Chapter #2: Parma

When you arrive in Parma you find yourself in a city with very strong European characteristics, it immediately strikes the idea of being in France and, for their style, you find typical elements of a Paris or London like baskets and lamps that decorate the public space.

Art and architecture in Parma are the best travel companions for a day dedicated to the discovery of a jewel like this; do not miss a walk in the Ducal park and a visit to the palace of the same, will allow you to immediately understand the character of the city.

Pilotta and Teatro Farnese will be waiting for you on the other side of the bridge to bring you into a vortex of architecture, archeology and painting that will almost make you forget the era in which you find yourself, on the opposite side, just outside under its high porticoes. you will witness the frivolous life and how it is built on the game for survival as the game of 3 cards.

The symbols of sacredness resisted to the sense of anti-papacy are concentrated in the marvelous Duomo and Baptistery which have within them works by Correggio that will keep the head turned up until you are able to.

The room of the Abbess has recently been reopened, this tells through its ceiling with an umbrella structure, how much charm has a woman who has chosen chastity for the artist who represented her with mythological icons of strength and integrity.

I want to dedicate a thought to a house that deserves to be visited even by non-professionals in the lyrical world, this is the birthplace of Arturo Toscanini, we need to remember Italian personalities in Italy and not leave them only to the international fame. This Maestro was revolutionary in music as much as he was tenacious in his convictions and capable of fighting one of the most terrible twentieth-century injustices like war.

What should break a day of discovery is a good meal that will also complete the cultural experience with the typical products of the province, my lunch was held at the Antica Osteria della Ghiaia, a small and very nice environment that show typicality accompanied from a jazz background.

Do not miss the taste of the ‘Torta fritta integrale’ and about this I want to clarify a question: you will find almost equal food, if not for some biological details, the same cooking procedure and the same pairing on the table, but almost to emphasize property rights you will hear them call in a thousand different ways and they will tell you that the originals are only from that area, no matter believing or not, the magic of that taste will be guaranteed in any province.

Here was the second story of WoWu that has been lost between art, music and the proud spirit of this city, now it is your turn to discover.

WoWu in Toscanini’s house

CAPITOLO #2: PARMA

Quando arrivi a Parma ti ritrovi in una città dalle caratteristiche europee molto accentuate, colpisce subito l’idea di essere in Francia e, per il loro stile, trovi elementi tipici di una Parigi o di una Londra come cestini e lampioni che arredano lo spazio pubblico.

Arte ed architettura a Parma sono i migliori compagni di viaggio per una giornata all’insegna della scoperta di un gioiello come questo; non fatevi mancare una passeggiata nel parco Ducale ed una visita al Palazzo dello stesso, vi permetterà di capire subito il carattere della città.

Pilotta e Teatro Farnese saranno ad aspettarvi dall’altra parte del ponte per portarvi in un vortice di architettura, archeologia e pittura in grado di farvi quasi dimenticare l’epoca nella quale vi trovate, all’opposto, subito fuori sotto i suoi alti portici, sarete testimoni della vita frivola e costruita sul gioco per la sopravvivenza come il gioco delle 3 carte.

I simboli della sacralità resistiti al movimento anti-papato francese sono concentrati nei meravigliosi Duomo e Battistero che hanno al loro interno opere del Correggio che vi terranno la testa voltata in su fino a quando ne sarete capaci.

Da poco tempo è stata riaperta la camera della Badessa questa racconta, attraverso il suo soffitto con struttura ad ombrello, quanto fascino abbia avuto una donna che ha scelto la castità, per l’artista che l’ha rappresentata con icone mitologiche femminili di forza ed integrità.

Voglio dedicare un pensiero ad una casa che merita di essere visitata anche dai non addetti ai lavori del mondo lirico, questa è la casa natale di Arturo Toscanini, abbiamo bisogno di ricordare le personalità italiane anche in Italia e non lasciarle alla sola fama internazionale. Questo Maestro è stato rivoluzionario nella musica tanto quanto tenace nelle sue convinzioni e capace di combattere una delle più terribili ingiustizie del XX secolo come la guerra.

Cosa deve spezzare una giornata di scoperta è un buon pasto che inoltre andrà a completare l’esperienza culturale con i prodotti tipici della provincia, il mio pranzo si è tenuto all’ Antica Osteria della Ghiaia un ambiente piccolo e molto curato che mi ha trasmesso tipicità con un sottofondo di jazz.

