It opens on Wednesday 16 November at 6 pm, in the headquarters of the Monfalconese Cultural Consortium of Villa Vicentini Miniussi in Ronchi dei Legionari, the exhibition dedicated to the de Claricini Dornpacher family. The Ccm-Ecomuseo Territori, since its foundation engaged in the enhancement of the history of the territory, is a partner of the project dedicated to the cultural role of the de Claricini in Gorizia. The exhibition consists of ten panels that tell the story of the de Claricini from Cividale to Gorizia, created by the Onlus Formentini Museums of Rural Life and the De Claricini Dornpacher Foundation.
All this is part of the regional project for the dissemination of humanistic culture “The historical role of the de Claricini in the Gorizia area”, which aims to enhance the Gorizia branch of this important family. The noble family, according to historical documentation, arrived in the thirteenth century from Bologna to Cividale del Friuli, and one of its branches moved to Gorizia at the end of the eighteenth century. Thanks to an ad hoc QR code it will also be possible to listen to the stories related to the de Claricini people through innovative podcasts, also in Slovenian, Friulian and German.
The exhibition is therefore enriched by an inclusive tool that favors those who have difficulty in reading. In addition, the de Claricini Dornpacher Foundation, the èStoria and Lucecultura associations, the University of Udine, the Municipalities of Gorizia, Cividale and Moimacco, the Isontina State Library of Gorizia are partners in the project. Alessandro de Claricini owned a property in Pierisfrom where in 1866, during the Third Italian War of Independence, his wife ran away with the rest of the family, joining her husband in Gorizia.
“Italians had been seen in Fiumicello and to expect an attack, Colòno Olivo had brought hay to us and left his pair of oxen in our custody. Several Pieris families gave my wife linen and other items in storage, ”the landowner wrote in the diaries. In the same year, de Claricini welcomed experiments on sericulture in his estate. “The president of the Agricultural Society of Gorizia – reads an Austrian book – has offered his estate in Pieris for this research station, which proves to be suitable as it provides foliage for a thousand cocoons, with complete equipment for the construction of the silk and an apartment for the head of the commission “.
A few years later a silkworm station was also established in Vermegliano, now a hamlet of Ronchi dei Legionari, in order to start packaging seeds using the microscope, according to the cellular system, and to assist the breeders of filugelli in the district. On 15 September 1867 Claricini hosted in his possessions in Pieris the participants in the autumn meeting, which was held not far from Monfalcone, of the Agricultural Society of Gorizia, of which he was president. Since 1879 he has been the owner with his wife of the Settimìni property of Pierisfrom the villa – the Palàz de Fugazèta – to the possessions, but he dies the following year and the heirs will surrender everything in 1883.
Between 1870 and 1880 his brother Leopoldo made a charcoal drawing of the villa which, purchased in 1907 by the Municipal Deputation, it was used as the municipal seat of Pieris until 1996, becoming the seat of the municipal library since 2012. At the inauguration, the cards with the QR code that refers directly to the podcasts will be distributed. The exhibition will remain open to the public until Friday 25 November, Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November from 9 to 13, Monday 21 November from 9 to 13 and from 15 to 17, Tuesday 22 November from 9 to 13, Wednesday 23 November from 9 to 13 and from 15 to 17, Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November from 9 to 13.