Romagna in fiore
Daniele Silvestri
Il cantastorie recidivo

opening act with Casadilego

Exactly one year has passed since the catastrophic floods that struck Romagna between the 2nd and 17th of May, wreaking havoc in the vast Po Valley: after heavy rains, numerous rivers and streams burst their banks, submerging the patchwork of towns and villages, while the fragile Apennine hillsides were devastated by landslides and mudslides. Exactly one year after all this, Romagna in fiore is here. Eight shows, eight extraordinary concerts, held in some of the worst affected towns, to pay tribute to the spirit of resilience that characterises this land, and to the tenacity of its people, who have struggled and are still struggling to recover and start again. Many great artists have accepted to contribute to this solidarity project: a true “festival within the festival”, supportive, inclusive and environmentally friendly.
This event will provide an excellent opportunity for meeting and discussion: thousands of visitors from all over Italy are expected to attend and spend a few leisurely days together, immersed in the beauty of nature, enjoying music and poetry, warmly welcomed by the people of Romagna. Together, they will celebrate the beauty of a land that risks neglect, and enjoy the unfailing hospitality that has always characterised this area, even in critical times. Together, they will work towards a fresh start, in a gesture of sincere solidarity. With untiring confidence, we are already seeing this new beginning taking shape, despite the challenges and the mud.

Far from mere ‘songwriting’, what Daniele Silvestri has been working on for more than thirty years is as complex and multi-layered as the history of an ancient watchtower: melodies, rhythms, words, suggestions and possibilities are firmly rooted into the ground of this clear-sighted artist, acutely aware of his time, a keen observer of a reality that is spinning too fast to be safely stopped, but that can be immortalised in poetic snapshots: all he needs to do is shoot them from the right angle and distance. In this way, the singer-songwriter casually explores the familiar intimacy of “the things we have in common”, and is credible when he praises the Cuban revolution in “Cohiba”, when he emerges unscathed from the ordeal of life imprisonment in “Aria”, and when he dances on the miseries of post-modern life in “Salirò”.

Parking and marked routes
fromAquae Sport Center
P Aquae
> km 3
vehicle accessible road, tarmac

fromPorto Fuori
P Polisportiva (Via Combattenti Alleati, 22, 48121 Porto Fuori, RA)
> km 4
tarmac, vehicle accessible road

Guerrino Ravaioli (zona Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Classe)
> km 7

from Ravenna (cycle routes)
P Giardini Pubblici (viale santi Baldini 4, 48121, Ravenna)
> km 8. Guided departure at 11.30 am and 12.30 pm.
cycle lane, embankment, vehicle accessible roads

P Sant’Apollinare in Classe
> km 8. Partenza guidata ore 13
cycle lane

P Pala De André (viale Europa 1, Ravenna)
> km 10. Guided departure at 2 pm and 3 pm.
cycle lane


Food stands organised in collaboration with: Casa Spadoni

Free entrance, mandatory registration from 21 March
Info on the routes:

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