Num. 31
This number opens with a piece that we pride ourelves with: an article by Andrea Camilleri as a gift in fond memory of Roseda Tumiati Ravenna. Even though it refers to the cinema, the text also can also be read as a detective story, where the ironical tone describes a series of inferences that may be unravelled by the reader to his or her taste.…
Roseda Tumiati , Giuseppe Berto and a film story set in the Delta The  story of a film set in the extraordinary Comacchio countryside,  which should have been shot  in 1953 but was never actually made was the story of a friendship more than anything else.  As the second world war slowly quenched its fires, a group of Italian military prisoners found themselves together in…
The Dresden sale : one of the most important events in the history of modern art collections The Dresden sale is one of the most notorious episodes in the long history of the dispersal of the Italian artistic heritage. It is a prime example of how works of art were bartered for money as it involved the bankrupt Duchy of Modena prior to unification and…
The experiences of a Jewish boy from Ferrara in a children's book It is 3 September 1938 and I am a happy little eight-year old boy. I walk towards the town centre of Folgaria with 30 cents in my pocket. Papa arrived yesterday evening, and my job today is to go buy the Corriere Padano, the local Ferrara newspaper. I can't find it because holiday…
INITIAL INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES. First section . An oil painting on plaster : restoration work . The restoration work carried out on the half-dome apse of the  Voghiera church involved a series of scientific and technical analyses to gather information on the type of execution and techniques  employed.   The  mural  in  question  is  located  in  the apsidal vault of the church,
Urgent safety measures need to be taken on historic building Just as with the ìVilla della Mensaî and the Church of San Venanzio in Copparese close by, and Mesola Castle and Pomposa Abbey a little further away, Palazzo Pio has been abandoned to its fate for years despite the fact that it is an invaluable historic building.
The multifaceted figure of a leading light of Jewish Ferrara in the twentieth century A Ferrara man, descendent of an old Jewish family. A confirmed anti-fascist leading to his internment in a camp for political dissidents. In the post-war period, following the Holocaust and the racial persecution that affected his entire family, defender of damaged Jewish dignity, and promoter of pacifist ideals inspired by resistance…
...or, some notes on writing for children. I was really nervous before my first meeting with young readers. It was the first time I was going to meet children that I didn't know, but who had already read my book. But I had prepared well. I had gone back over everything on children's literature and the psychology of the age group I was going to…
A shorth istory of the church of San Guglielmo and its frescos One of the oldest monastic settlements in Ferrara, the San Guglielmo monastery, once stood where the Palestro Barracks stands today. Monks started living there in 1250, and built a Romanesque style church in 1354. The fresco entitled La Preghiera nell'Orto [the prayer in the garden] may date back to this time. Carlo Volpe…
A highly talented family, patriotic and involved in the arts and opera A casual passer-by who happens to glance up to the commemorative plaque on Corso Giovecca 145 would be surprised to hear what the inhabitants of this building had achieved between the 1800s and our times. We will start with the dedicatee of the plaque, Stefano Gatti Casazza, who lived there between 1881 and…
The contribution of Ferrara to the reconciliation of the Latin and Greek churches Pope Eugene IV and Joseph, Patriarch of Constantinople, met on 8 March 1438. Reports from the time tell us that the Greeks arrived at the palace Eugene was staying in by horse, and were led through the various apartments to the papal antechamber. Once in the presence of the Pope, the Patriarch…
The versatile and controversial figure of the author of the Verdi " Va pensiero " verses Temistocle Solera was born in Ferrara on Christmas Day 1815 to a middle class family. His father was a lawyer who was involved with the moti carbonari [charcoal burners] and was sent to Spilburk prison in Moravia along with Pellico, Maroncelli and Confalonieri in 1821. The Austrian authorities therefore…
A highly noble group of hunters honouring Lucrezia Borgia Hunting was the favourite pastime of the Este court of Ferrara between the end of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the sixteenth. In fact Leonello of Este was so enamored of it that his tutor, Guarino da Verona, felt obliged to remind him that he should concentrate on his moral development, and other intellectuals…
A project to publish X-XII century documents held in the records office of the Montecassino Monastery A large set of documents from Ferrara was gathered in the records office of the Montecassino Monastery at the end of the eighteen hundreds, grouped together as the Carte di Pomposa [Pomposa documents] archive. There are about three thousand parchments from the records offices of various monasteries in our…
Pianificare l'attività della Fondazione in tempi di crisi economica Il momento che precede la chiusura del documento programmatico previsionale è stato solitamente un'occasione in cui pianificare l'impiego delle risorse a disposizione del nostro ente, e ciò è sempre avvenuto prendendo come riferimento la continuità e la valorizzazione del nostro territorio. La congiuntura in cui versa l'intera economia non può che riverberare influssi determinanti anche sulla…
Presentazione e un commento dell'opera pubblicata grazie alla Fondazione e alla Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara Prendere l'impresa per assumersi la responsabilità di svolgere un tema come quello che il volume testimonia non è stato da poco. Emiliani ed io siamo stati consapevoli fin dall'inizio che affrontare un testo che ha per protagonista la Bibbia ovvero il Libro divino, significava contestualizzare non solo un percorso…
Un nuovo corso all'insegna del localismo e della territorialità per la Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara Giuseppe Grassano (in alto a destra con Alfredo Santini) è il neo direttore della Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara; la nomina, da parte del Consiglio di Amministrazione, è giunta lo scorso 23 settembre. Piemontese di Alessandria, vanta un'esperienza bancaria pluriennale: 34 anni passati nel mondo delle casse di risparmio…
Dal discorso del Presidente della Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara al 21° Congresso nazionale dell'ACRI Alle Scuole elementari di Copparo, all'inizio degli anni '40, la Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara, regalò a me come a tutti gli alunni, un "libretto di piccolo risparmio". Ci spiegarono che anche il nostro deposito, per quanto modesto, avrebbe contribuito a realizzare le finalità e i compiti di utilità sociale…
FERRARA VOCI DI UNA CITTÀRivista semestrale di cultura, informazione e attualitàAnno 16, numero 31 - Dicembre 2009Registrata presso il Tribunale di Ferrara il 9 novembre 1994con il numero 13/94. ISSN 1128-3572Spedizione in abbonamento postale c. 1, art. 1, l. 46/2004Edizione fuori commercio, riservata ai soci e agli amici dellaFondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara   COMITATO EDITORIALEFrancesca Bargellesi, Vittorio Emiliani, Giorgio Franceschini,Roberto Pazzi, Paolo Ravenna,…