My name is Giacomo Cacciatore, I was born in Parma and I lived in this wonderful city for over forty years before becoming Modena of adoption by moving me to the beautiful ancient village of Castelvetro di Modena.
Despite technical studies and work experience in various fields, from architectural design to tourist receptivity, the humanistic sphere has always characterized my interests, especially in the field of the history of art and archeology. That is why I have graduated from the University of Parma in Archeologic Sciences and at the Alma Mater Studiorum in Bologna in Archeology and Cultures of the Ancient World, with honors.
I have always preferred, in the chain of research in visual arts and archeology, the ultimate communication ring. This is because I believe strongly in the value and protection of cultural goods and I believe that only through an effective dissemination of knowledge we can pass on that sense of beauty and belonging from which it can spring respect and safeguard.
My intent is to present visitors a synthetic, but indispensable, historical-geographic picture of what will be discovered on the tour so that every monument, every find can be captured in its ideological context and in the right timing. At the same time, my goal is to deliver the simplest tools to decode the cultural and artistic stratification of lifelong cities, as are Modena and Parma.
I will be happy to accompany you in your visit by revealing every little secret and enjoying the local gourmet delicacies, all dressed with my welcome smile!
In my experience as an archaeologist I excavated at the Roman Villa (II-VII sec.) Of Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi (SI) and at the ancient thermal baths of the ancient Cures (I-II sec.) in Sabina (RI ) for the Belgian University of Louven. I have collaborated with the Archaeological Civic Museum of Modena in archival research for the "Modena-Tirana return trip" (Italian excavations in Fascist era in Albania) and in the project of new fruition of the "Novi Ark" Archaeological Park in Modena , confluence in my master thesis. I also contributed to the primary education courses at the Archeological Park and Outdoor Museum of Terramara of Montale (MO).
I am currently involved in the drafting and presentation of archaeological, primary and secondary school and public information dissemination projects.
Personalize your visit and not think about anything...
Modena Parma Guide offers you a tour guide, a car with driver (also for small groups), the opportunity to taste the gastronomic excellence of the area in an ancient noble residence or in the production sites.
Ask for a quote or information by completing the form in the contact section.
UNDUETRE...ARCHEO!, recently established, it proposes to the classes III, IV and V of the primary school and to the classes I of the secondary school some projects for the promotion and enhancement of the archaeological discipline. This is a specialized path to integrate the history program and in interaction with the training plan organized by the teachers. Each project is conducted by archaeologists and modulated through lectures, creative workshops and guided tours to the National Archaeological Museum of Parma. We have tried to focus on the objectives to be achieved and to be able to convey those basic notions of "archaeological source" and "museum" that are the basis of archaeological research. The projects were also designed to create a bridge between theory and real experience: in each teaching proposal a practical exemplification, a laboratory of manual creativity, the visit to the Museum will complete the training course.
The titles proposed are:
- Professione Archeologo (Indiana Jones o Sherlock Holmes?)
- Eroi, miti e favole nella ceramica greca (un laboratorio per allievi della scuola primaria)
- Tutti al museo! (osservare il passato per capire il presente)
- Buon compleanno Parma! (2200 anni dalla fondazione della colonia romana)
- Sport, giochi e giocattoli nel mondo antico (giocare per conoscere)
For school trips and educational visits Modena Parma Guide offers the opportunity to create a personalized route in the cities of Parma and Modena for children or teenagers. If the tour was already organized, I would be happy to guide the classes and illustrate the monumental attractions with an easy and accessible language. This year, the 2200th anniversary of the Roman foundation of Parma and Modena, is an unrepeatable opportunity to admire its archaeological heritage. For those who choose this type of route, there is available teaching material to prepare the visit.
For quotations and inquiries, just fill out the form in the contact section.
I EXPECT MANY!
Non viene mai meno quel senso di stupore mentre si osserva la lastra di Benedetto Antelami nel Duomo di Parma, resiste anche all’abitudine di guardarla, per noi di Parma, a volte sfiorandola appena con lo sguardo.
È l’unica lastra scolpita superstite delle tre che costituivano il parapetto del pulpito che Antelami realizza nel 1178 per il Duomo di Parma.
Con i suoi 89 metri di altezza la Torre Ghirlandina è senza dubbio il simbolo della città di Modena, cuore nevralgico e ideologico del suo impianto urbanistico. Il nome è dovuto al doppio giro delle balaustre sulla guglia sommitale o alla Giralda di Siviglia, la torre spagnola a cui dal XVII secolo si ravvisò la somiglianza.