Italian Government Tourist Board - North America
Italy News #12 - April 30, 2007
Desiderio da Settignano
Florence, Museo del Bargello
Through June 3, 2007
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
May 15-19, 2007
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.
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
May 12-20, 2007
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
May 19-27, 2007
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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