Art and theatre to dream of fantastic worlds

18-month to 18-year-olds: the protagonists of today and tomorrow

A world of artists on the stage… and in the street


Created in 2006, it is the main activity of the Segni d’Infanzia Association.

The only one of its kind in Italy, SEGNI New Generations Festival is an international art and theatre event aimed at boys and girls, children and teenagers aged 18 months to 18 years.

It is designed to involve schools, families and all those who love the theatre, research and the languages of the arts.

Artists and companies from Italy and abroad – among the most renowned and innovative on the world scene – perform in shows, workshops and art itineraries, in Mantua’s most beautiful locations. Support by the President of the Republic – in the form of a Representative Award – is a guarantee of the high quality of the project.

Edition 2022

Dear spectators, artists and operators,


With a “sold out” at the Ariston Theater for the Dutch show “Lucky Luuk”, the 17th edition of SEGNI New Generations Festival ended last Sunday! It was nine intense and wonderful days in which more than 15,000 spectators of all ages were involved in performances, workshops, master classes and special events.

To retrace together some special moments of this fantastic edition watch the video story here!

A warm and heartfelt thank you goes to all the sponsors, volunteers, staff and artists who contributed to the realization of this edition. A big thank you then goes to the families, teachers, children, boys and girls, and all those who enlivened the Festival venues.

The appointment is for the 18th edition of SEGNI New Generations Festival:

We look forward to seeing you next year, from October 28 to November 5, 2023.

See you soon!

Join us

You can be part of the audience with your classmates or family, you can help organize and carry out events by becoming a volunteer or put your creativity to the test by entering the Contest or suggesting a show or artistic project.


Do you want to become a Segni volunteer? – Write an email to or call us at +39 0376.752417 for more information.

If you believe in the importance of culture, theater and art, you can contribute with your enthusiasm and your time to the realization of the festival.

We assure you an experience full of emotions, inputs, encounters.

Everyone from 14 years old upwards can participate. Parents’ authorization is required for those under 18.

For those coming from outside Mantua is possible to organize personalized solutions for accommodation based on skills and motivations.

Main tasks needed:

  • Ticket office clerk and venue manager to welcome the public at the venues.
  • Venue assistance to help the public make the most of the events.
  • Info point employee to drive the public to enjoy at best the festival program.
  • Photographer to storytell the festival through images.
  • Runner to accompany the artists and bring the materials to the places of the shows (specify if you have a car and of what type of license you have ).
    For info:

Festival delegates

A new way to participate in SEGNI New Generations Festival was born in 2022, thanks to the PASTA MADRE Masterclasses.

Find out how to hold your Masterclass at Festival 2023 by filling out the form at this link:


Applications for SEGNI New Generations Festival edition 2023 are open until December 31, 2022 11:59 p.m. (CET). Fill out the form at this link:

Tickets office


To request photographic material, insights and interviews with the Artistic Director or scheduled artists write to giving the contact details of the relevant media (name, phone and fax number, website, email address) and of a designated journalist.

The 18th edition of SEGNI New Generations Festival will be in Mantova from October 28 to November 5, 2023.


Press office contact:

Maddalena Peluso + 39.340.6968133 |

DOWNLOAD HERE an excerpt from the 2021 press review


Families and cultural operators from all over Italy and abroad, during the days of SEGNI, choose Mantua as the city where they experience a unique stay between art and theater, combining the vision of the shows with the visit of the historical and artistic places.

Reaching Mantova

By car

  • Highway A22 Modena-Brennero (exits Mantova Sud – località Bagnolo San Vito; Mantova Nord – località San Giorgio di Mantova)
  • Highway A4 Milano-Venezia exits Desenzano, Sirmione, Peschiera e Verona Sud
  • Highwaya A1 exits Parma Est e Reggio Emilia.


Connections from the stations of Milan, Verona, Bologna, Bolzano, Modena, Parma, Padua, Florence, Rome and Bari. The train station is located in the city, a five-minute walk from the historic center in Piazza Don Leoni, 14 .


