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Cervia Garden City

Cervia Garden City

52nd edition for Europe's largest open-air floral art exhibition


52nd edition Cervia Garden City

from May to September

May sees the return of the floral displays in the roundabouts, gardens and green spaces of Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella and Tagliata.

The event is possible thanks to the participation and collaboration of the increasingly numerous Italian and European Delegations from different countries and regions.

Architects and Masters of Green, together with their teams of expert gardeners, put on a veritable open-air exhibition.

The gardens with their colours and numerous installations, an expression of art and culture, can be admired throughout the summer until September.


In Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella e Tagliata.

Cervia  Garden City, Roundabout Primo Maggio

Cervia Città Giardino, Rotonda Pertini

Cervia Garden City, gardeners at work

Cervia Garden City, Roma garden - Ph. Gianni Castellani

While waiting for the detailed 2024 programme

you can see below what happened in the 2023 edition


Due to the weather emergency, the events scheduled for 27th, 28th and 30th May are postponed from 2nd to 4th and 15th June

Sustainable Gardens: Climate Peace Future

This is the theme of the 2023 event for about fifty works en plein air on display in various parts of the city of Cervia.

Sculptures, expressions, compositions, figures, abstractions that give life to gardens in which to walk, marvel and be moved by hundreds of thousands of plants and flowers.
Gardens inspired by the climate emergency, peace and the future to continue offering a high "Green" product, sustainable, cultural and social at the same time.
Guests (Italian and foreign cities, organisations, associations and companies) will be invited to design a garden using shrubs, perennials and annuals that are more resistant to drought and replacing grass with other elements that require less water and maintenance and preferring the inclusion of infrastructural elements of natural origin or made from recycled materials.

A group of young designers graduated from the University of Pisa will be involved. They will create a green area in Tagliata di Cervia without an irrigation system using dry garden techniques.

In addition, between May and September, numerous collateral initiatives will be organised, involving a series of players operating in the environmental, wellness, culture and sports sectors, capable of intriguing and attracting everyone, from children to adults, to rediscover and discover a new relationship with nature and natural beauty, in a logic of sustainable enjoyment.

Cervia Città Giardino - MiMa in fiore, locandina 2023


From Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June

Milano Marittima
Rotonda 1° Maggio and Viale Gramsci

Mi.Ma in Fiore

Friday 2nd June, from 2.30 to 10.00 p.m.
Saturday 3rd June, from 8.30 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Sunday 4yh June, from 8.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

First edition of the quality market that will dress the Garden City with plants and flowers, greenery and unique colourful installations

From Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June

Milano Marittima
I Traversa - from 7.30 p.m. to midnight

Vialetto degli Artisti in Fiore

Homage to Cervia Garden City: 'Vialetto degli artisti in bloom - fashion, art, crafts, design'.

Friday 2nd June

Milano Marittima
Rotonda 1° Maggio - 9.00 p.m.

Gene Gnocchi

The comedian "interprets" the city of flowers with a show entirely dedicated to Cervia Garden City


Cervia Città Giardino, locandina inaugurazioneGuest of honour Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi

Thursday 15th June

Viale Roma, Rotonda della Pace
4.30 p.m.

The cardinal will be guest of honour, in connection, at the ceremony organised to bring together and thank all the Italian and foreign cities taking part in the event.
Once again this year the theme will be peace among peoples and the repudiation of war.
The participation of Cardinal Zuppi will be a notable added value to launch this message, especially towards the Ukrainian people.
The Ukrainian city of Ternopil will also be present at the Cervia Garden City event, representing the entire nation.

Cervia Città Giardino, cardinale Zuppi e sindaco Medri


Europe's largest open-air floral art exhibition

from May to September

Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata

Exhibition of floral arrangements made during the month of May by more than 60 cities and institutions participating, distributed in various points of Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella and Tagliata.

"Cervia takes you to the sea along its many gardens reminding of towns and cities far away”, so Tonino Guerra masterfully summed up the significance of the event.

The largest open-air floral art exhibition in Europe will continue this year to make Cervia a flowery and unique city for its beauty, hospitality and care for greenery.

29th June, 20th July, 10th August, 9th September

Meditative walks in the pine forest

29th June and 10th August - Pineta di Tagliata, entrance from Via Sicilia
20th July and 7th September - Pineta di Pinarella, entrance from Via Emilia
from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

The Meditative Walks are free of charge and suitable for anyone wishing to return to the calmness of the heart, the stillness of the mind and their own essence, which is our true nature.
Led by Maria Teresa Tartaglia, in collaboration with Ecomuseo del Sale e del Mare di Cervia.

4th, 11th, 18th and 25th July, 3rd and 8th August

Reading cycle "Stories in the garden"

Cervia - Cervia Library "Maria Goia" - Circonv. E. Sacchetti 111
5.00 p.m.

  • Tuesday 4th July Art that fun
  • Tuesday 11th July Our home is the world
  • Tuesday 18th July What monsters those monsters
  • Tuesday 25th July Mia's biscuits

Readings by the library. Followed by creative workshop

Readings and creative workshop organised by Paola Pappacena

Cervia - Alessandrini School Garden, entrance from the Library

  • Thursday 3 August and Tuesday 8 August Leo's Web

In the event of bad weather they will be held inside. Free activities. Reservation recommended.
Information and reservations: 0544-979384 -

5th September 

Pinarella - Tagliata pinewood, access points: Via Venezia Giulia, Via Mezzanotte and Via Salentino - 3.30 p.m.

Treasure hunt at the Slow Park

A funny afternoon looking for tracks and clues throughout Pinarella and Tagliata pinewood. Free registration is also available on 5th September at 3.00 p.m. at the Park's three access points: Via Venezia Giulia, Via Mezzanotte e Via Salentino.
Evento gratuito. Info: + 39 320 2213954


Cervia Garden City, Roma garden - Ph. Gianni Castellani


Cervia Città Giardino is the largest open-air floral art exhibition in Europe, a reference point for architects and green technicians from all over Europe.

Born from an idea of Germano Todoli and carried out by his son Riccardo, the exhibition, that started in the early 1970s, has taken on an international character.

In recent years, over 60 teams of gardeners came to Cervia, representing Italian and foreign cities, companies, organizations, schools and associations, to decorate the most beautiful spaces in the area for the tourist season.

The work of this international team has given life to an open-air floral art exhibition, accessible at any time of the day from May to September, until the next spring, when the look of the floral city is adjusted again. This is an exhibition that spreads over public areas throughout the Cervia area.

Over the years, technicians, experts and master gardeners from Italy, Europe and the world have transformed flower beds and gardens into real works of art, experimenting with unique techniques and floral innovations, creating an opportunity for comparison and exchange of creativity, methods of intervention and innovations in the management of public and private green areas.

Throughout the summer, over 350,000 flowers and plants, thousands of square meters of turf, sculptures, exciting expressions and compositions, figures and geometries, original gardens and incredible floral arrangements, carefully cared for by the Green Service of the Municipality of Cervia can be admired while walking around the city.

The soul of 'Cervia Città Giardino' has always been to send a message of joy and hope with flowers. Flowers are synonymous with peace and friendship between peoples, and all this has been possible thanks to the many cities, associations and green companies that have shown us affection and friendship, giving us plants and flowers to keep alive the tradition of the ‘Maggio in Fiore’ (May in Bloom), showing that our city continues to look ahead, with an explosion of colors that flourish after the darkness of the storm and that represent a bridge that unites us as a symbol of hope and rebirth.


Comune di Cervia - Servizio Verde


from May to September 2024


Cervia, Milano Marittima, Pinarella, Tagliata


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