Antonio Gottarelli
Annachiara Penzo

The archaeological and naturalistic area of Monte Bibele


Archaeological Civic Museum "L. Fantini"

Via del Museo, 2
40050 Monterenzio (BO)

tel: +39051929766
fax: +39051929766
mob: +393291949532



December 02, 2018 Laboratori creativi per bambini

Presso il Museo Civico Archeologico “L. Fantini”, L’associazione Arc.a Monte Bibele in collaborazione con Conapi-Mielizia presenta:

Ore 15:30 laboratori creativi per bambini (dai 4 anni in su)
I bambini realizzeranno candele in cera d’api e particolarissime decorazioni natalizie in argilla*.
Costo a bambino: 4 euro.
Prenotazione obbligatoria, posti limitati

(*Vi aspettiamo in museo a partire dal 15 dicembre per ritirare le decorazioni in argille cotte nel nostro forno!)

December 08, 2018 Regalo di Natale

Un regalo di Natale dell’associazione Arc.a Monte Bibele ai possessori della Card Musei Metropolitani di Bologna

Ore 15:30 visita guidata con archeologo al Museo Civico Archeologico “L. Fantini”, via del Museo 2, Monterenzio
Solo per questa occasione: ingresso gratuito per i possessori della card con visita guidata scontata del 30%: 7 euro anziché 10 euro a persona (5 euro dai 6 ai 14 anni; gratuito dai 0 a 5 anni).

Arc.a Monte Bibele Archeologia . Ambiente

From the passion and enthusiasm of those who dedicate themselves since many years to the naturalistic and archaeological researches in Idice Valley and those -persons, organizations, institutions- who are involved by this passion giving their support and contribution to the enhancement of Monte Bibele and of the Monterenzio Archeological Museum, was born in 2015 the Arc.a project – Archaeology and Environment in Monte Bibele.
This is a cultural project which aims to protect Monte Bibele biodiversity and archeological heritage, enriching them with modern interpretative systems applied to new technologies. A major availability of these resources and their wider knowing not just in Italy but also abroad, activities for specialists and researchers, for fans, for children and adults, multimedia technologies, collaboration between public and private subjects, the guarantee of high professionalism and a constant innovation are the bases of Arc.a project for the next development of this extraordinary paleo-environmental context.

The Arc.a project

1965 - 2015
An Archaeological Park and a new Museum for the 50th anniversary of the researches on Monte Bibele

Monte Bibele is a rare and precious cultural project, when compared to events that characterized the policies of cultural heritage during the post-war years in Italy. It is difficult to find other cases, except for monumental emergencies of international prestige, of archaeological areas investigated continuously for more than fifty years. By this, we arrived today, in 2015, at the inauguration of the Archaeological and Naturalistic Area of Monte Bibele and, in the meantime, at the new set-up of the Archaeological Museum of Monterenzio.
Of course nothing would have been possible if there had not been a constant and responsible presence of the institutions closer to our territory as the municipality of Monterenzio, the University of Bologna (Department of History Cultures Civilization), Bologna Province, Emilia Romagna Region, the Cultural Heritage Institute (IBC), and the MIBACT Ministry. In these institutions work people who shared the perception of Monte Bibele as a place to be kept for next generations. Their passion and perseverance built a project outlined since 1989. The opportunity came with European funds for regional development of Emilia Romagna POR FESR 2007/2013, funds that identified in the upgrading and promotion of public heritage a socio-economic development of the territory. The value of Monte Bibele has been converted for the first time into an economic act, to create an integrated system of paths between environment, nature and history.
A story which came at the end of her first, long, exhausting, exciting chapter, which ends with a happy ending. A walk along the old Carriage road from Quinzano to the top of the massif, a ride on a mountain bike, on horseback, alone or with others, with expert guides, a break in the new service area, but also a weekend for discovery the Apennines cultural and gastronomical treasures, looking for slow time for themselves. A past that lives with some reconstructions of celtic and etruscan houses of 4th and 3rd century BC, a journey into emotions which nature provided to ancient people and which still provide to all of us, bringing men to observe and recognise every change, from stars to the depths of the Earth, between cults and religious rituals. Women and warriors who guarded the routes linking the Mediterranean and the trans-alpine world, settlements which could watch one another, producing, fighting and trading.
A place of great cultural and emotional evocation: in nearly 200 years of existence of Monte Bibele settlement, generations that followed were the witnesses of events that changed the history of the European continent and its relations with the entire world, from Atlantic to Eastern Mediterranean shores until the remote lands of Indus Valley. While Bibele lived, Alexander the Great was discovering the world and Greek philosophers measured the extension of our planet. The villagers did the same activities for millennia, but in the meantime were able to realize a sundial, a sort of ancient compass for astronomical and geographical orientation, preparing themselves to conquer the world. Free men who even in death would continue that journey in afterlife, a travel not in a place, but into a time: the time of their discovery, their knowledge and of our awareness.
The cultural project and his strongly evocative aspect deeply join the archaeological area of Monte Bibele with the exhibition of the Monterenzio Archeological Museum. A new set-up and a new rich section which gives us a parallel story: that of Old Monterenzio and its ancient communities. Yet women and warriors, led by a rich leader which was buried with all his weapons entirely preserved, with his bronze helmet that still shines of golden patina, with his sword placed in iron scabbard, and with all his table service for a sumptuous banquet in the afterlife.
This large fresco of antiquities and this bucolic natural setting is associated with modern technology, thanks to QR codes deployed along the paths to deepen the knowledge of those places and history. Practical informations and insights in italian and in three foreign languages, an easy way to return Monte Bibele to its rightful owners: the international community.