Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 NEWSLETTER # 119 - June 25th, 2010

   Venezia Jazz

   Pistoia Blues

Pistoia - July 14th - July 18th, 2010

Taking place between July 14th and 18th in the picturesque Piazza del Duomo, Pistoia Blues will bring a host of international artists to a stage set up under the Tuscan sun. Holidaymakers should not be fooled by the title, as the event began as a blues festival but has since expanded its horizons to include artists from many other genres. It certainly has a prestigious history, with past editions featuring the likes of BB King, John Lee Hooker, Carlos Santana and Bob Dylan. This year, the line-up includes Porcupine Tree, Buddy Whittington, Gamma Ray, Buddy Guy, Micah P Hinson and Mario Biondi. Pistoia Blues has been going since 1980 and remains a highly popular event among music lovers in Tuscany. The event also gives travelers a chance to explore Pistoia, which features many well-preserved medieval buildings within the walls of its old town.

   Roma Auditorium

Roma - June 26th - July 31st, 2010

It was in September of 1995 that building started on the new Auditorium in Rome, on a project by the architect Renzo Piano. This work comprises three singular constructions (three halls) of different sizes, embedded  in a large wooded park in harmony with the surrounding scenery. Born within a more extensive project for launching culture in Rome as well as enhancing urban culture, the Auditorium was intended to attract the public here by means of this sophisticated medium. The idea was to combine all the various functions usually available in an urban and extra urban environment in the same place. This summer festival will have great music artists like Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Stefano Bollani, Ludovico Einaudi, Giovanni Allevi and many others.

   Carrara's Art and Sculpture Biennale


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