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Rugby. Le origini

Rugby. Le origini

Not only a mere chronicle of athletic performance, the story of sports can become the interpretative key to complex social and cultural phenomena: why has it established itself in one country rather than another? What are the associated rites? What are the characteristic values compared to the place that sees it as the protagonist? The story of the Museo delle Civiltà integrates the anthropological and ethnographic dimension with the historical and museographic dimension, to offer visitors a reading of sport that is not only the movement of bodies, but cultural knowledge.

The third stage of the Sports museum of the world project, which MuCiv dedicates to the historical and anthropological study of sporting practices, concerns the origins and spread of rugby in Italy.

What were the first steps of the oval ball in the Italian peninsula? Who were the pioneers? Through which channels did it manage to establish itself as a popular sport practiced everywhere in Italy?

The exhibition tries to give an initial answer to these questions through the Luca Raviele collection donated to the Museum by the family of the collector and scholar of rugby history.maturely in 2019.


from 15 September 2020 to 25 October 2020
POINT (12.471421 41.83333)
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Dal 15 al 25 ottobre 2020

Orari di apertura del museo: martedì, sabato e domenica 8.00-19.00

Giorni di chiusura 
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Rugby. Le origini, Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 14
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 14
41° 49' 59.988" N, 12° 28' 17.1156" E

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