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Museo del Risorgimento, October, 2nd 2010 - January, 9th 2011. Icon of Romanticism, The Kiss by Francesco Hayez is one of the Italian best known works in the world, by virtue of the loving gesture depicted.
In the Museo del Risorgimento – the house where Giuseppe Mazzini was born – the painting in its version from 1861 is presented to the public. The work very soon became symbol of the struggles for unification and the shared ideas of nation and freedom which were taking hold in the unified country. The itinerant exhibition, which features the Museo del Risorgimento as its second stage, will bring the painting on a journey touching on various cities to eventually reach Rome after a symbolic route covering all of Italy.
The exhibition of the masterpiece, which best represents the patriotic dream, is part of the context of the initiatives dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the Unity of Italy, the celebrations of which are promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Cultural Heritages and Activities, which will be concluded in 2011.
Tuesday to Friday: 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
Sabato e domenica: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm
Closed on Monday
November, 1st, December 8th and 26th 2010 - January 6th 2011
Booking for schools and groups:
Guided tours exhibit / museum /Risorgimento tours
Ph. +39.010.5574741 - 28
full price € 6,00
reduced € 4,00
schools € 3,00
Every Saturday, at 3.30 pm, Museum + Genova of the Risorgimento by AGTL.
On occasion of the exhibit, the "chocolate chefs" in Genova (members of the Chocolate Liguria Club) have made the "Bacio di Genova" (Kiss of Genova), a handmade chocolate praline, covered with extra dark chocolate and filled with a cream made of sugar, egg yolks, cocoa butter, white chocolate and dry Marsala wine.
The last ingredient is a special one, because the Marsala wine has been the first Italian wine which has obtained the prestigious certification "D.O.C." in 1969, but above all because it is considered the symbol of the "Unification of Italy" and it came to the fore on occasion of the 150° Anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2011.
As a matter of fact, the Marsala wine was very famous when Garibaldi arrived in Sicily; in fact, since 1773 the English people exported this fortified wine worldwide.
That is the reason why they unwittingly protected the landing of the famous "Thousand of Garibaldi", because they were embarking barrels of Marsala wine, so they remained in the harbour although Borbonic Army asked them to move, because they intend to start a gun firing. The English ships stayed there all time long embarking wine, so the Borbonic ships could not prevent the landing of the Thousand.
The “Bacio di Genova” could be tasted by visitors at the end of the guided tours on Saturdays and could be bought all period of the exhibit long (until January 2011) by the retailers members of the Chocolate Club. Here you have the list:
Pasticceria Ferrante - Via Martiri della Libertà, 53 - Campomorone (GE)
Pasticceria La Iacona- Via P. E. Bensa, 26 r. - Genova
Pasticceria L.I.D.A. - Via Merano, 15 r. - Genova Sestri P.
Pasticceria Caffé Mangini - P.zza Corvetto, 3 r. - Genova
Pasticceria Poldo - Via P. Anfossi, 260 r. - Genova Pontedecimo
Pasticceria Valle - Via Caprera, 82 r. - Genova Sturla