Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May – Piazza Verdi, Busseto

Meetings, stalls, workshops





Saturday 4th in the afternoon


Meeting with the author: Daniele Pignatelli, owner of the comic book shop “Comic House” (Sarzana) talks with:

Alberto Pagliaro

Verdi, l’amore spezzato. La traviata, Otello, Aida”, Kleiner Flug

With “Verdi, broken love” Kleiner Flug brings together in a single volume three adaptations created on the initiative of the Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti of Modena and entrusted to the pen of Stefano Ascari and the illustrations of Alberto Pagliaro. The project is ambitious: to adapt three of Giuseppe Verdi’s most famous works into the form of comics, to bring art to a new, different audience. The choice fell on Traviata, Othello and Aida, united by the theme that is the subtitle of the volume, broken love, but also by the unfortunate female protagonists, strong women but victims of a society that tends to relegate them to a subordinate role.

Simone Tansini

“L’ombra del Duca”, 40GB Editions

A story that makes us reflect on the nature of the winners and the vanquished, in a dance of overlaps in which each character will become memory, reflection, executioner and victim, in which each character will be mirrored in the other… in the shadow of the other.
Reviewing the tragic story of Rigoletto, the nineteenth-century drama par excellence, through the reflections of a modern Duke of Mantua, who has become a mature man, allows us to talk about the ancient with an innovative point of observation. The drama unfolds on the path of solitude of our new Duke who, from a non-place bordering his own unconscious, tells us the price of solitude resulting from a life of excess.

Simone Tansini

“In un battito d’ali”, 40GB Editions

Freely inspired by Madama Butterfly, it is a light story, made up of small nuances, in which past, present and future will intertwine. In a flutter of wings is the story of Questo Questo San told, however, from an introspective point of view never addressed before. A point of view in which the figures considered secondary, in the theatrical version, become the pillars of our literary experimentation. A journey into love, into the fears and misgivings of a teenager who will, however, be able to withstand the comparison with that splendid girl who has been waiting for a thread of smoke on the far edge of the sea for years, transforming our Cris into a This This San modern and charming.



Comics workshop curated by Valerio Barchi, cartoonist. (for elementary and middle school classes. Free, limited places)


3.30 pm portico of the Busseto Library of the Cariparma Foundation

Review “I Libri si Presentano”
Anna Soldi presents “Le storie fioriscono”
Stories aloud from books chosen by the public (Dedicated to children aged 3 to 6)



Meeting with the author:

Valerio Barchi

“Fango”, Sae Editore Group

“I didn’t think about it too much: I saw what had happened and I decided to give my contribution.” Valerio Barchi thus explains, in a few words, why at a certain point he decided to lend a hand, in the aftermath of the flood in Emilia-Romagna. The author is a Roman cartoonist who decided to tell his autobiographical experience of volunteering in the post-flood of Romagna. The result is “Fango”, an intense graphic novel, narrated by balancing the drama experienced in those days with the relief given by hope and brotherhood.

With the participation of the Civil Protection of Busseto which provided aid in the flooded areas.

Dialogue with the author Daniele Pignatelli, owner of the comic book shop “Comic House” – Sarzana (SP)


6.00 PM

Meeting with the author:

Davide Ragozzini

“Genesi inversa”, Maestro Silenzio Edizioni

To understand Unity it is necessary to experience Separation for a long time which in turn creates pain.

The only way to bring the Lulu (Humans) to a profound awareness of Who They Are is to try in every way to prevent it. If the Creators had revealed to us Who We Are, today we would know it… and that’s it, we would just know it but we could never Be Who We Are because knowing that we are is not enough to be, experience is needed and this can only start from experiencing who You are NOT to understand Who you are…

“A logical narrative but one that has no claim to be true. As the book itself states, everyone is free to CHOOSE what to believe and above all to FEEL what to believe.”

Dialogue with the author Valentino Giannini, member of the Italian Association of Tolkenian Studies.


Sunday 5 in the morning


Wacky, dispensa di rimedi letterari” is a caravan, a metaphorical container of languages ​​that you will find in Piazza Verdi all day long.