Mantua can be reached from

Valerio Catullo (Villafranca VR) – 45 mins from Mantua

Orio al Serio (Bergamo) – 1h40 mins by car from Mantua

Milano Malpensa (Milano) – 2h30 by car from Mantua

Milano Linate (Milano) – 1h50 by car from Mantua

Bologna – 1h10 by car from Mantua

Moving around


The bicycle is the most comfortable and fastest way to get around in a city like Mantua, with a good cycle lane infrastructure. Download the RideMovi APP and register on the appropriate one platform for the rental service of bicycles and electric bikes.


Reach all the SEGNI festival venues comfortably and
without problems with the lines of APAM! You can buy easily
your ticket with the Dropticket and myCicero apps. If you park in Campo Canoa or at Palazzo Te you can reach the
center with the APAM shuttle, active every day from 7:00 to
9:00 pm (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays starting at 9:00 am).
Consult all the routes and timetables of the APAM lines on apam.itor contact the Customer Care every day from 7:30 to hours 19:00 at +39.0376.230339, via email to
on whatsapp at 346 0714690, on Facebook (APAM Mantova) or on Twitter (#apam_mn).


Register on the site and download on
smartphone the appropriate app.


T. 0376 368844 | M. 335 5959285 |



Free parkings: Campo Canoa – Strada Cipata (shuttle bus service), Te Brunetti (shuttle bus service), Viale Mincio, Piazzale Montelungo, Viale Risorgimento, Viale Te, Viale Isonzo, Piazzale Gramsci.

Paid parking: Piazza Virgiliana, Piazza d’Arco, Piazza San Giovanni, Mazzini parking, Lungolago Gonzaga, Gonzaga Largo VV.FF. parking, Piazza Arche, Piazza Seminario, Piazzale Pesenti, Piazzale Ragazzi del ’99, Piazza Viterbi, Piazzale Gramsci, Piazza Anconetta.


  • Albergo Bianchi Stazione

          Piazza Don Eugenio Leoni, 24 – Mantova

          tel. +39.0376.326465

  • Agriturismo Cipolli e Podò – Corte Carlini

Strada Fossamana, 11 – Mantova

          tel. +39.336.641173

Eat and drink



Via Broletto, 16

tel. +39.0376.327826

fb: Bar Caravatti

Ig: barcaravatti

Closed on Mondays


Cento Rampini

Traditional Restaurant

Piazza Erbe, 11

tel. +39.0376.366349

Closed on Sunday nights and Mondays


Circolo Culturale Arci Papacqua

International School of Shiatsu

Biobar and vegetarian and vegan restaurant

Via Daino, 1

tel. +39.0376.364636

Closed on Saturday evenings and Sundays




Corte dei Sogliari, 4 (Corso Umberto)

tel. +39.335.6869686

fb: Ristorante Giallozucca

Closed on Thursdays and Sunday night



Restaurant & Cocktail bar

Piazza L.B.Alberti, 19

tel. +39.0376.1506092

Open Saturdays and Sundays at lunch and every night

Closed on Tuesday


La fragoletta


Piazza Arche, 5/a

tel. +39.0376.323300

CLosed on Mondays


LaCucina srl


Via Guglielmo Oberdan, 17

tel. +39.0376.1513735

fb: lacucina.mantova

Closed on Sunday nights and Mondays at lunch


Lo Scalco Grasso

Contemporary Osteria

Via Trieste, 55

tel. +39.349.3747958

fb: Lo Scalco Grasso

Closed on Sunday nights and Mondays at lunch


The festival is a unique opportunity to combine the viewing of performances with a visit to the historical-artistic sites of the city of Mantua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its many museums.

Several SEGNI events have wonderful art places as their locations!

To better organize your visit to the city contact:

Infopoint Casa di Rigoletto, Piazza Sordello, 43, Mantua

Tel. +39.0376.288208

IAT Mantova, Piazza Mantegna, 6, Mantua

Tel. +39.0376.432432



Institutional partners

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To thank for the hospitality

Technical sponsors

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