Start: 6 April 2019
End: 27 October 2019

Event Venue

Via Cardello, 15 - 48032 Casola Valsenio (RA)

GPS: 44.234238, 11.6360953

The house where Alfredo Oriani spent most of his life and wrote all of his works

Guided tours of “Il Cardello” House Museum resume on Sunday, April 6st, 2019 after winter break.
“Il Cardello” is a splendid example of a nineteenth-century romagnola house, still complete with its original furnishings, just as Luisa Pifferi, daughter of the writer Alfredo and the last to person to lived there, had left it.
In the attic, there are many relics: agricultural tools from the estate (Oriani was a proud wine producer), and the bicycle with which the writer, considered ‘the father of “cycling”, in 1897 made the solo trip of almost 1,000 km between Romagna and Tuscany, which inspired one of his most beloved works: “La Bicicletta”.

Opening hours:
Saturday afternoon (from April 1st to June 30th, from 3pm to 5pm, from July 1st to September 30th, from 4pm to 6pm, closed in October)
Sundays and holidays (from April to September 30th, from 10am to noon and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm, and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm in October).

Admission (€ 4.50 full, € 3.00 reduced) includes a guided tour, departing every 30 minutes from opening. Possible visits for groups even after hours, by reservation.

For more information:
Tel: 0546/71044

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