Join us for an extraordinary week full of music, art, architecture, and gastronomy in the beautiful ancient city of Bologna, Italy.
Located in the heart of Italy between Florence and Venice, Bologna has always been a cradle of intellectual, artistic and scientific progress. Its famous university was founded in 1088 and is the oldest in Europe. Bologna is a medieval tour de force – the city center is one of the best preserved in Europe. It is dominated by the lofty silhouettes of ancient towers, by magnificent medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque churches, by the civic mansions erected in the 13th and 14th centuries and by the sumptuous town houses built by the city’s aristocracy in the 16th and 17th centuries. Bologna’s most unique feature, however, is its extensive succession of covered porticoes that wind through the city for over 25 miles.
Bologna is just the right size, small enough to project a friendly and intimate character and large enough to support a vibrant cultural life and an emerging creative economy. Rooted in the city’s glorious past, music is particularly relevant in Bologna today -- its opera house is among the best known in Italy. The city was named a UNESCO City of Music in 2006. Bologna also offers a wealth of art and architectural treasures, with museums and churches containing works by masters such as Raphael and Michelangelo as well as offering regular exhibitions of contemporary art.
Overlapping this ancient city is a sophisticated and prosperous modern city with boutiques whose windows display elegantly tailored apparel and exquisitely fashioned leather goods, and food shops filled with still-life arrangements of fruits and vegetables. The region of Emilia-Romagna is well known for its rich culinary tradition and offers some of the finest gastronomical experiences to be found in Italy. Emilia-Romagna is the home of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, the highly coveted balsamic vinegars of Modena, prosciutto di Parma, tortellini, and much more.
Dates and Prices
October 7, 2018
from USD $ 3,250
Private Concerts and Performances
Tuesday, October 2nd
Tagliavini Collection, Bologna
Demonstration of historic keyboard instruments
Thursday, October 4th
Museo della Musica, Bologna
Baroque violin/cello duo recital
Friday, October 5th
Luthier Atelier, Parma
Violin duo or string trio
Saturday, October 6th
I Portici, Bologna
Stefano Marcocchi and Isabella Bison, baroque viola and violin
Please join us for this unique and exciting cultural journey filled with discovery and authentic local experiences!