Festival Guareschi 2019

30/09/2019 – 08/12/2019


Second edition of the Busseto Guareschi Festival – “Don Camillo and Peppone” Cinema, Theater and Taverns from 9 November to 8 December 2019

The program of the festival includes the screening of the film “Don Camillo and the youth of today” and other less known but decisive films to understand the poetry of Guareschi, taken from stories staged by himself or revisited later.
The screenings will be introduced by critics, intellectuals, institutional figures, journalists united by a passion for the “small world”.
Admission to the screenings is free, reservations are recommended at 0524 92487 or

During the entire period of the festival, the exhibition “Route 77- cycling along the Via Emilia”, conceived by Egidio Bandini, journalist and essayist, director of the Festival, president of the Group Friends of Giovannino Guareschi. The exhibition reconstructs the tour that Guareschi made by bicycle in 1941 from Piacenza to Rimini, and that constituted a real immersion in what would have been the Little World of his characters.

In addition, on Saturday 9, 16, 23, November 30, it will be possible to take part in a guided tour of the Guareschi Archive House in Roncole Verdi (fraction of Busseto), where Guareschi lived a long time and that represents a true temple of memory Guareschi. Alberto Guareschi, son of the writer, will be the exceptional guide of this journey through time, both historical and literary.

Finally, in November all the trattorias of the Bassa Parmense, in ferment for the contemporary “November Porc” will dedicate to the event a menu that would certainly have put Don Camillo and Peppone in agreement.

Busseto Festival Guareschi presents itself as a real travel experience between culture, tourism and gastronomy.
An experience aimed at enhancing the excellence of the Emilia region.

Download the detailed program.

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