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Places in historical and artistic value in REGGIO NELL'EMILIA (RE)

Title Reggio Emilia-Guastalla Diocesan Museum
DescriptionThe museum is composed of three large halls on the ground floor of the Archbishop Palace, built by Bartolomeo Avanzini in the mid-XVII century. The exhibition route is located on the second floor.
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Title Maramotti Collection
DescriptionPrivate contemporary art gallery. On display are about 200 works belonging to the main national and international trends from 1945 until now: paintings, sculptures and installations.
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Title Tricolour Hall
DescriptionA visit to the Tricolour Room and the annex Tricolor Museum is absolutely necessary to discover the true spirit of the town, a rebellious side that fought to rid itself of ancient servitude and to gain control of its future of freedom and equality.
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Title Civic Museum
DescriptionThe premises of the Civic Museum have been situated in San Francesco Palace since 1830. On display are archaeological collections, ethnography, art history, natural history and town history.
Addressvia Spallanzani, 1 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Tricolour Museum
DescriptionOn display are documents, objects and relics concerning the history of the national flag, its origin and further developments until the Napoleonic period.
Addresspiazza Prampolini, 1 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Parmeggiani Art Gallery
DescriptionThe Gallery brings together the art collection which belonged to Luigi Parmeggiani. It includes: European arms and cutlery, goldsmithery, enamels and jewels, European costumes from the XVII to the XIX century, sculptures in stone and polychrome wood, Italian, Spanish and Flemish paintings, and other
Addresscorso Cairoli, 2 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Sanctuary of Beata Vergine della Ghiara Museum
DescriptionThe museum, created in 1982, is located in the cloister ground floor of the Basilica della Ghiara. The "Ghiara Treasure" is kept in the three museum halls (holy silverware, votive pictures, corporation/association/confraternity documents).
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Title Cavalry Service Historical Hall
DescriptionPermanent display of uniforms, flags, headgeons and documents relating to the Cavalry Service, from historic Lancers to the first mechanized troops.
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Title Museum for history of psychiatry
DescriptionIn the recently restored building of San Lazzaro, it is now possible to see instruments, documents and materials, that made the history of psychiatry in Italy.
Addressvia Amendola, 2 - 42122 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Otello Sarzi's Puppets House
DescriptionAnthologic exhibition owned by the Foundation with works made by the great puppeteer Otello Sarzi, who died in 2001.
Addressvia del Guazzatoio, 12/b - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Invitation to...
DescriptionContemporary art in Reggio Emilia with four works by the following artists: Luciano Fabro, Sol LeWitt, Eliseo Mattiacci, Robert Morris on display in the open air.
AddressReggio Emilia

Title Capuchins' Museum
DescriptionIn the museum are works dating back to the 17th- and 18th centuries. In show-cases are on display holy pots, Christs Crucified, monstrances, reliquaries, censers.
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Title Spazio Gerra
DescriptionBequeathed to the Municipality of Reggio Emilia by Mrs Anna Maria Ternelli Gerra for the purpose of creating a new cultural venue in the city dedicated to her husband, the artist Marco Gerra (1925-2000), the former Cairoli Hotel, located in piazza XXV Aprile, was restored through an innovative desig
Addresspiazza XXV Aprile, 2 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Palazzo Magnani Foundation
DescriptionThe Palazzo which currently houses the Palazzo Magnani exhibition gallery belonged to the Becchi Counts for a century; in the early eighteenth century it was acquired by another aristocratic family, the Chioffi, who initiated major restoration works in 1841 that gave the building its current appeara
Addresscorso Garibaldi, 29/31 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Palazzo Casotti
DescriptionPalazzo Casotti exhibition venue for temporary shows on the ground floor
Addresspiazza Casotti, 1 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Saint Peter Benedictine Cloisters
DescriptionThe two Cloisters belonged to the Benedictine Monks who used to officiate in the annexed Saint Peter Church.
Addressvia Emilia San Pietro, 44/C - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title San Domenico Cloisters
DescriptionFormer San Domenico convent, also known as "degli Stalloni"
Addressvia Dante Alighieri, 11 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Ghiara Sanctuary
DescriptionChurch dedicated to the "Blessed Ghiara Virgin"
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Title Baptistery
DescriptionThe Church of Saint John the Baptist. A singular 12th century building characterized by a Latin cross plan, with the baptismal font in the centre. At the end of the 15th century Bishop Arlotti transformed it into Renaissance style. Restoration work has revealed much of the medieval structures which
Addresspiazza Prampolini - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Cathedral
DescriptionRomanesque construction built around 857; in the 15th century the style of the cathedral was adapted to the architectural canons of the time.
Addresspiazza Prampolini - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Church dedicated to the Saints Girolamo and Vitale
DescriptionThe church dedicated to the Saints Girolamo and Vitale, a fine example of late Baroque design, is certainly worth visiting.
