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Delizia del Verginese

The ancient residence of the d'Este family

Gambulaga, Municipality of Portomaggiore.

Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, the Delizia Estense del Verginese is today one of the few Delights that testify in the territory of Ferrara the greatness and importance of the lords of Ferrara. Donated by Alfondo I d'Este to Laura Dianti, the Delight is presented as a castle adorned with merlons and surrounded by a magnificent garden, the Brolo.

Reconstruction of the ancient productive garden that surrounded the villa and that offered fruits from spring to autumn, the Brolo allows you to discover the habits in life in Renaissance. Walking through the tree-lined avenues, surrounded by pomegranates, pears, apple trees, hazelnut, you can admire the geometric perfection of the symmetries, with a few ornamental flowebeds embellished with rose bushes and open spaces of flowering prairies.
The garden is surrounded by a vine maritata, which revives the ancient planting of the vines plain.
The presence of the dovecote towe at the end of the garden had many reasons to exist. It was in fact the sighting tower and the place where the travelingg pigeons, responsible for communications, lived and reproduced.

Inside the Delizia you can admire two permanente exhibitions: "Mors Inmatura", an exhibition of Roman archaeological finds from a small Roman necropolis a few steps from the Deliza that tell the story, the daily life and economic activities of a family in this corner of the Roman Empire; an exhibition of works by Mario Maranini dedicated to rurual civilization.

Next to the castle, there is the Vinaia del Sapere, once a drying room, recently renovated and destined for exhibition. meetings and cultural activities.

Sunday 16, 23 and 30th of July and Sunday the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of Augsut, at 11.00 a.m.
Guided tour of the Delizia and the garden included in the entrance ticket.
Full price € 3 - Reduced € 2.

Sunday 16, 23 and 30th of July and Sunday the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of Augsut, at 15.30 p.m.
Guided tour to the archaeological exhibition "Mors Inmatura" preserved inside the Delizia: Roman necropolis of I-II century a.C.
Full price € 3 - Reduced € 2.

Wednesday the 12th of July, at 9.00 p.m.
Second appointment of the fourth edition of the music festival in the frame of the garden of La Delizia.
soprano Patrizia Calzolari
piano Paola del Verme
music by G. Puccini, G. Verdi, P. Mascagni and G. Rossini.

A SKY FULL OF STARS: Delizia under the Stars
Thursday the 13th of July at 8.30 p.m.
Evening of astronomical observation by Gruppo Astrofili Columbia, organized in collaboration with Cooperativa Atlantide and City Administration.

Wednesday the 19th of July at 9.00 p.m.
Third appointment of the fourth edition of the music festival in the frame of the garden of La Delizia.
A journey through Brasilian Music.
guitar and voice Rogerio Tavares
bass Andrea Tavarelli
drums Roberto Rossi

Wednesday the 26th of July at 9.00 p.m.
Fourth appointment of the fourth edition of the music festival in the frame of the garden of la Delizia.
From Aretha Franklin to Stevie Wonder and many more.
voice Annalisa Vassalli
guitar Luca Chiari
bass Andrea Marchesin
drums Davide Eulogi.

Wednesday the 2nd of August at 9.00 p.m,
Last appointment of the fourth edition of the music festival in the frame of the garden of La Delizia.
A repertoire of American standards and seventies and eighties songs in Jazz/Funky version.
organ Mimmo Turone
guitar Marco Bovi
drums Stefano Peretto.

For info and reservations: Ph. 335 236673 |

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