Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 

 Italy News # 11 - April 23, 2007

The Hermitage Museum of Czar Nicholas I 

Palermo, Palazzo Sant’Elia

 

April 19-May 6, 2007

 

 www.provincia.palermo.it La Maddalena di Vaccaro

 

 This exhibition celebrates the reopening of Palazzo Sant’Elia after its restoration. The event is part of a wider program titled “Notti bianche – White Nights” in Palermo. At the core of the exhibit is the collection of 35 statues and paintings acquired or commissioned by Czar Nicholas I on the occasion of his trip to Italy in 1845. On display are the works of the most important masters of neoclassicism, such as Antonio Canova, Pietro Tenerani, Emil Wolff, Karl Wichmann and Luigi Bienaimé. Noteworthy are also the portraits by Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Tiziano, Luca Giordano, Francesco Bassano and Giovanni Battista Pittoni.

 

 “Aromatica” in Imperia

 Imperia, Golfo Dianese

 

April 27-29, 2007

 

www.aromaticadianese.com

 

 This event, which combines tourism and trade, is held every other year and aims at promoting the territory of the Golfo Dianese and its indigenous aromatic herbs, with all their uses and peculiarities. In particular, the event will highlight their cultivation, as well as their disparate use in gastronomy, health and well-being, skin-care and perfume making. Within the exhibition an interactive spot was designed for children to learn about aromatic herbs. The event is capped by a series of guided visits in search of olden and authentic flavors and aromas, in the shadow of glorious churches and monuments, through historic centers of charming villages, in the majestic beauty of olive groves, and in the classic hues of the Mediterranean vegetation that covers the hills of the area.  

 

Sauvage, from paintings to photography

  Gallipoli, Casa degli artisti

 

Through April 30, 2007

 

 www.exibart.com

 

During his career, painter Max Hamlet Sauvage, symbol of Italian pop-surrealism, was prolific as a photographer as well. This exhibition sets out to highlight this aspect of the artist’s production by displaying 100 of his pictures, mostly his fine nude art photos and other works depicting different human conditions and feelings.

 

 Combas in Modena

  Modena, Galleria ModenArte

 

Through May 5, 2007

 

www.exibart.com

 

“Joke” is the title of this exhibition of French artist Combas. The painter derivesinspiration for his work in many different places and likes to depict human bodies with bright outlines, strange human beings with animal heads, imaginary characters dressed in weird clothes, figures of impossible proportions and incredible postures. In other words, humor permeates Combas’ art and he expresses his humor through his work.

 

 Bikers gathering

  Riva del Garda, Palazzo Congressi and neighboring areas

 

April 28-May 1, 2007

 

www.bike-festival.de  

In its 14th year, the Sympatex Bike-Festival Garda Trentino gathers 100 brands that put on display their most exclusive and curious motor biking products for the enjoyment of professionals, amateurs and fans alike. The tradeshow will include also acrobatic shows, races, guided tours and the Rocky Mountain Bike-Marathon Garda Trentino. The event puts Riva del Garda in the center of the European Mountain-biking map.

 

 

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