Non fatevi mancare l’assaggio della torta fritta integrale e a proposito di questa mi sento di chiarire una questione: troverete alimenti quasi uguali, se non fosse per alcune accortezze biologiche, stessa procedura di cottura e stesso abbinamento sulla tavola, ma quasi a volerne sottolineare diritti di proprietà li sentirete chiamare in mille modi diversi e vi diranno che gli originali sono solo di quella zona, non importa crederci o meno, la magia di quel sapore sarà comunque garantita in qualunque provincia siate.

Ecco il secondo racconto di WoWu che si è persa tra arte, musica e lo spirito orgoglioso di questa città, ora è il vostro turno di scoperta.

WoWu in casa Toscanini

Emilia Romagna: land of speed

In this land people have learning to shape almost everything, even speed.

You can see it represented by the curves of the circuits, the tracks, the racetracks, the paths or the slopes of our hills, the speed can be described in the form of a snout or a wing designed specifically to represent, furthermore, perfection and style.

Who, more than anything else, however, here represents the speed are the men and their eyes seem to look beyond the horizon, go beyond space, have a goal and is to be faster than the wind.

Emilia-Romagna is a land of engines, pilots and athletes and shows it continuously, but until you come here to witness the magic, being in front of the creation and listening to a roaring engine you can not understand what genius and imagination have pushed people to make a difference.

City symbol and places where you will find the most important museums are Maranello, Modena, Bologna and province that will make you live the true dream of the prancing horse with the Ferrari Museum and the House of Enzo Ferrari, you will also find the Maserati showroom, the Lamborghini museum, the Ducati store, the Horacio Pagani museum and the Umberto Panini collection.

There are tracks that you can experience as spectators as the Misano racetrack or as protagonists such as the Maranello track; about this city, if you do a test-drive in its streets you will see many Ferraris circulate freely and you will not know where to turn your head, because here there are those who come from Brazil to experience the thrill of accelerating with the car more famous in the world that links the history of its symbol to the sky engines.

On the other hand, those who want to experience a more amateur occasion will have to commit themselves to look for ‘Raduni’ that are regularly organized along the region and that collect very different means of transport, which can become friends at the right time, do not miss the opportunity to see expanses of Harley, Guzzi and mythical Vespa.

Here you will hear stories about drivers and the special relation with their cars, bikes and motorcycles and they will explain to you why they married the road and the slopes; stories of athletes who have reached 130km / h in the snow or have flown up and down hills by bike; as anticipated men are not simple extras, they are the ring that completes the vision of speed and those who have given their soul to engines and wheels that cutting targets the right number of times, have become legends.

Of these legends we remember Pantani, Simoncelli (Sic), Zanardi, Rossi, Ferrari, Tomba and all those who still have to come, because a blood like this never stops him.

There is a story that I think should be told separately and that few people know, is that of Giuseppe and Giuliano Landini, born in Boretto and are several world champions of powerboat won, they have reached speeds able to caress the great river Po and able to Schooling all over the world, today Giuliano is the captain of the Stradivari ship and tells that for him under 200 per hour life is boring.

Last element but not least of importance is madness and here there is enough to sell, normality has never led to anything exceptional, but an extraordinary vision was the key to seeing more than just a means of transport and to believe in being able to realize the incredible.

There is a characteristic that is widespread in the Bel Paese, as much as we love to complain and make polemics an end in itself, in the moments of meeting we know how to be a big family and cheer for the same flag, because before learning to use the friction we learn to give gas to the blood that flows through our veins.

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Emilia Romagna: Terra di velocità

In questa terra le persone hanno imparato a dare forma a quasi tutto, anche alla velocità.

La puoi vedere rappresentata dalle curve dei circuiti, delle piste, degli autodromi, dei percorsi o dalle discese delle nostre colline, la velocità può essere descritta nella forma di un muso o di un alettone disegnati ad hoc per rappresentare, inoltre, perfezione e stile.

Chi più di tutto però qui rappresenta la velocità sono gli uomini che con i loro occhi sembrano guardare oltre l’orizzonte, vanno oltre lo spazio, hanno un obbiettivo ed è quello di essere più veloci del vento.

L’Emilia-Romagna è terra di motori, di piloti e di atleti e lo dimostra di continuo, ma fin a quando non si viene qui ad assistere alla magia, essere davanti alla creazione e non si ascolta un motore rombante non si può capire quale genio e immaginazione abbiano spinto le persone a fare la differenza.

