Rites, legends and curiosities
An ancient ritual from countryside tradition, which based the weather forecast for the year on the weather during the first few days in January.
The extraordinary success of this music genre was due to the fact that it was meant to be danced in pairs, which was rare at the time. Liscio is still alive after seventy years of changing music trends and this is the proof that its connection with this land is very deep. Liscio orchestras still perform their concerts in dance-halls in rural villages or in town feasts, where you can see people dancing along.
This ancient "contemporary language" of neo-Latin origins isn’t just a folkloric component, but also a key to local culture and somehow an important part of the landscape.
It has been said that Bagnacavallo has a special environment and spirit in its buildings, corners and atmospheres, which make it a perfect stage for films; maybe it’s also because its town centre has kept its historical image through the centuries, and this fits well to cinema. Probably this reason has lead several filmmakers, directors and screenplayers to stage their stories and films in Bagnacavallo; some has decided to make it the main location of their films, some other just picked some special corners or atmospheres which were not able to find anywhere else.
The "Antonio Morsiani" International foundation for researches on dogs, inside the historical Villa Morsiani, is provided of a museum and a library that can be considered unique in the world (there are over 3000 books, pictures, sculptures, anatomic reports, drawings, old engravings and canvas dealing with dogs). The Foundation is often seat of congresses, conferences, lectures, meetings and visits of professionals and dog- overs from all over the world.