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Toasting with the ancients from Christmas to Epiphany

Massive amounts of antiquity and invigorating New Year's marathons among the museums of Parma, Ferrara, Marzabotto and Veleia.  This is the menu offered by the Superintendent of the Archeological Heritage of Emilia-Romagna for the upcoming holidays.  Another opportunity, for both citizens and tourists, to discover places and artworks in the magical holiday atmosphere.


Also, on Saturday, December 28, an end of year gift from MiBACT with free admission to all of the state owned museums and cultural sites for the entire day.

The National Etruscan Museum in Marzabotto is open both at Christmas and on January 1 from 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.00pm to 5.30pm.  On Januari 1, at 3.00pm, archeologist Sara Campagnari will guide the public in their discovery of "Houses of the Gods, houses of men.  Living, dwelling and praying in the Etruscan city of Kainua.

The National Archeological Museum in Ferrara is open on December 25 from 3.00pm to 9.00pm while on January 1 it will be open from 9.00am to 7.00pm with two free guided visits: at 11.30am Chiara Guarnieri will explain to the public "Eat how you speak: living and eating in Spina" while at 4.30pm Valentino Nizzo will discuss "The Museum that lived twice: art, memories, history and archaeology at the National Archeological Museum of Ferrara".


You can also begin the year focused on culture at the National Archaeological Museum of Parma, open on January 1 from 1.00pm to 7.00pm, and at the Antiquarium and digs of the Roman city of Veleia open from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

All of the National Archeological Museums of Parma, Ferrara, Marzabotto and Sarsina and the archeological sites of Veleia and of the Villa Romana in Russi are also open on Monday, January 6, on the Epiphany.

And remember, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and of Tourism has established that Saturday, December 28 all of the state owned museums will be open free of charge for the day and, for the museums participating in the sixth edition of “A Night at the Museum”, such as the National Archeological Museum of Ferrara, also from 8pm to midnight.  At the Museum in Spina, from 9.00pm there will be "Once upon a time...". From Cinderella to Snow White, from Sleeping Beauty to the Little Mermaid, and even Beauty and the Beast, the most famous fairy tales will come to life in this theatre production, accompanied by the sounds of a Celtic harp and guitar.


More information on the site

Archeological site of Veleia

Strada Provinciale 14, in Veleia Romana

Lugagnano Val D'Arda (Pc)

tel. 0523.807113 (admission € 2,00)


National Archeological Museum of Parma

Palazzo della Pilotta

tel. 0521.233718 (admission € 4,00)


National Etruscan Museum

Via Porrettana Sud 13

Marzabotto (Bo)

tel. 051.932353 (admission € 3,00)


National Archeological Museum of Ferrara

Via XX settembre 122

tel. 0532.66299 (admission € 5,00)


Archeological Museum Sarsinate

Via Cesio Sabino 39

Sarsina (Fc)

tel. 0547.94641 (admission € 3,00)


Villa Romana

Via Fiumazzo

Russi (Ra)

tel. 0544.581357 (admission € 2,00)

Last modified Dec 30, 2013

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