Città simbolo e luoghi dove troverete i più importanti musei sono Maranello, Modena, Bologna e provincia che vi faranno vivere il vero sogno del cavallino rampante con il Museo Ferrari e la Casa di Enzo Ferrari, inoltre troverete lo showroom di Maserati, il museo Lamborghini, lo store Ducati, il museo Horacio Pagani e la collezione Umberto Panini.

Ci sono piste che potrete vivere da spettatori come l’autodromo di Misano oppure da protagonisti come la pista di Maranello; a proposito di questa città, se farete un test-drive tra le sue strade vedrete tante di quelle Ferrari circolare liberamente che non saprete dove voltare la testa, perché qui c’è chi viene dal Brasile per provare l’emozione di accelerare con l’auto più famosa al mondo che lega la storia del suo simbolo ai motori del cielo.

Chi invece vorrà vivere un’occasione più amatoriale allora dovrà impegnarsi a cercare i raduni che vengono realizzati con regolarità per la regione e che raccolgono mezzi molto diversi tra loro, ma che sanno diventare amici nel momento giusto, non perdetevi l’occasione di vedere distese di Harley, Guzzi e di mitiche Vespe.

Qui sentirete storie di piloti e dello speciale legame con le loro auto, bici e moto e vi spiegheranno perchè hanno sposato la strada e le piste; storie di atleti che hanno raggiunto i 130km/h sulla neve o hanno volato su e giù dalle colline in bici; come anticipato gli uomini non sono semplici comparse, sono l’anello che completa la visione della velocità e che hanno donato la loro anima a motori e ruote che tagliando traguardi il giusto numero di volte sono diventati delle leggende.

Di queste leggende ricordiamo Pantani, Simoncelli (Sic), Zanardi, Rossi, Ferrari, Tomba e tutti quelli che ancora devono venire, perché un sangue così non lo fermi mai.

C’è una storia che credo vada raccontata a parte e che in pochi conoscono, è quella di Giuseppe e Giuliano Landini, nati in terra reggiana e pluricampioni mondiali di motonautica hanno raggiunto velocità in grado di accarezzare il grande fiume Po e sono stati capaci di fare scuola in tutto il mondo, oggi Giuliano è il capitano della motonave Stradivari e racconta che per lui sotto i 200 all’ora la vita è noiosa.

Ultimo elemento ma non ultimo d’importanza è la Follia e qui ce n’è da vendere, la normalità non ha mai portato a nulla di eccezionale, ma una visione straordinaria è stata la chiave per vedere più di un semplice mezzo di trasporto e credere nel poter realizzare l’incredibile.

C’è una caratteristica che è molto diffusa nel Bel Paese, per quanto amiamo lamentarci e fare polemica fine a sé stessa, nei momenti di ritrovo sappiamo essere una grande famiglia e fare il tifo per la stessa bandiera, perché prima di imparare ad usare la frizione noi impariamo a dar gas al sangue che ci scorre nelle vene.

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CAPITOLO #1: PIACENZA

Se non siete famigliari con questa città non è difficile diventarne subito amici, la città di Piacenza si presenta facile da visitare e camminare tra le sue vie diventa un piacere per i più curiosi.

Primo dettaglio che voglio sottolineare è la bellezza dei suoi palazzi, se siete architetti o solo appassionati di perfezione, qui vedrete angoli in sintonia con l’ambiente; se come me adorate ingressi decorati e cancelli in ferro battuto, allora dovete solo entrare velocemente in ogni portone che trovate aperto, contemplare e fare una foto.

I palazzi come il più imponente ‘Palazzo Farnese’ vi terranno con il collo verso l’alto in ogni stanza in cui entrerete e potrete percepire l’aria di sfarzo di un’epoca che ha deciso le basi della nostra società, non dimenticate mai che l’Italia ha avuto famiglie e signorie importanti e dall’influenza fondamentale per dirigere le fila dell’Europa.

Questa importanza si vede in ogni scorcio che un occhio abile potrà ammirare nelle piazze, palazzi, chiese e statue che sono presenti in maniera frequente, questo non solo per abbellire la città in sé, ma per segnare il singolo passaggio nella storia di chi ha vissuto, fatto politica o pregato nella città di Piacenza.

