ART CITY WHITE NIGHT
Art in St. Petronio
A sold-out night for the Basilica di San Petronio in Bologna. The 28th of January, Bologna hosted Art City White Night, the Culture White Night, that has been organised during Arte Fiera as unique opportunity to allow tourists and to Bologna citizens to visit Museums and monuments that normally during night are closed. This year the white night was important for St. Petronio.
While in 2016 the Art City White Night entertained the inauguration of the harvest deep for the restoration of the Basilica, the event of this year has closed the project, launched by the association Succede solo a bologna with the support of the “Friends of St. Petronio.”
The project was concluded with success: 206,165 € have been collected, exceeding the previously set target of 200.000 euro. Also the Basilica of San Petronio was opened during the Art City Whithe Night . A lot of people visited the Basilica from the 8 pm to 12 pm. Tourist admired some of San Petronio treasures : the longest sundial of the world, the chapel where there are the rests of the sister of Napoleone, the Quattro Croci (Four Crosses), that, according to the legend, had been placed by Sant’Ambrogio to the four angles of the city to protect it from dangers. There were organized tours for the people who wanted to know the history of the basilica.
In this evening the Bell Tower of the Basilica of San Petronio was opened to the public and there was a photographic show called “human Capital”, taken care of by Arianna Totaro. The protagonists of this photos were the workers that every day animates the city. 160 photos of as many professions, have been put on a course that developed along the three floors of the bell tower, to arrive to the center of the bell ones, where the bell-ringers have shown to visitors their “house.”