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Festa della raviola

Raviola biscuit festival - Comune of Castel Maggiore
Raviola biscuit festival - Comune of Castel Maggiore

206th "Raviola" biscuit festival

Where: locality Trebbo di Reno - 40013 Castel Maggiore (BO)

When: March 19-20, 2016


For over two-hundred years, Trebbo di Reno, 6 km from Castel Maggiore near Bologna, celebrates a festival dedicated to the ''Raviola'', a traditional biscuit  filled with ''mostarda bolognese" (a traditional jam). The tradition comes from the locals, that used to prepare and eat this sweet dough on St. Joseph's day (also Father's Day), March 19. 


This 206th edition of the festival includes, as usual, lots of concerts, performances, exhibitions, markets and food stands. On Sunday, at 2.30pm, starts the classic allegorical floats parade.


This ancient festival used to close, since 1600, the religious celebration called "Solenni Quarantore" (the Solemn Forty-hours), after the high mass, the procession and the blessing of the town. In past times it was also one of the moment of the year in which the Trebbo's emigrants used to come back and visit the relatives. The feast was lighten up by carousels, acrobats and sellers of any kind that attracted people also from the near villages.


Trebbo di Reno, located close to the right riverside of the Reno, is easily reacheable from Bologna, getting out from Porta Lame. The Reno river left its trace along the history of the town, in particular regarding the church. In fact, the chiesa di San Giovanni Battista had a troubled existence, starting from its original structure having been swept away in a flood. Over the years it underwent numerous rebuilding works, so much as in 1887 the belltower was shifted by four metres since it was leaning dangerously. 


Info on the event

Timetable: to be defined

Entry: free admission

Organization: Pro loco di Castel Maggiore

Ph. 0039 051 713599

How to get there
Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office

Address: Piazza Pace - 40013 Castel Maggiore (BO)
Ph. +39 051 6386781 - 6386782 - 6386784 

Fax +39 051 6386800

Opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8.30am – 1.00pm

Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am – 7.00pm

Saturday 8.30am – 12.45pm

Closed on Sundays

Opening times (15 June - 15 September):

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8.30am – 1.00pm

Thursday 12.00am – 7.00pm

Saturday 8.30am – 12.45pm

Closed on Sundays

Last update: 18-02-2016

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