Addressvia San Girolamo - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Church of S. Pietro
DescriptionIn a document of 1140, with which arch-bishop Gualterio confirms to the Canons the Cathedral of Reggio Emilia, it is possible to read that the Church of San Pietro was located in the town suburbs, towards Modena (alsa named after SS. Pietro and Prospero)
Addressvia Emilia San Pietro - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Church of Santo Stefano
DescriptionThe second half of the XI century is the probable period of construction of the primitive Chruch of Santo Stefano
Addressvia Emilia Santo Stefano, 30 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Church of San Giovanni Evangelista
DescriptionLocated in the small piazzetta di San Giovanni, is the church of the same name – more commonly known by its diminutive “San Giovannino”, with a stern façade in terracotta.
Addresspiazzetta San Giovanni - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Del Cristo Church
DescriptionBuilt as an oratory and subsequently transformed during the 18th century into a typical baroque church.
Addresspiazzale Roversi, 4 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title St. George Church
DescriptionThe current building dates back to 1638 when it was decided to restore the old building whose origin dates back to 1146.
Addressvia Farini - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title San Filippo Neri Church
DescriptionIt was built in 1672 and consecrated in 1743.
Addressvia San Filippo - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Basilica of Saint Prospero
DescriptionAncient church consecrated in 997 and dedicated to Bishop Prospero, proclaimed Holy Protector of the town. It was completely rebuilt in the 15th century; the façade dates back to the 17th century.
Addresspiazza San Prospero - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Archbishop Palace "Coccapani Chapel"
DescriptionThe chapel is located between the first and the second floor of the Archbishop Palace.
AddressVia Vittorio Veneto, 6 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Art Workshop
Descriptionspace (over 1,500 square metres) initially used as workshop (ex-foundry) that will be reserved for art activities such as painting, sculpture, design architecture, comics, publishing, cinema, video and web; here the artists can find individual spaces as well as spaces for common activities.
Addressvia Brigata Reggio, 29 - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Tecnopolo
DescriptionResearch hub for mechanics, constructions, agribusiness, energy and environment.
Addresspiazzale Europa, 1 - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title The Fonderia ex Lombardini
DescriptionIt hosts the Fondazione Nazionale Danza (National Ballet Company) - Aterballetto.
Addressvia della Costituzione, 39 - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Ex Locatelli premises - International Centre for culture and creativity
DescriptionThe Locatelli premises, not operative anymore, were recently purchased by the Reggio Emilia Town Council in order to create the "International Centre for children's culture and creativity".
Addressvia Bligny, 1/a - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Architect Santiago Calatrava's Bridges
DescriptionSantiago Calatrava's bridges are the new gateways of our town: architectures to be observed in motion that can knock down frontiers.
Addressvia dei Trattati di Roma - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
DescriptionIt was built in 1280 as headquarters of the Capitano del Popolo and was restored in the next centuries; in 1515 was opened the Cappello Rosso (Red Hat) inn, now Hotel Posta.
Addresspiazza del Monte - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Former Zucchi Barracks, head office of Modena and Reggio Emilia University
DescriptionIt is an ancient "Foro Boario": a place to contain the stock for food administration and for the cattle market, it was committed in 1845 by Francesco IV, Duke of Modena to architect Marchelli; presently it is entitled to Giuseppe Dossetti and hosts the University
Addressviale Allegri, 9 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Palazzo Spalletti-Trivelli (formerly Guicciardi)
DescriptionLocated on the corner of via S. Nicolò, in the center of Reggio Emilia, Palazzo Guicciardi is a small artistic treasure.
Addressvia Emilia San Pietro, 2/d - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Palazzo Ancini
DescriptionAt the beginning of the last century Palazzo Ancini was characterised by an austere brick façade divided into four storeys. The main entrance onto Via Farini was given greater emphasis by a rusticated wooden door under a balcony with shelf-like stone supports and wrought iron panels for the parapet
Addressvia Farini, 1 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Palazzo Rocca Saporiti
DescriptionPreviously Casinazzo. The building structure dates from the late 16th century. One of its great rooms still retains a casson ceiling and a frieze painted by Reggio Emilia artists in the second half of the 16th century
Addressviale Murri, 7 - 42123 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Palazzo Salvador Allende , formerly Palazzo Ducale
DescriptionThe actual building “Palazzo Ducale” (Ducal Palace) appeared in its present form only at the end of the 18th century. Until this period, the block bordered by Corso della Ghiara, Via S. Pietro Martire and Via Berti constituted the convent of the nuns of S.Pietro Martire (founded in 1260); wherea
Addresscorso Garibaldi, 57/59 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Mauriziano - poet Ludovico Ariosto's summer residence
DescriptionA fifteenth-century villa situated along the Via Emilia, towards Modena, three kilometres from Reggio.
