March 2019

Carnival Time! For more detailed information about Carnivals, please see our previous newsletter or visit our webpage. Here are some reminders of Carnival dates: Ferrara’s Este Carnival 2nd & 3rd March Cento’s Carnival 3rd & 10th March Comacchio’s Carnival 3rd March Ravalle’s Carnival 24th February & 3rd March at 2.30 p.m. Palazzo dei Diamanti –… Read more March 2019

February 2019

‘Art & Ciocc’ – Chocolate Fair 14th – 17th February Piazza Trento Trieste A food fair with every type of chocolate, in every shape and form imaginable! We highly recommend the hot chocolate! More informations. ‘LIBERAMENTE’ – Hobby & Craft Fair 23rd & 24th February, 9 am – 7 pm Via della Fiera, 11 (behind… Read more February 2019

January 2019

The Arrival of Befana This is a traditional Italian celebration for children. An ugly, but kind old woman called ‘Befana’ visits each child on the 5th January during the night. If the child has been good, she leaves a stocking (sock) full of sweets, which the children open on 6th January when they wake up.… Read more January 2019

December 2018

Father Christmas’s Village Piazza Municipale Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (except for 25th & 31st December) 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. These events are free. Set Programme: Saturday 1st December Father Christmas and his elves will help children write their letters. At 4 p.m. there will be a flag-waving performance by children. Sunday 2nd December Arts… Read more December 2018

Christmas in Ferrara

Christmas in Ferrara Ferrara’s Christmas Market 17th November – 6th January 2019 Piazza Trento Trieste Switching on the Christmas Lights Saturday 17th November Piazza Trento e Trieste, from 5 p.m. onwards ‘Le Voci Sole’ choir will initiate Christmas celebrations before the official opening ceremony of the Christmas Village and the Christmas lights are switched on.… Read more Christmas in Ferrara

November 2018 last minute

November is a month of magic and autumn flavours in Ferrara. People celebrate ‘San Martino’ and the air is filled with the scent of roasting chestnuts sold on street corners. There is also Ferrara’s magic festival which presents, for the first time this year, ‘Street Magic’. Magicians will perform tricks in the city centre for… Read more November 2018 last minute

November 2018

Apprendisti Scienziati – Young Scientists Natural History Museum Via De Pisis, 24 – Ferrara GiOCAclima Sunday 11th November, 3:30 pm (For children aged 7+) A workshop about climatic change and what we can do to help. Speciale mostra “Nanomondo” – “The world under a microscope” Saturday 24th November at 3:30 pm (For children aged 5… Read more November 2018

Halloween events 2018

Halloween at Palazzina Marfisa 28th October, at 4 p.m. Palazzina Marfisa, Corso Giovecca, 140 This event costs 8 euro for children and 2 euro for adults who must accompany them. Children will learn about the origins of Halloween and why we celebrate it today. They will then decorate their very own ‘Trick or Treat’ bag… Read more Halloween events 2018

September 2018

Summer Festival for Children: ‘Estate Bambini, Festabè & Notte Bianca dei Bambini’ 3rd – 9th September “Notte Bianca dei Bambini”  1st September 5 p.m. – Midnight This summer party opens on 1st September with lots of workshops, music and entertainment taking place around the historical city centre. On this day all the activities and… Read more September 2018

August 2018

Buskers Festival 18th & 19th August and 21st – 26th August 6 p.m. – midnight Sunday 19th & 26th August 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. If you have not already been this is a festival not to be missed! Over a thousand musicians and street artists from over thirty five nations are invited to Ferrara… Read more August 2018