March 2020

‘Dal Mare Per Il Mare’ – G7 Vela

Cleaning the Lidi Comacchiesi

Sunday 15thMarch

Spiaggetta di Goro (Raffaele 340 480 0184)

Lido di Volano (Mauro 333 783 6691)

Lido degli Estensi (Paul 334 681 9938)

Lido di Spina (Matteo 333 742 7158)

Come and join us in this worthy cause and help clean the local beaches.


Cento’s Carnival

Sunday 1stMarch (CANCELLED)

Sunday 8thMarch

Cento’s Carnival continues! See previous newsletter for more details.


Slow Spring

21stMarch – 21stJune

This is a 14 week event to discover Po Delta Park and its surroundings. Visit the website to find out what events there are. Read our ‘Spring & Autumn’ ideas and ‘Historical Gems’ on our web page to find different places you can visit around the Delta.


Casa Niccolini – library

The library is open to the public in these days

Via Romiti, 13


Thursday 5th March, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

English Time – “Frog is a Hero”

Story time followed by a fun workshop in English.

Please book: 0532 418231

Suitable for children aged 4+


Friday 6thMarch at 3 p.m.

‘Young friends of libraries’

A film suitable for young boys and girls (not children), directed by Roan Johnson


Saturday 7thMarch at 3 p.m.

Giochi di Scienza!

Science experiments and games suitable for children aged 5 and above.

Please book: 0532 418231

Cost: free


Saturday 28thMarch from 11 a.m. to midday

English Time – Oh no, Ono!

Story time in followed by  a fun workshop in English.

Please book: 0532 418231

Suitable for children aged 4+


31stMarch at 5 p.m.

European Youth Orchestra visits Casa Niccolini library

The European Youth Orchestra is returning to Ferrara and will visit the library! This is an exciting opportunity for children to listen to  short exerts of music performed live. The programme is a surprise! There will also be opportunity for the children to ask questions.

There is no need to book but places will be limited so arrive early.


Testaperaria – Book Shop    The book shop is currently open

Via de’ Romei, 19

Tuesday 10thMarch at 5 p.m.

‘Il Giro d’Italia in 80 Isole’

A creative workshop with the author Andrea Alesci of this exciting adventure.

Suitable for children aged 4+

Cost: free

To book: 0532 202823


Paying Homage to the Dukes of Ferrara

22ndMarch, 4th, 5th, 13th, 18th& 26thApril, 2nd& 3rdMay

Castello Estense’s Courtyard at 5 p.m.

This event is the introduction to the Renaissance Palio games which will be taking place later on in May. The eight teams or “Contrade” of the city present themselves to the Duke of Ferrara by putting on short dances and flag-throwing exhibitions in the castle’s courtyard. You can watch the parade and presentation for free, but to get a good position you need to arrive early.


Concertsin 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 butcosysetting. The concerts are often free or have a reduced price, hence the name ‘Ridotto’.


Saturday 7thMarch at 5 p.m.

Reflections – 40 years of Afro-American music



Ferrara Film Festival

 28thMarch – 5thApril

Apollo Cinepark (Piazza Carbone, 35)

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 37 international and national film premieres to be shown this year during this 5thFilm Festival at the Apollo Cinepark. There are some amazing films and documentaries being shown!


All films are in their original languagewith subtitles (unless otherwise stated). Each show time presents one or two short films followed by one main feature film)


For the list of films and times, go to:


Tickets can be bought on-line (click on the link next to the film) or directly from the cinema.


For further information go to the official website and click on the language 


“Lagoons and Mist” –  Historical Car Rally

27th, 28th& 29th March 2020

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.


‘Tra Simbolismo e Futurismo’ – Gaetano Previati

Castello Estense

9th February – 7th June 2020

9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (last admittance at 4.45 p.m.)

A delightful art exhibition with other sixty works by Ferrara’s very own artist.


Special opening time: 8thMarch, 9 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.


Admittance: €8 (adults), free (children under 6), family ticket available

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