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Medieval and Renaissance Festival

November 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - November 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm


Artes Fest is a two-day event dedicated to the discovery of the main medieval and Renaissance arts.
The spirit of the Festival is to promote an interactive and laboratory approach, with the aim of involving you in a fascinating and mysterious, but sometimes misrepresented era.
Come and visit us to discover the secrets of 14th and 15th century cuisine, challenge yourself with the art of fencing and dances of the period, try to guess which idioms have a medieval etymology and let yourself be intrigued by anecdotes and curiosities that our guests will tell you about!


November 19th

15:00 – 16:00 MASSIMO BONINO— “The Seven Lives of a Painting” CONFERENCE

15:30 – 16:30 STATE ARCHIVELet’s go to the sources! Guided tour of the State Archives of Lucca AT PALAZZO GUIDICCIONI

16:00 – 17:00 REY SCIUTTO— “Viking people and art” CONFERENCE

17:00 – 18:00 CATHEDRAL MUSEUM*— “Writing in the Middle Ages, among miniatures, stone symbols and manuscripts!” WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

17:00 – 18:00 CATHEDRAL MUSEUM*— “The cathedral in the Middle Ages. A journey through history, art and characters” GUIDED TOUR

The Sunday dance and fencing workshops will last 2 hours, while all the other meetings will last 1 hour.

*IMPORTANT: to book a place at the Cathedral Museum event, call 342 14666451 or send an email toeducazioneterzomillennio@gmail.com 

November 20th

10:00 – 11:00 DAVID MAYERNIK— “Imitating to emulate to invent: Renaissance artistic training” DRAWING WORKSHOP

10:30 – 12:00 LUCCA & BRETTE A. JACKSON BALESTRIERI COMPANY— “Convivium – the art of being at the table” CONFERENCE

11:30 – 12:30 GIACOMO VISCONTI– Why do they say…? The Middle Ages answers!” CONFERENCE

15:00 – 17:00 FEDERICO BUCCI— “Two-handed sword according to Fiore dei Liberi- 1409” FENCING WORKSHOP

15:00 – 16:00 SARA VIDUS— “Hygiene and cosmetics in the Middle Ages” CONFERENCE

16:30 – 17:30 VERRUCOLE FORTRESS— “A day in the Lucca of the thirteenth century” CONFERENCE

17:30 – 19:30 FRANCESCA CARIGNANI— “Dance step: a journey from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance” ANCIENT DANCE WORKSHOP

18:00 – 19:00 FRANCESCA BALDASSARI— “Ilaria and the others – fashion and clothing at the time of the Guinigi” CONFERENCE


November 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am
November 20, 2022 @ 5:30 pm


Artest Fest
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Agora Library
via delle Trombe 6
Lucca, LU Italy
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0583 445716
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