1 TOURIST ITINERARIES in Neviano degli Arduini SUMMER PROPOSALS 1 ROMANESQUE SCULPTURE IN NEVIANO AND SURROUNDINGS -Sites No.: 10 -Time required: 1 day(2 days for itinerary 1 and 2) -Paths suggested: A, B, C - Suggestions for the tour: organise the day agreeing the timetable and dialling the indicated telephone numbers -build up your itinerary: Google Maps SUGGEGESTED PATH to discover the valley areas and POSSIBLE TIMETABLE (R = Restaurant; M = Museum; B = Accommodation; destinations are indicated in bold and sculptures are in italics. These can be visited also externally; complete list WHERE TO EAT WHERE TO SLEEP at: CANOSSA h 9 (R, M), ROSSENA, CIANO, SAN POLO D ENZA h 10:30, TRAVERSETOLO 11:30, BAZZANO h 12:00 (R, M, B), CEDOGNO (M, B), SELLA (M), FORNACE, SASSO (R, M, B), CA BONAPARTE, MOZZANO h 14:00 (R), URZANO (M), BADIA CAVANA h 14:45, URZANO, ANTREOLA, MUSSATICO, CAMPORA, SASSO h 16:00 (R, M, B), ARIOLLA, RUSINO (R), MORAGNANO h 17:30, LAGRIMONE (R), RANZANO h 18:30, get to direction Lagrimone and turn right direction RUZZANO, SCURANO h 19:30 (R, B). Drive down the main road 17 passing nearby Scurano lake direction CERETOLO (R), left junction Parma and right Castelnovo Monti. A) Canossa, Naborre Campanini Museum: capitals and fonts Phone No.: (0039) ; (0039) Extraordinary landscapes are offered to the visitor who approaches the famous castles of Rossena and Canossa. In the very heart of the areas where the battle between Henry IV and Gregory VII took place, the sculpture ornaments of the Canossa Castle are sometimes in background. The ornaments are made of capitals that express the vernacular Medieval of the Reggio Emilia area and most of all, the beautiful and interestingly multi-perspective baptistry font. It is worth mentioning that the Synoptic Evangelists were sculptured (Mark, Matthew and Luke). B) San Polo d Enza, Parish Church (Pieve) of Caviano Phone No.: (0039) A wonderful archeological excavation that tells us all about the transformation of a medieval church.
2 MAP OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NEVIANO degli ARDUINI (the sculpture itinerary is highlighted in black, Museums with the temple sign) Traversetolo San Polo d Enza Canossa Badia Cavana Ranzano
3 B) Pieve di Bazzano (Parish Church): Baptistry Font (middle of XII Cent.)- Phone No.: (0039) Re-built over the centuries, it has maintained one of the treasures of Northern Italy Medieval art: a monolith font entirely sculptured around the middle of XII century. It is similar in some ways to the Cathedral of Parma but even more similar to the stone-cutters method in Saint Stephen s Church in Reggio Emilia. The display of scenes and interpretations is of great interest. C) Mozzano, Church: Protomes Two human protomes, dated perhaps XIII century, were used as an external corner edge of the Church. These are rare examples of Romanesque art that have reached our times within the area of Neviano. A tour at the high altar is highly recommended. D) San Michele Cavana, Abbey: Capitals and hall lunette (XII Cent.) Still under restoration, the Abbey is highly appealing for Romanesque lovers. The hall, similar in size to the spans of the Parma Cathedral, holds XII century lunettes and capitals masterly sculptured by the same stone-cutters of the city Cathedral. The inside is of great interest as it shows an aisle with ambon embedded in the wall l with crypt. Medieval murals have emerged recently here and in the nearby parish church of Lesignano dè Bagni. E) Pieve di Sasso (Parish Church): baptistery font (XI-XII Cent.) Phone No.: (0039)
4 Incredible Romanesque building plunged into a pinewood at the top of a rocky spur lived by mankind from ancient times with a breathtaking view over the Termina of Castione valley. The font inside is a valuable artpiece, sculptured with slabs that date back to XII century and that are connected to the masterworks active in Badia Cavana and in the site of the Cathedral of Parma. F) Moragnano, Chiesa di Santa Giuliana (Saint Juliana s Church): Lunettes, engravings and protomes
5 The Church of Moragnano is very interesting as it is famous for its engravings set around apses. The lunettes around the portal are also interesting. It is worth visiting also the inside with its epigraphs and engraved architrave. G) Ranzano, Church: Evangelists in the facade, apse protomes and inner capitals Phone No.: (0039) Slays used for the facade of the Ranzano Church are very interesting. Here we can see the Evangelists, that probably date back to XII and XIII century, where they are also present on the fonts of Bazzano and Canossa on the capitals of Cavana Abbey. In the inside the are some erratic capitals. H) Pieve di Scurano (Parish Church) Phone No.: (0039)
6 Although it has been reworked over the centuries, the parish Church of Scurano maintains its fascination. Some erratic works prove its ancient origins, whereas the altar piece of the Mazzola family, uncle and aunt of Parmigianino, contributes to confer to the structure an artpiece that deserves to be visited. I) Pieve di Traversetolo (Parish Church): Lunette with Lions The lunette is very interesting for its comparison with the erratic sculptures of the Church in Quattro Castella (Reggio Emilia). Next to the lunette, we can see the head of a demon emerging among the stones of the wall. An erratic capital with mermaids is kept in the rectory.
