WDEC 2013 in Bologna - Certosa Cemetery

On the occasion of the Week of discovering European Cemeteries, the Museum of the Risorgimento of Bologna features three guided tours during the day, two evening events and the opening of the exhibition 'Il giardino degli angeli' (The Garden of Angels) by the Bologna photographer Nino Migliori.

The first evening event will take place on May, Friday 24th at 8.30 p.m. with the presentation of the book “Giuseppe Mengoni: un'opera svelata alla Certosa di Bologna” (Giuseppe Mengoni: a work unveiled at the Certosa in Bologna), followed by a guided tour.

Giuseppe Mengoni (Fontanelice, 1829 - Milan, 1877) is well known for designing the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, although it is often forgotten that he is also the creator of the imposing headquarters of the Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna. The author of the majestic chapel dedicated to the Polish general officer Giuseppe Grabinski had been unknown until now, but thanks to the recovery of previously unpublished documents by Anna Maria Guccini it has been possible to attribute it to the famous architect.

On May, Sunday 26th the costume commemoration of Giuseppe Garibaldi’s visit to the Certosa will take place, the title being “Not a single ruin of Bologna will remain!”.

The Hero of Two Worlds arrived at the Certosa on August 16th, 1859 to commemorate the death of his friend Ugo Bassi, martyr of the Italian Risorgimento, executed by an Austrian firing squad on August 8th, 1849. Thanks to the finding of the speech delivered by Garibaldi and other previously unknown documents, several vicissitudes the two heroes went through together will be remembered. This event is the ideal continuation of the commemoration that will take place the previous day in Piazza Carducci in Bologna, entitled “Ugo Bassi - Storia e memoria” (Ugo Bassi – History and memory).

On June, Saturday 1st there will be the opening of the exhibition “Il giardino degli angeli” by the Bologna photographer Nino Migliori. He has concluded his artistic project, that lasted 4 years, within the sector of the Certosa of Bologna where children are buried. The artist provides us with an , interpretation of it that is visionary and joyful, at the same time: the colours of the toys and the beloved objects that accompanied the children’s short lives are modified to create an imaginative reality.

The last event will be on June, Sunday 2nd, featuring Briana Zaki and Valentina Franchino who will present a poetic and captivating dance show entitled “Stralunate” (Dazed).


The complete programme:
 
Friday, 24th May, 8.30 pm
Giuseppe Mengoni: un'opera svelata alla Certosa di Bologna
(Giuseppe Mengoni: a work unveiled at the Certosa in Bologna)
With Anna Maria Guccini, Daniela Sinigalliesi and Vincenzo Lucchese

Anna Maria Guccini is the author of the book who, thanks to the recovery of a few drawings, discovered the authorship – unknown until now – of the chapel dedicated to the Polish general officer Giuseppe Grabinski at the Certosa. At the end of the public presentation, a guided tour will follow, with Vincenzo Lucchese.
Free admission, booking required, please call 051.347592 (Tue-Sun 9a.m.-1p.m.) or write to museorisorgimento@comune.bologna.it
Meeting at the main entrance (Church Yard), 15 minutes before the start time.

Sunday 26th May, 9.00 pm
Di Bologna non si troveranno nemmeno le vestigia!
(
Not a single ruin of Bologna will remain!)

Costume commemoration of Garibaldi’s visit to the Certosa


The Hero of Two Worlds arrived at the Certosa on August 16
th, 1859 to commemorate the death of his friend Ugo Bassi, martyr of the Italian Risorgimento, executed by an Austrian firing squad on August 8th, 1849. Thanks to the finding of the speech delivered by Garibaldi and other previously unknown documents, several vicissitudes the two heroes went through together will be remembered. Organized by the Associations 8cento and Amici della Certosa.

Contribution required: € 8, of which 2 will be donated for the enhancement of the Cemetery. Booking required, please call 345.2699200 (afternoon-evening) or write to amicidellacertosa@gmail.com
Meeting at the main entrance of the Certosa (Church Yard), 15 minutes before the start time.

Monday 27th May, 4.30 pm
Coraggiosa pel mondo pellegrinò. L'immaginario infantile in Certosa
(Bravely she wandered the world. The infantile imagination at the Certosa)

Guided tour with Roberto Martorelli

Among the innumerable memories of the Certosa there are stories of little girls and boys, remembered also by way of majestic monuments. The visit is meant to be an introduction to the exhibition that Nino Migliori dedicates to the memory of the lost childhood.

Free admission, no booking required. Meeting at the main entrance of the Certosa (Church Yard), 15 minutes before the start time.

Tuesday 28th May, 4.30 pm
Vita petroniana: alla scoperta della nostra storia
(Life in Bologna: discovering our history
)
Guided tour with Roberto Martorelli

Strolling among the Certosa cloisters and halls one can fantasize on the stories behind the Latin inscriptions, the precious marbles, the imposing chapels, the simple tombstones. The visit will reveal some well-known stories and others less so, about people from Bologna who have shaped our present day.
Free admission, no booking required. Meeting at the main entrance of the Certosa (Church Yard), 15 minutes before the start time.


Friday 31th May, 4.00 pm
La Certosa di Bologna: un libro aperto sulla Storia 
(The Bologna Certosa: a book open on History)
Guided tour with Vincenzo Lucchese and Daniela Sinigalliesi

Two exceptional guides will unveil the thousand-year old stratification of the Certosa: Etruscan necropolis, monastery and public cemetery. Delicate neoclassical graves, precious marbles and austere monuments will illustrate two centuries of art, in Bologna and in Italy.

Free admission, no booking required. Meeting at the main entrance of the Certosa (Church Yard), 15 minutes before the start time.


Saturday 1st  June, 11.00 pm
Opening of the exhibition “Il giardino degli angeli” by Nino Migliori
Museo civico del Risorgimento, Piazza Carducci 5
 
With this exhibition, the artist has concluded his artistic project, that lasted 4 years, within the sector of the Certosa of Bologna where children are buried. Nino Migliori provides us with an interpretation of it that is visionary and joyful at the same time, in which the colours of the toys and the beloved objects that accompanied the children’s short lives are modified to create an imaginative reality.
Free admission, no booking required.



Sunday 2nd June, 9.00 pm
Stralunate - Uno spettacolo di danza aerea e narrazione

(Dazed – An aerial dance and storytelling show)
Featuring and by Briana Zaki and Valentina Franchino

On the moon or with their feet firmly on the ground, two characters tell stories, also about themselves, between dreams and reality, the sky and the earth.


Booking required, please call 345.2699200 (afternoon-evening) or write to amicidellacertosa@gmail.com.
Meeting at the main entrance of the Certosa (Church Yard), 15 minutes before the start time.


Information on the entire programme:
Museo civico del Risorgiment di Bologna
tel. +39 051347592

museorisorgimento@comune.bologna.it
www.museibologna.it/risorgimento

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