Dal 1° dicembre 2019, Piacenza si arricchisce di un nuovo spazio culturale, interamente dedicato all’esperienza migratoria, uno dei fenomeni avvertiti con massima attenzione dalla società attuale. All’interno della Casa madre dei Missionari Scalabriniani, infatti, si apre il MES – Museo dell’Emigrazione Scalabrini. Promosso dal Centro Missionari di...

The Church of Sant'Agostino in Piacenza, in Emilia Romagna, an impressive sixteenth-century building designed by Bernardino Panizzari and overlooking the "Stradone Farnese" of the city, rises to a new life under the banner of contemporary art. Owned by the State Property Office, the church, which was deconsecrated until the 1980s, has been used for...

Strange to say, but even cities can give you quite romantic landscapes during the autumn. The wind lashing against the trees in the parks, the wide alleys turning into huge colourful carpets… In the historical centres, men and women of all ages go for a long stroll, seizing the warmth of the last rays of sun, while groups of children run after each...

In Europe, the tradition of eating pork meat stretches far back into antiquity, as pigs were an animal that was easy to rear in a domestic environment, they were rich in fat and delicious meats and reproduced quickly. In the second half of the nineteenth century, some pig bones excavated from archaeological sites in the Po Valley corroborated the h...

Grazzano Visconti is a medieval style village in the municipality of Vigolzone, in Val Nure, in the Piacenza area, Emilia Romagna. The heart of the village, private but open to the public, is the ancient castle, which dates back to 1395. It is surrounded by a large park of 15 hectares, built in the same period by Giuseppe Visconti, rich in ancient...

As have many peoples and cultures around the world, Italy and Italians have exhibited an infinite passion for music for centuries. Italian music in particular boasts a reputation that is tightly bound to the names of important individuals, from singers to orchestra conductors and composers. In reality, the renown of music from the Bel Paese could n...

A ghost is said to roam the rooms and gardens of the Castle of Agazzano, in the province of Piacenza: the spirit of Pier Maria Scotti, a noble adventurer who lived between the 15th and 16th centuries, and who – according to some 18th-century chronicles, was “feared much more than Caesars’ entire army in Piacenza”, where he “provoked the scourge of...

Where Piacenza’s Basilica of Santa Maria di Campagna rises today, there used to be a small oratory. According to some, this was the small building where pope Urban II launched the first crusade in 1095, to recapture the holy land in the Near Orient from the Arab Muslim people who had taken it from the Byzantine Empire in the 7th century. Almost fiv...

Una gestione sobria del bilancio, una borsa di studio per favorire il rientro in Italia degli emigrati e un aiuto da inviare al Venezuela. Gian Luigi Molinari, presidente della Consulta degli emiliano-romagnoli nel mondo, apre con tre notizie il convegno “L’emigrazione emiliano-romagnola tra passato e presente” che si è tenuto in Assemblea legislat...

Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas director Alessia Paolicchi has just returned from Piacenza where she led a delegation of Houston business people to attend a start-up conference at Incubatore Inlab. The trip was organized by Incubatore Inlab, the Catholic University Piacenza, the Piacenza Chamber of Commerce, Confindustria Piacenza, the Asso...