What to do during the weekend in Cesena and surroundings

What to do during the weekend in Cesena and surroundings
What to do during the weekend in Cesena and surroundings
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This weekend there is also the return of two village festivals, the traditional Palio dei Barrocci in Sant’Angelo di Gatteo, which over the weekend hosts Giuseppe Giacobazzi and the Festa del Monte in Cesenatico that animates the historic center. Then gaming, the second-hand market in Sant’Egidio, cinema, books and, as always, exhibitions. Here are the events in the area from Friday to Sunday.

Palazzo Roverella opens its doors

The Roverella tells its story. What has it represented over the years and what is its future? The architectural complex located in the heart of the historic center, between squares Aguselli and Sant’Agostino, Via Milani and Corte Dandini, will be revealed to the city from Friday to Sunday before the start of the works, whose delivery is expected by February 2023. . During the three days, citizens will be able to visit the rooms of the historic building which for a long time housed a convent, then a retirement home for the elderly, the first in the city of Cesena, and today some Asp services dedicated to the care and welcoming the person.


On Sunday at 8 pm La Rocca Malatestiana will be the setting for the show of live music by Ligaband, in collaboration with the MicaPoco association. The evening is enriched by the dinner proposal at the Rocca Refreshment Point. The event is free to enter. The participation fee for the dinner is 20 euros per person with the possibility of following the concert directly from your table

European Heritage Days

On Saturday they return to Cesena “European Heritage Days” which this year will allow the inhabitants of Cesena, and all interested parties, to get to know the painting “San Francesco receives the stigmata” by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, known as Guercino, up close, through a focus on the details that emerged during the recent restoration and on the results of the investigations diagnostics carried out by the Diagnostic Laboratory of the Department of Cultural Heritage – University of Bologna in collaboration with Lumière Technology. All ‘State Archives Cesena section the director Gianluca Braschi will guide the public on a visit to the section with an overview of the preserved collections and their articulation, illustrating the research, studies, inventory and reorganization projects underway in Cesena. Even the National Archaeological Museum of Sarsinaon the occasion of the European Heritage Days, organizes free guided tours, organized by the staff of the Museum.

Palio dei barrocci and Festa del Monte

Back to Sant’Angelo di Gatteo on Palio dei Barrocci, days dedicated to the parish feast of San Michele: music, shows for children, exhibitions, vintage car gathering, alarm clocks and timepieces and good food for all the weekend. Friday laughter with Giacobazzi and friends; Sunday will be held the rally of vintage cars and wasps, which will animate the streets of the palio and beyond. In addition, sports vehicles will also participate. The Proloco del Monte brings the entire Monte neighborhood to the party, in the historic center of Cesenatico, with the Feast of the Mount on Friday and Saturday. It will be a great popular festival with live music, typical Romagna food stands, a creativity market and a play and fun area for children. San Mauro Mare greets the summer with “Taiadèli par tòt”: Sunday the end-of-season meal that animates Piazza Cesare Battisti returns, in the evening Mirna Fox and Roberto Tomasi. In Savignano sul Rubicone. instead, Saturday is played with history. The appointment is at 6 pm at the floodplain of the Rubicone river, in via Canale. Here, in flesh and blood, a senator from ancient Rome and a legionary of Julius Caesar will be the protagonists of “Playing with history“.

Gaming, birthday and super market

From Saturday the Malatesta Library will return to host the activities dedicated to gaming: an entire afternoon dedicated to board games, open to anyone, from those who have never tried them to the most experienced, inside the brand new Gaming Room at the Mediateca. Bang, Imagine, Hellapagos, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Scotland Yard, and many other proposals. The twelfth edition of the “Second hand market” in the wide open spaces of the parish of Sant’Egidio in Cesena. Organized by a group of volunteers who collect, select, clean and fix, at the Sant’Egidio market it is possible to find a lot of material carefully set up on the stalls, for a three-day solidarity, useful to give new life to forgotten and dormant objects ‘in the drawers and put everyone in a position to buy objects in good condition at a moderate price.

