Mondine al lavoro


Copper sculpture of rice-workers

Where: Via Provinciale Galliera - 40018 San Pietro in Casale (BO)

Rice-workers, Provincia di Bologna
Rice-workers, Provincia di Bologna

Rice-workers during the 19th century in the area of Molinella and of the Bologna's lowland were young women that operated in the local paddy field in order to clean the rice plants. The word "mondine" derives from the verb "mondare" that in Italian means "to clean".


The artists Nicola Zamboni and Sara Bolzani in 2007 realized this sculpture to remember those people and their proud and fighting spirit. The three-dimensional work in copper is decorating the traffic circle of  the via Provinciale Galliera, at the south  entrance of the town of San Pietro in Casale. The work wants to be the ideal follow of the bi-dimensional sculpture of rice-workers on bike (2003) collocated in the near town of Bentivoglio, beside the entrance of the hospital.


Among the many pickers who have worked in the Bologna's plain, those of Molinella had a historical importance for their battles to claim rights.


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Address: Via G. Matteotti 154 - 40018 San Pietro in Casale (BO)

Phone +39 051 6669556 | 051 666.95.55 | 051 666.95.46


Opening times (winter)

Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri 8.30am-12.30pm
Thu 2.30pm-6pm
Sat 8.30am-12pm


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Last update: 11-07-2019