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Wiki Weekend in Trentino; Fortezza delle Verrucole edit-a-thon
Wiki Weekend in Trentino
On the 16th and the 17th of June a Wiki Weekend was held in Trentino, northern Italy. Two events, both consisting in a guided tour and an edit-a-thon were organised by Trentino-Alto Adige Wiki, with the contribution of Wikimedia Italia through a microgrant.
On Saturday wikipedians did a guided tour of three churches in Trento (Santa Maria Maggiore, San Francesco Saverio and the Cathedral) and then edited/created articles about the churches, artists that had worked in them and works of art there are hosted. The event was organised in cooperation with Museo Diocesano Tridentino, that offered the guided tour and hosted the edit-a-thon. Six new articles were created, including Vicenzo and his nephew Gian Girolamo Grandi, 16th century sculptors, who created a beautiful choir in Santa Maria Maggiore.
On Sunday wikipedians visited the exhibition Imago Animi - Faces from the past hosted by Palazzo Assessorile in Cles, Non Valley. The multidisciplinary exhibition focused on the human face, with elements of archaeology, anthropology, etc. The event was organised in cooperation with Arc-Team, that had curated the exhibition and offered the tour. The edit-a-thon was hosted by Cles Public Library. Among the results the English article Facial motion capture was translated to Italian.
Overall 14 people participated, including two new users and two non-expert users, 8 articles were created, 12 articles were improved and 73 images were uploaded on Wikimedia Commons. Next event in Trentino will be on the 28th of July in Bersntol!
Fortezza delle Verrucole editathon
From 31th may until 3rd june held a editathon in San Romano di Garfagnana, in Tuscany, Italy. Thank to Wikimedia Foundation grant we could retire for 3 days to edit articles about Fortezza delle Verrucole. We chose this place because the picture taken this Castle won the Wiki loves monuments Toscana 2017 and another picture of the castle has reached the 3th place in national contest and 5th in worldwide contest.
The Municipality of San Romano di Garfagnana supported us providing a room in the public library only for us. On Friday we visited the a flour manufacturer on Saturday a trout breeding. Later we went to a small town called Orzaglia to watch the a match of Tiro della forma (cheese wheels throw). In these excursions we took pictures for Commons.
Finally, after editing about 2 days, on Sunday we visit the Fortezza delle Verrucole with a guide dressed in medieval clothes at the end we attend a show of catapult shot.
In the library set up the exhibition with final pictures in WLM Toscana 2016 and 2017 from 1th june until 15th.
The 11 participants are create 7 new articles in 3 different language wikipedias, 3 articles improved, a new article on wikivoyage, 29 new categories on Wikimedia Commons with more 100 pictures uploaded, 4 elements improved on Wikidata and 34km of roads added on OpenStreetMap.
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