These are unusual days, during which everyone have to give up the regular habits and we are all called to put common sense and public spirit at first place.
We of the #inEmiliaRomagna Tourism Web Office are also working from our homes and – not only to follow the government decree, but also and above all for a shared editorial choice – we have decided to focus our regional narrative only on those activities that can be carried out or enjoyed by staying inside home.
We do this because we don’t want to induce people to travel in these delicate days, but we also do this because there’s a lot to discover about Emilia-Romagna even “from a distance” thanks to the web, and we want to valorize it.
Below there is a list of things to listen or watch that we have selected to bring Emilia-Romagna directly to your home.
The list is constantly updated and if you have something to add to the list, just put a comment below.
Visiting the city of Piacenza from your home is possible thanks to the numerous virtual visits on the marcostucchi.com website: if you’re not afraid of heights we advise you not to miss the Dome painted by Pordenone in the basilica of Santa Maria di Campagna; another must is to observe closely the frescoes of the Dome painted by Guercino in the city Cathedral.
Other virtual visits include the Palazzo Farnese Museums, the Ricci Oddi Gallery and the Natural History Museum.
Thanks to the marcostucchi.com website, it’s also possible to virtually visit the Abbey of San Colombano in Bobbio, with the spectacular mosaic floor and the Mazzolini Collection Museum.
Festival Verdi Immersive 360° offers the audience the emotion of feeling right at the center of the stage, together with the artists on stage, thanks to the audio and video panoramic recording technique adopted by the University of Parma.
Reggiane Urban Gallery is a virtual gallery, made of spherical photographs, which allows you to discover the works of street art and writing kept in the industrial complex of the former Officine Reggiane.
And here you can have an overview of the Maramotti Collection, located in the historical headquarters of Max Mara company.
While waiting to discover it live, the Cathedral of Modena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, can be visited from home thanks to a virtual tour full of numerous insights.
In the Modena area the Abbey of Nonantola also allows you to make a virtual visit inside the abbey and its important collection of codes and scrolls.
Discover Baroque Art is a virtual museum (created as part of the European project Museum With No Frontier) dedicated to Baroque works of art present in some European countries, including Italy and, specifically, Bologna and its territory.
The Alma Mater provides virtual visits to several historical places of the University, such as the Aula Magna Santa Lucia, Palazzo Poggi, the Botanical Garden, Palazzo Hercolani and San Giovanni in Monte.
The MAST in Bologna instead offers a virtual guided tour of the UNIFORM – INTO THE WORK / OUT OF THE WORK exhibition accompanied by the curator Urs Stahel and some video-meetings with the artists to discover their artistic projects on display.
The National Archaeological Museum of Ferrara, set up in the sixteenth-century Palazzo Costabili known as Palazzo di Ludovico il Moro, offers a virtual visit through its rooms, which house the finds from the excavations of the ancient city of Spina.
The MEIS – National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah offers a virtual visit to the Jewish Ferrara exhibition, created to tell the millennial relationship between Jews and the city: an online journey with videos, documents, insights, interviews and songs to listen to.
The main UNESCO sites and monuments of Ravenna can be admired also from a distance thanks to this 360° panoramic images.
On the tourism website of the city of Rimini, four different itineraries within the city can be consulted online through interactive maps, while on the website of the Teatro Galli it’s possible to take a real virtual tour through the spectacular halls of the building.
You can also visit the exhibition Fellini 100. Immortal Genius, set up in Castel Sismondo in Rimini on the occasion of the celebrations for the centenary of the birth of the great director and currently closed in compliance with the DPCM of 8 March, by enjoying a virtual visit among some of the most beautiful rooms of the exhibition, accompanied by the voice of the curator Marco Bertozzi.
And here’s a virtual tour with Google Street View for those wishing to linger on the exhibition and visit the rooms independently.
