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“Ferragosto” at the museums 2014

Once again this year, Ferragosto rhymes with culture.  By now a tradition, on August 15 all of the archeological and cultural sites of Emilia Romagna run by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism will be open with many special events.

The National Archeological Museum of Ferrara, open from 9.30 am to midnight will host its traditional Tlin...tlin. Ferragosto al Palazzo di Ludovico il Moro, with admission for just €1 for the entire day.  Besides the exhibition “Ferrara at the time of Ercole I d'Este.  Archeological digs, restoration and urban planning in the historic city centre”, open until September 28, the public can also participate in “I luoghi e le anime del Museo”, a varied event organized in collaboration with Bal’danza and Gruppo Archeologico Ferrarese.  In the afternoon, kids can have some fun with "Kids, let's play?", with entertainment and mosaic workshops with the volunteers of GAF.  Starting at 9pm, music, dancing and literature until midnight with "Romanze per una mamma", with the soprano Maria Cristina Osti and the pianist Davide Finotti, "Dolce parlar d’amore", with Gruppo Unicorno della Contrada di S. M. in Vado, and "Quattro sax nella notte", with the Quartetto di Sassofoni della Filarmonica di Tresigallo Associazione Musicale Arianna Alberighi.

The National Etruscan "Pompeo Aria" Museum in Marzabotto (BO) will be open from 9 am to 6.30 pm while the archeological area of the ancient city of Kainua can be visited from 8 am to 7 pm.

Open from 1 pm to 7 pm (ticket office closes at 6.30 pm) is the National Archeological Museum of Parma, from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm the National Archeological Museum of Sarsina (FC), Plautus's hometown, while the Antiquarium and the digs of the ancient Roman municipium of Veleia, in Lugagnano Val d’Arda (PC), can be visited from 9 am to 7 pm.

And given that the term "Ferragosto" comes from feriae Augusti (August holiday), the festival established in 18 BC by the emperor Octavian Augustus to celebrate the harvests and the end of agricultural work, a particular welcome awaits the public at the Roman site in Russi (RA).  Open from 9 am to 9 pm, the complex of the Villa Romana goes back to living as people did 2000 years ago with, from 5 pm to 9 pm, the fourth edition of “Le ferie di Augusto”, a reenactment in costumes with clay, mosaic and herbal workshops, guided tours, Roman recipes and tastings of slow-roasted pork.

For more information

Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici dell'Emilia Romagna

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Ferrara, Via XX settembre 122, tel. 0532.66299 (€ 1,00)
Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Parma, Palazzo della Pilotta, tel. 0521.233718 (€ 4,00)
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Marzabotto (BO), Via Porrettana sud 13, tel. 051.932353 (€ 3,00)
Museo Archeologico di Sarsina (FC), Via Cesio Sabino 39, tel. 0547.94641 (€ 3,00)
Zona archeologica di Veleia (PC), località Rustigazzo di Lugagnano Val d’Arda, tel. 0523.807113 (€ 2,00)
Villa Romana di Russi (RA), Via Fiumazzo, tel. 0544.581357 (€ 2,00)

Last modified Aug 11, 2014

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