With the Magnificent Machine, l‘Ecomuseum Basso Monferrato Astigiano offers an unprecedented tour and traveling show by bus to discover its territory, in the company of artists.
The project is carried out with the contribution of the Piedmont Region in collaboration with the Piemonte dal Vivo Foundation, the Piedmont Ecomuseum Network, the Ecomuseum Laboratory, Museum Subscription and the Langhe Monferrato Roero Tourist Board.
You travel on a special bus: indeed, a traveling theater, which has an exceptional and ever-changing scenography: the territory of Monferrato, with its historic villages, the jewels of Romanesque and Baroque architecture, the prestigious vineyards and large wooded areas. The Magnificent Machine is an innovative and engaging experience of discovery and rediscovery, a journey in stages that connects several Municipalities and allows guests to enjoy the landscape, architecture, nature and history from a very particular point of view. The tour in fact takes place in the company of a tour guide and numerous artists (actors, dancers, musicians), who offer fun, poetic suggestions and entertainment through real moments of live show, in which every place becomes an exceptional stage. .
The tour ends with a convivial moment in which food and wine specialties of the territory are tasted by the Albugnano Enoteca and the Forno di Mondonio. Three dates will be available in October, all departing from the Mamma Margherita Occhiena Museum in Capriglio: Sunday 2 with departure at 3 pm, Sundays 9 and 16 October at 9 am.
The tour, with a loop route lasting about 3 hours, after the welcome and the meeting with the artists in Capriglio, will move the “bus” towards the mysterious forest of Santonco in Piovà Massaia with the suggestive rural church and the stories of masche of the tutelary spirits of the place.
We will then move to Albugnano with a visit to the monumental complex of Santa Maria di Vezzolano, with the magnificent cloister animated by music and dance that evoke the faith, spirituality and glories of the Middle Ages. Next stop in Moncucco Torinese with a visit to the imposing castle which houses the Museum of Plaster; the internal courtyard and the large “Crotòn” lend themselves to an engaging artistic performance.
Then return to Capriglio with the choral greeting of the artists, who accompany the convivial moment in which the food and wine specialties of the area are tasted by the Enoteca di Albugnano and the Forno di Mondonio.
Entertainment is organized by di Casa degli Alfieri / Popular Theatricality Archive with the actors Elena Formantici and Tommaso Massimo Rotella, the dancer Francesca Cola, the choreography by Silvia Gatti with the dancers of the Magdeleine G. dance school, the musical part is curated by Grama Tera (Ricky Avataneo and Umberto Poli). The definition of the itineraries and tour guide is by Davide Cabodi of Orizzonti Culturali, all with the collaboration of the local administrations involved in the tour and the InCollina Association.
“A bus as a sort of magic box capable of showing things from the window that only the eyes cannot
they might. This is an experiment that we would like it to become a structured proposal
perhaps exporting the format to the entire network of the 26 Ecomuseum of Piedmont. We have right away
attracted the interest of the Piedmont Region, Piemonte dal Vivo and other institutions “ comments Elisabetta Serra, president of the BMA Ecomuseum.
Ticket Euro 25.00 / Euro 20.00 for holders of the Museum Subscription Card. Reservations: cell.3287069085 (in the afternoon). It is recommended to arrive at the departure with the utmost punctuality.