El Colegio de España en Bolonia y su visibilidad a finales del siglo XVIII: festejos para la exaltación de Carlos IV
- Real Colegio de San Clemente de los Españoles,
- Charles IV King of Spain,
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The cultural presence of Spain in Italy, in the progressive complexity of the modern era, would be diminished without a consideration and study of a privileged place such as the Real Colegio de San Clemente de Los Españoles in Bologna. Since 1364, the year of its foundation by Cardinal Albornoz, in the network of connections woven by the Spanish Crown, this institution was one of the benchmarks of Hispanic internationalization and an open channel for Italian influences. The Real Colegio turned out to be one of the knots where Spanish and Italian cultures intersected and mixed. Collegial life full of studies and obligations, as its constitutions demonstrate, was alleviated with celebrations of the Crown or the Church. Based on documents found in the archive of the Real Colegio, in this communication I would like to show how these celebrations had a very concrete value for the institution and the city of Bologna.