Prices for this edition are:

3 days pass (workshops included)60€
2 days pass(workshops included)45€
Friday 7th entry (workshops included)25€
Saturday 8th entry (workshops included)30€
Sunday 9th entry (workshops included)25€
One evening entry (balls only)20€
Participation to one dance workshop only5€
Participation to one music workshop only10€

We accept payments ONLY in cash, NOT by credit card!

The evening of Thursday 6th is free.

The opening hours of the ticket office are the following:

Friday 7th from 10:30 to 01:30
Saturday 8th from 10:30 to 01:30
Sunday 9th from 10:30 to 19:00

There will be a music instruments’ storage that will follow the same opening hours of the ticket office, but it will open also at 03:00 (after the balls) for who wants to get back its instrument and play during the boeuf!

There will be no ticket pre-sale, but we ask you to help us organizing the festival by filling out the registration form!

We kindly ask you to write truthful information and change your answers if for some reason you change your mind about your arrival or choosing to sleep in the gym. For the staff it is very important to know in advance how many people will arrive!

Services and facilities


Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna
Via Carlo Jussi 1, San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)
Distance from the festival’s venue: 1,4 km


Farmacia Comunale Jussi
Via Carlo Jussi 56, San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)
Distance from the festival’s venue: 800 m
Opening hours:

Monday-Friday08:30 – 12:30
15:00 – 19:30
Saturday08:30 – 12:30

Via Carlo Jussi 16/def, San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)
Distance from the festival’s venue: 1,2 km
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 07:30 – 20:00, Sunday 08:30 – 13:30

Via Martiri delle Foibe 59, San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)
Distance from the festival’s venue: 1,6 km
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 08:00 – 21:00, Sunday 09:00 – 19:30

The Map of Reno Folk Festival

Click on the image for enlarging it!

Sala Paradiso

Sala Paradiso (Hall Paradise) is part of ARCI San Lazzaro and the main hall where we’re dancing. It has been hosting balls since 1992 and through several makeovers and upgrades, leading to state-of-the-art lighting, sound and video systems, it finally became what we can see today. Sala Paradiso hosts evening balls throughout the week, ranging from traditional ballroom dancing to Latin American dances, group dances from the 60’s to the 90’s and Bologna’s traditional dance: Filuzzi.
Sala Paradiso is also used as a theatre and conference hall, hosting from theatre pieces to puppet shows and concerts, most notably Paradiso Jazz, attracting fans from all over the province.

Sala 77

Sala 77 (Hall 77) is entitled to the club members who in 1977 decided to roll up their sleeves to repair and renovate the old farmhouse that hosts the hall (still known as the “Red House” because of its wall colour). They also created a space to play the local game of bocce (a sort of bowling game) on the side. Thursday’s balls and the contest finals will happen here.
Given the size and the wide range of uses of the building, attention was paid to thermal comfort and interior noise reduction by installing acoustic panels on the main walls, granting a very high-quality experience in all conditions of use.

The park

The structure is surrounded by a beautiful park, perfect for walks, relax, having a chat with friends or attending one of our workshops surrounded by the nature!

Where to eat

Within the venue of the festival there are:

  • A BAR at the ground floor, opened everyday from 06:30 to 00:30;
  • A SELF-SERVICE RESTAURANT with a wide range of dishes at affordable prices, opened everyday from 11:30 to 14:30 and from 19:00 to 22:30;
  • A “TAKE AWAY FOOD”, inside Sala 77, opened only for the dancers of the festival on Friday from 11:30 to 22:30 and Saturday with the opening times 11:30-14:30 and 19:00-22:30;
  • THE HALLS’ BARS, one in Sala Paradiso and one in Sala 77, opened during the balls.

Otherwise, you can find nearby:

Restaurant Il Cerfoglio
Vegan/vegetarian/organic restaurant
Via Kennedy 11 – San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)
Distance from the festival’s venue: 1,5 km


How to get there

Circolo ARCI San Lazzaro
Via Bellaria 7
40068 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO)


  • From the A1 Milan-Bologna:
    – change direction to A14/A13/tangenziale
    – leave the motorway at Bologna Borgo Panigale/tangenziale exit
  • From the A1 Florence-Bologna:
    – change direction to A14/A13/tangenziale
    – leave the motorway at Bologna Casalecchio/tangenziale exit
  • From the A13 Padua-Bologna:
    – leave the motorway at Bologna Arcoveggio exit
  • From the A14 Ancona-Bologna:
    – leave the motorway at Bologna S. Lazzaro/tangenziale exit
    – Take the bypass (tangenziale) and keep following the direction to San Lazzaro di Savena
    – Leave the bypas at exit 12 Bologna/Mazzini/Bellaria
    – At the first roundabout, turn at the 1st exit to Viale Roberto Vighi
    – At the second roundabout, turn at the 2nd exit to Viale Sergio Cavina
    – At the third roundabout, turn at the 3rd exit to Via Altura, entering in San Lazzaro di Savena
    – Keep going straight ahead on via Bellaria until the ARCI’s entrance, which will be on your left, after the parking



