Folklore and festivals
The atmosphere of the Este masquerades will arise: after almost six hundred years, the amazing Carnival of Ferrara Court is organized in the very heart of Italian Renaissance.
New Year’s Eve in Ferrara is one of the most peculiar events in Italy: a big party in the city centre and the great fireworks show on the Castle.
A month of celebrations, parades, flag-throwing competitions and a spectacular horse race in Piazza Ariostea
The eight 'contrade', in their superb Renaissance costumes, pay homage to the Duke Borso in the courtyard of the Este Castle
Free balloon flights, competitions, and a spectacular night flight with lighted balloons
Panarea is a national festival dedicated to bread, pizza, piadina, pasta, bakery products, and traditional wheat-based products of Italian cuisine.
Wine and food tastings and live music.
Parade of boats and masks on the streets and canals of Comacchio.
A Feast dedicated to the Patron Saint of the village: walking race, hobbies and handicraft market, amusement park, food stalls, music and entertainment.
The festival offers the best local specialties. It will be possible to taste local recipes, especially cappellacci, one of the most popular dishes of the Ferrarese cuisine.
This festival takes place at Guarda Ferrarese between May and June, and it celebrates the “salama da tai”, a typical pork meat dish with a rich taste and an unforgettable aroma, produced with an ancient recipe: only meat, salt, pepper, wine… and time….