For fans of 2 and 4 wheels, the Museums of MotorValley allow us to virtually visit their collections by taking a tour of the models that have made the history of the great motor brands born in Emilia-Romagna:
- virtual visit to Ducati Museum in Borgo Panigale (Bologna)
- virtual visit to Lamborghini Museum MUDETEC in Sant’Agata Bolognese (Bologna)
- virtual visit to Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena
Discover Carpi: historical squares and buildings, museums and theaters, but also places of memory, parks and typical gastronomy to be discovered with the audio guide.
Bologna in mp3: visit the city through the thematic itineraries (classic, towers, waters, music, food and wine) provided by Bologna Welcome.
Strolling around Rimini with the audio guide: an itinerary in the heart of the city to discover its history through the most famous monuments.
History and monuments of San Giovanni in Marignano: audio guides dedicated to this village at the gates of Conca Valley (Rimini hinterland), known since the Middle Ages as “Malatesta granary”.
#CanzoniSottoiPortici: the first playlist on Spotify of Bologna Welcome is online, in collaboration with the Music Office of the Municipality of Bologna, to tell the city through the words of the Bologna’s singers-songwriters of birth or artistic adoption.
Jazz, soul, classical and even the liscio: here’s what you can find on the Ravenna Tourism Spotify channel, which collects the soundtracks of some of the city’s main festivals (Soul Beaches, Beaches Brew, Golden Night and many others).
The Origins of a Legend: on its Spotify channel the Ferrari brand tells the most salient moments and hidden curiosities of the history of the Prancing Horse.
Exploring Emilia Romagna is also possible with Google Art & Culture, thanks to the numerous partners that the project has in the area:
- Piacenza – Musei Civici di Palazzo Farnese
- Reggio Emilia – Musei Civici
- Bologna – Accademia di Belle Arti
- Bentivoglio (BO) – Do ut Do
- Ferrara – Musei di Arte Antica (Palazzo Schifanoia, Palazzina di Marfisa d’Este e Lapidario Civico)
- Ferrara – Museo della Cattedrale
- Ferrara – Museo Civico di Storia Naturale
- Ferrara – Museo Archeologico Nazionale
- Faenza – Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche
- Ravenna – Ravenna Festival
- Cesena – Opere scelte dalla Galleria dei dipinti antichi della Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio
"Hiking" from home
Waiting to come back to walking in nature, along the many paths of Emilia-Romagna, here’s a video-taste from the “BlogVille project 2020 – hiking edition”:
Hiking the Via Francigena with TheCrowdedPlanet
Hiking the Path of Gods with WildJunket
Hiking the St. Francis Way from Rimini to La Verna with WildAboutTravel
Musica senza Barriere (Music without Barriers): from 17 to 31 March every day at 11.30 live on the Facebook page and on the website of the Alighieri Theater in Ravenna, the young people of the Luigi Cherubini Orchestra (founded by Riccardo Muti) give us a little trip in music.
Jazz a Domicilio (In-Home Jazz): every Friday and Sunday evening starting from March 20th, a live music festival, with concerts held behind closed doors and streamed live on the Bologna Jazz Festival Facebook page.
On the Teatro Comunale di Bologna YouTube channel we can watch some operas staged during the last season, with a première on Saturdays at 9pm.
Lezioni di Cinema (Film Lectures): the Cinema Ritrovato of the Cineteca di Bologna offers many videos to explore the history of the seventh art through conversations with some of its most important protagonists.
The Opera Streaming YouTube channel allows you to enjoy opera (Bohème, Falstaff, Turandot, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci) even while staying at home.
Festival Verdi Home Streaming: from FridayMarch 20th at 8 pm till April 10th, every two days, some of the most successful works presented by the Teatro Regio di Parma for the Festival Verdi.
Concerts of the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory at your home: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm a new video on the Conservatory’s Facebook page, to discover and rediscover the music of all time.
In the Download section of Emilia Romagna Turismo, the recently renewed Regional tourist website, many updated guides, filterable by category, are freely downloadable.
Finally, for young history buffs, Romagna Empire publishes the stories of 4 historical episodes, from Cesare to Galla Placidia, in a browsable online format.
Looking forward to welcoming you again with open arms #inEmiliaRomagna, with the usual hospitality that distinguishes us, we hope we have provided you enough ideas to plan your next holidays here.
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