It is animated by three hucksters who pass off a literary menu as a symptomatic “cure” for the most varied ailments, offering miraculous remedies, attracting the attention of passers-by, convincing them to try their magic.

A special shop that mixes shelves of books, extracts of disused words, pills of poetic elixir verbs and slicers, toasters, scales, tools useful for predicting the future and finding the right remedy for every ailment!

Wacky, piccola bottega itinerante” was created by the OTTOTIPI Association, winner of the Leggere Crea Indipendenza tender; was born thanks to the support of the CARIPARMA Foundation.



Voci in cammino by the APS Ottotipi Association

A walking route along the streets of Busseto, with four evocative stages in which we will listen to poems, letters, excerpts from novels and stories narrated and read aloud.

The first stage is dedicated to music. The second, to fear. The third, to spirituality. The last one, to nature.


Sunday 5 in the afternoon


Voci in cammino by the APS Ottotipi Association

A walking route along the streets of Busseto, with four evocative stages in which we will listen to poems, letters, excerpts from novels and stories narrated and read aloud.

The first stage is dedicated to music. The second, to fear. The third, to spirituality. The last one, to nature.



Participatory reading by Simone Tansini

“Il camaleonte daltonico”, 40GB Editions

Why does the chameleon get the “wrong” color? Why does the pigeon hold a rose in its beak in the middle of the city? What is the large white rhino up to sitting on top of a wall? What spells will the witch’s cat cast? And where do meduccioles live? These are some of the mysteries kept in “The colorblind chameleon”, a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes, delicate and somewhat suspended, where the ultimate meaning will be left to the sensitivity of the reader: a journey through themes such as the sense of family and belonging to one’s pack, the emotion and fear of separation, the love for parents and the love for adventure. Reading age: from 5 years



Meeting with the author:

Gianluca Foglia

Nel ventre della Balera”, Sonirik 2023

Discovering the history of ballroom dancing is understanding the nostalgia of a time that made ballroom dancing an act of rebellion. Lives to the sound of waltzes, polkas and mazurkas, from Emilia to Romagna, legendary vaults and almost clandestine pirouettes. The story of a soundscape that becomes passion, lust and dance under the eyes of Gerundio, protagonist witness in the imaginary and unobtainable world of Castelmauro, where dance hall rhymes with spring and like her you can’t stop.

In collaboration with “La scuolatta di Daniela”, Busseto



Meeting with the author:

Mario Ferraguti

L’alfabeto delle anime. Piccola incursione nell’aldilà”, Ediciclo editore 2024

The “Small travel philosophy” series invites the writer Mario Ferraguti to tell us about the delicate passage to the afterlife on who goes and who stays. This poetic and profound book investigates our search, the poignant desire to establish a surreal dialogue with deceased loved ones between superstitions, rituals and nostalgia.

Dialogue with the author Alice Pisu, owner of the “Diari di bordo” bookshop (PR)


We remind you that during the literary event it will be possible to visit:

In Piazza Verdi and Via Roma there will be the stalls of the “Sarzanese bookshops” and the “Hobbyists with a heart” market

In the Sala dell’Accademia in the courtyard of the Rocca, an exhibition dedicated to the crank toy curated by Fausto Mottini and the exhibition of the model railway created by Ettore Snanzi. The installations will be open to the public until May 12th.

Sunday 5 May extraordinary opening with guided tour of the “Palazzo del Monte di Pietà” Library


For all updates and to find in-depth information on the individual events of the event:

Instagram: @libriperstrada_sarzana

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Saturday 13 April 8.30pm – Carriage Hall, Villa Pallavicino Stables


Life of a Paralympic athlete

By Federica Maspero

Enrico Grignaffini will dialogue with the author


Federica Maspero: “In my book I don’t describe myself as a superhero”

It is titled “Calze in cashmere” and it is the autobiography with which Federica Maspero talks about herself as an athlete and a person.

Saturday 18 May at 9.00 pm – Giuseppe Verdi Theatre


Brilliant comedy by Andrea Zilioli

With the actors of the Lupus in Fabula theater workshop by Sanguinaro

The entire proceeds will be donated to the Nicolas Comati Association to support the “really safe driving” project, taking newly licensed kids to take a course in Arese.

