Conselice: CARNEVALE DI SAN GRUGNONE
In XIX century Romagna, Ash Wednesday was known as “e’ dè d’ Sén Grugnõn”, the day of “San Grugnone", because people had a scowl (“grugno”) since carnival celebrations were over and Lent about to start. Conselice has been celebrating again this tradition in an unusual way since 1919.
Lugo: CONTESA ESTENSE
The Contese Estense is a folklore event which takes place every year in the week around the 15th of May, which is the celebration day of Sant'Ilaro, patron saint of Lugo. The event foresees the historical reenactment of the passage of the Duke Borso d'Este in Lugo in 1471, while on his way to Rome where the Pope Paul II awarded him ruling powers over Romandiola Ferrarese. The feast boasts an exciting series of themed events culminating in the Palio della Caveja, a unique competition which sees the four wards of the town fighting against each other.
Cotignola: COTIGNOLA, TOWN RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS
Between the autumn of 1943 and the spring of 1945 a group of Jewish escaping racial persecutions found shelter in Cotignola. They arrived in this town for different reasons and with diverse personal histories, but they were all desperate and on the run; thanks to an amazing network of protection and solidarity they all managed to survive.
Lugo: FRANCESCO BARACCA - The myth
Francesco Baracca has played a very important role during World War II, to the extent that he has become a myth. His fame is also connected to the rampant horse, symbol of Ferrari’s cars.
Bagnacavallo: IL LISCIO
The extraordinary success of this music genre was due to the fact that it was meant to be danced in pairs, which was rare at the time. Liscio is still alive after seventy years of changing music trends and this is the proof that its connection with this land is very deep. Liscio orchestras still perform their concerts in dance-halls in rural villages or in town feasts, where you can see people dancing along.
Lugo: IL TRICOLORE
The Tricolore or Italian Tricolour Flag was born on 7th January 1797. It was designed and suggested by Giuseppe Compagnoni from Lugo.
Lugo: LA CENTURIAZIONE ROMANA
Roman centuries are a very distinct landscape feature of the north-east area of Via Emilia; they are the manifestation of a complex system aimed at a more efficient use of the land.
Alfonsine: LA SETTIMANA ROSSA
The so called Settimana Rossa (red week) was a series of revolts that – as Alessandro Luparini wrote in Settimana Rossa e dintorni – happened across Italy in June 1914, right before World War I.
Lugo: LUGO'S JEWISH COMMUNITY
Father F. Girolamo Bonoli, author of Storia di Lugo, maintains that a Jewish community settled in Lugo in the 13th century; their arrival might be linked to the flourishing market and economy of the town, which required cash flow. Jewish people lived alongside locals in various areas of Lugo.
Lugo: LUGO'S TRADE FAIR
Lugo’s trade fair (la fiera) dates back to at least 1497 and its peak was in the 18th century, when its products were of particularly high quality and its fame was known also outside Italy. Cattle represented one of Lugo’s trade excellences.

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