The first three years of Diverdeinverde

As we hoped after the rain in 2015, the weather was magnificent and the event saw a growing number of visitors who, from Friday to Sunday, wandered around Bologna – programme in hand – and headed to the parks and gardens in the foothills. The Rossini concerts of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and the readings of literary works about gardens, by Ad Alta Voce were fascinating, as were the exhibitions and conferences, such as the one held by Eugenio Riccomini under the foliage of the trees in the garden of the Palazzo Hercolani.

These were three magnificent days, with many enthusiastic visitors, most of whom from Bologna, but also from other Italian cities as well as countries around the world. We are proud that, thanks to our agreement with the Opera Pia Sordomute Povere, we were able to use the magnificent Orti di Orfeo as a logistical base for the event.

We are happy that this year reconfirmed the excellence of an idea allowing people to grasp a unique and fascinating aspect of Bologna, entwining the nature, culture and history of our city, and offering a special opportunity to admire so many diverse places that stand out for their distinctive atmospheres and many nuances of beauty.

Once again, we are grateful to the owners of the gardens, organizations, institutes, museums, companies, associations, the young people wearing the Diverdeinverde T-shirts, the volunteer ecological guards, musicians, actors and actresses, artists and all the friends who gave us a hand, and those who participated in the event, visiting the gardens with a sense of respect and enthusiasm.


Diverdeinverde is a project curated by the Villa Ghigi Foundation, conceived of and staged in collaboration with Silvia Cuttin. General coordination: Mino Petazzini and Silvia Cuttin.

Collaborators: Angela Antropoli, Paolo Donati, Emanuela Rondoni, Teresa Guerra, Silvia Salvatorelli, Paolina Ceccarelli, Ivan Bisetti, Isabella Fabbri (IBC Regione Emilia-Romagna), Fiorella De Leo (Garden Club Camilla Malvasia).

Coordinated image: Gloria Pernat.

Website: Paolo Donati, Mino Petazzini and Silvia Cuttin.

Video: Andrea Martini


We are grateful above all to the owners who have so generously and freely participated in the event by opening their gardens.

Special thanks go to the organizations, companies, associations and many friends that, in various ways, have helped us prepare and stage this event.

City of Bologna, Bologna Welcome, BAC – Bologna Ambiente Comune, University of Bologna, Istituto Beni Culturali dell’Emilia-Romagna, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Bologna Chamber of Commerce, Confcommercio ASCOM, Unindustria Bologna, FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano – Bologna Delegation, Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane – Emilia-Romagna Section, Grandi Giardini Italiani, Garden Club Camilla Malvasia, Fondazione del Monte, Coop Adriatica, Unopiù, Assicoop Bologna, Gruppo HERA, NaturaSì, Gardenia, Flò Fiori, Museo Civico del Risorgimento, Museo di Casa Carducci, Museo della Musica, Museo Davia Bargellini, Opera Pia Davia Bargellini, Pio Istituto Sordomute Povere, Bonifica Renana, Fondazione Zucchelli, Comitato Torleoneinsieme, Fondazione Gualandi, Scuola di Teatro Alessandra Galante Garrone, Comando Legione Carabinieri dell’Emilia-Romagna, Pesaro Musei, Il giardino del Guasto Association.

Lilia Battaglia, Claudia Bergonzoni, Alice Brignani, Claudia Busi, Roberto Diolaiti, Giovanni Facchinetti Pulazzini, Mario Ferrara, Mattia Fontanella, Marina Forni, Paola Galletti, Cristina Giardini, Claudia Gobbi, Raffaella Grimaudo, Stefania Guidi, Alessandro Hercolani, Marinella Maleti, Augusto Lenzi, Alice Manfredini, Ilaria Manghi, Filippo Marsigli, Anna Maria Matteucci, Dianella Matteucci, Francesca Maurighi, Patrizia Minghetti, Piergiorgio Rocchi, Patrik Romano, Federico Ruocco, Massimiliano Rusconi, Claudia Tonelli Rossi, Otello Sangiorgi, Simonetta Santucci, Giancarlo Tonelli, Bruno Vicentini.

Under the aegis of

Sponsored by

In collaboration with

Media partner

Thanks to