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Ravenna Bella di Sera

Piazza San Francesco
24 June - 31 August 2022
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Ravenna Bella di Sera

The lights come on at night and the squares of Ravenna turn into stages.

In July and August, the squares and the most charming places of the city are ready to welcome you with a rich programme of events: guided tours and special openings of the monuments in the evening, concerts, windows of the shops all lightened up and labs for kids.


MOSAICO DI NOTTE 

Between July 1st and August 31st (every Wednesday and Friday) you will have the opportunity to take part in the tours of Mosaico di Notte, which liven up the streets of Ravenna in the evening by opening the most enchanting monuments of the city to visitors.


EVENINGS IN PIAZZA SAN FRANCESCO

Piazza San Francesco is enlivened by live shows and music.
All the shows start at 9.15 pm and are free of charge.

SATURDAY 23rd JULY

BANDA CITTADINA DI RAVENNA
Piazza San Francesco
Time:
9.15 pm

A public concert of Banda Musicale di Ravenna – made up of almost 70 elements – a classic repertoire with a look to contemporary music.

SUNDAY 24th JULY

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
IL BAR AL PORTICO | 
Vito and Duo Sconcerto
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

With music and words, comic actor Vito and Duo Sconcerto will tell the every-day stories of Bar Portico, the only meeting place of an isolated countryside village.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani

MONDAY 25th JULY

BAM BAM DUO
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 10.15 pm

Film music, the great classics and informal soundtracks: innovative and at the same time original arrangements.

Organised by Associazione La Corelli

WEDNESDAY 27th JULY

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
JAZZ MON AMOUR | 
Teo Ciavarella and Kelly Joyce
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

A jazz night with two world-famous artists.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani

THURSDAY 28th JULY

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
ELTON & AMY
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

Elton&Amy is an acoustic concert dedicated to the 2 British greats Elton John and Amy Winehouse.

FRIDAY 29th JULY

IL RAPIMENTO DEL PRINCIPE CARLO
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

Puppet show with live music.
Themed guided visits to Casa delle Marionette from 8 pm

Organised by Teatro del Drago

SUNDAY 31st JULY

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
PER UN PUGNO DI DOLLARI | 
Quintetto Cabiria and Alessandro Braga
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

An evening in the name of music, words and videos dedicated to the great film composers Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone, who made Italian film music famous worldwide.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani

MONDAY 1st AUGUST

E…STATE IN CORO
DAL MUSICAL AL ROCK | Chorus Fantasy choir, directed by Annalisa Gardella
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

A journey from some of the most beutiful songs of musicals to the great pop and rock ones.

Organised by Associazione Amici della Capit APS

TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST

E…STATE IN CORO 
CANTEND E RIDEND | Canterini Romagnoli Pratella-Martuzzi, directed by Matteo Unich
With the participation of poet Roberto Magnani
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

The classic repertoire of Romagna songs: a charming heritage mainly in dialect, which was born to cheer up workers in the fields, celebrate life and seasons.

Organised by Associazione Amici della Capit APS

WEDNESDAY 3rd AUGUST

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
SABATO ITALIANO Parma Brass | 
with Elena Giardina and Fabrizio Ceste
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

A journey back to the 50s and 60s to re-experience a period of lightheartedness and motivation.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani

THURSDAY 4th AUGUST

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
TANGO: SIN ANTES NI DESPUÉS | 
Duo Maclé (piano), Walter Cardozo and Margarita Klurfan (dance)
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

An inter-disciplinary show with more than one artistic language: Piazzolla’s music, dance and Borges’ and Cortàzar’s poetry.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani

SATURDAY 6th AUGUST

IL GRANDE TRIONFO DI FAGIOLINO PASTORE GUERRIERO
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

Puppet show with live music.
Themed guided visits to Casa delle Marionette from 8 pm

Organised by Teatro del Drago

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
FUTURE STELLE, Opere e Musica | 
Students of Juilliard School in New York
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

Opera and musical concerts with young students from the best schools in New York, such as Juilliard, Manhattan and Mannes.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani

MONDAY 8th AUGUST

E…STATE IN CORO
UNA SERA ALL’OPERA | Calamosca lyric choir Città di Ravenna
Directed by Carlo Argelli, accompanied on the piano by Filippo Bittasi
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

The choir has the aim of fostering the culture of opera and classical music to keep alive the tradition of bel canto.

