June 2018

Un Fiume di Musica

May 4th – 27th July
Via Darsena 57, Palazzo Savonuzzi
Every Thursday night,  from 7 p.m. onwards, enjoy free concerts organized by the music local school

Concert Programme
8th June – Viviana Corrieri Quartet (Pop fusion)
15th June – Quelli che… (Singer, guitar, drums, bass & keyboard)
22nd June – Tudantran (Afromediterraneo)
29th June – Rossella Graziani Quintet (Soul, Blues, Fusion)

Other events organized by the music school

Friday 23rd June
5 p.m. – Gypsy Guitar: a workshop about Mario Maccaferri’s guitar and jazz Manouche.
7 p.m. – ‘Nena’ boat excursion on the Volano River with the band ‘NenaManouche’. It is free of charge, but places are limited.
8.30 p.m. – Buffet dinner on the river.
9.30 p.m. – Concert back at the docks (free of charge).

Saturday 24th June
From 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. – An exhibition of Gypsy guitars inside the music school. Admission is free.
7 p.m. – ‘Nena’ boat excursion along the Volano River with the band ‘Gypsy Thief’
8.30 p.m. – Buffet dinner on board.
9.30 p.m. – Concert back at the docks (free of charge)

Sunset Aperitifs on the River Po

Società Canottieri di Pontelagoscuro
Via Ricostruzione, 121
Every Friday evening, during the month of June, relax with an aperitif whilst cruising along the River Po.
The boat leaves at 8 p.m.  from the Canoe club in Pontelagoscuro, just outside Ferrara.

The boat trip and aperitif cost 20 euro which can be paid onboard.
For further information contact: www.lanena.it

Ferrara Sotto le Stelle – Music Festival

5th, 13th, & 28th June, 8th, 9th and 17th July 2018
This is an exciting summer music festival with young artists from around the world, who perform outdoors in the beautiful setting of Ferrara. Some concerts are free, whilst others are not. Tickets can be bought online by going onto the official website: www.ferrarasottolestelle.it or www.ticketzone.it
Simply look up the concert you would like to go to and click on the ticket sales link.

Tuesday June 5th, h. 9pm | Courtyard of the Este Castle
Ticket: 20€ + pre-sale fee

Wednesday June 13th | Piazza Castello
Ticket: 34 € + pre-sale fee

Thursday June 28th | Piazza Castello
Ticket: 20,00€ + pre-sale fee

Sunday July 8th | Cortile del Castello Estense
Free entrance

Monday July 9h, h. 9pm | Cortile del Castello Estense
Ticket: 25,00€ + pre-sale fee

Tuesday July 17th | Piazza Castello
Ticket: 30€ + pre-sale fee

Bike Night from Ferrara to the Sea

16th & 17th June
Meeting point at Parco Massari from 8.30 p.m. onwards.
Departure at midnight!

Don’t worry, this is not a race. It is a bike ride along the River Po by night, which is suitable for everyone’s cycling skills. There is a proper cycle path which is flat, three refreshment stops along the way and breakfast upon arrival at the sea. This event started in 2014 and has become a really popular. You must register, either on-line beforehand or on the day (but this will be subject to availability). At the meeting point in Parco Massari, you can hire bikes, helmets and even event insurance for a small fee. There is then a coach which takes you and your bike back to Ferrara at 8 a.m. or midday, which costs 20 euro (for you and your bike).

To register or for further information go to: www.witoor.com
Registration Fee: on-line 25 euro (until 10th June). Pay on the day: 35 euro

La Giostra del Borgo

Ippodromo Comunale di Ferrara, 31 (off Via Bologna)
On Sunday 10th June there is a children’s festival which starts at 4.30 p.m.
There will be archery, a medieval workshop and an opportunity for the children to try flag-waving and drums. At 5 p.m. there are pony rides and at 5.30 p.m. a theatre performance.
There will be story-telling and a possibility to meet the children’s author Luigi Dal Cin.
An official programme for La Giostra del Borgo has not been published yet.
It usually has other events going on through the week and at the weekends. It certainly has a food fair on from 7th June until 24th June (see below) and the children’s festival mentioned above. The food fair, which opens at 7.30 p.m. every evening, advertises a Medieval market, firework displays, films and theatre for children. The main events are most likely to be at the weekends.

Food Fairs (Sagre)

Here are just a few of our favourite summer food fairs! They are a great opportunity to become a part of village life and to sample delicious homemade food at a reasonable price.

Ferrara – Giostro del Borgo
7th – 24th June. Stands open at 7.30 p.m.
Via Ippodromo, 31
At the Giostro del Borgo festival mentioned above there are some great food stands with interesting dishes to try. There are of course the traditional Ferrarese dishes, but there is also seafood risotto, wild boar and polenta, beef with rocket and parmesan, fried eel and squid rings.

Ferrara – Arrosticini nel Chiostro
15th, 16th, 17th & 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 29th & 30th June
Chiostro di San Paolo, Via Boccaleone, 19. Stands open on Fridays at 8 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Try tiny skewers of pork or liver, a mixed grill, ‘Cappelletti’, ‘Cappellacci’ and a selection of traditional deserts to choose from.

Tamara (Ferrara) – Sagra dei Primi Piatti
8th, 9th, 10th & 15th, 16th , 17th & 22nd, 23rd, 24th June
Via Valle (on the right of the church). Stands open at 7 p.m.
This fantastic food festival celebrates first courses and there really is an enormous choice of them! The menu sounds amazing and incudes a variety of pasta, risotto and lasagna with exciting sauces such as, hare, saffron, mushrooms, fish, clams, truffle…

Cassana (Ferrara) – Festa della Pizza
7th, 8th, 9th & 12th – 17th & 19th – 25th June
Campo Sportivo, Via Smeraldina, 8. Stands open at 7.30 p.m.
No need to explain pizzas! There are also other dishes available, a volley ball tournament and fireworks on the last evening of this food festival.