Teatro 1763 Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati

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Teatro 1763 Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati

Teatro 1763 Villa Aldrovandi Mazzacorati
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Good luck seeing this beautiful gem while it's still open
Jan 2020
My views on getting there and on the venue. Getting there: first, it is not in Case Grandi it is in the city of Bologna although Via Toscana 19 extends into that other town (where there are apt. blocks not a villa). I tried calling to get the opening hours. Tel. no. (051: 266836, 2396660, 6235712)noted on the website were all incorrect. The Comune (City Hall) alternative number results in 'we don't manage it anymore' The other number is disconnected. The last tel no. mentioned aboe is for the clinic housed in the Villa grounds. Because in that same building (main front entrance) where the theatre is (right side) is the USL (Unita' Sanitaria Nazionale) a national health plan clinic for Bologna residents - blood testing, gynecology and mental ward. And the classic Palladian-style entrance is beautiful but completely ruined by public hospital signage. There is also a sign saying what the hours are but no one was there. If you want to visit, you must call Mon-Fri between 10 and 12 at 051 444134. Good luck. Instead I entered the clinic and got the number of the president of the volunteer association (which I cannot share, it is a private smartphone). She was there and let me in and gave me a lecture in Italian about the theatre. As to the theater, if you can get in, it is well worth a visit which must be reserved by phone or by showing up when it's open some mornings. A little jewel box, unique restored through private fundraising and run by volunteers (whose office is in the clinic). The style is late rococo-Arcadia style and I believe the only theater in a private villa (most Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century villas have churches, not theatres) Beautiful. Well maintained despite the surrounding building falling to pieces. The entrance is on the left wing of the building facade. It is worth visiting the main building entrance for the lovely plaster reliefs too, despite its being defaced by clinic signage and sconces of Murano glass with flickering broken light bulbs. The president of the volunteer association stated that their mandate to run, open and give a guided tour (more like a lecture) will run out in April 2020 when the mandate and the keys go to to the Emilia Romagna region of Beni culturali so I suspect that it will not be open for some time and if it does open, it will be run purely for high profit, mass tourism, renouncing the cultural and artistic sensitivity understood and conveyed by its volunteers. Those same volunteers have also written many books on the building and its previous noble residents. Unfortunately the volunteers are of a much older generation who have been unable to embrace the web or the internet thus their knowledge is not well distributed to the public through any modern media. Voluntary contributions are accepted and used to maintain the theatre and cover costs for copying info. leaflets.

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Good luck seeing this beautiful gem while it's still open
Jan 2020
My views on getting there and on the venue. Getting there: first, it is not in Case Grandi it is in the city of Bologna although Via Toscana 19 extends into that other town (where there are apt. blocks not a villa). I tried calling to get the opening hours. Tel. no. (051: 266836, 2396660, 6235712)noted on the website were all incorrect. The Comune (City Hall) alternative number results in 'we don't manage it anymore' The other number is disconnected. The last tel no. mentioned aboe is for the clinic housed in the Villa grounds. Because in that same building (main front entrance) where the theatre is (right side) is the USL (Unita' Sanitaria Nazionale) a national health plan clinic for Bologna residents - blood testing, gynecology and mental ward. And the classic Palladian-style entrance is beautiful but completely ruined by public hospital signage. There is also a sign saying what the hours are but no one was there. If you want to visit, you must call Mon-Fri between 10 and 12 at 051 444134. Good luck.
Instead I entered the clinic and got the number of the president of the volunteer association (which I cannot share, it is a private smartphone). She was there and let me in and gave me a lecture in Italian about the theatre.
As to the theater, if you can get in, it is well worth a visit which must be reserved by phone or by showing up when it's open some mornings. A little jewel box, unique restored through private fundraising and run by volunteers (whose office is in the clinic). The style is late rococo-Arcadia style and I believe the only theater in a private villa (most Renaissance, Baroque and 19th century villas have churches, not theatres) Beautiful. Well maintained despite the surrounding building falling to pieces. The entrance is on the left wing of the building facade. It is worth visiting the main building entrance for the lovely plaster reliefs too, despite its being defaced by clinic signage and sconces of Murano glass with flickering broken light bulbs.
The president of the volunteer association stated that their mandate to run, open and give a guided tour (more like a lecture) will run out in April 2020 when the mandate and the keys go to to the Emilia Romagna region of Beni culturali so I suspect that it will not be open for some time and if it does open, it will be run purely for high profit, mass tourism, renouncing the cultural and artistic sensitivity understood and conveyed by its volunteers. Those same volunteers have also written many books on the building and its previous noble residents. Unfortunately the volunteers are of a much older generation who have been unable to embrace the web or the internet thus their knowledge is not well distributed to the public through any modern media. Voluntary contributions are accepted and used to maintain the theatre and cover costs for copying info. leaflets.
Written 31 January 2020
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