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the Museum of the Orsanti del borgo of Vigoleno, in Emilia Romagna, collects testimonies of the life of the Orsanti, brave men, artists, musicians and ammaestratori animals which brought around the world, in the streets and in the squares their performances.
The Orsanti have written in their name to an animal: the bear. The inhabitants of the recessed valleys between the Emilia Romagna, Liguria and Tuscany learned to teach the bears to make them dancing in the streets of Paris, Prague, London, became real street artists, but among them there were also itinerant sellers of ink, buttons, ointments dealt for the miraculous and much more
the image that presents itself to the visitor is surprising, almost dreamlike: large bears of papier, unusual musical instruments, costumes, period prints, paintings, documents and objects of daily life narrate the history of men in the eighteenth century lived an adventurous life entangled in distant lands.
The museum was born from an initiative of Maria Teresa Alps, painter-burattinaia, fascinated by those commedianti girovaghi that emigrated in distant lands to perform in the road with animals taught, in search of fortune.

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Museum of the Donjon
Museum of the Donjon
the Donjon was the extreme defense of the fortress of Vigoleno, in Emilia Romagna.
Via Libertà, Castello di Vigoleno, Vernasca (PC)
0.02 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti
The Oratory of the Madonna delle Grazie
The Oratory of the Madonna delle Grazie
The Oratory of the Madonna delle Grazie is an elegant building from the beginning of the Seventeenth century the village of Vigoleno, in Emilia Romagna.
Via Libertà, Castello di Vigoleno, Vernasca (PC)
0.03 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti
The Romanesque Pieve di San Giorgio
The Romanesque Pieve di San Giorgio
The Romanesque Pieve di San Giorgio of the village of Vigoleno in Emilia Romagna is the most representative of the Piacentine territory.
Via Libertà, Castello di Vigoleno, Vernasca (PC)
0.07 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti
Visconti Fortress
Visconti Fortress
Built on the initiative of the city of Piacenza in 1342, the Visconti's Fortress of Castell'Arquato was reinforced and completed by Luchino Visconti in 1347.
Piazza Municipio, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
4.60 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti
The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
The collegiate church of Santa Maria Assunta
The current Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta of Castell'Arquato was finished in 1122.
Piazza don Enrico Cagnoni, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
4.64 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti
G.Cortesi Geological Museum
G.Cortesi Geological Museum
Known internationally, the G.Cortesi Geological Museum of Castell'Arquato collects different collections that allow to follow the evolutionary history of the basin of the Po Valley.
Via Sforza Caolzio, 57, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
4.66 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti
Luigi Illica Museum
Luigi Illica Museum
Luigi Illica, born in Castell'Arquato, was one of the exponents of the "Scapigliatura Milanese", as well as one of the main librettists of the epoch after Verdi. He worked for Giacomo Puccini, Alfredo Catalani, Umberto Giordano and Pietro Mascagni.
Scalinata Della Riva, 47, Castell\'Arquato (PC)
4.71 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti
Rocca Sanvitale
Rocca Sanvitale
The Rocca Sanvitale, also known as Fontanellato Castle, is a manor house from the medieval entirely surrounded by a moat full of water of resurgence.
Piazza Matteotti, 1, Fontanellato (PR)
22.69 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti
The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary
The Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary
Already in 1628 it was associated with the Madonna di Fontanellato the first miracle; the subsequent plague of 1630 regarded the village of Fontanellato only marginally, increasing among the faithful the supernatural fame of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Via IV Novembre, 19, Fontanellato (PR)
22.90 Kilometers from Museum of the Orsanti

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