Open day del gusto - Christmas special

Winter time in Villa Smeraldi
Winter time in Villa Smeraldi

Where: Museo della Civiltà Contadina, Via Sammarina 35, 40010, Bentivoglio (BO)

When: December 15, 2019

In the suggestive setting of Villa Smeraldi and its historical park takes place the Christmas edition of the Open Day del Gusto, an event dedicated to local produce and local handicraft.

The programme of the day includes cultural events, workshops, rural traditions, markets, food stalls, everything  in a christmassy atmosphere.

The event will take place inside the Museum and inside Villa Smeraldi so it will be held also in case of bad weather.

All day long programme (10-19)

Free entry to the Museum


Exhibition, tasting and trade of local products, artistic handicraft market

Children can write letters to Santa Claus


Info Point in Villa Smeraldi where to buy the christmas pack "I Love Pomario"


Exhibition of the wagon train restored by Gruppo della Stadura association

Atelier "Trame Tinte d'arte" will give informations for textile workshops and projects.



10am - inauguration of the new Welcome point of the museum, projection of material from the Museum Archive

10.30am - Workshop for children "Let's create a christmas crown" by Gabriele Bertuzzi. On reservation only: please write to

11am - Storytelling about the plants of the christmas tradition by agronomist Massimo Drago. Reservation is appreciated >

11am - Workshop for both adults and children "Le raviole bolognesi", learn how to prepare traditional "raviole" biscuits with local farm Puro Petroniano, La Bottega dei Grani Antichi. On reservation only: please write to

From 2pm - Santa Claus at the Museum! Children can give their christmas letters to Santa Claus and have a picture with him in his special office in Villa Smeraldi.

4pm - Readings around the loom, for children 3 yrs and more, by Trame Tinte d'Arte. Reservation is appreciated >

5pm - “Pastori, Pasquelle e Comete. Note di una notte di pace”. Songs, sermons and christmas dances from Emilia-Romagna tradition with the "Pneumatica Emiliano Romagnola" group

Food stalls by Gruppo della Stadura association, Locanda Smeraldi and Vegetarian/Vegan Menù by "Dalla zappa alla zuppa" farm.

Info sull'evento

Timetable: from 10 to sunset
Tariffe: free entry
Organizator: Museo della Civiltà Contadina
Info: Museo della Civiltà Contadina
Tel. 0039 051 6598111

Come arrivare
Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office

Address: Piazza della Pace, 1 - 40010 Bentivoglio (BO)
Ph. +39 051 6643537 - 6643502

Fax +39 051 6640908


Winter opening times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday 2.30pm - 6.00pm


Summer opening times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday 2.30pm - 6.00pm


Last update: 27-11-2019