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Festa della raviola

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

209th "Raviola" biscuit festival

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

When: March 16-17, 2019


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 local 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 209th 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)

Tel. +39 051 6386781 - 6386784 

Fax +39 051 6386800

Opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am-1pm
Tuesday 1pm-7pm
Saturday 8.30am-12.15pm


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More information
Distance from Bologna:
10 Km.
20/35 m.
18.231 (updated January 1st 2016)
Market day:
Patron Saint:
Sant'Andrea (November 30th)
Sabbiuno, Trebbo di Reno, 1° Maggio, Castello, Torreverde, Boschetto, Castiglia, Osteria del Gallo
How to get there

By car

· Roads
from Bologna: from Porta Galliera take Via Ferrarese, drive on along SS 64 Porrettana, near Corticella turn left. At the crossroad of Via Stendhal turn right and go on SP 4 Galliera. Get through Castel Maggiore and near Funo take SP 3 Trasversale di Pianura, get onto SP 42 Centese in the direction of Castello d’Argile.
· Motorways from Bologna: A13 Motorway, exit Bologna-Interporto, take SP 3 Trasversale di Pianura, near Funo take SP 4 Galliera, get into SP 42 Centese up to Castello d’Argile.


By bus

From the Bologna bus station, TPER public transport company (info on timetables and fares
· Bus n. 92 Trebbo-Bologna-Sasso Marconi-Vergato
· Bus n. 95  Bologna-Funo-Centergoss-Interporto-Bentivoglio-Saletto
· Bus n. 97  Bologna-S.Giorgio-S.Pietro in Casale-S.Venanzio
· Bus n. 98 Bologna-Castel Maggiore


By train

From the Bologna Central Station (for information on timetables and fares visit
railway line Bologna – Ferrara – Venezia, San Giorgio di Piano stop.


By plane

The Guglielmo Marconi Airport is about 12 km. from Castel Maggiore.
The Aerobus BLQ  connects every 15-30 minutes the airport to the city centre and to the central station. Piazza XX Settembre stop to get a bus towards Castello d’Argile.