Texts by Salvatore Baviera, Tiziana Contri, Fausto Gozzi, Lorenzo Lorenzini
2000 / 120 PAGES.
Language: Two editions: Italian, English
Cento, a city whose history remains pretty much unknown until 1185, is rediscovered in these pages as an ancient town offering us the opportunity to study its long and rich tradition thanks to artists who have since become famous.
Dated 1185, the earliest record to concern the community of Cento reveals an already organised comune with its own specific features. A town in the Po Valley between Ferrara and Bologna that seems to have appeared out of nowhere in history, included in Lucrezia Borgia’s dowry when she wed Alfonso I d’Este and beloved homeland to Guercino. An area on the border that saw a succession of bishops and merchants as well as a wealth of art and music, with its ancient fortress, churches and buildings, Cento definitely deserves to be rediscovered today.