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HDR_senza-titolo3 San-Luca_0999 San-Luca_1001(RI)SCOPRIAMO IL PORTICO DI SAN LUCA

18 January and 1 February 2014

Thanks to the crowdfunding campaign the Municipality of Bologna is currently running (, it is now possible to get an exclusive perk: a guided tour in the Museum of the B.V. of San Luca to discover the extraordinary history of the Portico di San Luca Measuring 3.796 meters in length, the portico that links the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca and the town is the longest in the world. The crowdfunding campaign “Un passo per San Luca” aims at collecting € 300.000 in order to restore this unique monument. Everyone can donate and contribute to reach the goal! Thus, since to protect something means also to know it, by donating € 10 (or more!) it is now possible to participate in one of the two guided tours that will be held only for Portico donorsThese tours, curated by Pier Luca Gamberini – art historian and manager of the Museum – will show how the Portico was built, the different styles of the various architects that designed the project, the peculiarity of the Meloncello arch – the only example of baroque architecture in Bologna – and much more. The guided tours – thanks to historical documents, prints and books – will show how actually, even its construction was crowdfunded! The Portico of San Luca was built in 1674-1715 thanks to the spontaneous contributions of the citizens who offered either money or manual work to construct the roofed arcade… it is therefore a natural consequence that today’s donors will “meet” their crowdfunding predecessors through these visitsThe two guided tours will take place on the 18th of January and 1st of February 2014, starting time 11.30 am. Meeting point: Museo of the Beata Vergine of San Luca, Piazza di Porta Saragozza 2/a. Duration: 1 hour. The tour will be held in Italian.The Museum’s location is an ancient tower-shaped wall which dates back to the 13th century; during the tour it will also be possible to visit the terrace that overlooks the first arches of the Portico. To take part in the guided tours just donate 10 euro or more by selecting the“Ri-scopriamo San Luca” perk on the crowdfunding An email containing all the details will be sent to the donor right after the payment procedure.

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