Archive of events published
The cultural association “Sonata Organi” of Arona, on Lake Maggiore, has organised the sixth International Organ Festival consisting of four concerts under the overall direction of Christian Tarabbia.
The MAGA Museum in Gallarate, near Varese, is hosting an exhibition of a selection of works from the Consolandi Collection in what promises to be a fascinating overview of the development of contemporary art from the 1950s until the present.
Luci d’Artista - Artistic Lights - returns again this year to light up the city of Turin, as part of the rich programme of cultural events the city has to offer to citizens and visitors alike.
Virgil is returning to his Mantova in an important exhibition in the Napoleonic Wing of the Palazzo Tè.
The start of “the most beautiful road race in the world” is set for mid-May, with four days of sport excitement, and Italian fashion.
East and west meet in the paintings of some of the greatest Italian painters (and travellers!) of the late eighteenth century, who, left their impressions on canvas of what were then largely unexplored places in the Middle-east.
At the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, the irresistible charm of Paris of the 1920’s is being celebrated in the exhibition “The exuberant years. The Paris of Modigliani, Picasso and Dalí. 1918-1933”. Many masterpieces by these and other great artists will be on display.
In Rome, in the historical Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Via del Corso, the exhibition “Vanitas” is a reflection on the ephemeral nature of earthly things. On exhibit, masterpieces by Caravaggio, Lotto and Guercino from the Doria Pamphilj Collection.
The tenth anniversary of one of the most eclectic music shows in Italy is to be held in Calabria from 8 July to 8 September.
At the end of October, a festival over two Sundays at Brisighella, in the province of Ravenna, will offer tastings of local culinary specialities including Mora Romagnola, lamb and mutton.
The fourth edition of the event proposes bands coming from the whole Mediterranean area that will perform with local cantors.
After the magnificent success of last year’s event, the Speckfest, festival of cured ham, will again be held in Santa Maddalena-Val di Funes, in the province of Bolzano.
This year the Venetian city, Caorle, will celebrate the poetess Patrizia Valduga in its third poetry festival since 2007. Verses written for the occasion will be inscribed forever near the town, on the cliffs along the Venetian coast, side by side with those of her illustrious predecessors, Andrea Zanzotto and Christoph Wilhelm Aigner.
On Friday 30 September at 8.30 pm, at Bevilacqua Castle, in Bevilacqua in the province of Verona, a dinner will be held dedicated to the discovery of eros and those culinary delights associated with the arousal of desire.
Southern Asia brings to Sàrmede, in the province of Treviso, the colours, fantasy and history of children’s stories in the 29th International Exhibition of Children’s Illustrations.
On Saturday 18 June, the first all night artistic celebration has been organized in Venice to promote art and culture and provide divertissement for the young.
At San Vito Lo Capo, in the province of Trapani, this traditional Sicilian dish with its simple (yet symbolically rich) ingredients, is again centre stage at the Mediterranean International Food and Wine Fair.
The Bottari Lattes Cultural Foundation has inaugurated, in the auditorium of Monforte d’Alba, in the province of Cuneo, the first edition of the International Festival of Chamber Music. Under the artistic direction of Nicola Campogrande, the dates of the festival have been organised to correspond with the change of the seasons in 2010.
In Palazzo Zevallos, in Naples, an exhibition is about to go on show about the everyday life of women in ancient Greece between the fifth and the third centuries B.C.
A weekend in Mezzocorona, in the province of Trento, dedicated to the discovery of local flavours and great Trentino wines, in particular Teroldego.
In June, the town of San Vito Lo Capo in Sicily will host the Cous Cous Fest Preview. These three days, organised by the Town Council of San Vito Lo Capo and the Feedback Agency, will give a preview of the longer Cous Cous Fest which will run from 20th to 25th of September.
One hundred expressionistic art works have been brought together for the first time in Italy, at Villa Manin in Passariano di Codroipo (Udine), in an exhibition which contrasts two fundamental movements of European expressionism dating to the beginning of the twentieth century.
Villa Doria Pamphilj, in Genova, is holding an exhibition on lanscape art of unequalled historical and artistic value.
Every year Castelvetro di Modena is transformed into a Renaissance theatre, with the object of disseminating the food and culture of that historical period.
Colours and archetypes are on loan to Sardinia in a series of works which have remained unchanged for 40 thousand years of history, from the Dreamtime to the present.
A Busnago an historical celebration very old and long tradition.