Addressvia Pasteur, 11 - 42122 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Ariosto Theatre
DescriptionBuilt between 1740 and 1741 on a design by Antonio Cugini and destroyed in 1851 by a fire, it was originally called the "Teatro di Cittadella" (the Cittadella Theatre) since it stood near the ancient defensive bulwark required by the Gonzaga family (at the end of 1339) during their rule of Reggio Em
Addresscorso Cairoli, 1 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Romolo Valli Municipal Theatre
DescriptionThe majestic theatre complex, surrounded by the public gardens, characterizes the town centre. It is situated in the town area once occupied by the ancient fortress and covers an area of 3,890 square metres.
Addresspiazza Martiri del 7 Luglio - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Carmi Palace
DescriptionPublic Archives Office. Located where once there stood the S. Spirito Church, built in 1551, housing a well-furnished library and a beautiful cloister attached to the church.
Addresscorso Cairoli, 2 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title San Giorgio Palace
DescriptionThe building was constructed in 1638 by the Jesuits with the aim of establishing a college and various types of schools. When the Jesuits were driven out (1773), the building passed to the Regular canons of S.S. Salvatore and was then used for public schools, Archives, Library and Offices. Today it
Addressvia Farini, 3 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Town Hall and Tricolour Hall
DescriptionThe building has been the Town Hall since 1434. A date carved in a block of sandstone on the right-hand side of the arch in via Farini confirms that the building of the town hall site began in 1414. The portion facing the south side of the square was completed in 1417.
Addresspiazza Prampolini, 1 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Bordello tower
DescriptionTown tower unveiled in 1489.The Bordello tower was built in 1489 and was destined to house the town archives.
Addressvia Toschi - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title San Prospero Basilica Tower
DescriptionOctagonal shaped bell-tower which was never completed; the work of Alberto Pacchioni.
Addressvia della Torre - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Clock Tower - (Palazzo Monte di Pietà)
DescriptionThe Clock Tower of Reggio Emilia was built in 1216; its height amounts to 47 metres and in the bell cell there are three ancient pear-shaped bells.
Addresspiazza Prampolini - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Library and Newspaper and magazine library of the Municipal Museums
DescriptionSituated at the side of the Parmeggiani Gallery, they are specialized in Archeology and History of Arts
Addresspiazza della Vittoria, 5 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title A. Panizzi Library
DescriptionMunicipal Library
Addressvia Farini, 3 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Architect Santiago Calatrava's Bridges
DescriptionSantiago Calatrava's bridges are the new gateways of our town: architectures to be observed in motion that can knock down frontiers.
Addressviale dei Trattati di Roma - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title San Pellegrino Bridge
DescriptionThe bridge crosses the Crostolo torrent and was built in the second half of the XVIII century.
Addressvia Martiri della Bettola - 42123 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Fountain in Piazza Martiri del 7 luglio
DescriptionThe fountain's dimensions are peculiar: 46 metres long, as the facade of the Valli Theatre, and 12 metres wide, the depth is only just 2 cm.
Addresspiazza Martiri del 7 Luglio - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Crostolo Statue
DescriptionThe statue depicting the Crostolo, situated on a side of Piazza Prampolini, comes from the Rivalta Villa Ducale, where it was first placed in 1754.
Addresspiazza Prampolini - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Piazza Antonio Casotti
DescriptionThe square is situated around Palazzo Casotti (built in 1481, formerly place of the Town Hall and the Tricolour Museum) and the Bordello tower (civic tower built in 1489).
Addresspiazza Antonio Casotti - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Broletto
DescriptionBroletto external porticoes between piazza Prampolini and piazza S. Prospero
Addressvicolo Broletto - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Piazza San Prospero
DescriptionThe square in front of San Prospero Church is usually called Little Square (Piasa Céca in the local dialect).
Addresspiazza San Prospero - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Piazza del Monte
DescriptionNow piazza Cesare Battisti. A small oval square around where the "Capitano del Popolo" Palace and the " Monte di Pietà” Palace are both situated.
Addresspiazza del Monte - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Piazza dei Teatri
DescriptionThe square is situated between the San Rocco block and the Public Gardens and is composed of two squares.
Addresspiazza Martiri del 7 Luglio - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Piazza Fontanesi
DescriptionSpacious tree-lined square surrounded by a large number of antique shops
Addresspiazza Fontanesi - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Piazza Prampolini
DescriptionThe main square of the town, also traditionally called "Big Square" (piazza Grande)
Addresspiazza Prampolini - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title The Synagogue and the Jewish Ghetto
DescriptionThe settlement of the Jewish ghetto dates back to the second half of the XVII century.
