Art meets the landscape of Bassa Romagna in an expected way. Murals made by several different artists, together with “Tracciati di Terrena” artworks (the exhibition dedicated to land art) have left marks of a strong union between nature and cities, earth and sky. All to be discovered among tree fronds, uncontaminated oases or your city walls along an extended and timeless journey.
Street artworks tell the stories of this fascinating territory, representing events, characters and local traditions with a contemporary style.
Itineraries to be discovered in total freedom, walking and exploring with new eyes, and why not, also finding the inspiration for some snapshots to share under the hashtag #bassaromagnamia!
Who: anyone, in particular those who love contemporary art and street photography
When: all year round
How: walking, biking, running
Why: to be amazed by artwork… just around the corner!
- “Free to Fly” by Collettivo FX (October 2016)
Where: Corso Garibaldi 55
It represents a young man from Alfonsine during the Nazi-fascist occupation. As explained in the book “È Cafè d’Cai” by Luciano Lucci, young men from Alfonsine were forced by the German to mine and put bombs along Corso Garibaldi. The drawing shows a question, a choice to be made.
- Artwork by Centro Giovani Free to Fly in collaboration with Collettivo FX (October 2016)
Where: Piazza della Resistenza 2
On the wall next to Museo della Battaglia del Senio, starting from open windows, the students have drawn two different roads to walk along, representing possible choices.
- Work by Stinkfish (August 2017)
Where: Parcobaleno, via Galimberti 5
It represents the profile of a girl from Honduras during the trip promoted by “Cuma Project”, an independent street-art project in favour of indigenous populations of Latin America in which the Colombian artist Stinkfish took part.
- Work by Ericailcane and Bastardilla (april 2019)
Where: wall under the bank of Senio river, via Mameli
The work plays tribute to the Resistance and Partisan fight in this symbolic place: The Gothic line and Senio river.
- Work made during “Street Art Lab” by Radio Sonora (2019)
Where: via Togliatti
The work is the tangible result of “Street Art Lab”, promoted by Radio Sonora and it represents the young participants’ free creativity, under the guidance of street artist and teacher Federico Bocchini.
- “La Ca de Mazapègul” by Joan Farré (Terrena 2018)
Where: Parco Pubblico (via Ungaretti) in Villanova di Bagnacavallo
The installation by the Spanish artist Joan Farré was made in willow and cane, natural and eco-sustainable materials typical of Lamone river. The work is a game structure for children, aimed at stimulating their creativity and exploration. Its shape recalls the hat of Mazapègul, the spiteful domestic pixie of Romagna tradition.
Bagnara di Romagna
- “Madre terra – Popoli” by Daniela Romagnoli (Terrena 2018)
Where: Giardino della Rocca (piazza IV Novembre) in Bagnara
The sculpture is located inside the trunk of a rooted cedar and it was made by artist Daniela Romagnoli on the occasion of Terrena 2018.
The children are here, naked, they have no prejudice, they are innocent, they only want to be together, they look for each other…yellow, blue, green, red; they don’t care about your colour! The Earth generates diversity and the Earth itself balances this diversity. It mixes the colours and something wonderful will be born out of it!….together we can! Every child shares the same soul of the trunk he/she is separating from…the trunk represents a mother, Mother Earth, we all come from!
- “Caterina: tigre di Romagna” by Argentinean artist Guido Palmadessa (2018)
Where: via Garibaldi, near Porta.
The mural represents Caterina Sforza (who was Lady of Bagnara) next to a tiger, with Rocca Sforzesca in the background. The tiger represents the nickname she was given during the Renaissance. She was then called “the Lioness”. Both nicknames symbolize a strong and brave personality, which led her to leave an importance mark in history.
- Work by artist Alessandro Giovannini (2015)
Where: Parco Falcone e Borsellino, Via Bastia 106, Lavezzola di Conselice
A mural that symbolically shows octopus tentacles opposed to the fierceness of the traditional Romagnolo rooster.
- Piazzetta Guareschi di Gino Pellegrini (2004-2006)
Where: Piazzetta Guareschi, 48017
The fairy-tale Guareschi square displays walls populated by animals, landscapes, characters and well-known faces from the city and the novels by Giovannino Guareschi. The work is a sequence of pictorial paintings that narrate about the reclaimed landscape, its transformations, the water that unites all the characters and highlights their epic condition.
“Dal museo al paesaggio” (from museum to landscape – 2018) is a project that draws the map of a route made of painted walls starting from Museo civico Luigi Varoli and then branching out and joining, not only ideally, with the landscape and the countryside, the parks and the naturalistic areas. It ends up in a place where, during the month of July, in one of Senio river floodplains, the “Arena delle balle di paglia” (arena of haystacks) takes place. Starting from the second half of May 2018, the work-in-progress constellation of painted walls grows and expands thanks to a sequence of new artworks made by street artists. In line with the characteristics and the mission of this “extended museum and geography”, this series of images are inspired and intertwined with stories, memories, identities, ghosts and suggestions which are typical of the territory.
- “Gli scioperi alla rovescia” by Simone Ferrarini del Collettivo Fx di Reggio Emilia (2017)
Where: in via Curiel
The work represents “backward strikes”, a particular form of strikes that took place in ‘50s in the most revolutionary places of Italy. The protagonists were labourers who had their work taken away; they started working the land against their lord’s will with the aim to share their property and economic results.
- A tribute to Gioacchino Rossini di Luogo Comune (2018)
Where: via Amendola 68
Luogo Comune, pseudonym of the artist born in Cremona in 1992, has been selected because it shows an ironic alphabet where many of Rossini’s characters appear, in a sort of hieroglyph that involves the spectator in trying to look for the mentioned works.
- Tribute to Francesco Baracca di Alessandra Carloni (2018)
Where: pala Lumagni, in via Lumagni 34
The work shows the poetic choice of the image, that displays Francesco Baracca not only as an aviator but also a dreamer. The work connects to the childhood world thanks to its illustrative technique, unusual for the “street art” environment.
- Work by Elisa Fiori (2019)
Where: via Martiri della Libertà 13
The works portrays three girls with a fruit basket on their head. Two of them take inspiration from a poster of 1927 about fruit processing, while the third, looking like a robot, represents innovation.
- “Alberi murali” by Andreco (Terrena 2019)
Where: Parcheggio del Circolo Polisportiva Massese – via Dini e Salvalai 34/F
A mural painting with a tree theme in order to reinvent the concept of nature; a permanent mark in a non-natural place acting as a warning and a call to look for real nature and give space to it.
Sant’Agata sul Santerno
- Tribute to Custode Marcucci di Riccardo Buonafede (2017)
Where: Via Mazzini
The work celebrates Custode Marcucci, a famous lutist of the village, represented by the artist with a trait inspired by artists like Andy Wahrol, Salvador Dalì and Caravaggio.