Reservations are already open: to secure tickets you can contact the Nicolas Comati Association on their Facebook page, or send a Whatsapp message to the number 334 7804026.

Saturday 4th May, from 10am to sunset

Sunday 5th May, from 9am to sunset

🌸 Ortocolto is a market-festival of national interest on floral and nursery biodiversity with selected botanical varieties, collections of rare plants, organic vegetables and fruits, excellent craftsmanship, artists, agro-food products typical of the biodiversity of the area.
Organized by Ortocolto Aps in collaboration with the Municipal Administration of Busseto.

🔸 Free entry

🎁 Free orthorecipe book (while supplies last)

🐾 Four-legged friends are welcome

The square of the stables of the Villa hosts the Carriage Hall and the “Renata Tebaldi Museum”

– for exhibitors 347 0732 754
– for visitors 347 1510 556

Sunday 14 April 2024 10.00 am + 11.15 am – Busseto Library

Like every second Sunday of the month, “Meravigliosa Biblioteca” returns on April 14th

The historic rooms of the Library and the ancient Monte di Pietà are open to guided tours enriched by small but precious temporary exhibitions.

🕐 Departure times: 10.00 and 11.15
✅ Free entry limited to 25 people per shift
⭐️For groups and school groups, visits are only possible by appointment
📲 For info and reservations 👉 | 0524 92224

Sunday 14 April 2024 from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm – Parish oratory (via Zilioli 43)

Entrance also from via Donizetti (in front of Eurospin).

Sunday 14 April 2024 at 6.00 pm – Giuseppe Verdi Theatre

Concert show with the extraordinary participation of the former students of Maestro Carlo Bergonzi

Cristina Ferri, soprano

Daniela Lojarro, soprano

Nana Kavtarshvili, soprano

Patrizia Patelmo, mezzo-soprano

Fabio Armiliato, tenor

Maurizio Saltarin, tenor

Paolo Pecchioli, bass


With the students of the Accademia Verdiana Carlo Bergonzi and many other surprises

At the piano Maestro Simone Maria Marziali

Eddy Lovaglio hosts


Free entry – Reservation recommended

Tel 0521/1401113


Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April 2024 – Giuseppe Verdi’s Birthplace and Casa Barezzi Museum

The National Days of the Houses of Illustrious People are back

For the third year, the National Association of Houses of Memory invites house museums throughout Italy to open their doors on 6 and 7 April.

Two days dedicated to the places that preserve the memory and legacy of the “Great”.

Small houses or historic villas, homes or real museums, permanent residences or summer “refuges”, where you can breathe a different atmosphere, where History mixes with the present, to keep alive the memory of those who, although not being more alive, he still has a lot to say. All ideally united for two days under the same banner: enhancing the memory of the past to pass it on to the new generations.

Bookings for visits will be open from 2pm on Monday 25 March to 9pm on Thursday 5 April.

To book, consult the contact list of the houses published on this page.


For the occasion, Verdi’s Birthplace and Casa Barezzi Museum offer reduced entry at €4.00, only for those who book.

Sportivamente – la Cultura fatta con i muscoli

Monday 8 April at 8.30pm – Sala delle Carrozze, Villa Pallavicino Stables



Presentation of Chicco Evani’s book with Lucilla Granata Non chiamatemi Bubu


Vincenzo Pincolini dialogues with the authors


Free entry upon reservation


Saturday 23 March, 5.00 pm – Busseto Library – Via Roma, 38

Review “Small Citizens Grow”

A series of readings aloud dedicated to the young citizens of tomorrow, created in collaboration with the Municipality of Busseto, which address issues of great social relevance with simple language and an appropriate methodology. At the end of the readings, small workshops will be held.

For girls and boys aged 6 to 10 years. Limited places, booking recommended.

Upcoming events:
– Saturday 27 April, 5.00 pm – Get loose! Let’s dismantle the bullies
– Saturday 25 May, 5.00 pm – Do you want to read? The importance of books

ℹ️ Tel. 0524 92224 – –