas and historical centre in the various resorts
6th and 7th – 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 6th and 7th 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 on 13th and 14th May Bonsai Exhibition and Extemporaneous Art.

573rd MARRIAGE OF THE SEA
25th and 28th – 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 573rd 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 27th and 28th May. Then on 28th, the Cursa di Batel, a boat competition named after Paolo Puzzarini, will close the rendezvous.

SALT ROUTE
25th - City centre
Magic farewell show dedicated to the historical boats leaving for the ancient salt trade route to Venice. Saltworkers will charge the precious “white gold” on the boats of the fleet “Mariegola delle Romagne”. These will then sail along the ancient salt routes. The event will also be an occasion to recollect ancient ties with the Serenissima Republic of Venice.

PHILOSOPHY UNDER THE STARS
17th to 23rd – Cervia, different venues
It boasts important names belonging to the world of philosophy and has them as guests against very charming backgrounds. 

BTWC Beach Tennis World Championship
31st July to 6th August – Delfino Bathing Establishment, Pinarella beach
An enthralling contest among the greatest Beach Tennis champions.

ANTIQUES EXHIBITION MARKET IN MILANO MARITTIMA
4th to 6th – Rotonda 1° Maggio and Viale Gramsci
This third 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 – 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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MILANO MARITTIMA!
14th – Milano Marittima Centre
A very special birthday party to celebrate the city's 105thyear since its foundation.

CERVIA, BOOKS ON THE BEACH – MID-AUGUST DAY WITH BOOK AUTHORS
25thEdition
15th August – Cervia’s Beach
On 15th 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.

SALT FLAVOUR 21st Ed.
7th, 8th, 9thand 10th – 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, 14th Edition
15th, 16th and 17th , Cervia Piazza A. Costa
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.

IRON MAN
23rd and 24th Cervia various places
The Italian leg of the most popular sports brand by number of participants, the triathlon of "long distance", arrives in Cervia.  
It is characterized by all three disciplines, swimming (3.8 km), cycling (180 km) and race (42.195 kilometers).

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.

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