Villa Manin in Passariano di Codroipo, in the province of Udine, has been clothed in all the colours of the nordic countryside to reconstruct for the first time the history of Scandinavia in the second half of the nineteenth century through paintings from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
The exhibition is organised by Gabriella Belli and Cristiana Collu and is a repeat of a successful cooperation between the Art Museum in the province of Nuoro (MAN) and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto (MART).
A series of events, exhibitions, theme tours, lectures and promote the show to get a town's heritage underestimated: Bologna Waters.
The Incoronation of the Virgin will be on exhibition at Villa Medicea La Petraia in Florence until 10 September. An altarpiece created by Botticelli, it is the main attraction of the exhibition “Precious treasures in Villa”.
In the course of the centuries this festival has changed from a pilgrimage to a great popular feast, but with its decorated floats, music, shows and religious performances along a route marked by important monuments it at
In Pontecorvo, in the province of Frosinone, from Thursday 9th July the Threshing Festival in honour of the wheat harvest will begin, in order to commemorate the ancient peasant traditions and way of life which still today form the cultural roots of the reg
During Carneval the city of canals fills with costumes, colour and spectacle according to the theme set for that year. Improvisations and surprises are never missing and add that extra bit of fun to the festive atmosphere.
From 9th to 11th April, the “Cannoli & Friends” festival will be held in Piana degli Albanesi (Palermo), dedicated to the culture and promoting and restoring value to the cannolo, this special dessert that is the symbol of the local traditions around the world.
In Padoa, a huge exhibition with various sections is being held to bring the “The Golden Age” of the city to life, thus celebrating the hundred years during which the capital ruled by the Carraresi family competed with Paris and other European cities in the realm of art and culture.
At the Palazzo Ducale in Genova, this exhibition brings together a number of masterpieces around the theme of travelling: geographical exploration, space travel, cultural exploration, the journey within.
A journey of discovery of contemporary American art which finds its reflection in the Venetian lagoon.
Among the most interesting events in the district of Caserta, we can not forget the appointment in Casertavecchia, an ancient city where old traditions are still alive and they take place especially during the festival named September in the village, celebrated since 1970.
On 17 June, the Operatic Festival of the Arena in Verona will resume for the 89th season of this magical event. All in all a programme of 6 different operas in a total of 49 evenings, culminating in the final performance on 3 September.
With the support of the Carichieti Foundation (Cassa di Risparmio for the province of Chieti), the ArtEnsemble Association has inaugurated the third Music Festival addressed to solidarity this year.
From 3 to 6 November, experts and horse enthusiasts will be able to immerse themselves in four days of competitions, shows and other fun events at the Horse Fair in Verona.
Back to the main event for outdoor enthusiasts.
The wine Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro di Modena Dop is the central theme of this festival which takes place in the courtyards and squares of the old town of Castelvetro in the province of Modena.
An underground shiver in an experience that takes your breath away in the extraordinary atmosphere of the Caves of Castellana in the province of Bari, one of the most fascinating carsic complexes in Italy.
Return to the medieval tournament in honor of the patron Saint Juvenal.
The works of the most famous Dutch painter in the history of art have returned to Rome, after an absence of twenty years, with a prestigious collection of masterpieces at the Vittoriano in Rome: on show a fascinating view of Vincent Van Gogh’s rural and urban landscapes.
With passion for the sacredness of Christmas, Giovanni Teberino has returned to Campobasso with new and original creations.
This autumn, the Park of the Royal Palace in Colorno, in the province of Parma, will be host to its second garden show.
After the success of the last festivals, “Terni in Jazz Fest#7”, is making its appearance for the seventh year in succession with ever new initiatives which make it a must for jazz lovers.
In a popular festival with grapes and wine at its centre, history and tradition come alive for the fourth year running in the municipal area of Avio, in the province of Trento.
In Fontanellato in the province of Parma, the programme of “Magical Sundays” will host the return of “Alice in the Castle”, an animated fantasy including games with the Queen of hearts and tea in the company of Mad Hatter and White Rabbit.
Drawings and etchings “of spirited and exquisite taste” by the Venetian Master are on show at the Castle of Udine, Galleria d’Arte Antica, until 31st October. This event marks a long awaited return of the exhibition of the Capricci and Scherzi di Fantasia by Tiepolo 40 years after their last showing.
A genial review of the life of Jesus is on the stage in the Parish of San Donato in Anzi (Potenza), where the fascinating Lucan landscape is the setting for 10 important religious events.
