Marzabotto, Kainua

KAINUA Festival
Next edition to be announced (the event was last held in 2015)
Marzabotto (Bologna, Emilia-Romagna region)

Geographical, cultural and historical context

The event takes place at Marzabotto, a small town in Emilia-Romagna region, located in the valley of the river Reno, about 27 km from Bologna, and inhabited since ancient times (on its territory has been discovered an Etruscan acropolis by some identified with the ancient Etruscan town of Cainua or Kainua). 


Event description and programme

The Etruscans and the ancient people who inhabited the Apennines will show their customs and traditions, technology, spirituality and art to the visitors that will come and enjoy this weekend of culture, music and food, enlivened by educational, music, duels, and craft market. With the scientific supervision of the National Etruscan Museum Pompeo Aria, sponsored by the City of Marzabotto Metropolitan City of Bologna and Emilia Romagna, the Society of Arts and Arms, together with the ProLoco Marzabotto organize an event not to be missed. Inside the park "Peppino Impastato" near the Reno river, a space will be dedicated to the historical reconstruction: Etruscans, Gauls, Greeks, Ligures and Veneti will recreate scenes from the ancient times, welcoming visitors and explaining how our ancestors cooked, wove, studied, prayed, and got ready for war. Artisans and merchants will offer creations and reproductions inspired by the ancient world. There will be food stands and we will celebrate the Feast of the Etruscan, with a menu rebuilt in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale Etrusco Pompeo Aria inspired by the Etruscan-Roman period.

Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.

Info & Contact

Compagnia delle Armi e delle Arti – Asociazione Turistica Pro Loco Marzabotto
Address of the event: Parco Peppino Impastato, Via Giacomo Matteotti, Marzabotto
Tel.: +39 3356849121

Kainua Festival Web & Facebook page

Marzabotto Town Council / Comune di Marzabotto
Address: Piazza XX Settembre 1, 40043 Marzabotto (Bologna), Italy
Tel.: +39 (0)51 6780511 | Fax: +39 (0)51 931350

Text and images are kindly provided by Maria Paone, 2015


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