Ca’ Vaina
Young People’s Music Centre


 
This structure is entirely dedicated to young people and their creativity, with quality services and proposals: two Practice Rooms, an Informagiovani point (for information), a Recording studio with a video production and editing room, an Internet Point with free Wi-Fi and spaces for concerts, parties and entertainment.

Originally an antique colonial house that was then renovated, Ca’ Vaina is immersed in a splendid park at the edge of the Old Town Centre of Imola and has a vast area for parking. Thanks to its strategic position, the Centre is an excellent meeting point, even for young people coming from the neighbouring provinces.


Centro musicale giovanile Ca’Vaina
viale Saffi 50/b
tel. 0542.43610
e-mail: cavaina@comune.imola.bo.it
web: www.cavaina.it/
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours
Monday 8.00pm-11.00
Tuesday and Wednesday 4.00pm-8.00pm
Thursday 10.00am-1.00pm and 4.00pm-8.00pm
Friday 4.00pm-7.00pm

 





Cinema Teatro
Don Fiorentini


 
The hall was opened in 1955, underwent large scale renovation work in 2002 and was named after Imola priest Don Romano Fiorentini who passed away in 1979. It is now equipped for film projection and for theatre and music performances.

It has a 6 by 3 metre screen, a 130 seat capacity and a Dolby Digital Surround sound system.


Cinema Teatro Don Fiorentini
viale Marconi 31
tel. 0546.28714
e-mail: info@donfiorentini.it
web: www.donfiorentini.it
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
for projections and other cultural events
 
Further info: film shows, film reviews and plays

 





‘Incontri col Maestro’
International Piano Academy


 
The International Piano Academy “Incontri col Maestro” is a school of advanced piano performance specialization, located in the beautiful setting of the Sforzesca Citadel in Imola.

Founded in 1989, with the aim of helping young musicians to grow and develop their talent, the Academy has attained worldwide fame thanks to the excellence of its teaching philosophy, which has resulted in over sixty first prizes in the most prestigious international piano competitions having been won by its students. No other piano school can boast of such an achievement.

During the last several years the school has also, in addition to piano, offered tuition in fortepiano, flute, violin, violoncello, chamber music, composition and conducting.


Accademia Pianistica ‘Incontri col Maestro’
piazzale Giovanni dalle Bande Nere 12
tel. 0542.30802
e-mail: segreteria@accademiapianistica.org
web: www.accademiapianistica.org
 
Not accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
from Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm

 





Teatro Comunale dell’Osservanza


 
Cinema-Teatro dell’Osservanza was built in 1963-4 inside Parco dell’Osservanza to serve the town’s Psychiatric Hospital.

Renovation work took place from 1999 to 2003 involving the building of a theatre large enough to host the town’s theatre and classical music concert season while Ebe Stignani town theatre was being renovated.

It has a 448 seat capacity.


Teatro Comunale dell’Osservanza
via Venturini 18
tel. 0542.25860
fax 0542.30644
e-mail: teatro@comune.imola.bo.it
web: www.teatrosservanza.it/
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
for projections and other cultural events

 





Teatro Comunale Ebe Stignani


 
The theatre was taken over by the town council in 1846 and underwent important renovation and rebuilding work immediately which made it available for town events once more in May 2010.

It has a 468 seat capacity.


Teatro Comunale Ebe Stignani
via Verdi 1
tel. 0542.602600
e-mail: teatro@comune.imola.bo.it
web: www.teatrostigniani.it/
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
for projections and other cultural events

 





Teatro Lolli


 
This theatre is inside the former ‘Luigi Lolli’ psychiatric hospital, named after the doctor who took over the management of the Imola asylum in 1862.

It has a 8 by 3.5 metre screen, a 99 seat capacit.


Teatro Lolli
via Caterina Sforza 3
cell. 340.5790974
e-mail: info@tiltonline.org
web: www.tiltonline.org/libroteatrololli
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
for projections and other cultural events
 
Further info: plays and dance shows

 





‘Vassura – Baroncini’
New Music School


 
The home of the new music school is inside the Complesso dell’Annunziata, that dates back to 1585 when Lady Faustina Machirelli Carradori ordered construction of the female Franciscan monastery, of which she then became abbess until 1601.

Over the following years the number of nuns grew notably and in 1798, in the period of abolition, it also gave refuge to the Poor Clares (the Order of Saint Clare) who had been expulsed from the Convent of Santo Stefano. In 1823 L’ Annunziata passed to the Alunne di San Giuseppe, one of the many organizations that helped young orphans, and was transformed in a more recent period (1913) into the Carolina Ponti Orphanage for Girls. The building was modified frequently over time and partially reconstructed; among these works are an adaptation by the architect Luigi Orsini for the opening, in 1905, of the Girls’ School for Professional Training.

The convent was used for teaching during most of the 20th century; until 1977 it hosted the Cassiano Professional Institute of Imola. A total of 1,200 square metres, divided over two floors, will become the new home of the Music school. The supply systems in particular were renovated and restored, as were the rooms which were then adapted and equipped for music.


Scuola di musica Vassura – Baroncini
via F.lli Bandiera 19
tel. 0542.602470
fax 0542.602495
e-mail: sc.musica@comune.imola.bo.it
web: www.vassurabaroncini.it/
 
Accessible to the disabled
 
Opening hours:
during the school year
Monday 2.00pm-9.00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am-9.00pm
Thursday and Friday 10.00am-8.30pm
Saturday 2.00pm-6.00pm
 
in the summertime
from Tuesday to Friday 10.00am to 1.00pm; Tuesday also from 3.00pm to 6.00pm
 
Closed from 1st to 20th of August included