Weekend in the name of Campaldino and Dante

Today marks the historic and famous battle. The award ceremony of the art prize will be held on Sunday

POPPI – The comprehensive project of cultural activities and events promoted by the municipality of Poppi and sponsored by the region of Tuscany and by MIBACT entitled “Hell in Campaldino” continues. The initiative, born on the occasion of Dante’s eighteenth century, was inaugurated last June 2 with the exhibition Premio d’Arte Campaldino 1289 / Poppi 2022 conceived by the Department for the Promotion of Territory Marco Seri and by the Department of Culture by Poppi Silvia Vezzosi in collaboration with the cultural association Logos. Following the exhibition competition curated by Marilena Sfataro, the responsible jury has selected a winner of the painting section and one of the sculpture section to be awarded on Sunday 12 June.

The weekend’s program includes: June 11 at. 11 commemoration and the laying of the laurel wreath at the Pillar of Dante in memory of the fallen from the famous battle in the presence of the Ghibelline part (Associazione Fanti di Arezzo), of the Guelph part (Arch-Confraternity) of Florence), representatives of participating rebuilding associations and and non-local civilian and military institutions.

At 11.30 a Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Riccardo Fontana in the church of Certomondo. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., there will be the historic re-enactment with battle demonstrations in Piazza d’Armi and inside the castle, which also runs Sunday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

11.30 on June 12 there will be an award ceremony for the winners of the exhibition competition “Campaldino 1289 / Poppi 2022” by the jury composed of President Maestro Mario Zanoni, Francesco Corsi art gallery owner, Liletta Fornasari journalist and art critic, Carlo Lanini Master painter, Andrea Simoncini Master painter, Marco Seronci for associations and promotion of the territory in Poppi municipality and Silvia Vezzosi cultural councilor in Poppi municipality. Kl. 18:00, at the end of the two-day events, a concert with the G. Verdi Philharmonic of Poppi is planned in Piazza della Repubblica.

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