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Books and guided tours

After having signed two important books on the subject of justice and environmental protection, the President Emeritus of the Constitutional Court Giovanni Maria Flick, together with his daughter Caterina, an expert in the law of the digital age, returns to deal with the “problem of the future” with “The golden algorithm and the tower of Babel: the myth of information technology”. The book will be presented on Friday in the Projection Room of the Malatesta Library. Saturday in the Aula Magna always of the Malatesta Library Giuseppe Viroli will present his novel “Eighth Level” in dialogue with the poet, narrator and painter Jacopo Rinaldini. They continue at the Rocca Malatestiana on Sundays in September in the fortress: guided tours dedicated to the discovery of the defensive complex of the city of Cesena, enriched by the lunch proposal of the Casa del Custode, with menus with the flavors of Romagna.

Cinema and photography

On Friday at the Parallelo warehouse in Cesena screening and meeting and debate with the director of “Long live Viviani” directed by Mario Martone and Stefano Martone. Last appointment of the Estate Doc review: a portrait of the Neapolitan Raffaele Viviani, one of the greatest Italian playwrights of the 20th century, an artist who “learned from the people and gave his art to the people”. Four local photographers meet the work of the great authors who contributed to affirming photography as a full-fledged means of expression during the twentieth century, as part of the exhibition “Face to face with photography” in the conference space of the Stazione degli Artisti in Gambettola. On Saturday Silvio Grilli will talk about Josef Sudek.

360-degree art

“Artists with grace. Votive images of our time – Dedications to the Madonna del Monte “ is the title of the exhibition curated by the artist Orlando Piraccini which can be visited at the Pescheria Municipal Gallery in Cesena, embellished with some votive panels in colored terracotta by the sculptor Ilario Fioravanti, also kept inside the Benedictine monastery. The travels of Fernando Tàvora, one of the key protagonists of contemporary architecture, arrive in Cesena for an exhibition that will be inaugurated on Friday in the Aula Magna of the Malatestiana Library, and which will be available in the spaces of the Galleria del Ridotto until 11 December next. The exhibition features more than eighty of his original travel drawings from the Marques da Silva Foundation of the University of Porto, many of them exhibited for the first time and all presented for the first time outside the Portuguese borders, a condition that makes this shows an event of international standing and appeal. In Cesenatico, you can admire the exhibition by Ezio Bartocci entitled “Bookmarks. Poets, writers and other portraits … “, set up at Casa Moretti for summer 2022. The artist from the Marches will bring his Bookmarks with portraits of poets and writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, not only Italian, into the rooms of the house museum: materials that will find a magical harmony with what is kept in the house Cesenatico museum and in particular with Marino Moretti’s “home library”. At Idro Ecomuseo delle Acque di Ridracoli can be visited “Birds: today’s dinosaurs”the photographic exhibition of the young Francesco Barberini, aspiring ornithologist, scientific popularizer and photographer: the exhibition consists of 15 photographs taken by Francesco representing some local birds, mostly present in the Po Delta Park area. Palazzo del Capitano in Bagno di Romagna opens its doors to the artistic season “Bagno d’Arte”: the first exhibition, “Creating the future is living twice” which can be visited from Sunday: presentation of an eclectic artist born in Santa Sofia in 1897 and died in San Piero in 1956, Giovanni Pretolani. From the private archive of the homonymous great-grandson, we will try to highlight the creativity of the character who already in the 1950s saw and represented the future of cities and social cultures. Saturday 2 will inaugurate Coco’s Home Gallery in Cesena with a monographic exhibition by Mauro Drudi, a multifaceted artist born in Cattolica in 1963, who since 2010 has dedicated his career to painting. The fulcrum of the selection of works exhibited at the vernissage is represented by some paintings from the project “Lei – a pictorial reflection on woman” by Drudi.

The article is in Italian

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