© Zani-Casadio

Romagna in fiore

Fragment from Canto alle vite infinite
by and with Elena Bucci
music Christian Ravaglioli accordion
sound dramaturgy Raffaele Bassetti

Il bosco delle comete
Paolo Benvegnù in duo
Tazio Aprile piano

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.

On the edge of the Casentino Forests, near the “Trail of Monumental Trees”, one of the finest in the Apennines, unfolds the story that Elena Bucci, assisted by the musical intuition of Christian Ravaglioli, distils «from notes, memories and recollections, to be projected into the present and into an imaginary future». «Suspended between history and invention», this story focuses on contemporary issues such as climate change, the environment, human rights… These are the same themes that underpin the songs of Paolo Benvegnù, former leader of the Italian rock band Scisma, one of the protagonists of the indie-rock scene and of the best Italian singer-songwriter tradition, who has written for artists as Mina, Irene Grandi, or Giusy Ferrero, and collaborated with Stefano Bollani. However, he has never abandoned his musical research, fuelled by commitment and dynamic idealism, but also by the elegance of sound, an essential component of his style.

Parking and marked routes
from Isola
P vehicle accessible road
> km 1 D+ 100 m

from Lago di Ponte
P Rifugio Lago di Ponte
> km 5 D+ 300 m

from Tredozio
P various
> km 6
tarmac, vehicle accessible road / paths

Food stands organised in collaboration with:
Agriturismo Pian di Stantino, small local producers and Associazione Stella dell’Appennino

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

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