Canossa e le terre di Matilde

CustomerG.A.L. Soc. Matilde di Canossa S.p.a., Comunità Montane
SubjectBiography, Science / Technology
PurposeConsult / Resource, Documental
FormatDVD / Video, Video

The lands of Matilda constitute an area with a strong identity which distinguishes itself within the regional panorama for its environmental, landscape and historical-cultural characteristics.

The area presents itself as a combination of nature and spectacle, history and culture, economy and environment. With the passage of personalities such as Pope Gregory VII, the Emperors Henry IV and Henry V and St. Francis this setting was at the centre of European Medieval History.

Layers of centuries old history, are attested by archaeological sites such as Luceria and Servirola; by historical centres like Montecchio Emilia and San Polo d’Enza; by the standing remains of the castles of Montecchio, Bianello and the Quattro Castella, by the national monument of Canossa, the castles of Rossena and Carpineti; by the parish churches of Bibbiano, Cavillano (San Polo) and Montecchio; by the convent architecture of such structures as Montefalcone, one of its main symbols and gateway to the entire area; by the numerous villas and rural dwellings and the magic boxes of the dairies.



The documentary was screened at the presentation of some exibitions promoted and hosted by the Provinces of Mantua and Reggio Emilia during the celebrations dedicated to Matilde di Canossa, at the Vatican Museums on 29 May 2008