Un consiglio che do a chi è appassionato di Arte è la galleria ‘Ricci-Oddi’ che presenta, in una struttura meravigliosa e geometrica, una collezione numerosa con le tecniche pittoriche di ogni regione d’Italia in epoca Novecento; ode particolare ad Antonio Fontanesi di Reggio Emilia che nel 1876 venne chiamato ad insegnare arte nella città di Tokyo.

Di questa collezione cosa balza all’occhio è il numero di dipinti che rappresentano le donne ed il momento della Toeletta, quasi a sottolineare la bellezza del corpo femminile e la facilità a cedervi, proprio come il più irresistibile dei peccati.

Oggi siamo abituati alle pubblicità, al marketing perfezionato per poter vendere di più, ogni tecnica di vendita è accettata se raggiunge il suo obbiettivo; molte epoche prima dei social o dei cataloghi il modo per comunicare era scrivere sulle facciate delle case ‘hospites accipimus’ e a Piacenza è ancora visibile su alcuni edifici, mentre vi lascio scoprire cosa sia il ‘Benvegnù’.

Dopo il profano serve un tocco di sacralità per arrivare al giusto equilibrio di una visita, non perdetevi quindi la Cupola del Duomo dove potrete ammirare da vicino l’opera del Guercino che dall’alto dei suoi 27mt guarda e assiste al totale silenzio della maestosa cattedrale datata anno 1122 che si altera solo dal suono del suo bellissimo organo.

Finiamo la gita con il cibo, qui tassativi da assaggiare sono i salumi Dop, il Gutturnio fermo o frizzante rigorosamente in scodella e i Tortelli con la coda il cui ripieno è una mousse che per la durata del pranzo vi farà dimenticare qualsiasi stress, il mio momento di relax è stato presso ‘l’Osteria d’una volta’ che, come suggerisce il nome, si presenta in stile famigliare ed accogliente come se per la durata del pranzo si faccia parte di una famiglia.

Questo è ciò che WoWu ha visto in una giornata ed è la prima storia che ha raccontato, resta a voi continuare il racconto e scoprire il finale.

WoWu a 27mt d’altezza a Piacenza

Chapter #1: Piacenza

If you are not familiar with this city it is not difficult to immediately become friends, the city of Piacenza is easy to visit and walking through its streets becomes a pleasure for the curious.

First detail I want to emphasize is the beauty of its buildings, if you are architects or just fans of perfection, here you will see corners in harmony with the environment; if like me, you adore decorated entrances and wrought iron gates, then you just have to quickly enter every door you find open, contemplate and take a picture.

The palaces as the most grandiose ‘Palazzo Farnese’ will hold you with the neck upwards in every room you enter and you can perceive the glitz of an era that has decided the foundations of our society, never forget that Italy has had important families and lordship and with the fundamental influence to manage the ranks of Europe.

This importance can be seen in every glimpse that a skilled eye can admire in the squares, palaces, churches and statues that are frequently present, this not only to embellish the city itself, but to mark the single passage in the history of those who lived, political or prayed in the city of Piacenza.

A suggestion I give to those who are passionate about Art is the ‘Ricci-Oddi’ gallery which presents, in a marvelous and geometric structure, a large collection with the pictorial techniques of each region of Italy in the twentieth century; he is particularly honored to Antonio Fontanesi of Reggio Emilia who in 1876 was called to teach art in the city of Tokyo.

What is striking about this collection is the number of paintings that represent women and the moment of the Toeletta, as if to underline the beauty of the female body and the ease in yielding to it, just like the most irresistible of sins.

After the profane you need a touch of sacredness to get to the right balance of a visit, so do not miss the Dome of the Cathedral where you can admire the work of Guercino from above 27mt watch and witness the total silence of the majestic cathedral dated 1122 which is only altered by the sound of its beautiful organ.

Today we are used to advertising, marketing improved to sell more, each sales technique is accepted if it reaches its goal; many centuries before social media or catalogs the way to communicate was to write on the facades of houses ‘hospites accipimus’ and in Piacenza it is still visible on some buildings, while I let you discover what ‘Benvegnù’ is.

Let’s finish the trip with the food, here it is mandatory to taste DOP cold cuts, the Gutturnio still or sparkling strictly in the bowl and Tortelli with the tail whose filling is a mousse that for the duration of lunch will make you forget any stress, my time Relaxation has been at the ‘Osteria d’una volta’ which, as the name suggests, is presented in a familiar and welcoming style, as if it were part of a family for the duration of lunch.

