KWA Meeting at Bolzano 18 to 20 May, 2011

Part 1 – The First Day


The guided tour of the library which is not open to the public was conducted by Father Plazidus to whom the chess world owes the hint of the entry on Daniel Harrwitz in the register of deaths of the cathedral parish Bolzano.

From left: Father Plazidus, Bob van de Velde, Jurgen Stigter, Calle Erlandsson.

On the way to the library…

Interior view of the library of the Benedictine Monastery Muri-Gries at Bolzano.

A visibly pleased Guy Van Habberney.

The participants were especially interested in a 1581 edition by Marci Hieronymi Vidae Cremonensis, Albae Episcopi Opera, with the chess poem Scacchia Ludus.

Scacchia Ludus in Alessandro Sanvito's hands.

Alessandro Sanvito reading Scacchia Ludus.

After this tour the group walked to the Franciscan Monastery in the old town of Bolzano. There Father Willibald provided a still older Vida edition as well as a chess book published in December 1945 in Italy by a German POW of the Allies.

The cloister in the Franciscan monastery of Bolzano.

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