Entertainment

Jazz in Ferrara

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 Renaissance defence tower dating to 1493. Considered one of Europe's t…
Jazz in Bologna

Cantina Bentivoglio

Bologna's top jazz joint, the Bentivoglio is a jack of all trades. Part wine bar (choose from over 600 labels), part restaurant and part jazz club (there's live music six nights a week most of the year), this much-l…
Performing Arts in Reggio Emilia

Teatro Municipale Valli

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 local-born actor Romolo Valli, who starred alongside Burt Lancas…
Theatre in Modena

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. Following the death of the city's exalted native son in September 2…
Live Music in Bologna

Covo Club

The city's best alternative rock club, located about 5km northeast of the centre. It has drawn the likes of Franz Ferdinand, the Mars Volta, the Decemberists, Modest Mouse and the XX in recent years.
Live Music in Bologna

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 events.
Theatre in Bologna

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.
Cinema in Bologna

Cinema Chaplin

Screens films in English from September through May. Tickets are reduced to €5 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Theatre in Ravenna

Teatro Alighieri

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

Villa Serena

Three floors of film screenings and music, live and canned, plus a garden for outdoor chilling.