MONDAY 11TH DECEMBER 7 PM, GALLERIA BALBI, VIA ALLENDE 10, MANTOVA
“UNA BOTTIGLIA PER LE PESCHERIE”, FUNDRAISING EVENING FOR THE RESTORATION OF GIULIO ROMANO’S PESCHERIE
The whole city is mobilising to save one of the symbols of Mantova: the “Pescherie di Levante” by Giulio Romano. It is the imposing building towering the bridge over the Rio, the canal flowing through the city. The Pescherie are now in a critical condition, badly endangered both in decoration and structure. They are the last remaining example of public utility works commissioned by Gonzaga to Pippi. Without immediate intervention, one of the symbols of Mantua, which lasted 471 years but now suffers, is at risk of permanent ruin.
MeglioMantova has chosen to actively take part, as a partner, to the restoration project launched by the “Le Pescherie di Giulio Romano” foundation, which not only intends to restore the Pescherie, but also intends to repopulate the area, by encouraging various different activities of cultural, social and touristic interest and, eventually, giving them back to the population.
Thanks to the Committee’s strength, including 28 excellent cultural and productive entities, and like every year – this year a commemorative wine bottle was produced. A limited edition of 250 bottles of sparkling champenois from Gozzi and Ricchi and lambrusco Pjaföc from the Cantina Virgili is adorned with a unique label. After cartoonist Giorgio Montorio (famous for creating the Diabolik strips), maestro Roberto Capucci (famous for dressing celebrities from the movie and theatre world) and artist Peter Assmann (now director of Mantova’s Palazzo Ducale), it’s now the turn of painter and designer Leonardo Balbi to produce a label, interpreting the Pescherie theme according to his spirit.
MeglioMantova committee will be proud to hand over a bottle to each benefactor during a special gala which will take place on the 11th of December 2017 at 7 pm in the wonderful Balbi modern art gallery, via Allende 10, Mantova, which is has been carved out of a 19th century factory. It will provide a chance to get to know the creators of the project, understand more about the planned intervention and get in contact with the community of backers.
THE PROGRAMME IN BRIEF
• when: Monday 11th December, 7 pm
• where: Galleria Balbi, via Allende 10, Mantova
• parking: via Allende, corso Garibaldi, piazza Mozzarelli and piazzale di Porta Cerese
• programme: screening of the Pescherie video, produced by Guido Bazzotti, short presentations by Mara Pasetti, Italo Scaietta and Paolo Corbellani, donation of the income to the foundation, aperitifs with Mantuan specialities, presentation of the magnum sparkling bottles, risotto serving.
• tiecket: 25 euros per person, available for pre-sale
• gift for the participants: a numbered bottle of the limited edition sparkling wine
• a chance to buy more bottles (20 euros each for the sparkling wine, 10 euros for the Lambrusco)
A 25 euro donation per person is required to take part to the evening. It includes entry, aperitifs, risotto and a bottle per person. To book, please contact the Comitato MeglioMantova at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 392 557 5766.
The bank transfer can be made to the IBAN account: IT04P0558411503000000001733 in the name of “Comitato MeglioMantova”, including the string: “contributo Name+ Surname evento 11 dicembre 2017”
Art// 1Stile Home Gallery, Accademia Campogalliani, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Balbi, Galleria Mossini, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Il Rio Edizioni, Scriptorium, Zanini Arte.
Hospitality// 1Stile Bed&Breakfast&Book, B&B A Casa dell’Antiquario, Corte Mainolda Agriturismo, Federica Pradella, Hotel Casa Poli, Palazzo Arrivabene B&B
Fashion// Bernardelli Stores, Castor srl, Mollard Shoes
Craft // La Bottega Cornici, Tosoni Gioielli
Design // Calamita studio di comunicazione, Negretti Architettura d’interni
Food and wine// Ristorante Aquila Nigra, Bar Venezia, Cantina Gozzi, Cantina Ricchi, Cantina Virgili, Cleca S.Martino Spa, Il Cigno – Trattoria dei Martini, Osteria delle Quattro Tette, Salumeria Bacchi Giovanni
Farmacia Al Pozzo
Technical sponsors //
Levoni, Palazzo Castiglioni
Our thanks to Grafical Srl for printing the labels