Social Programme For Accompanying Persons

Wednesday, 12 October 2016: BOLOGNA

(extra accompanying registration fee of 30,00 euro)

The tour starts in Piazza Maggiore, the heart of the city. Medieval Civic Monuments overlook the square: Palazzo di Re Enzo, named after the
famous prisoner, the son of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia; Palazzo Comunale, the Town Hall, with Sala Farnese and the Papal Legate’s apartment, testimony of the papal period; Palazzo dei Notai, home to the powerful Notaries’ corporation; Palazzo del Podestà, a fifteenth-century building commissioned by the Bentivoglio Family, Lords of Bologna; Palazzo dei Banchi, scenic backdrop designed by Vignola; the Fountain of Neptune, a Mannerist masterpiece by Giambologna. Finally, Basilica di S. Petronio, the Gothic Basilica of Bologna, with its main portal framed by Jacopo della Quercia sculptures, and inside, the Bolognini chapel and the Cassini’s sundial. The visit continues to St. Francis Basilica, Santa Maria della Vita, San Domenico and tto the Holy Chapel Strolling along the portico del Pavaglione, the elegant archway of Bologn, the tour continues to the sixteenth century Palazzo dell’Archiginnasio, the ancient University building, richly decorated with thousands of students’ coats of arms. It features the famous seventeenth-century Teatro Anatomico, the anatomy theater used for dissections, richly decorated with sculptures. Walking through the picturesque alleys of Mercato di Mezzo, passing by several delicatessens, butcheries, fishmongers’ shops, wine and dine bars, you will reach the beautiful Piazza Santo Stefano, with its medieval
monastery of Santo Stefano, known as “The Jerusalem of Bologna” or also “The Seven Churches”. You will then reach the gothic Palazzo della Mercanzia, flanked by 13th century houses with wooden porches. The visit ends at the Two Towers, the symbol of the city. The sightseeing tour takes about 4 hours.

Partecipation is possible only after registration and payment of the
accompaying fee.
More informations:

www.eahm-bologna2016.com

Thursday, October 13 2016: PARMA

(cost included in the registration fee)

Departure by bus from Bologna. A bilingual guide will be available.
A classic guided tour of the historic centre of Parma is scheduled, including a visit
to the most important monuments, i.e: Teatro Farnese, Camera di San Paolo,
Parco Ducale, Chiesa della Steccata, the Baptistery, the Cathedral and the Church of
St. John, whose domes are frescoed by the great Correggio.
Free lunch break or lunch at Restaurant La Filoma (optional cost EUR 30.00)
In the early afternoon transfer to Rocca di Soragna.
Return to Bologna in the late afternoon by bus.

Partecipation is possible only after registration and payment of the accompaying fee.
More informations:
www.eahm-bologna2016.com

Friday, October 14 2016: FERRARA

Departure by bus from Bologna. A bilingual guide will be available.
Visit to the medieval town of Ferrara and to Castello Estense, the main monument of the city, hosting an exhibition on “The freedom of art. Between truth and imagination”. In this new exhibition important works
by Giovanni Boldini and Filippo De Pisis as well as 19th and 20th century
major works by Gaetano Previati and Giuseppe Mentessi will be exhibited.
The itinerary will then continue to the heart of the medieval town, with a visit to the Romanesque Gothic Cathedral, throughout the old streets of San Romano and delle Volte, to the Jewish ghetto and its synagogue in via Mazzini, to the former Sephardic School located in via Vittoria, to the little square Isacco Lampronti and to via Vignatagliata.
Free lunch break or lunch at Restaurant “La Romantica” (optional cost € 30,00).
After lunch, the visit continues to Palazzo Schifanoia, a Renaissance Palace There, in the Salone dei Mesi (“Hall of the Months”), the famous Renaissance 15th century pictorial cycle by the “Ferrarese School”, called “Officina Ferrarese” by Roberto Longhi, including paintings by Cosmè Tura, Francesco del Cossa and Ercole de Roberti, among others.
The tour will be completed with a walk to Addizione Rinascimentale of Ferrara, the Renaissance Addition, along Corso Ercole I d’Este, known as the “most beautiful boulevard in Europe” for its intact Renaissance perspective, up to the Crossroads of Palazzo dei Diamanti and Piazza Nova, today renamed as piazza Ariostea.
For those who are interested, an art exhibition will be held at Palazzo Diamanti, on “Orlando Furioso: 500 years – What Ariosto saw when he closed his eyes”, which will open on September 24th.
This further visit to the exhibition takes about 1 hour and a half. Its additional cost is € 16,00.
Return to Bologna in the late afternoon by bus.

Partecipation is possible only after registration and payment of the
accompaying fee. More informations:
www.eahm-bologna2016.com