Addressvia dell'Aquila - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Arch del Follo
DescriptionIt was built between 1797 and 1800, during restoration works carried out to widen via Emilia San Pietro and to give an healthier environment to the whole neighbourhood.
Addressvia Emilia San Pietro - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Arc of Santa Croce
DescriptionThe door is at the end of via Roma, its building ended during the governance of podestà Guido Lambertini from Bologna (en XII century)
Addressvia Roma - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Public Gardens - Parco del Popolo
DescriptionA large park area (with centuries-old plants) situated in the historic city centre
Addressviale Allegri - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Soldiers' Memorial
DescriptionIt was placed between Piazza Vittoria and the Public Gardens, and its official inauguration dates back to October 30, 1927, on the fifth anniversary of the "March to Rome" .
Addresspiazza della Vittoria - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title The Suburban Cemetery
DescriptionThe Suburban Cemetery was built in 1808, after being designed by Domenico Marchelli (1764-1832)
Addressvia Sergio Beretti, 4 - 42123 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title The Jewish Cemetery
DescriptionThe Jewish Cemetery, of which no archive drawings have been found, was inaugurated in 1808 with the burial of Beniamino Foà, a young Jewish nobleman.
Addressvia della Canalina, 1 - 42123 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Memorial for Resistance Movement
DescriptionOn the left of municipal Theatre "Romolo Valli" is the Memorial dedicated to Resistenza of Reggio Emilia, which was positioned April 25, 1958.
Addresspiazza Martiri del 7 Luglio - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Evolution of talent - FRANCO REGGIANI
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Addressviale dei Trattati di Roma - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Guercino The Crucifixion (1624-25) Basilica della Ghiara
DescriptionIn the Church Basilica B.V. della Ghiara is the big altarpiece made by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, also known as Guercino (1591-1666).
Addresscorso Garibaldi, 44 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Spring Sculpture
DescriptionIn the middle of the roundabout is the marmoreal sculpture called "Spring", which is dedicated to water resources. It has been made by scupltorLuca Prandini, and the sponsor is Conad supermarket
Addressvia Cecati - 42123 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Group of sculptures in St. John the Evangelist
DescriptionTerracotta polychrome group from the fourteen hundreds depicting the Passion of Christ. With the exception of the Christ figure from the 1600s, the work can be attributed to Guido Mazzoni.
Addresspiazza San Giovanni - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Tricolour Roundabout
DescriptionSculpture made from a model by Marco Gerra (1925-2000), placed on the roundabout at the west entrance of the town.
Addressvia Fratelli Cervi - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Mosaic in the crypt of the Cathedral
DescriptionA wonderful piece of art made of stone, its origins going back to ancient Roman Empire, this mosaic depicts many different scenes from mitology, with dancers, animald and geometrical decorations.
Addresspiazza Prampolini - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Whirls and Twirls 1 - Sol LeWitt
DescriptionThe work Whirls and Twirls 1, designed by Sol LeWitt for the ceiling vault of the eighteenth-century reading hall of the Panizzi Library forms a part of the extensive series of Wall Drawings painted directly on wall surfaces in an attempt to achieve complete integration between art and architecture.
Addressvia Farini 3 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Less Than - Robert Morris
DescriptionThe originally medieval Cloister complex of San Domenico houses the work entitled Less Than, designed by Robert Morris in 2005 for the silent and secret Small Cloister.
Addressvia Dante Alighieri, 11 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title The Araba Fenice - Luciano Fabro
DescriptionAt the heart of the colonnade that forms the entrance to this imposing neoclassical building is the Araba Fenice column, designed by Luciano Fabro in 2005 and made of Iranian gold-coloured Travertine marble.
Addressviale Allegri, 9 - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Pesce fuor d'acqua
DescriptionThis artwork by the sculptor Giovanni Menada, contains a clear warning for all of us, starting from its name : "Fish outside Water"
Addresspiazza Duca degli Abruzzi - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Dance of planets and stars - Eliseo Mattiacci
DescriptionThe opening of Eliseo Mattiacci’s work took place on June 10, 2006 in the former Lombardini foundry, now the premises of the National Foundation of the Aterballetto Ballet Company.
Addressvia della Costituzione, 39 - 42124 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Marco Gerra's sculpture
DescriptionThe sculpture, abstract work of art, is 10 metres high and weighs 90 quintals. It is composed of eight parts - geometric shapes - soldered and varnished in orange, black and white.
Addresspiazza Duca d'Aosta - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia

Title Concordi Monument
DescriptionAn archaeological find from the Roman era, the "Monumento ai Concorsi", has been placed in the gardens, a funeralsepulchre found in Boretto, with a bust of Caio Concordio I and his family.
Addressvia Nobili - 42121 Reggio nell'Emilia