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GiovinBacco. Sangiovese in Festa • 16th edition
Piazza del Popolo and other streets of Ravenna
Dates: from 26/10/2018 to 28/10/2018
Hours: Friday, from 5pm to 11pm; Saturday, from 10am to 11pm; Sunday, from 10am to 10pm

GiovinBacco. Sangiovese in Festa is the major wine festival of Sangiovese and other typical regional wines of Romagna. For the third year in a row, the Festival is hitting Ravenna's city centre, after the great success of the previous editions. From 26th to 28th October, the city centre turns into a stage of good wine and quality food made in Romagna with a newness: Formaggi a Palazzo, a biennial focus dedicated to local and national dairy products.

Access to GiovinBacco is free. A tasting booklet of vouchers must be purchased in Piazza del Popolo or in Piazza Kennedy to taste the wines. Cards include 4, 6 or 10 tastings.
Tasting card ranges from min. 8€ to max. 15€ (wine glass included), and min. 6€ to max. 13€ (wine glass not included).
Slow Food, AIS, AIES, Onav, Romagna Visit Card, Coop Adriatica affiliates and owners of “Il Piatto GiovinBacco” tickets will receive 1 free voucher for each 4-voucher-booklet bought and 2 free vouchers for every 6- or 10-voucher-booklet bought.
Culture Cards are also available for admission with concession to the MAR-Ravenna Art Museum for the exhibition  ?War is over, Domus of the Stone Carpets and Rasponi Crypt, show of the Autumn Trilogy by Ravenna Festival and for the projections of Ravenna Nightmare Film Fest. For further information visit the site

It is not possible for under 18s to drink wine at GiovinBacco. Collaboration with SERT operators - equipped with breathalysers - and information will be available also this year.

Piazza del Popolo

It is the Piazza of wines with some of the best wine bars of Romagna (Sangiovese, Albana and many other local wines of your choice). The public will taste the wines of Romagna in a location specifically set up to enhance the tasting experience and the meeting between the public and the producers and sommeliers.

Piazza Kennedy

Romagna's quality food, Slow Food and the work farmer's association Il Lavoro dei Contadini, as well as the Italian wines of the Slow Wine Guide, are all concentrated in this Piazza. The restaurants of Romagna and the Alleanza Slow Food Dei Cuochi will be here too with tasty street food and a choice of excellent cheese varieties. Moreover, information and meetings about the Slow Food moveent, its food and Presidia.

Palazzo Rasponi dalle Teste

In the historical venue of Palazzo Rasponi, this year the great Slow Food newness: Formaggi a Palatto, a market-exhibition of cheeses of Romagna and a selection of great Italian and international cheese varieties. In the venue,  a room will be equipped with workshops and chats, organised by Slow Food. Moreover, cheese and wines pairings and a selection of vermouth won't miss.

Salone dei Mosaici

Inside Salone dei Mosaici, meetings and Taste Workshops along with the photographic exhibition La Regia Marina Militare Italiana nel Porto Canale Corsini 1915-1918. Centenario 1918-2018.

Piazza Unità d'Italia

It's the piazza dedicated to handmade pasta and piadina with several themed stands, all organised by the craftsmen shops of CNA Ravenna.

MADRA's market & Giovinbacco

Again this year, on Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th October, Madra, the Sunday Food Market of Ravenna won't be missing, together with Giovinbacco in Via Mario Gordini and Via Corrado Ricci.


Giovinbacco awards: reserve wines Sangiovese and Albana

Friday, 26th October, a technical prize will be given to the best reserve wines of Romagna Albana Riserva and Sangiovese Riserva.

Ravenna Festival and city bands

Thanks to the collaboration with Ravenna Festival and its event Autumn Trilogy dedicated to the Italian Opera (Nabucco - Rigoletto - Otello), during the 3-day event of Giovinbacco the bands of Ravenna, Russi and Santa Sofia will give music, joy and amusement along the streets and in the squares of the city centre.

Visita guidata "Ravenna città d'acque"

Venerdì 26 e sabato 27 ottobre sarà possibile fare una visita guidata alle dimenticate vie d'acqua della città, seguita da una degustazione.
Prenotazione obbligatoria: 0544.482838;
Visita guidata e carnet 4 degustazioni: 15€ (possibilità di prenotare anche la sola visita guidata).

Free Shutte Bus Service
Again this year, you can reach the city centre thanks to the free shuttle bus service organised by the Municipality.

The event is organised by Slow Food Ravenna and Tuttifrutti, with the support of the Municipality of Ravenna. Admission is free. Food and wine tastings are upon payment.

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Last modified date: 12/02/2019

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