Texts by Giuseppe Cirillo, Giovanni Godi, Bruno Colombi
1996 / 96 PAGES.
Language: Three editions: Italian, French, English
The castle of a warrior dynasty, built during the 14th century in a place steeped in mystery and later transformed into one of the loveliest aristocratic homes in Emilia Romagna, with its great fresco cycles and charming garden.
A prestigious calling card to explore and admire the historical and artistic features of the Rocca di Soragna: from unfamiliar illuminated parchments serving as imperial seals for the princes of Soragna to piercingly and at times mysteriously alluring portraits; from views of a romantic garden with stately trees and statues of deities to the depictions of a Renaissance charged with spiritual symbols and situations; from the charm of elegant sculptures to the opulence of décor rich in gold and exquisite fabrics; from mother-of-pearl reflections to the soft, subtle hues of rays of light caressing stuccoes, columns and perspectives by renowned artists.
The heart of this volume are the 74 photograhs by Giovanni Ricci which, between whole images and studied details, showcase the best that Soragna’s Rocca, monuments and places of worship are still home to.
The text on the history of the area, written by Bruno Colombi, also tells of the family of marchesi and feudal princes, while the description of the artworks is by Giovanni Godi and Giuseppe Cirillo.