This is what WoWu has seen in a day and it is the first story she has told, it is up to you to continue the story and discover the ending.

WoWu at 27mt high in Piacenza  
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EMILIA ROMAGNA: A UNDERGROUND WORLD

WE ARE OFTEN USED TO LOOK IN FRONT, SIDE OR OVER OUR HEADS, BUT WE FORGET TOO EASILY BELOW THAT WE HAVE A WORLD STILL ACTIVE; THE EMILIA ROMAGNA AS ALL THE ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN TERRITORY HIDES STORIES AND TREASURES LONG THE ENTIRE REGION.

IF YOU THINK TO BE ABLE INDIANA JONES AND YOU WANT TO GO BEYOND THE HORIZON AND WHAT IS EASY TO SEE, THEN YOU ARE THE RIGHT CANDIDATES TO DISCOVER THE MOST PRECIOUS THIS REGION HAS TO OFFER AND WHICH STORIES ENCOUNTER WITH THE ROADS BELOW TO OUR FEET.

WE START FROM THE CELLARS: THESE ARE PLACES OF PRECIOUSNESS TO SEASON AND PRESERVE THE PRODUCTS THAT ALL WE KNOW BETTER LIKE HAMS, CHEESES AND WINES; KEY ELEMENT THAT ENCOURAGES THIS INCREDIBLE TRANSFORMATION IS THE HUMIDITY OF OUR EARTH THAT HELPS THIS PROCESS OF CREATION OF PRODUCTS AS CULATELLO AND FOSSA CHEESE.

HERE ARE SOME PLACES THAT I STRONGLY RECOMMEND TO VISIT AND THAT YOU WILL MAKE THE WATERING IN THE MOUTH.

ANCIENT COURT PALLAVICINA AT POLESINE PARMENSE: THIS COURT WILL OFFER YOU A PRIVATE EXPERIENCE BETWEEN A STARRY RESTAURANT AND A FORMIDABLE OSTERIA OF THE PIG, ON REQUEST YOU CAN VISIT THE CELLAR THAT CONTAINS THE CULATELLO OF ZIBELLO AND THROUGH THE ROOMS FOR THE DIFFERENT SEASONING, ALSO YOU CAN SEE CULATELLI BOOKED BY ROYAL.

THE FOSSE DI MONDAINO ARE THE RESULT OF A REDISCOVERED TRADITION THAT ALLOWS TO LIVE AN ANCIENT HISTORY IN DANTE’S COSTUME AND TASTE A HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCT.

HERE THE CELLARS ARE VERY DIFFUSED, WORKING AND STILL PRESENTED, I SIGNAL THE ENOTECA OF EMILIA ROMAGNA PRESENT AT DOZZA AS A PLACE THAT WILL MAKE YOU A COMPLETE PRESENTATION OF THE WINE PRODUCTS OF THIS REGION.

WE CONTINUE WITH CAVES: HERE THE SITUATION IS EXPANDED AND YOU CAN FIND MAGIC PLACES, OF WHICH STILL MANY STUDIES ARE IN SEARCH OF A PRECISE ORIGIN; IF YOU VISIT THESE HIDDEN PLACES, YOU WILL MAKE A JUMP IN HYPOTHED STORIES AND THAT BRING THE GREAT CONTRIBUTION OF THE PAST TO THE LIGHT WHICH WE TAKE THE RESULTS TODAY.

I SIGNAL VERY CHARMING THE GESSO ROMAGNOLA SCREEN PARK WHICH CHARACTERIZES SOME VISITABLE CAVES AND OPENING EYES AN INCREDIBLE MINERAL SHOW, YOU WILL HAVE ACKNOWLEDGE OF HOW A WALL SPEAKS WITHOUT NEEDING WORDS.

UNDER SANTARCANGELO DI ROMAGNA INSTEAD THERE IS AN ENTIRE AND COMPLEX PLANIMETRY THAT DISCOVERS THE CAVES USED IN TIME OF WAR TO PROTECT FROM THE BOMBARDMENTS, BUT IN A MORE REMOTE PAST WE SPECULATE DIFFERENT STORIES, BETWEEN PLACES OF CULT OR FOR THE MEETING OF SECRET GROUPS, NOW IN MODERN EPOCA, REMAIN CELLARS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF FOODS AND YOU WILL FIND STILL VISITABLE IN RESTAURANTS WITH TYPICAL CUISINE.

