Milan, “hunting” to the 21 bells of Sant’Ambrogio

Milan, “hunting” to the 21 bells of Sant’Ambrogio
Milan, “hunting” to the 21 bells of Sant’Ambrogio

Milan, “hunting” to the 21 bells of Sant’Ambrogio

“Hunt” for the 21 bells of Sant’Ambrogio scattered around Milan, as part of the urban art project by Patrizia Morici, with the art installations created by Patrizio Travagli and placed until Easter, Sunday 4 April, in 21 different places in the center of Milan. The culmination of the event will be on the morning of April 4, the anniversary of the death of the patron saint of Milan which this year coincides with Easter Sunday, with the positioning in Piazza Duomo of a fresco by Alberto Wolfango Amedeo D’Asaro ( in art Paletta), a sort of iconographic altarpiece that contains in a single triumphal image, Saint Ambrose and great names of the past and present who have left traces in art, entertainment, news, politics. Among the 86 faces portrayed we can recognize: Luca Parmitano, Gino Strada, Liliana Segre, Renzo Piano, Giorgio Armani, Greta Thumberg, Adriano Celentano, Fiorello, Patrick Zaki, and even Pope Wojtyla, Leonardo Da Vinci, Giorgio Strehler, Elio Fiorucci, Gigi Proietti, Giulio Regeni, Claudio Abbado, Picasso, Albert Einstein, Alberto Sordi, Carlo Tognoli

The twenty-one installations spread throughout the city are inspired by the game of the bell, one of the oldest and most popular courtyard games known, born as a metaphor and connection between the earthly and the spiritual world. It would in fact be the allegorical representation of an ancient belief according to which the soul, that is the stone, starting from the earth arrives, for intermediate stages, to paradise.

The bells are reread with the involvement of different artists, each with their own characteristics and inspirations. Each installation (between 7 and 20 meters in length) is designed as a path with boxes. A way also to tell Milan, its history, its places.

The list of 21 places to find installations

Piazza Duomo
Piazza Scala
Vittorio Emanuele Gallery
Piazzetta Reale
Via Luca Beltrami
Piazza Castello
Sforzesco Castle (internal courtyard)
Arch of Peace
Largo La Foppa
Piazza XXV Aprile
Piazza XXIV Maggio
Piazza Duca d’Aosta,
Largo Greppi
Dante Street
Cordusio Square
Piazza del Carmine
Via Brera
San Babila square
Piazza San Carlo
Corso di Porta Ticinese

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