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August 28, 2012

September in Parma

Welcome back, dear readers!

Here is our selection of events for September.

Tutti matti per Colorno: 30-31 August- 1 September. Circus and street theater festival, activities for children and adults. Particularly recomended is the show of David Dimitri 'L'Homme Cirque'. 

Giornata Europea della Cultura Ebraica (European day of Jewish culture): 2 September. In Parma, possibility to visit the sinagogue (10 am - 1 pm).  In Soragna, concert of Khezmer music at 4:30 pm.

Festival del Prosciutto: 7-16 September. A rare opportunity to visit a prosciutto factory!

Opening on 8 September, an exhibition dedicated to the British painter Graham Sutherland at the Fondazione Magnani-Rocca.

Museo Guatelli: 9 September. Several events including guided tours of the museum, workshop for children.

Grape harvest for kids at Parco Boschi di Carrega: 16 September.
Palio di Parma: medieval festival taking place on 15-16 September. The clou is the donkey race at 5 pm on 16 September!

Mini concert season in Colorno: 16 September-7 October.

Giornate Europee del Patrimonio (European Heritage Days): 29-30 September. Guided visits in monuments, events, kids activities, concerts, to discover the national monuments: Teatro Farnese, Galleria Nazionale, etc.
Early Music Festival: 14-23 September. Even if you're not fan of Renaissance and Baroque music, the festival is a great opportunity to discover little known instruments (Baroque guitar, theorbo, etc) during the 'mostra di luteria' on Sat. 22 September.

Time to book tickets for the Festival Verdi (booking will open on 17 September).

The Parco Monte Fuso proposes activities every Sunday for kids and adults: archery, visit to the deer precinct (Bambi!), etc. The park has a picnic area WC, a bar, everything to spend a full day in nature.