Porretta Street ART

An easy walk through art in Porretta Terme historic Centre

The Porretta Soul Festival through mural art,  created a path that allows you to discover characteristic corners of the country and the territory of the Alto Reno. The artists who created the murals were selected from a contest that saw the participation of 33 competitors from all over Europe.

The finalists were 5: Aurora Bresci (Florence), Ermanno Mari (Bologna), Nadia Vola (Francavilla al Mare – Ch), Edoardo Ettorre (Giulianova – Te), Antonio Cotecchia (Salerno). A special mention went to Ivan Netsvetailo (St. Petersburg – Russia), Riccardo Fornasini (Bologna), Annalisa Fusilli (Pistoia), Maurizio Cioni (Porretta Terme), Manuel Giacometti Art (Treviso). A QR code next to each work provides detailed information with anecdotes, stories about the link between legendary artists and Porretta.

All under the patronage of the Municipality of Alto Reno Terme, in collaboration with ARTlab, the creative community of Alto Reno Terme and the Montessori – Da Vinci Institute of Higher Education in Porretta Terme. The artists represented are: Soul Men (ensemble with Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, James Carr, Eddie Hinton) by Antonio Cotecchia, Soul Women (ensemble with Ann Peebles, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Millie Jackson, Carla Thomas, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Toni Green, Chick Rodgers) by Aurora Bresci, The Memphis Horns and Dan Penn by Ermanno Mari, Booker T. & The MGs and Bobby Rush by Riccardo Fornasini, Otis Redding by Annalisa Fusilli, Isaac Hayes by Manuel Giacometti Art, Bobby Rush with Vasti Jackson and Curtis Pope by Edoardo Ettore, Swamp Dogg by Nadia Vola, The Blues Brothers by Maurizio Cioni, Rufus Thomas and Sam Cooke by Alice Palmieri.