Antelami in Fidenza. Relive the passio of San Donnino

Thursday 1 January - 1:00
Exibitions - With ticket
- Province of Parma
Fine arts
All dates:
Location: Indoor
Suitable for Everyone.
A production of: Diocesi di Fidenza
In partnership with: Diocesi di Parma

The Diocese of Fidenza promotes, within a broad project that also involves the nearby Diocese of Parma, the enhancement of the places and works of Benedetto Antelami. The Cathedral of Fidenza, at the time Borgo San Donnino, bears a singular iconographic heritage attributed to the master and his workshop on its facade. It also tells of the passion of the martyr Donnino, patron saint of the Diocese and of the city, and the recent restorations have made it possible to deepen their knowledge, especially from a historical and artistic point of view. A new museum itinerary to rediscover the meaning of the martyrdom of San Donnino.

Rediscovering the meaning of the martyrdom of San Donnino in a modern key, tracing the signs of a village born on the remains of the saint, on his invention, and on his burials, were the purposes that saw the Diocese of Fidenza promoting a new museum itinerary is curated by architects Manuel Ferrari and Barbara Zilocchi, with the collaboration of the director of the Diocesan Museum of Fidenza, Dr. Alessandra Mordacci, and with the support of the Cariparma Foundation. The exciting journey will bring visitors closer to the story of the martyrdom of San Donnino and the foundation of the village on the martyrion. The museum itinerary is enriched by musical moments and the reflections of art historians and critics. The cycle of conferences will be opened by the historian Carlo Arturo Quintavalle, who on 8 October will present the volume "The Benedetto Antelami workshop of the Cathedral of Fidenza in the Cathedral. Research and restoration studies ”by Barbara Zilocchi. 

Numerous interventions of a scientific nature will take place throughout the month of October, including the story of the birth of a locus Sancti in the sculptures of the facade of the Cathedral (by Carlotta Taddei); the peculiarities of the ancient chalice of San Donnino (edited by Alessandra Mordacci); the reconstruction of the phases of the medieval construction sites of the Cathedral (by Nadia Montevecchi); the restoration of the Madonna Enthroned by Antelami (by Paola Franca Lorenzi), up to the dating of the early Christian sarcophagus, the first known burial of the martyr (by Roberta Conversi).


Full 7 €

reduced and groups € 5

schools 2 €

Reductions From 6 to 26 years; over 65; groups of more than 15 people; customers of the Cariparma Credit Agricole group; Italian Touring Club members, FAI, ACI, AMEI members, Italia Nostra, card Castelli Ducato, pilgrims with Credentials, religious.

People with reduced mobility in the lower limbs and in wheelchairs and their companion (who can only access the Museum located on the ground floor); children under 6 years old (who can only visit the museum while the ascent to the women's gallery is not allowed for safety reasons); journalists with a card; tourist guides with card; ICOM members.

Guided tours rate: 30 € (for 8 people) + cost of the ticket foreign language fare: 50 € (for 8 people) + cost of the ticket

For information and reservations (mandatory for groups and schools) IAT-R Office
Cremonini House of Fidenza
Telephone: 0524.83377
Contacts Museum
Telephone: 0524.514883 / Mobile: 331 746 8896

Extraordinary openings: 25 April, 1 May, 15 August. Visiting hours may vary during the duration of the exhibition. All information will be communicated on the Museum website. Last admission one hour before closing. For groups (over 15 people) and schools it is possible to visit, upon reservation, outside the indicated times. The groups must be divided into subgroups of up to 8 people (in compliance with health protocols) who will visit the exhibition within 15 minutes of each other and each accompanied by a guide.
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