WDEC 2017 - Monumental Cemetery Certosa of Bologna

The 2017 summer calendar in the Certosa, Bologna Monumental Cemetery, is now here with a new series of night walks and events.


The collaboration of various entities of Bologna allowed putting together a very rich programme featuring 50 events: guided tours, theatre events, itinerant shows,etc.
Thus art, history, anecdotes and reflections will bring the spotlight back onto the Certosa from 28th May to 30 September 2017.

Among these events, theese is the programme on the occasione of the Week of Discovering European cemeteries (WDEC) 2017:

 


“Marathon in the Certosa: Bolognese art history from 1801 until today”
Sunday May 28, 10 a.m.
A walk through the Carthusian cloisters allows visitors to retrace the historical key steps of Bolognese art through the works of the great masters, from 1801 until today. From the Neoclassicism of Giacomo de Maria to the Verism of Vincenzo Vela, from the Art Nouveau of Pasquale Rizzoli, through the twentieth-century Classicism of Ercole Drei and the vibrant matter of Manzù, until the abstract shapes of Bruno Saetti.
A 3 hour guided tour for the lovers of art, walking and the Certosa.
Curated by the Associazione Culturale Didasco.
Booking is compulsory by calling +39 348 1431230 (afternoon-evening).
Meeting point at the Certosa main entrance (church courtyard)
Initiative devoted to the members of the Didasco cultural association, possibility to join the association at the time of the walk.
Membership fee € 10,00 (no additional charge for the first walk).
Entrance: € 10.00 (two euros will be used for the promotion and development of the Certosa)

“The ancient Certosa: life and places of Carthusian monks”
Sunday May 28, 15:30 p.m.
The creation of a Carthusian charterhouse in Bologna was a double homage to the Pope and the project started in 1334.
Laura Franchi is going to guide you through a discovery journey of the time, places and activities of the Carthusian monks before the radical change into a cemetery. The tour includes stops in front of some meaningful monuments.
Curated by G.A.I.A. Eventi.
Compulsory booking at info@bolognaeventi.com or by calling +39 051 9911923 (please leave a phone number).
Meeting point at the Certosa main entrance (church courtyard)
Entrance: € 12.00 (two euros will be used for the promotion and development of the Certosa)

“The Brion tomb of architect Carlo Scarpa and his presence in Bologna”
Monday May 29, 17 p.m.

A tale that starts from the Brion Tomb in San Vito di Altivole (1969) commissioned to the architect that in 1960 was appointed as the President of Gavina Spa in Bologna, the design company established by Dino Gavina. The tour ends with a visit to the shop designed by Scarpa in 1961 for the above-mentioned company and located in via Altabella.
Curated by the Ordine degli Architetti di Bologna (Bologna Branch of the Architects’ Association) in conjunction with Associazione Amici della Certosa.
Info: +39 051 4399016 - www.archibo.it
Entrance: free

“Angels and demons: symbols and mysteries of the Certosa”
Wednesday May 31, 20:30 p.m.

Fine winged statues, powerful allegories and arcane symbols. The Certosa staged fantastic stories imagined by our ancestors, including delightful conversations with ghosts and bat flights in the moonlight.
Curated by the Associazione Culturale Didasco.
Booking is compulsory by calling +39 348 1431230 (afternoon-evening).
Meeting point at the Certosa main entrance (church courtyard).
Initiative devoted to the members of the Didasco cultural association, possibility to join the association at the time of the walk.

Membership fee € 10,00 (no additional charge for the first walk).
Entrance: € 10.00 (two euros will be used for the promotion and development of the Certosa)

“Art and history between the arcades and the Certosa”
Thursday June 1, 20 p.m.


An evening devoted to art and gastronomy for an unusual and mysterious experience: the Open Bus will leave from Piazza Maggiore for a night tour then destination Certosa for a picturesque night walk. Before going back a light buffet featuring local products kindly offered by the ice-cream shop La Torinese.
Programme:
20 p.m.: start from Piazza Maggiore; 20:50 p.m.: arrival at the Certosa and guided tour; by 23 p.m.: return to Piazza Maggiore. Curated by City Red Bus. Compulsory booking at www.cityredbus.com/shop. Meeting point at the Certosa main entrance (church courtyard)
Entrance: € 25.00 (two euros will be used for the promotion and development of the Certosa) / € 15.00 children under 10

“Cycling visit 13: The ideal city - the Certosa of the twentieth century”
Saturday June 3, 9:30 a.m.
Piazza Re Enzo

Tour of the monumental cemetery of Bologna including the bicycle transfer from the city centre to the Certosa where the on foot tour will start. Stop over at the Historical Archives of the Architects’ Association to see the original projects of some of the visited works.
Curated by Ordine degli Architetti di Bologna (Bologna Branch of the Architects’ Association).
Compulsory booking at ufficiostampa@archibo.it or by calling +39 051 4399016.
Entrance: free

“The Great magic: the Certosa and its mysteries, symbols and secrets”
Sunday June 4, 15:30 p.m.

In Bologna there is probably no other place like the Certosa having so many stories and legends on esoteric and arcane issues. A trail between monuments and literature excerpts will evoke fantastic stories about ghosts, mysterious lights, millenary symbols and some well-known figures including the most famous European psychic of the nineteenth-century.
Curated by the Associazione Culturale Didasco.
Booking is compulsory by calling +39 348 1431230 (afternoon-evening).
Meeting point at the Certosa main entrance (church courtyard)
Initiative devoted to the members of the Didasco cultural association, possibility to join the association at the time of the walk.
Membership fee € 10,00 (no additional charge for the first walk).
Entrance: € 10.00 (two euros will be used for the promotion and development of the Certosa)

Info:
Museo civico del Risorgimento
Piazza Carducci 5 | 40125 Bologna
tel. + 39 051 347592
Facebook: Museo civico del Risorgimento - Certosa di Bologna