WE FINISH WITH SECRET PASSAGES: THESE HAVE CHARACTERIZED ALL EUROPE AND ALL ITS CITIES IN AN EPOCA WHERE THE TIES OF POWER AND THE CONQUEST STORIES WERE ALWAYS ON THE RAZOR WIRE AND FOR THIS THE ONLY SECURE PLACE WHERE TO HIDE IT WAS UNDERLYING.

BOLOGNA IS THE CITY EMBLEM THAT IS POSSIBLE TO VISIT TWICE, BUT IT WILL ASTOUND YOU OVER 1000 TIMES; HER, THE ‘DOTTA’, HIDES A SERIES OF CHANNELS THAT SHOW ANOTHER WORLD AND ANOTHER ECONOMY, THAT OF SILK;

LET YOURSELVES TO TRANSPORT FROM THE CURIOSITY OF DISCOVER WHAT IS BELIEVED AS A GREAT CITY AS BOLOGNA AND YOU WILL DECIDE WHAT YOU ENJOY MORE.

NOTE A VERY IMPORTANT THING ON THIS REGION, WHEN YOU WILL BE IN ANY TOWN AND IF YOU WILL BE LUCKY, YOU CAN ASK FOR ELDERLY WITH THE MEMORY OF IRON TO TELL YOU A HISTORY, THESE WILL TELL ABOUT TUNNELS THAT STILL HAVE TREASURES HIDDEN BY THOSE WHO WANTED TO STEAL OR FROM WHICH THEY WANTED TO PROTECT.

IT SAYS THAT YOU CAN NOT JUDGE A BOOK ONLY FROM THE COVER, SO YOU TAKE THE RISK OF SEEING HOW END EVERY HISTORY YOU WANT TO READ, CERTAINLY IN EMILIA ROMAGNA YOU WILL NOT REMAIN DISSAPOINTED FROM THE FINAL.

Why visit Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna map

When you are born in a land of myths and legends, the only effort you have to make is to be able to observe, listen and understand that the wealth you will find here, you will hardly find it in other lands.

Inspiration is not a simple thing, because one must have a significant mental and sentimental openness to recognize beauty and be able to explain it to the world.

A prominent element that characterizes the Emilia Romagna region is the pride that sweeps away the idea, even remotely, of envy for the talent of our fellow countrymen; indeed, the sense of silent pride we have, is among the highest forms of respect and gratitude, to the land that is home and which gives everything necessary to be successful.

Here there is a beautiful aspect in lifestyle both in small and large towns: life is divided between sacred and profane.

The first characteristic is given by to the history of the Christian influence that this land has, while the second is a distant legacy of the French and has entered strongly in our DNA.

A clarification is a must, here sacred and profane coexist because without one the other cannot exist and I believe that the Emilia-Romagna people know how to manage the compromise with extreme capacity.

I have no pretense that my words have a clear meaning for everyone, there are things that are explained with difficulty and that perhaps explain is useless; My intent is to humbly try to explain how much wealth there is in Emilia Romagna from its products to its lifestyle and why it’s worth discovering it.

Let’s start from the hands: from the dirty ones of a farmer who patiently cultivates a land that produces products among the most precious and known in the world, those who wrote poetry, stories and songs enriching the literary landscape with events of the humble countryside life and small colored villages of an almost enlightened fantasy, there are hands that have directed orchestras for the first time in New York and with the same punished musicians to achieve perfection, there are the hands of artisans who work such materials as ceramics sublime, finally there are hands that have contributed to the art world with their naive and eclectic visions.

Let’s move on to the voices: we boast voices that have been heard by the whole world and as much as they have vibrated their vocal cords in the same way they have made the heart vibrate and come the goose bumps. A recurring aspect in this region is the genuineness with which we grow, we are immediately explained how important the game and the freedom to dream, that without friendship you can never have a quality life and that a woman can never make it unless, or maybe not; all this goes through songs as one of the most recognized arts of the entire peninsula.

Finally the minds: in Emilia-Romagna we can list numerous companies that have significantly influenced the entire industrial sector, both in Italy and in the world, maybe it is no coincidence that at certain levels we still scare hypothetical competitors and in history the pioneering aspect in many sectors will remain unquestioned; of minds it is obligatory to talk about it also at the academic level, because here the first university was born and this underlines how much desire to know and to hand down has always been there.

