The 8cento Association in collaboration with the Civic Museum of the Risorgimento of Bologna, promotes the historical re-enactment of the events that, starting from 1848, brought to 12 June 1859, historical date that saw the final departure from the city of the Austrian imperial troops and the Cardinale Legato. After a decade of tensions and submerged preparation for the new order of things "Bologna from that moment was free", ready to go towards the unification of Italy.
160 years later, the places of that time become the theater of historical memory, according to an artistic, historical and cultural project, an expression of the history of the territory and of the Italian Risorgimento.
The historical re-enactment "Bologna from that moment was free" is part of Bologna Estate 2019, the program of activities promoted and coordinated by the Municipality of Bologna and the Metropolitan City of Bologna - Tourist Destination, and is part of the Emilia-Romagna Historical Re-enactment calendar.
The re-enactment is sponsored by: Municipality of Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna Region. In collaboration with: Istituzione Bologna Musei, Institute for the History of the Italian Risorgimento, Bologna Welcome, Confcommercio Ascom Metropolitan City of Bologna, Federalberghi Bologna, Montagnola Bologna, Teatro del Baraccano. With the contribution of: Emil Banca, Fiordalisi, Villa Giulia, Costruzioni Dalla Casa, Conad. With the participation of: Associazione Napoleonica d’Italia gruppo storico k.k.I.R. 26 Ferdinand Viktor von Este, Battaglione Estense, Carosello Storico tre Leoni, Compagnia d’Armi, Flos Duellatorum, Itinerari nel Tempo, Milizia Estense, Primo Reggimento di Fanteria Leggera della Repubblica Cisalpina e del Regno d’Italia, Società Storica 8 giugno 1859, Agricola e Vitale Osteria, Servizio USSI-SET Disabili Adulti, Corpo Bandistico Gaggese, Gruppo Petroniano - Distretto Rotaract 2072, Istituto Comprensivo 9 Ipsas Aldrovandi-Rubbiani, Istituto Istruzione Superiore Arrigo Serpieri, Dandy Caffè Letterario, Social Chic.
The artistic direction is by Alessia Branchi, artistic director of 8cento.
All events are free and do not require reservations.
|Events Calendar 2019 |
May 18 - July 14
Gran Ballo dell'Unità d'Italia
Ugo Bassi shooting
Garibaldi in Certosa
The Austrians abandon Bologna
Historical Promenade with
Visit to the military camp
Battle of Montagnola
|Historical episodes and the Battle of Montagnola planned |
for the weekend of 18th and 19th of May, due to rain,
are moved to the weekend of 29th and 30th of June.