Organised by Associazione Amici della Capit APS

TUESDAY 9th AUGUST

E…STATE IN CORO
CANTIAMO SOTTO LE STELLE | ‘La Gioia’ women’s choir
Diretta da Etsuko Ueda, accompagnata dal M. Luca Lombardi
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

A vast repertoire ranging from opera to film soundtracks and international hits, in an enchanting atmosphere.

Organised by Associazione Amici della Capit APS

WEDNESDAY 10th AUGUST

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
JAZZ ALLA FRANCESE | 
Alma Swing Quartet
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

Reference point of European hot jazz, where the Parisian-American swing of the 30s mixes with a timeless folklore.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani

THURSDAY 11th AUGUST

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
LE MEZZE STAGIONI | 
Jazz Acoustic String
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

Famous jazz pieces alternating with Vivaldi’s Seasons. A concert narrating the relationship of the seasons with nature, love and human condition. A metaphor of life, where everything dies to be born again.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani

SUNDAY 14th AUGUST

SOTTO LE STELLE DI GALLA PLACIDIA
I POETI DELLA CANZONE ITALIANA | 
Michele Fenati Quartet
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 9.15 pm

A concert dedicated to the singer-songwriters who made Italian songwriting great: from Lucio Dalla to Giorgio Gaber, from Fabrizio De Andrè to Francesco De Gregori, from Paolo Conte to Riccardo Cocciante, from Lucio Battisti to Pino Daniele… up until Domenico Modugno.

Organised by Ensemble Mariani.


RAVENNA BANDADISERA – MARCHING BAND FESTIVAL

Rhythm, colours and sharing. Three evenings in July and August that will liven up the historical centre with musical and dancing itineraries.

FRIDAY 15th JULY

CAMBRIA FUNKY STYLE + Street parkour

Dynamic street band from Tuscany which will enliven the streets of Ravenna to the rhythm of funky.

Itinerary: Via Argentario (intersection with via Cavour), via Galla Placidia, via Gamba, piazza Marsala, via Salara, via Pasolini, via Mordani, via Matteotti, Piazza XX Settembre, via G. Rasponi, end and show in Piazza Kennedy.

FRIDAY 22nd JULY 

BLOKO INTESTINHAO

Brazilian enthusiasm and rhythm, Samba dancers and some irony: these are the ingredients of the ensemble of Brazilian percussions directed by maestro Marco Catinaccio.

Itinerary: Porta Sisi, via Mazzini, Piazza Caduti per la Libertà, via Ricci, via Cairoli, via Mentana, via Ricci, via Da Polenta, Piazza San Francesco.

FRIDAY 5th AUGUST

LOKO-MOTIV

Standard enseble performing covers of historical and modern afro-beat music. The performance is accompanied by the dance company coordinated by Carlos Kamizele.

Itinerary: Giardini Speyer, viale Farini, via Diaz, Piazza Einaudi, Piazza del Popolo, via IV Novembre, via Ponte Marino, via Salara, via Cavour, Porta Adriana.


LABS FOR KIDS

The programme of Ravenna Bella di Sera is further enriched with a series od events for children and families in via Salara.

FRIDAY 24th JUNE

BILLO CIRCUS
Historical centre – Via Salara
Time: 8.30 pm

FRIDAY 1st JULY

ROUND GLASSES AND MAGIC WANDS
Historical centre – Via Salara
Time: 8.30 pm

FRIDAY 8th JULY 

CREATIVE TAILOR’S SHOP
Historical centre – Via Salara
Time: 8.30 pm

FRIDAY 15th JULY 

ICE-CREAM FOR ALL TASTES
Historical centre – Via Salara
Time: 8.30 pm

FRIDAY 22nd JULY

PERFUME ARTISANS FOR ONE NIGHT
Historical centre – Via Salara
Time: 8.30 pm

FRIDAY 29th JULY

YUMMY TREASURE HUNT
Historical centre – Via Salara
Time: 8.30 pm


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    Piazza San Francesco - Ravenna

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Last edit:27 July 2022
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