Must-see entertainment in Emilia-Romagna

  • Jazz Club Ferrara


    There are few places in the solar system more cinematic than this extraordinary and intimate house of swing and syncopation occupying a restored…

  • Parma, Italy - April 10, 2023: panoramic view of the historic Teatro Regio, formerly known as New Ducal Theatre, in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

    Teatro Regio


    Offers a particularly rich program of music and opera, even by exacting Italian standards.

  • Cantina Bentivoglio


    Bologna's top jazz joint, the Bentivoglio is a jack of all trades: part wine bar (over 600 labels), part restaurant (eat elsewhere) and part jazz club …

  • Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti


    It will come as no surprise that the birthplace of Pavarotti has a decent opera house. The Comunale opened in 1841 and has 900 seats and 112 boxes…

  • Craftsman Jazz Club

    Reggio Emilia

    Part of a burgeoning mixology empire in Reggio Emilia, the Craftsman has evolved from a top-shelf cocktail bar on Piazza Fontanesi (still an excellent…

  • Bravo Caffè


    Hosting the university district's most dependable and varied mix of live music, Bravo begins nightly operations as a resto-bar with homemade Bolognese…

  • Teatro Municipale Valli

    Reggio Emilia

    Reggio's splendid neoclassical theatre – recognised as one of the finest in Italy – stages a full season of dance, opera and theatre. It's named after…

  • Cinema Lumière


    One of Italy's top indie cinemas, run by the world-renowned Cineteca di Bologna. Films are shown in their original language. Tickets are reduced to €5 on…

  • Covo Club


    The city's best alternative-rock club, located about 5km northeast of the centre. It has drawn the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Mars Volta, the Decemberists,…

  • Oratorio di Santa Cecilia


    The annual San Giacomo Festival brings regular free chamber-music recitals to this lovely space. Check the website or the board outside for upcoming…

  • Teatro Comunale


    This venerable theatre, where Wagner's works were heard for the first time in Italy, is still Bologna's leading opera and classical-music venue.

  • Teatro Alighieri


    This historic theatre serves as a venue for music events during the Ravenna Festival in June and July.