Morazzone, an intertwining of artwork, historical past and nature in order to not lose its id

A historical past of hundreds of years that goes from the Neolithic to Garibaldi, by the portray by Mazzucchelli who left precious works in dozens of church buildings and sacred mountains within the seventeenth century. The event of Morazzone has historical rootshowever like many different municipalities “it threatens to lose its id and that is the place the cultural reflection started that led to the guide”.

Franco Orsi has an important ardour for images and for his nation of which he was additionally alderman for tradition some twenty years in the past. He has an industrious previous, like that of many fellow residents. He has all the time been concerned within the space and was president of the Cna, which incorporates hundreds of artisans from the province of Varese.

We interviewed him to consider work finished with Isabella Dalla Gasperina and concerning the alternatives and issues your nation is at the moment experiencing.

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How did the thought for the guide come about?

«Within the latest previous I made a cultural proposal to the present authorities in order that varied actions could possibly be taken for our territory. We’re a bit stiff on some factors, however we appreciated the thought of ​​the guide and so we moved on. The guide was born from the collaboration with Isabella Dalla Gasperina with the will to not solely create a piece through which artwork is central, as a result of that already exists. I needed us to start out from the lifetime of Morazzone, however to inform way more than the creative values. The guide is a fresco to intrigue the Morazzones and vacationers to deepen some points of life. We now have mentioned this and in mutual session we have now chosen a script that fits each the vacationer and the resident. Because of digital, we have now labored virtually completely remotely. You took care of the writing and I did the photographic half, I shot lots to get photos of the works in different places and this exercise was very thrilling”

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Nevertheless, the guide goes past the Morazzone…

“Sure, as a result of it was born from an thought concerning the alternatives that the nation has. By my analysis, we determined to insert some extra components associated to artwork: the RTO Park, By way of Francisca del Lucomagno which begins from passes right here from Varese after which descends to Castiglione Olona, ​​​​​​Casa Macchi after which the opposite neighboring beauties such because the Collegiata and Castelseprio.All these riches have to be linked and our international locations should work collectively to protect the historic, creative and naturalistic to reinforce their heritage”.

How is Morazone at present?

«A rustic like many others that’s ageing lots and with retailers close by which are closed. It’s going by a critical financial disaster and is now not rising. Morazzone finds it more and more troublesome to search out his id. Nevertheless, it has a number of choices. I’ve distinguished three areas: historical past, artwork and nature. Then at present we have now a strong prepare: Casa Macchi del Fai ».

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Casa Macchi is about to open, do you assume it could possibly be a turning level for Morazzone?

“It is the final probability Morazzone has. We might be short-sighted if we didn’t seize this historic second. Sluggish tourism is what can elevate the nation. Fai was cautious in selecting a undertaking that will middle a late 1800s bourgeois dwelling. Situated within the middle of town, it additionally introduces residents to the lifetime of the 20th century. The Fai strikes like an actual struggle machine. Because of their group, they may convey lots of people that we should always welcome, making them additionally fall in love with the remaining ».

Why ought to this occur?

“The central theme is within the title of the guide. Morazzone can’t enclose himself with probably the most vulgar parochialism. We should confide in neighboring international locations. A dialogue have to be saved open. We should always have providers connecting the beauties round. We have already got precious components comparable to public institutions that entice many individuals who even come from far for an aperitif or breakfast, however this isn’t sufficient. We should make identified our historical past going from the Neolithic to Garibaldi, by components of nice creative significance. Generally known as Morazzone exactly as a result of that is the place he was born, Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli painted lots and his works are scattered throughout. We went to {photograph} them from a brief distance, considering of individuals all for his artwork and thus capable of make a cultural journey between the Sacro Monte di Varese and Varallo, Sant’Agostino in Como, Arona, Orta, Milan, Tradate and at last Varese within the Basilica of San Vittore. At this time’s story must be contextualized by telling how individuals lived within the totally different eras, from the Neolithic to the Roman interval, to the seventeenth century and past. In Morazzone, we have been capable of construct a lot that it goes past the tombstones. This should even be intertwined with all that the countryside of Seprio has been ».

The theme of our territory all the time stays the identical: the necessity to community the numerous and totally different potentialities. Franco Orsi is satisfied of this and launches a robust message with the guide, within the hope that it will likely be picked up by the administrations and residents to culturally resume the locations round his Morazzone.


Saturday September 10 presents the guide with the creator Isabella Dalla Gasperina within the room devoted to Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli in Morazzone. The knowledge right here.

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