The bus lines that are useful for joining the festival are:

    • from Stazione Centrale (Central Station): 36 direction Ospedale Bellaria, until Altura stop (22 halfway stops), then 750m by feet;
    • from Piazza Cavour: 90 direction San Camillo/Ozzano, until Croara Bivio stop (12 halfway stops), then 55m by feet;
    • from Via Rizzoli: 19 direction San Lazzaro, until San Lazzaro Municipio stop (17 halfway stops), then 1,2km by feet.

The ticket costs 1,30€ and it’s valid for 75 minutes. It can be bought on the bus too, with an additional charge for 1,50€, from the automatic ticket machines (they don’t give back the change, so be sure of having enough coins!).

Warning!! On Saturday and Sunday buses’ itinirary can change: check the variations on TPER site by using the line’s links!


    • Guglielmo Marconi airport has a bus service BLQ that connects it with Bologna’s Central Station (Stazione Centrale). Rides start at 05:30 every morning until 00:15 from the airport, at 05:00 until 23:35 from the Central Station. The ticket costs 6€ and can be bought at the airport from the automatic ticket machines. It is possible to get off the BLQ bus at Ospedale Maggiore stop and get on bus 19 in direction San Lazzaro until San Lazzaro Municipio stop.
    • As an alternative, it is possible to walk until Birra stop (1,2 km from the airport) and get on bus 91 or 81 in direction Stazione Centrale (even in this case it is possible to get of at Ospedale Maggiore stop and get on bus 19).
      NB On bus lines 91 and 81 there aren’t the automatic ticket machines, so tickets (1,30€) must be bought before getting on the bus! You can find them at the airport, at Carrefour Express supermarkey.


The most athletic and curious dancers can join us from the city centre even by bike! Following the itinerary 2 of the cycle lane’s network, you go through the Parco dei Cedri, then you enter into Parco della Resistenza until joining the ARCI.


<<< NEWS 2019 !!! >>>

We have an agreement with Velostazione Dynamo Bologna for the rental of city bikes and trekking-mtb. The agreement provides a 30% discount for the first 24h hours of use to festival participants.

Info on prices and timetables at the following link.

How to get the discount:

  • send an email to with name and surname (subject “mail Dynamo discount”) and you will receive the magic words (discount code) to be used when booking
  • complete the booking form on the website and enter the magic words in the body of the message
  • finally, when the vehicle is returned, show the bracelet that attends the festival


Where to sleep

We know that about sleeping at a festival there are different kinds of needs … we have worked hard to fulfill them all!


There are people who love to live festivals intensively, who never want to stop enjoying every minute and every emotion during those three days … well, from Friday 7th’s afternoon to Monday 10th’s morning you can place your mattress and sleeping bag FOR FREE on the wooden floor of the gym Palayuri, at only 5 minutes walking time from the festival venue!
It is located in Via della Repubblica 4, 40068 San Lazzaro di Savena (BO). In the gym there are a dozen WC and two changing rooms (for women and men respectively) with 3 showers each (they are open, so if you need more privacy, you have to bring a swimming suit).
We advise you NOT to leave valuable goods in the gym: our volunteers will take care of the safety of the place, but the organization does not assume responsibility for theft and/or loss.

N.B. If you want to be sure about a place to sleep in the gym, registration is mandatory. 

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For those arriving with their caravan, there will be a caravan parking lot next to the Palayuri.
In the surroundings of ARCI San Lazzaro you can find other places where you can park your caravan.


There are also dancers who are more bent on comfort, though. For those who prefer more comfortable accomodations, near the ARCI San Lazzaro there are hotels and B&Bs. We’ve made some special arrangements with the following one!

Hotel Relais Bellaria
It will be enough to indicate RENO FOLK FESTIVAL or GIOVANI DANZATORI BOLOGNESI to have acces to reduced prices

Prices per night*

Standard room for individual use – € 65,00
Double room or twin room – € 80,00
Triple room – € 100,00

Prices per room per night, including breakfast, monitored parking, Wi-Fi, Technogym® Fitness Room. NO TOURIST TAX!!

For booking:
Hotel Relais Bellaria
Via Altura 11/bis – 40139 – Bologna
+39 051 453 103

*Nights from the 7th June to 9th included. Prices are fixed and you can cancel your reservation until 18.00 of the previous day of your expected arrival