Sunday 31 October from 17.00 with departure from the Art Rooms in Via Macchiavelli 13 will be held “Ghosts and Mysteries of the Palaces of Alexandria”.
The event – which takes advantage of the involvement of the Prefecture of Alessandria, the Province of Alessandria, the Municipal Administration of Alessandria, is made by CulturAle Building Together, a cultural company of the City of Alexandria with the aim of creating an evocative visit, with expert tour guides, to discover the secrets and legends in the historical places of the city in the wake of the “Alessandria Incoming” project, aimed at enhancing Alessandria as a tourist destination.
The event will be an itinerant and accompanied visit to the main buildings of the city to the discovery of the secrets kept in years of history: Art rooms of Via Macchiavelli, Palazzo Ghilini and Palazzo Cuttica of Cassine in Via Parma.
Walking in a short path of the historic center of our city, visitors will be involved on the one hand, by the scenarios of historic buildings and historical collections such as Le Stanze di Re ‘Artu’, the atrium and courtyard of the suggestive Palazzo Ghilini, the staircase and the Hall of Tapestries of Palazzo Cuttica, on the other hand by ghost stories, once Alexandrine ladies and other characters, personified by figures dressed in period clothes.
Among the rustling of silks, laces and damasks, the Marquis Tommaso Ottaviano Antonio, the Architect Benedetto Alfieri, the beautiful Maria Cristina Ghilini, the melancholy Ginevra and many others fascinating characters will engage visitors, amaze and enchant them thanks to the magic of their stories and the beauty of their costumes, true works of art to wear. In the true sense of the term. In fact, some dresses were inspired by the wisdom of Maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto who wanted some examples for his art installations in the City of Art and exhibited at MOMA and at the Guggenheim in New York and in the most famous international Modern Art Museums.
With the collaboration of the Valentina Visconti Study Center and the prestigious staff coordinated by the President of Costruire Insieme, Cristina Antoni, the Principessa Valentina laboratory, based on in-depth historical research and in full respect of the iconographic sources relating to the history of Alexandria, will contribute to making a refined and multifaceted event unique in the name of tourist implementation in the historic center of a city that can offer a lot to visitors.
In an emotional journey through Art, Urban Planning, Literature, Theater, Music, Beauty and Gastronomic Excellence, all the senses will be involved in the guided walk, stimulating the deepening and discovery of spectacular and rare suggestions and attractions of the territory.
The readings and the pieces in costume contextualized to the spirit of the event, will be curated by the performers Nicoletta MENSI, Daniela CASSINA and Cristina BRUNETTO of the TeatrALlab.