May 1 in the Apennines: Rocchetta Mattei and Festival in Riola - bolognawelcome

May 1 in the Apennines: Rocchetta Mattei and Festival in Riola

On May 1, setting off from Bologna, you will visit the fairy-tale Rocchetta Mattei in the morning, listening to the history of the Count and admiring his fascinating architecture. Your day will continue in Riola’s square, where you will go to the Sagra della Sfrappola, a festival to celebrate traditional crispy pastries. You will savour a typical lunch and watch a costume parade and many events of the festival, which takes its inspiration from TV series “Game of Thrones” this year. 
 

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Visit a dreamy place: the fascinating Rocchetta Mattei
  • Go to the Sagra della Sfrappola in Riola, with music, parades and plenty of fun
  • Taste the festival’s specialities by savouring a lunch included in the price

WHEN:
1 May 2019

LENGTH:
Around 10 hours

LANGUAGE:
Italian/English

MEETING POINT:
Piazza Malpighi

INCLUDED:
return transfer from Bologna, entry to the Rocchetta, lunch (water included, wine and other drinks separately), tour leader


PROGRAMME:

• 10 am: Departure from CityRedBus stop Piazza Malpighi
• 10.10 am: Departure from CityRedBus stop Central Station Piazza Malpighi
• 11.45 am: Guided tour of Rocchetta Mattei
• 1 pm: Lunch in the Square in Riola Sagra della Sfrappola (water included, wine and other drinks separately)
• 2.30 pm: Performance by the Giuseppe Verdi band in the Square
• 3.30 pm: Departure of the procession from the Rocchetta Mattei and free time to look around the sagra
• 6 pm: Departure for Bologna
• 7.30 pm: Arrival in Bologna
*the timetable is indicative and could change


NOTE:
Booking required subject to availability. The activity will take place only with a minimum number of 10 participants. This booking authorises us in advance to collect the amount from the credit card indicated, which will only be charged once the tour has been definitively confirmed. You will receive a confirmation email with your voucher and receipt shortly. 


CANCELLATION POLICY:
No charge if you cancel at least one day before the tour. 
After that you will be charged the entire price of the booking.

Highlights

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Visit a dreamy place: the fascinating Rocchetta Mattei
  • Go to the Sagra della Sfrappola in Riola, with music, parades and plenty of fun
  • Taste the festival’s specialities by savouring a lunch included in the price

Route

  1. Bologna
  2. Via della Certosa, 16, Bologna
  3. Via Porrettana, 360, Casalecchio di Reno
  4. Rocchetta Mattei
  5. Bologna