A contemporary art park in Emilia-Romagna: Ca’ la Ghironda

Hic locus est ubi nature gaudet succurrere vitam

 Ca ‘ la Ghironda born spontaneously out of love for life and excitement to the sign, color and material. Until the mid ‘ 80, the territory on which the Museum now stands was compendium agricultural, with only two large poplars and a sparse vegetation. An area almost abandoned.  After a virtuos and passionate artistic intervention by Francesco Martani lasted about twenty-five years, the complex is today  “a work of art, a realization in aesthetic representation polimaterica continues, container content for art and nature”.

A real “art Village”, a complete Museum area “for the promotion and dissemination of art and culture …”, consisting of a outdoor sculpture park, a botanical garden of native and naturalized plants of over 25,000 plants, a spontaneous retreat for the local fauna, an exhibition space, a fully equipped conference centre, a venue for exhibitions and artistic activities, a laboratory and a space for the Visual Arts, schools, families and children. A place open to all, a veritable exhibition context and natural living for short or long periods, which is the subject of related services and the numerous cultural, artistic and expressive, recreational and laboratoriali made by teaching section and section events.

“A place of deep humanity that encloses and supports a sober and original balance between art and nature, between history and technology, between empty and full.”


-The ModernArtMuseum, located at the Centre of the whole area, divided into four exhibition halls and a court access, houses the works of the permanent collection displayed in rotation in accordance with a programme established at the beginning of the exhibition season. The Museum is the place of exhibition and cultural events, as well as venue of educational courses, concerts, conventions, meetings and gala events. Open year-round to the public on Saturday, Sunday and holidays; all other days, for groups, by appointment. Closed on Mondays;

-Space-Atelier, adjacent to the ModernArtMuseum, is the exhibition open to new artistic proposals. Cyclically welcomes both personal and collective of artists established both “young artists”. Space-Atelier is also a classroom space dedicated to training;

-The Park of sculptures, extends for about 10 hectares around the Museum and the space-Atelier, embracing also the services of the entire area of the Museum. Open in all its extension, accessible all year round in the open air, the sculpture park is an evocative exhibition “… between art and nature” as well as lush botanical gardens;

-The Hurdy-gurdy Resort located north of the Museum, nestled in the Park of sculptures, provides the service of hospitality tourism-extralberghiero and has 49 furnished apartments for short or long stays open to the public year-round ;

-The restaurant Giocondo, bar, cafe, restaurant, adjacent to the resort, offers dishes of the area and has large rooms and outdoor spaces suited even for ceremonies, weddings, birthday parties, luncheons and dinners for adults and families, in addition to ordinary catering # open to the public daily, except usually on Monday ;

-Parking, spacious and private, allows visitors to Ca ‘ hurdy gurdy and guests of the restaurant Giocondo and Hurdy-gurdy Resort access to spaces in a convenient, direct and confidential.

-The events section is the Office responsible for the organisation of recreational events throughout the area of the Museum. School-family events, weddings, business meetings, product presentations, weddings, gala dinners, fun projects and tourism, often integrated with exhibition reviews and educational courses;

-The teaching section of Ca ‘ hurdy gurdy is the Office responsible for the conception, design and implementation of educational products for schools, families, leisure activities for families and children, the elderly and adults in General. The teaching section develops special projects also in integration with the Arctic, natural and cultural tourism.


For information:

Museum and Park Ca ‘ la Ghironda

via Leonardo da Vinci, 19

Ponte Ronca 40069 Zola Predosa Bologna’s # #

Tel. +39 051 757419 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +39 051 757419     end_of_the_skype_highlighting

fax. +39 051 6160119

email info@ghironda.it





About Odile Milton

I travel through words whenever possible. Odile Milton is my signature on the web as I wanted an alter ego to indicate only my writings and works, not my personal life. Odile like the dancer in black swan, and Milton from the novel An old-fashioned girl. View all posts by Odile Milton

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