ALTO RENO: IN THE CENTRE OF THE GOTHIC LINE

ALTO RENO TERME // SATURDAY 5 AND SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 2019

WORLD WAR II HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT FOR THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF PORRETTA TERME

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Alto Reno and the Allies’ entry in Porretta Terme on the 5 of October 1944. Already known for several years in Normandy, the event is unprecedented in Italy – a re-enactment of World War 2 and a Soft Air sport event in a historic setting.

In collaboration with the Associazione Centauri Soft Air Club, the Pro Loco of Porretta Terme, Biagioni and Castelluccio, the CPIA Montagna, the Istituto Comprensivo of Porretta Terme and the Istituto Superiore Montessori-Da Vinci of Porretta Terme, the municipality of Alto Reno Terme holds this extraordinary event – touristic indeed, but commemorative too.


PLEASE NOTE

All those who intend to participate in the event with historical uniforms are required to sign and send to the ASD CSC Centauri organization the acceptance of the regulation below.

REGULATION  INFO



PROGRAMME

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER

9:00 am – Parco Rufus Thomas, Porretta Terme
Set up of encampments, outposts, tents and target practice spots

9:00 am – Piazza della Libertà, Porretta Terme
Market opening “Memorabilia from the 50s – 60s”

10:00 am – Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Porretta Terme
The mayor and the authorities honour the War Memorial

10:30 am – Hotel Roma, Porretta Terme
Opening of Exhibit Museum FEB – Força Expedicionária Brasileira curated by Giovanni Sulla and meeting with Col. Andrè Luiz Dos Santos Franco 
Vintage army vehicles take off to the S.M.I. Museum and Shelters in Campotizzoro

11:00 am – Galleria Kursaal, Porretta Terme
Inauguration of “Transappenninica: Railway Modelling Exhibition/Exchange”

11:30 am – Public Library “G. Martinelli”, Porretta Terme 
National Archives of Washington’s “Official Signal Corps photos” slideshow and reading of the “Montessori-Da Vinci” students’ texts on topic Gothic Line

4:00 pm – Public Library “G. Martinelli”, Porretta Terme
Reading of the “Montessori-Da Vinci” and CPIA Montagna students’ texts on topic Gothic Line
Introducing the National Archives of Washington’s “Official Signal Corps photos” slideshow

5:00 pm – Public Library “G. Martinelli”, Porretta Terme
“The liberation of Alto Reno – a background”, curated by Beatrice Magni and Alessandro Borri

6:00 pm – Piazza della Libertà, Porretta Terme
Theme aperitif, boogie-woogie dance in a 50s atmosphere, curated by Maja Dance School

9:00 pm – Galleria Kursaal, Porretta Terme
Screening of “Paisà” by Roberto Rossellini, curated by Porretta Cinema


SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER

9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Castelluccio
“Manservisi: The Last Castle” Fictional Soft Air match, sport event in historic setting

9:00 am – Piazza della Libertà, Porretta Terme
Market opening “Memorabilia from the 50s – 60s”

10:00 am – Biagioni
The mayor and the authorities honour the Resistenza and the war victims.

“4 July 1944: Reflecting on the Biagioni facts”, curated by Beatrice Magni and Alessandro Borri 
Breakfast with Pro Loco of Biagioni

10:30 am – Hotel Roma, Porretta
Terme
Opening of Exhibit Museum FEB – Força Expedicionária Brasileira

10:30 am to 7:00 pm – Galleria Kursaal, Porretta Terme
Opening of “Transappenninica: Railway Modelling Exhibition/Exchange
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National Archives of Washington’s “Official Signal Corps photos” slideshow

12:00 pm – Castello di Granaglione
Welcome refreshments and visit with the mayor, the authorities and the vintage army vehicles, accompanied by Davide Zannoni (the castle’s owner)

12:30 pm – Porretta Terme Railway station
The Porrettana Express vintage train: the Transappenninica – arrival

3:30 pm – Galleria Kursaal, Porretta Terme
“Building a great railway: 1859-1864” meeting with Prof. Renzo Zagnoni and Prof. Andrea Ottanelli

4:15 pm – Galleria Kursaal, Porretta Terme
Book presentation “L’Appennino Ferito – vite, volti e storie” with the authors Margherita Lollini and Daniela Carpano. Featuring Gian Marco Basta, actor. Presented by Michele Serafini.

5:00 pm – Galleria Kursaal, Porretta Terme
Catwalk “Miss FerModellismo 2019” and winner awarding, in cooperation with Mirella Lenzi’s “Cose di…”

5:00 pm – Porretta Terme Railway station
The Porrettana Express vintage train: the Transappenninica – departure

6:00 pm – Piazza della Libertà, Porretta Terme
Theme aperitif, boogie-woogie dance in a 50s atmosphere, curated by Maja Dance School


© photo Istituto Storico Parri, Bologna

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