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Foo Fighters: in the Italian town of Cesena 1,000 musicians play 'Learn to Fly'

Foo Fighters: in the Italian town of Cesena 1,000 musicians play 'Learn to Fly' | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Foo Fighters lovers in Italy who banded together to perform an impressive rendition of the song "Learn to Fly" featuring 1,000 musicians will finally get their wish. Lead singer Dave Grohl announce...
Mariano Pallottini's insight:

If you like the "Foo Fighters" surely you know about this event. If you didn't know, you will be incredibly amazed

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A Walk Around Cesena, Italy | The Biblioteca Malatestiana

A Walk Around Cesena, Italy | The Biblioteca Malatestiana | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Cesena, a city between the Apennines and the Adriatic sea, a prosperous city that loves art and culture, and is proud of its heritage.

Cesena is a treasure of architectural and historical interest, and the monuments and buildings are well preserved.

  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • La Rocca, the old Malatestiana fortress
  • Fontana Masini
  • Teatro Alessandro Bonci in Piazza Giudazzi.
  • Piazza Almerici 
  • Palazzo Ridotto
  • Biblioteca Malatestiana
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Here the best highlight of the article:

Biblioteca Malatestianathe first public library in Europe and it remains perfectly intact as it was when it was built in the fifteenth century in spite of wars, fires and the occupation of Napoleon! It is a living monument to the period before printing presses and the craftmanship of the era.

It looks more like a small church, with a central nave outlined by tall white columns on each side, and flanked by stained glass windows. The windows were specifically placed to provide good reading light.
The reading benches are the original wood and have the Malatesta crest on the side. They look like church pews, but notice the chains which bind the books to the benches. This was not a lending library, but a place where anyone could come to read and study.
From the UNESCO World Heritage Memory of the World register, I found this description:
“Besides amassing the great works of medieval culture, Malatesta Novello collected the fruits of the classical Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Arab traditions so that he could realize his project of a universal culture along humanist lines. The precious 343 codices are still in the place where they have lain for the past five centuries.”
Honestly, it’s worth the visit to Cesena all on its own.

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Marissa Roy's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:54 AM

This photo diary is really interesting as it dives into the lesser known city of Cesena. It is not a heavy tourist area, but it sure looks beautiful. It is interesting that much of the original architecture is perserved and kept up with. I think this shows that the people of the society really care about how their city looks as well as the history behind it.