Il Liscio, Musical Treasure of Emilia-Romagna

22 February 2024

2 minutes

In the heart of the hills of Emilia-Romagna, Liscio stands as an authentic musical treasure, guardian of centuries-old traditions and bearer of a harmony that resonates in the cultural fabric of the region. This music and dance genre, originally from Romagna, born in the late ´800s and early 1900s, is preparing to reach new heights, transforming itself into a melody that flies beyond regional borders, thanks to its recent candidacy as a UNESCO heritage site.

Liscio is more than just an artistic expression: it is a deep connection to the history and culture of Emilia-Romagna. Born in local communities, Liscio is steeped in the roots of the region, with melodies that tell stories of life, love and celebrations that span time.

Liscio traveled with emigrants from Emilia-Romagna who took the roots and traditions of their homeland with them to distant lands. And now this dance, with its engaging melodies and lively dances, presents itself as the key to reviving a world of traditions in Emilia-Romagna.

In 2024, the “Year of Italian Roots in the World,” root travelers will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the experience by participating in local events celebrating Liscio, dance schools and experienced instructors will offer lessons that will allow participants to discover the unique appeal of this traditional style.

Emilia-Romagna is waiting for you to live this beautiful experience!

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