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 Italy News #12 - April 30, 2007

Desiderio da Settignano

Florence, Museo del Bargello 

Through June 3, 2007

 

www.desideriodasettignano2007.it

 

The exhibit celebrates one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, Desiderio da Settignano, who sculpted most of his work in marble. This exhibition sets out to highlight the various genres and different subjects of the artistís work while paying homage to one of the most illustrious marble virtuosos in Florence.

 

 

 

 Rolex Cup 2007

Capri

May 15-19, 2007

    www.yccs.it/eng/index.php

 

The Rolex Cup, the prestigious event that epitomizes Italyís sailing tradition is back again with fabulous Capri serving as the set. Organized by Italyís most famous yacht clubs, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and the Yacht Club Capri, this is truly a not-to-be-missed appointment for fans of sailing and the sea.

 

  Infiorata - Flower Festival

Noto (Sicily)

May 18-20, 2007

www.infiorata.info

 

During the annual event called Infiorata, the baroque town of Noto, a Unesco Heritage Site, becomes one giant floral display with every street and piazza lined with flowers in a celebration accompanied by concerts and plays.
Petals of different kinds of flowers are used to create a variety of figures, often with religious, mythological or social themes.

 

 Settimana della cultura 2007- Week of Culture 2007

Throughout Italy

May 12-20, 2007

www.beniculturali.it

 

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During this week-long cultural event visitors will be able to access all state-run museums, monuments and archeological sites throughout Italy free of charge. Many the events planned for this week of celebrations: concerts, shows, movie screenings, plays, exhibitions and conferences. 

Art takes center stage in Como

 Cernobbio, Villa Erba

 

May 19-27, 2007

 

www.dipinti800acernobbio.com

 

About 600 masterpieces ranging in period from the second half of the 19th century to the early 20th century on loan from 20 national art galleries are on display in Como. The paintings represent the most important movements in Italian art: Macchiaioli, Divisionisti, Scapigliatura, the School of Posillipo, the School of Resina, the Venetian School and the Great International Masters. Among the artists on display are Giovanni Boldini, Giuseppe De Nittis and Federico Zandomeneghi.

 

 

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