By March Italian music festivals and concerts are becoming somewhat rare, with the exception of one region as you will see below. Let's start with the overflow from previous months. Despite being associated with low-level cold cuts, Bologna, the capital of the northern region of Emilia-Romagna is well known for its gastronomy. From October 5, 2012 to March 23, 2013 it hosts over seventy concerts, including lots during the month of March. Headliners include Justin Bieber. For more information consult http://www.songkick.com/metro_areas/30285-italy-bologna?page=1 . J. B. is on the first page and let's just hope that you can still make your reservations, if you are one of his fans.
Start the month in the historic city of Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, which was featured in Vittorio De Sica's famous film, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis. It's a beautiful city and a World Heritage Site. The Ferrara Musica Festival has three concerts of interest during March and continues until May. For more information consult http://www.ferraramusica.it/index.phtml?id=52.
Jazz lovers will have lots of reasons to visit the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy from February 28 to May 15th when it hosts the Crossroads 2013 Jazz Festival. There will be 40 evenings of live music all over this loverly region. For more information consult http://www.italia.it/en/news/detail/crossroads-2013.html. and the Italian-language site http://www.crossroads-it.org/eventi.htm#2mar.
Doesn't it seem that Rome always has music available? Check out the March offerings at http://www.aboutroma.com/opera-and-classical-concerts-in-rome.html .
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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