The MARCA Museum in Catanzaro is opening its doors to design and architecture by organising an extensive retrospective dedicated to Alessandro Mendini, the internationally famous architect and designer. The curator will be Alberto Fiz, artistic director for the Calabrese museum.
From everywhere in Europe, women horse riders will meet in Riolo Terme, a hill town in the province of Ravenna in the splendid countryside of the Terre di Faenza, where from 15 to 17 May the eightet event of the International Gathering of Amazons will take place.
The interactive City of Science Museum in Naples is the first of its kind in Italy and offers big and small an unforgettable experience in direct contact with light, to investigate and check the various new ideas and theories about this phenomenon.
For the second year running, the festival “Torrone & Torroni” is to be held in Cremona from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November.
On 30 June, MAGA Museum, in Gallarate, near Milan, will open the exhibition “Alchemica”. Featuring the work of contemporary artist Roberto Floreani, it is a fitting sequel to the exhibitions dedicated to Amedeo Modigliani and Alberto Giacometti earlier this year.
The historical setting of the Zabarella Palace in Padova, is host to an captivating exhibition whose objective is to give voice to the art of portrait painting through a series of unique pictures.
In the new year, the Museums of San Domenico in Forlì will be host to an exhibition dedicated to Melozzo, the most famous Renaissance artist from Romagna, and several of his contemporaries, all of whom were fundamental to the Italian Renaissance.
This summer, the Gallery of Modern Art at Palazzo Forti in Verona, will exhibit 137 paintings, drawings and engravings by Marc Chagall, dating from 1917 to 1982.
On Friday 1 July, the long dream of the Riviera Romagnola will begin at sunset: a weekend of fun of musical events, spectacles, shows, food stalls and much else.
In “Estate fuori città 2009” (“ Summer outside the city 2009”), the province of Parma is offering its visitors a summer marked by music, tradition and culture.
The galleries of the Castello del Buonconsiglio, in Trento, and of Castel Thun, in Val di Non, are offering the visitor a fascinating journey of discovery into the magic of glass through works of the Venetian masters who, from the Renaissance up to the twentieth century, have conquered the world with their art.
In Celio Park, behind the Colosseum, make a date with comedy with the most famous longstanding comic show of the Roman summer with cabaret, music and entertainment.
Discover the Christmas markets in the Italian region of Trentino Alto Adige and experience to the full the holiday atmosphere among the market stalls with their local produce, hand-made crafts and the smells and flavours of traditional Christmas fare.
Thematic shows, special events, excursions, conferences for adults, games for the children: all in a splendid corner of Verona’s Monte Baldo. This is the mix of initiatives and open air fun which will take place over the weekends of spring and summer in the Botanical Gardens of Monte Baldo, in Novezzina.
The artistic genius of Aligia, sculptor from Calabria, is open to the public in the National Gallery in Cosenza, at Palazzo Arnone.
From 26 to 31 March, at Riolo Terme, in the hills near Faenza, there will be competitions, lessons, encounters and dinners as part of the gastronomic fete: “Il Piatto Verde”.
This year’s rendezvous at Malcesine, on Lake Garda, celebrates 150 years of Italian unity with the the best Italian recipes prepared with a difference, using only local produce from Garda.
The traditional appointment with the christmas markets in Valsugana is a tradition that lives in this enchanting corner of the centuries old Hapsburgs Park of Levico Terme.
The event which has made Perugia the European capital of chocolate, comes of age next year and involves old and young alike in new and tasty ideas uniting the imagination and the unique flavour of chocolate.
The exhibition of about 70 drawings, “From Parmigianino to Piazzetta. Faces, animals and bizarre thoughts in the drawings of the Estense Gallery”, is being hosted in the historical residence of Duke Ferrante Gonzaga, the Palazzo Ducale di Guastalla, in Emilia Romagna.
Galleria Credito Siciliano in Acireale in Sicily is hosting an exhibition attesting to the growing influence of photography in this part of Italy.
The sixteenth installment of the International Fashion Festival Med Moda to be held in Caltanissetta in Sicily, has become a must for both celebrities and fashion lovers from all over the world.
Following on from the exhibition of the landscapes of Giorgio Morandi, the next retrospective promoted by the Ferrero foundation in Alba will be dedicated to the Piedmontese artist, Carlo Carrà.
This exhibition at the MARCA museum in Catanzaro restores the strength and creative originality to a great but wounded metropolis by tracing the history of Berlin from the beginning of the 1980s until 9 November 1989, when the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of an era and the birth of a new Germany.