The Passaggi Festival in Fano is one of the most awaited events of the year in the city of the Marche region . It is an event that involves all citizens and which takes place in the streets of the historic center, including shows , art exhibitions , concerts and much more. In this guide , I will tell you about the best events to attend during the Fano Festival dei Passaggi, telling you the story of this important event and giving you some useful advice to better enjoy the experience.
History and meaning of the Passaggi Festival
The Passaggi Festival of Fano was born in 2009, on the initiative of the Cassa di Risparmio di Fano Foundation and the Passaggi Cultural Association . The aim of the event is to enhance the cultural heritage of the city, through the organization of artistic and cultural events that involve all citizens.
The name of the Festival, "Passaggi", refers to the pedestrian passages found in the historic center of Fano and which become the natural stage for the shows. During the event, in fact, the streets of the historic center come alive with street artists, musicians, actors and performers who perform shows of various kinds.
The Festival dei Passaggi is held every year in June and attracts thousands of visitors from all over Italy and abroad.
The main events not to be missed
Opening ceremony and fashion show
The Passaggi Festival opens with an opening ceremony held in Piazza XX Settembre, the heart of the historic center of Fano. During the ceremony, the artists and performers taking part in the event are presented and the activities officially kicked off.
After the opening ceremony, there is a parade of the "passagers", i.e. the artists and performers who perform during the Festival. The parade winds through the streets of the historic center of Fano and is a unique opportunity to admire the artists in costume and the artistic installations that enliven the city.
Art exhibitions and installations
During the Passaggi Festival, the historic center of Fano becomes an open-air museum. In various parts of the city, in fact, art exhibitions and installations are set up that involve the artists and citizens.
Among the art exhibitions not to be missed, we point out the one set up at the Federiciana Library , which houses the works of local and international artists, and the one set up at the Palazzo del Podestà , which exhibits works by emerging artists.
Concerts and dance performances
During the Passaggi Festival, there is no shortage of music and dance performances. In various squares of the city, musicians and bands of national and international fame perform, giving the public moments of great emotion.
Among the concerts not to be missed, we point out that of Vinicio Capossela, which will be held in Piazza XX Settembre, and that of the Modena City Ramblers, who will perform at the Teatro della Fortuna .
Street food and local cuisine
Gastronomy is another important aspect of the Festival dei Passaggi. During the event, in fact, it is possible to taste the specialties of local and Italian cuisine, including fried fish, stuffed olives, tagliatelle al ragù and much more.
In various squares of the city, street food stands are set up where it is possible to taste local specialties, accompanied by a good glass of wine.
Guided tours and workshops
During the Passaggi Festival, it is possible to take part in guided tours of the historic center of Fano, to discover the most evocative places in the city. Furthermore, workshops are organized for children and adults, where it is possible to learn artistic and craft techniques.
Among the not-to-be-missed guided tours, we point out the one to the Teatro della Fortuna, one of the oldest Italian-style theaters in the Marches, and the one to the Church of San Francesco , which houses works of art of great value.
Useful tips for participating in the Passaggi Festival
To better enjoy the Festival dei Passaggi, it is important to follow some useful advice. First of all, we advise you to book your accommodation in advance, as accommodation facilities tend to fill up quickly during the event.
Furthermore, we advise you to wear comfortable shoes, as many of the streets in the historic center of Fano are paved and can be uncomfortable to walk in with too elegant shoes.
Finally, we advise you to follow the official program of the event, so as not to miss the most important events and the most interesting activities.
Possibility of accommodation at Palazzo Rotati
If you are looking for comfortable and central accommodation to participate in the Festival dei Passaggi, we advise you to book at Palazzo Rotati. This hotel is located a few steps from Piazza XX Settembre, where most of the events of the Festival take place, and offers comfortable rooms equipped with every comfort.
The Passaggi Festival of Fano is a unique event of its kind, which offers visitors the opportunity to experience the magical atmosphere of the historic center of the city. . You just have to book your accommodation and set off to discover the Festival dei Passaggi in Fano.