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The 400 years of Ghiara Church

Guided tours on the occasion of the Celebrations of the Four Hundred years from the transfer of the miraculous image of Ghiara Virgin Mary, corso Garibaldi 44.

April-December 2019

Reggio Emilia

List of the main events:

Presentation of the documentary film: The Temple of Ghiara Holy Virgin in Reggio Emilia.
April 28: Conference Hall - 5.00 p.m.

The stamp for Ghiara
May 11 - issue of the commemorative stamp dedicated to the Image of Ghiara Holy Virgin Mary - in Palazzo della Provincia, corso Garibaldi 59 - obliteration and commercial activities by the National Postal Service - 11.00 a.m.; possibility to buy philatelic materials as stamps, postcards and envelopes with first-day obliteration; the sale will end at 1.30 p.m.

Procession with Allegoric Float
May 31 - solemn town procession from the Cathedral to Ghiara Church in the presence of an allegoric float, reproduction of an original float that paraded during the Translation Ceremony in 1619, and bell concert.

Inauguration of the new illumination system of the Church
September 3 - 9.00 p.m.


Exhibition in Ghiara Museum
May 11
- 6.00 p.m.: inauguration of the exhibition "Four hundred years backwards". On display are one hundred objects, engravings, books, paintings, sculptures, ivories, coins and documents depicting the first century of worship when the construction of Ghiara Church took place. 
Free openings:
- May 12, 18, 19, 25, 26; June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 4.00 to 7.00 p.m.

On other days, tours for groups upon reservation at the Tourist Office (phone 0039.0522.451152). 


Free guided tours of Ghiara Museum and Church
Free guided tours accompanied by a guide made available by Fabbriceria della Ghiara. Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes. Meeting in front of the Church at 2.00 p.m. on the following days:
- May 18, 25, 26; June 1-2.

Compulsory reservation
Tourist Office: Tuesday-Saturday 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 - 6.00 p.m.; Sunday 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
📞 0039 0522 451152. Within Fridays prior to each tour.

Guided tours of Ghiara Church bell tower
Possibility to visit the bell cell and attend the bell ring by Reggio Emilia bell ringers. Duration: 45 minutes. Meeting: 10 minutes prior to the tour on the church courtyard.
Online reservation on Reggio Emilia Bell Ringers' website.
June 8 - 3.00 and 3.30 p.m.
- June 22 - 3.00 p.m.
- August 31 - 3.00 p.m.


Ghiara Church

Corso Garibaldi, 44 42121 Reggio Emilia

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