Texts by Elena Mussini, Massimo Mussini, Mauro Severi, Umberto Nobili
2001 / 168 PAGES.
Despite origins lost in the mists of time, the appearance of Reggio Emilia mirrors its age-old claim to modernity: the city comes to life in these pages, between art, religion, poetry and history.
Described as “fair”, “amusing” and “courteous” by travellers of long-ago and linked to the shining literary names of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Ludovico Ariosto and Veronica Gambara, the city of Reggio Emilia – founded along the Via Emilia and built up through battles between bishops and lords – has boasted, over the centuries, of its history of churches, palazzi and theatres grandly attesting to its vocation for art, music and poetry. A lively, progressive city bearing the marks of change and innovation for every period in its history: such is the picture of Reggio that emerges from this volume.