Saturday April 2 at the Archaeological Museum La Civitella will begin “The ancient language of food. Educational and experiential path of knowledge and curiosity“Designed and created by the band”musA Connections for Culture“, Concessionaire of services relating to educational routes and cultural and didactic activities of six museum sites of the Regional Directorate of Museums of Abruzzo.

The initiative, which will take place over the next 6 months, will involve the two Theatine Archaeological Museums La Civitella and Villa Frigerj, the Archaeological Museum of Campli, the Piccolomini Castle – Torlonia Collection and the Museum of Sacred Art of Marsica, the Santo Spirito al Morrone Abbey of Sulmona and Museum of the Birthplace of Gabriele d’Annunzio in Pescara.

A vast and ambitious cultural project, which intends to promote the use and communication of the extraordinary cultural heritage of Abruzzo and contribute to relaunch the region in the panorama of slow and sustainable tourism, especially in this post-pandemic moment where destinations of travel are proximity-oriented.

But it is above all a project intended to rediscover human relationships, through the choice of a powerful and evocative theme: food.

Who among us has not celebrated friendships and successes, celebrated family birthdays or commemorated events around a laid table? Who among us has not tasted ideas and sensations accompanied by good food and excellent wines or who has not heard childhood memories resonate in the head and heart thanks to a taste or a scent ?

Food will therefore be the common thread of an experience that will take us back in time, to the most distant past, to our common history, distant but so nestled in the contemporary present.

The starting point will be the materials preserved in the museums which will tell stories of the survival of the first men, of offerings to the deities and of cultural rituals through the voice of experts and scholars who, on Saturday afternoon, will dialogue with the public by telling little stories and curiosities. .

It will also be possible to follow guided tours focusing attention on objects that recall the consumption of simple foods or the drunkenness of wine and banquets, the aristocratic splendor or the penances of convents; objects that are not mere containers but are loaded with symbolic meanings.

For children, the theme of food will turn almost every Sunday into an opportunity to have fun through games and puzzles, to play alone or with the family.

And since cooking is culture, art but above all conviviality and sensoriality, the tasting of “fragments” cannot be missed. Every Saturday, at the end of the dialogues and guided tours, small tastings will be offered to bring to life, through the experience of eating, the atmospheres, gestures and emotions of our ancestors in a full immersion in history.

It is the challenge of musFOR: an experiential journey that starts from the most delicate, fragile and rich places of our present, our Museums, places for everyone.


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