Summer in Reggio Emilia: events between music and food

If you are looking for an idea for spending beautiful summer days in Italy, an interesting solution would be to stay a few days in the Reggio Emilia area. Our surroundings offer fantastic landscapes and during summer various interesting events full of fun, music and culinary specialties of the area. Then we go to learn more about this region, rich in culture and traditions, and its many events this season.

The territory and summer events

The city of Reggio Emilia, provides visitors with so many things to see and admire, starting from the many cultural attractions of the historic center, such as squares, arcades and cathedrals, a concentration of history and art, which certainly can not leave you disappointed. Among the must-see thing in Reggio Emilia, there are certainly Piazza Grande, Prompolini Square, Piazza San Prospero and of course Piazza del Duomo. It really does not get bored exploring the old town and its streets conserving the city’s history.

festa-birra-cerredoloBeer Festival in Cerredolo, 1st – 3rd of July

After a tour of the historic beauty of the city, you can concentrate on the various summer events, which will allow you to spend pleasant and fun evenings. A party certainly not to be missed, it is the Beer Festival in Cerredolo, a must for beer lovers. Three days of celebration, beer and music, which will culminate with a concert of Davide Van De Sfroos.

Tortelli Challenge – sunday the 3rd of July

For those who want to immerse themselves in the culinary traditions of Emilia can not shirk the challenge of tortelli. Castelnuovo Monti will stage the typical amateur challenge shots of tortelli, which is giving away a weekend in a European capital for two people. Around the challenge you can taste the flavors of Emilia, and have fun with various activities for children.

Al chiaro di luna, 2nd of July – 12th of August

After the beer and gastronomy, it will be the turn of music lovers, who can go into the villages of the Apennines of Reggio Emilia during the exhibition “Al chiaro di luna”, which will fill the evenings with numerous all free musical events.

This event, which is now at its twenty-eighth edition, has become a must-go for the locals and for tourists in the area. The exhibition “Al chiaro di luna” will take place at the court of the Campanini Multipurpose Cultural Centre.


A really intense and eventful summer in Reggio Emilia and its surroundings, which will entertain those who choose these places to spend free time. Between events, natural landscapes, and historical attractions, the Reggio Emilia area really offers many solutions for beautiful summer days.