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Christmas 2016 • I capanni del Natale
Piazza del Popolo - Ravenna
Dates: from 15/12/2016 to 08/01/2017. In addition, the event takes place on 10/12/2016 and on 11/12/2016
Hours: from 11.30am to 2.30pm and from 4.30pm to 9.30pm; on 31st December until midnight and after.

Christmas celebrations kick off in Piazza del Popolo, the central square and beating heart of the city with an original Romagna-style Christmas village I Capanni del Natale from 15th December.

Around the majestic Christmas tree donated by the city of Andalo (TN, Italy) and decorated for this special occasion by Pandora group, ten christmassy huts will offer visitors a wide choice of Christmas products and gourmet food.

Some huts will display and sell objects typical of the Christmas period: decorations and sweets, honey, baskets, products of local crafts&arts (mosaics, ceramics and canvas with traditional Romagna patterns); others will specialise in food dedicated to the winter season, with street food and traditional dishes. One hut will be entirely devoted to solidarity and will host Unicef's volunteers with their Pigotta dolls to help children all over the world. The ever popular Santa Claus figures will be set for pictures with children and grown-ups, plus the presence of entertaining buskers accompanied by music.

The village will be animated by several events: buskers performances, two human Tombolas on 23rd December (6pm to 8pm) and 7th January (3pm to 5pm). Both initiatives will be animated by TV comedian Giampiero Pizzol, thanks to the support of Fondazione Dopo di Noi, Unicef, Linea Rosa and in partnership with Centro Professionale Danze directed by Antonella Bergonzoni.

The near square Piazza Garibaldi will turn into a "centre of solidarity" in the same days, featuring several associations animating the square. Participating associations will be coordinated by Associazione Per gli altri - Centro di Servizio per il Volontariato di Ravenna. Curated by TuttiFrutti agency.


Saturday 10 DecemberChristmas Tree Switch On
When: 5.30pm
The tree was donated by Andalo City Council. Decorations, lights and set-up offered by Pandora. Live music by Giovani Big Band.

Sunday 11 DecemberBrass Party
When: 5.30pm
A musical invasion organized by LaCorelli with YouBrass Ensemble, Romagna Brass and the brasses of "G. Sarti" Music School from Faenza. Event organised on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the inscription of eight Ravenna monuments on the World Heritage Sites List.

From Thursday 15 DecemberPhoto exhibition | Ville dei sogni
c/o Danilo Montanari Editore - Via A. Zirardini 3
The beach cabins of the coast of Ravenna

Friday 23 December
Animated tombola

When: 6pm to 8pm
Live tombola with 90 human placeholders. Animated by comedian Giampiero Pizzol. In partnership with: Linea Rosa, Unicef, Fondazione Dopo di Noi and Professional Dance Center directed by Antonella Bergonzoni.

Saturday 7 January
Animated tombola
When: 3pm to 5pm
Live tombola with 90 human placeholders. Animated by comedian Giampiero Pizzol. In partnership with: Linea Rosa, Unicef, Fondazione Dopo di Noi and Professional Dance Center directed by Antonella Bergonzoni.

Free parking
From December 9 to January 5, from 4pm, parking is free in all the parking lots marked by blue lines.

Shuttles from External Parking Lots

On Sundays, December 4, 11, 18 and 8 the bus line 1 will work as a shuttle to the city centre: every 10 minutes from 9am to 7.50pm from the external parking lots (Pala de Andrè, Piazza Vacchi and CinemaCity), where parking is free. From CinemaCity visitors can easily reach the city centre (Piazza Caduti stop) at the cost of 1€, return ticket. Bus tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines in the parking lots of CinemaCity and Pala de Andrè.

Free Urban Transport
On Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24 buses of the urban and coastal lines are free.
For information: 199.199.558

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Last modified date: 22/12/2016

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