Italian earthquake: the historic heart of emilia-romagna compromised

The historic heart of emilia-romagna compromised. The recent Italian earthquake, which struck the region Emilia Romagna on May 20, 2012, hit the historic-artistic heritage of cities large and small that arise in the territory. Here was born Luciano Pavarotti, balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano, and especially some of the UNESCO World Heritage. We need to hold high attention to the theatres, the museums, the churches silent since then.

After several days of tests authorities said “almost all of the historic buildings, particularly those ecclesiastics, were seriously damaged and, in some cases, even hopeless,” says the Regional Directorate for cultural heritage and landscape of Emilia-Romagna. While recognizing that technological and morphological reasons the old churches are particularly vulnerable, the Director explained that the quake “caused a real emergency on cultural heritage”.

LOST HERITAGE: Church of Mirabello (Fe) Oratorio San Carlo in Sant’Agostino (Fe) The Church of San Felice sul Panaro (Mo)



SERIOUSLY DAMAGED GOODS: Teatro Comunale di Carpi (Mo), fine European architecture Castello di Carpi (Mo) Duomo di Mirandola (Mo) Castle of Pico of Mirandola (Mo) Church of San Francesco di Mirandola (Mo) Ferrara-Castello Estense Clock tower at Poggio Renatico

Unfourtunately the list doesn’t end here.To follow the reconstruction: FAI- FONDO AMBIENTE ITALIANO




7 People lost their lives at work. The Earthquake made the building collapse. This article is dedicated to them all and to their families.


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