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[Open Emilia Romagna] 5 free-entry Museums

by /// August 31, 2021
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September brings with itself the desire of weekend trips and visits to the museums. Here we are then, following this weekly theme Open Emilia-Romagna, with 5 tips about little-known & free-entry places of art that are worth a visit.


The former Max Mara’s production site, located in via Fratelli Cervi 66 in Reggio Emilia, now hosts a permanent Collection of over 200 among the most prestigious works of contemporary art collected in the second half of the Twentieth Century by Achille Maramotti, founder of the famous fashion house. Purpose of the Collection is to present a summary of the latest art trends from 1945 to today, with masterpieces by the greatest Italian and international artists of our time, from Burri to Basquiat.
Entrance to the Collection is free, by reservation at the number (0039)0522.382484 or online, in the following opening hours: Thursday and Friday from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am to 6.30pm.



The Card and Stickers Museum, born from the passionate collecting work of Giuseppe Panini, founder with his brothers of the eponymous sticker company, is located on the 2nd floor of Palazzo Santa Margherita, in Corso Canalgrande 103 in Modena. The collection consists of figurines and related works (small color prints, match boxes, pocket calendars etc.) from different eras and themes.
The Museum has free admission and is open from Wednesday to Friday from 10.30am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 7.00pm and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays all day from 10:30am to 7:00pm.
Next exhibition organized by the Museum -free admission too- will open to public on Friday September 16th, for the new edition of FestivalFilosofia, in the spaces of MATA and will be dedicated to “The Best Albums of Our Lives. A Picture Card History of Sporting Legends, Champions and Flops“.



The Mast -Arts, Experience and Technology Factory- is a expositive complex built by Coesia Group in an abandoned industrial area of Reno District in Bologna, just next to the historic GD factory. The space, consisting in one interactive area of experimentation and game and one expositive area which regularly hosts industrial photography displays, has been designed to show the evolutionary processes of work and the concept of entrepreneurship in the era of new technologies, through a path full of devices and tools, multimedia stations and installations.
The Museum is open with free admission from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00am to 7.00pm.




The Museum of Insights, currently housed in Villa Alvarado on the Covignano hill of Rimini, presents one of the most significant collections in Europe devoted to ethnological and archaeological cultures of Africa, Oceania and Pre-Columbian America. The collection consists of the artefacts collected by the Venetian collector Delfino Dinz Rialto during his travels, which have been joined by the artifacts collected by the Franciscan monks during their missions, by the Archaeological Pre-Columbian Collection Ugo Canepa from Biella, and a small but significant Amazonian Collection donated by Bruno Fusconi from Cesena.
The “insights” that the museum presents to its visitors are those of Westerners who over time have looked in various ways to “other” cultures, offering a reflection on the relationship between arts and cultures of peoples.
The museum, with free admission, is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8.30am to 1.00pm, other days by appointment calling (0039)0541.704421.



The Abodes of the Soul spread museum, born from an idea of the Romagna’s poet Tonino Guerra, gathers under a single label 7 different museums located in Pennabilli and throughout the High Marecchia Valley, and specifically: The Orchard of Forgotten Fruits, The Street of Sundials, The Petrified Garden, The Angel with a Moustache, The Shrine of Thoughts, The Refuge for Abandoned Madonnas and Our Lady of the Snow Square.
Including installations, paintings, sculptures and ceramics, each of the places that are part of the circuit contributes in its own way to a common goal: to stimulate the imagination and the emotions of the visitor.
The museum circuit is open with free admission every day, including holidays, from 9:00am to 7:00pm.



Elisa Mazzini

Social Media Manager for @inEmiliaRomagna and full-time mom.

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