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 – ‘Boldini e la Moda’ Exhibition

16th February – 2nd June 2019

Open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., including Easter Sunday & Monday, 25th April, 1st May and 2nd June.
Late night opening times until 10.30 p.m.
8th March, 21st April, 31st May, 1 & 2nd June
On 18th May until midnight.

Admission: Adults 13 euro, children aged 6-18 11 euro, free for children under 6, discount family tickets available.

Ferrara Film Festival

23rd – 31st March
Apollo Cinepark (Piazza Carbone, 35)
Palazzo della Racchetta – exhibitions, debates and presentations
www.ferrarafilmfestival.com

Did you know that Ferrara is the birthplace of some of Italy’s most important film directors and actors, and that it has played an important role in the history of cinematography? The actor and film director Maximilian Law, who has organized this event, has chosen 24 international and national film premieres to be shown during this Film Festival at the Apollo Cinepark. Film-themed exhibitions, debates and press conferences are being held at the Palazzo della Racchetta, as well as down Via Carlo Mayr which will become the ‘cinema avenue’. The actual ‘Golden Dragon Awards’ ceremony for the Ferrara Film Festival will be held at the Sala Estense in Piazza Municipale on Sunday 31st March at 6 p.m. Admission is free but obviously there will be a limited number of seats, so get there early. Films are shown in their original language with Italian subtitles. The main films are followed by a second shorter film.

For details about the programme visit:
https://www.ferrarafilmfestival.com/filmprogram.html

Foto di Valli e Nebbie“Lagoons and Mist” – Historical Car Rally

29th, 30th & 31st March 2019
Piazza Castello
This is an international car rally which stops over in Ferrara’s historical city centre. It has some of the most important and well-known automobile manufacturers taking part and it is a great opportunity for car-lovers to admire these vintage cars.

Salone Nazionale delle sagreMisen – Food Fair Show – Il Salone Nazionale delle Sagre

30th & 31st March 2019
Ferrara Fiere e Congressi zone
Via della Fiera 11
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
This is an enormous food and wine festival with stands from all over Italy for you to visit and taste the specialties. Once you have paid your entrance fee you are entitled to taste as much as you want at the tasting stands, which are open from 12 – 2 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. (5.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. on Sunday) There is lots of information about Italian food, healthy eating, cookery demonstrations, hobbies and crafts, music and dancing.

Download cheaper tickets on-line by visiting: www.salonedellesagre.it

Entrance: Adults 14 euro, reduced 12 euro, children aged 10 and under are free.

Concert Season

Teatro Comunale
Corso Martiri della Libertà, 5

Tuesday 5th march at 8.30 p.m.
Emanuel Ax, piano
Music by Brahms, Benjamin, Schumann, Ravel, Chopin

Ticket office on Corso Martiri della Libertà, 5 or email: biglietteria.teatro@comune.fe.it

Concerts in the Theatre’s Foyer – ‘Ridotto del Teatro Comunale’
Corso Martiri della Libertà, 5
This is a lovely opportunity for people to enjoy short concerts in an elegant but cosy setting. The concerts are often free or have a reduced price, hence the name ‘Ridotto’.

Programme:

1st March at 5 p.m.
Classic/Neoclassic – From Alceste to Norma: Italian and European melodrama.
Free entrance

4th March at 5 p.m.
Ferrara Piano Festival – Music by Bach, C, Debussy and Ravel
Tickets: 5 euro & 3 euro

8th March at 5 p.m.
Music and Culture in the 1950s Ferrara
Free entrance

12th March at 11 a.m.
Musicisti come Amici, 2nd Edition
Tickets: 5 euro & 3 euro

13th March at 4 p.m.
Società Dante Alghieri – Les Fetes Galantes in concert
Music by Back, Vivaldi, Telemann
Free entrance

15th March at 5 p.m.
Classic/Neoclassic – From Alceste to Norma: Italian and European melodrama.
Free entrance

18th March at 5 p.m.
Intergrale Schubert
Tickets: 5 euro & 3 euro

19th March at 11 a.m.
Musicisti come Amici, 2nd Edition
Tickets: 5 euro & 3 euro

22nd March at 11 a.m.
Classic/Neoclassic – From Alceste to Norma: Italian and European melodrama.
Free entrance

25th March at 5 p.m.
Grandi Romantici – Schubert, Listz, Chopin
Free entrance

31st March at 9 p.m.
La Suite Goyescas di Granados
Free entrance

Opera Season
Teatro Comunale
Corso Martiri della Libertà, 5

21st March at 8 p.m.
Georg Haendal – Acis and Galathea
The ticket office is next to the theatre or go on-line to www.teatrocomunaleferrara.it