Trace of Art around the Hostel
Always proud to be the only youth hostel in the city, we wanted to impress this feeling also in the aesthetic and artistic growth of the structure.
Given that we do not believe that it will ever be possible to see the end of this “decoration” work in continuous and constant evolution, we are still satisfied with the results obtained so far and happy to share them with our guests.
These works represent the way in which the Hostel “speaks” of its city, in the present, in the past and, perhaps later, also in the future.
Legends, glimpses, typical dishes, heroic poems, unmistakable monuments, drawings that become an artistic diary of special memories and the traces of a thousand different hands that are used to compose a varied, impactful and fresh mosaic that, day after day, becomes part of of the imagination of the people who live the Hostel.
Traces around the Hostel
So many perfect surfaces to leave an impression, so many different artists, all friends, some even guests, who wanted to mark the passage to the Hostel. These are for us the “scattered tracks” that fill the ground floor.
Glimpses of Modena between roofs seen from a terrace, unmistakable cuts of the historic center and the monuments that best represent it: the Duomo, its rose window, the Ghirlandina and the tortellini!
More naive moments chosen for the reception, almost bucolic illustrations of what a journey between memories, experiences, growth and happiness can represent.
But also large canvases hung to remind the viewer of the duty of hospitality and the importance of heterogeneity.
Creative summer party
A hot summer afternoon, creative artists, music, beer and the square available to fill with canvases to create on. The canvases were put up for auction to raise funds.
In Hostel, solidarity also has a strong artistic streak.
The stolen buket
In a space of not simple graphic layout and of strong transit of distracted guests, significant starlci of Tassoni’s epic poem, represented with a calligraphic exercise so rigorous as to become hypnotic and interspersed with images of an imaginary bestiary that makes the aesthetic rendering even more impactful of a “piece” with important dimensions make it impossible not to linger in a service corridor that has been transformed into a tunnel suspended between history and fantasy.
Pimp my yard
In Hostel you never get bored; another summer afternoon to fill, artist friends at your disposal and a too bare internal courtyard: pimp my yard!
Fantastic animals, references to the bas-reliefs of our Cathedral and fantasy that runs freely.
The fairy stair
A stained ribbon that runs uninterruptedly along the walls of the internal stairs accompanies the guest from the first to the top floor, narrating six of the best known legends of our territory.
“Le fate del castello di Levizzano” Sharko
“Il lago della Ninfa” Jah
“La fòla del Magalas” Mazz
“La Potta di Modena” Giulia Tondelli
“La leggenda del Bucamante” BOLO
“Lo Psillo” Carlo Bascelli
The legend of Messer Filippo
At San Filippo the bar is … haunted by ghosts!
On the walls is engraved and painted the story of Messer Filippo, a merchant who lived in the 16th century who arrives in Spilamberto to offer his thirst to the beautiful castle, with whom he falls in love.
But it is a forbidden love that leads him to death and waiting for the torture, locked up in a narrow cell in Spilamberto’s castle, before dying and turning into a ghost, he leaves his story on the stone that imprisons him.