7 2- ITINERARY OF MUSEUMS IN NEVIANO DEGLI ARDUINI -Number of museums: 5 -Time required: 1 day -Suggested path: 1, 2, 3 -Topics: anthropology, ethnography, Contemporary art, history - Suggestions for the tour: organise your day agreeing on timetables by dialling the numbers provided -Build up your itinerary: Google Maps -Legend: R = Restaurant 1) Museum of Mankind-Environment (Museo Uomo-Ambiente), Bazzano (R), Via Borgo Phone No.: (0039) The Museo of Mankind-Environment tells all about the relationship between man and the surrounding environment. It is located within an ancient tower-house and is equipped with modern technology that build up the human dimension of the work carried out in the past. From this point of view, the Museum of Bazzano is a modern and dynamic museum where initiatives and contacts can be developed. 2) Historic Museum of Padlocks (Museo Storico dei Lucchetti), Cedogno, strada Chiavello Phone No.: (0039) The collection is unique as it includes padlocks of every time and from every part of the world. From Asia to America, the Museum tells about Art, Technology, Anthropology, History and passion that the collector Vittorio Cavalli, aged ninety, has put to create this extremely rare museum. 3) Civic Collection of Contemporary Art, Sella di Lodrignano, strada Cedogno 3 Phone No.: (0039) Paintings, pictures, sculptures, installations, videos, architectural models and advertisement art tell us all about experiences of contemporary art. Every summer, new works are presented to visitors including conferences, exhibitions and performances. From 21
8 July to 25 August the personal exhibition of Franco Corradini will be shown, important exponent of contemporary art of the Piacenza area. Artworks of some artists s are present such as: Tono Zancanaro, Graziano Pompili, William Xerra, Arturo Carmassi, Vasco Bendini, Oscar Accorsi, Augusto Vignali, Ennio Finzi, Gianfranco Asveri, Concetto Pozzati, Giuliano Collina, Ugo Attadri, Piero Gauli, Aldo Tagliaferro, Emilio Scanavino. 4) Historic Museum of Resistance,, Sasso (R), strada Sasso 34 Phone No.: (0039) The Museum tells about the partisans and specifically about the massacre of July 1944 in the territory of Neviano. Several videos talk about the protagonists of those tragic moments whereas the modern and evokative setting confer fascination and atmosphere to an extremely interesting Museum. 5) Home-Museum Bruno Bricoli (Colibri),, Urzano, strada Urzano 22 Phone No.: (0039) ; (0039) The house is where professor Bruno Bricoli, in art Colibrì i.e. humming bird ( ). 1986). Naïve artist, Colibrì has always interpreted originally the world of the hilly areas of his home. The Home- Museum keeps the elegant fascination of the artist s summer mer home.
9 CAMPER AREA,, PIC-NIC,, hire MOUNTAIN BIKE: : Scurano, Monte Fuso Park 0039 ( ) SWIMMING POOLS: : Campora Phone No ( ) and Phone No ( ) Scurano Have a look at our week-endend proposals and where to eat where to sleep at: Build up your vacation for your family Neviano degli Arduini Municipality: Phone No. (0039)