Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

Italy News # 23 - July 18, 2007

Nefer, Women in Ancient Egypt

TURIN, Palazzo Cavour, through January 6, 2008


This magnificent exhibition is one that is offering, for the first time, a complete profile of the Egyptian woman in diverse social aspects, and her role in everyday life, in Ancient Egypt.  It reveals exceptional modernism of a woman living in an ancient world and ancient civilization.  Over 200 archeological discoveries, of great historical and artistic value are on display, that bring the visitor on a journey through the female beauty of ancient Egypt and all of its mysterious glamour.  Not much is known by the public regarding the topic of the Egyptian woman and of her everyday life.  So, this makes it a very fascinating and educational case for all social societies to uncover.

‘Festival Lago di Como'

LAKE COMO, Lario Area, through September 9th, 2007


This year, the Lake Como Festival is celebrating its 5th edition!  All during the summer, the Lario area will be the stage for this exciting engagement that is free entrance for the general public.  There are 4 main "sections" of the festival, and they are: "Lazio Jazz & Rhythm'n Blues", which has 29 shows in different communes all around the Como province; the "Sinfolario Festival" which is a musical concert programmed to be held 22 times, and has a splendid itinerary with a mixture of modern and romantic music; the "Larian fireworks festival" which consists of 8 evenings that will be illuminated with fireworks, but also include dance folklore and parades.  Most interestingly, the fireworks shows are a part of a competition that will be judged, in which the winner wins the first prize and title of "Queen of the year"; and the "Vivere" festival on the lake, where actors from the famous lake Como soap opera 'Vivere' , will be available to meet fans.

On the footsteps of the Phoenicians

Sardinia     -    Until September


Nora “Itinerari fenici in Sardegna – Phoenician itineraries in Sardinia” intends to celebrate the splendor of this civilization, on the island since the 8th century BC. A series of events, exhibits, plays, and shows have been planned to discover the Sardinian inland and its lesser known gems such as Nora, Bithia, Neapolis, Othoca and Tharros.

Lucania Film Festival 2007

Pisticci, Basilicata       August 11-14, 2007



From August 11 to the 14 over 7000 directors are showcasing their works at the 2007 Lucania Film Festival. In its eighth year, the festival is divided in 3 sections: Fiction and Animation, Lucania Film Makers and Synergy. An international jury will award the best artists. This year, the more than 50000 spectators expected at the festival, will enjoy a different viewing experience, as the films are shown in spectacular settings, from wheat fields, to the ruins of ghost towns, from the Sassi in Matera to the simple farm houses: this is a new approach to displaying the seventh art in its language and its ability to be enjoyed at many and all social levels.


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