Via San Rocco 12, Reggio Emilia, 42100, Italy
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A small town nestled on top of the hills
A view of the trail
FB Band concert on May 24, 2008
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The Ars Canusina was launched by a book published in 1935 by Maria Bertolani del Rio, a psychiatrist in Reggio Emilia who had successfully helped retarded young patients by creating for them classes of arts and crafts: embroidery, leather, wrought iron. For inspiration she had looked at the decorations of local churches and other buildings dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries.
The school was closed in the ‘50s, but the Ars Canusina is still alive thanks to the activity of several craftsmen who work in the province of Reggio Emilia.
If you want to learn more about the embroidery techniques and designs of the Ars Canusina you can look at a web page through the link here below. It is in Italian, but the pictures are very detailed and helpful.
Not just ruins: la Reggia di Rivalta
La Reggia di Rivalta is located in Rivalta by Reggio Emilia (just 5 km far); since 2004 it is property of the municipality which has began a enormous restoration work after years of terrible decadence. The Duke Duca Rinaldo I d’Este (from the Este Family) commissioned its construction in 1722 in order to build up a "little Versailles" to the architets Ferrarono and Bolognini. The building construction ended in 1733. Its more flourishing years are between 1740 and 1760 and its decadence started in 1796, with the decadence of the Este dinasty. What is possible to see now is just the southern building, once the part of the staff people. Let' try to imagine how huge and beautiful all the Reggia could be. Moreover, the path to reach the Reggia started just outside the town centre of Reggio, by S. Pellegrino Bridge. That means that the path to reach the Reggia was 5km long!!!!
Unfortunately the restoration is not ended (nobody can say how long it will take) and now it is possible just go and stop of a while. Do not go there just to see it (otherwise you'll be disappointed) but, on the way to the hills (to Canossa caste, for exaple) you can stop in Rivalta 5 minutes.
my lovely little town
"Romolo Valli theatre"
Reggio Emilia was builded in year 175 as a link between the two nearby cities Modena and Parma.
City center is nice and small, but we have a lot of things to see on the countryside , especially on the mountains side.
in the very center of the town here's the piazza, where the aperitifs take place , there are different bars aside, and the beautiful church and tower are there
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Address: Via San Rocco 12, Reggio Emilia, 42100, Italy