Dreaming is a practice that grows tending to lose, but here instead it seems that dreaming is a constant that led to create, for example, objects recognizable only by the noise of their engines.

As already mentioned, I do not pretend to be understood, but I have the humble intention to convey the vision I have of the best land I know and why one should visit it at least once in life.

MUSIC: A question of rhythm

Do you know what the rhythm is? Rhythm is a gift and is the best tool to win the trust of others in fact, be wary of those who do not have the rhythm in their blood.

Music, in addition to notes on a pentagram, is Magic because it knows how to remove negative thoughts, it is Passion that lights up your soul and is Therapy whose benefits, if you know how to listen, arrive immediately.

Playing an instrument is the activity that most differentiates us from other living beings, which gives that added value to life; for this reason, Music is a serious subject which even if started centuries ago is still evolving.

MUSIC IN EMILIA ROMAGNA

In this region Music has been transformed by its artists into Poetry, has been directed by the first and pioneering conductors, has found power in vocal cords capable of becoming famous all over the world; here the Music is of all the free people who let rhythm dance and red blood cells.

Here there is the tradition of telling past stories, credible ideals only when theoretical, human weakness and love, the whole always surrounded by the sense of freedom to dream and live.

In the history we remember many characters and masters who changed the musical world: Giuseppe Verdi, Arturo Toscanini, Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero Fornaciari, are some of the Big that have brought our proud and worker character around the world.

Then we remember Lucio Dalla, Guccini, Cesare Cremonini, Vasco Rossi and LucianoLigabue, who have transformed everyday life into notes and given value to themost daily habits.

In Bologna since 1971 the Music is taught at an academic level (DAMS) and this, in 2006, brought the recognition of ‘Creative City of Music’ by UNESCO.

The streets of Bologna have a predominantly Jazz character, but you can also find Underground, Classical and Italian music, each with its own space and without prejudices.

Parma has its ‘Festival Verdi’ which every year in October reminds of the importance of opera in its theaters and attracts fans from all over the world.

Even the Riviera offers a diversified musical world, it attracts younger generations who are always looking for fun and dance on the dance floor, but you can also find orchestras that with their ballads and waltz make dance intrepid old men.

The importance of Music can also be seen in the structures you can find along the region such as: the Unipol Arena in Casalecchio di Reno, which is today the largest and most modern complex for events in Italy; then we have wonderful theaters like the Farnese in Parma or historical discos that have marked the most recent musical styles.

Lose yourself then among the notes that Emilia Romagna can play in the streets or at important festivals and enjoy all the possible emotions.

How can I explain to you what Bologna is?

Bologna

I try to give the right tribute with the words and I hope to be forgiven where the writing does not arrive, but certain things must be seen, breathed and lived.
The first thing you will notice is that in Bologna there are a lot of people, with so many nuances of skin and tongue, so you will hear chaotic and market noises;
Then come the smells that mix between the most contrasting, those of a city always on the move and those of the ovens with their hot bread and freshly cut Mortadella;
For the view you will have to bend your neck up and lose your gaze among km of columns and arches that compose the long portici, even higher you will see towers and statues that dominate the city for some years and have seen a lot more people than us ;
As for hearing, there is a particular tradition that only here you will meet and that makes Bologna La ‘Dotta’; Freedom of thought is exercised here, and for those who are not familiar with this concept, it means that you could see ordinary people in the famous Piazza Maggiore climb onto a small stool and talk surrounded by people who will listen to it civilly until they rest their feet on the square again. ;
In Bologna you are not only hungry for food, even though here there is one of the best cuisines in the world, but you are hungry for culture and knowledge, the first University, still frequented by students, even foreigners, who fill places like Piazza Verdi simply on the ground with beer, cigarettes, guitar and some discussion ready to unleash people;
Like every Italian city, even Bologna has its churches, but since she likes to exaggerate, she has seven in one located in Piazza Santo Stefano.
This city can be explored from many points of view and geographical points: look at it from the hill of San Luca, with the longest portico in the world, or from the river those who pass under it and that, if skilled, you can find coming out from the streets, but certainly the view that deserves the most is that from the Torre degli Asinelli that allows you to see the design of the city and detach from its chaos, discussions and even the smell of Mortadella.
There is a very beautiful and powerful concept here: Freedom. You can understand it from the diversity of nightclubs and socially engaged places that leave the maximum recognition to free expression.
So very freely get lost in the streets of Bologna and get ready for an all-round and unique experience.