Italian Government Tourist Board - North America
ITALY NEWS #25 - July
Venezia - 2 settembre 2007
Storica is the most traditional event that takes place in all of
Venice, and will take place on September 2nd along the waters
of the Grand Canal.
celebration, that happened for the first time on January 10th,
1315 during the reign of Giovanni Soranzo, is made up of 2 different
moments: the historic procession and the regattas. The historical
procession, comprised of over 100 boats,
re-enacts the arrival of Caterina Cornaro, wife of the King of Cyprus.
She renounced her throne in favor of Venice and so, this signaled
the beginning of the power of the Serenissima (Venice) on this island of the
Mediterranean. The competitions that are held are divided into
categories: Young rowers, women, and men.
The most anticipated challenge is that of the 'champions', who us 2
oars on the "gondolini", which are the lighters versions of the
is every participant's dream to win in Canalasso, which is what the
residents of Venice call the Grand Canal.
la collezione Bonci Casuccini
Museale Santa Maria della Scala
Archeologico Nazionale - Until November 4
In Tuscany, on the 250th
anniversary of his birth, the famous collector, Pietro Bonci
Casuccini will be remembered. The event celebrates the gathering
of the most distinguished private collections in Italy after 150
years. The exhibition presents a huge variety of works taken
from a selection of over 200 pieces ranging from sarcophaguses,
stones, statues, urns, Greek and Etruscan ceramics and bronzes, all that
the public can admire every day during the entire duration of the
Apocalisse a Udine
lllegio (UD) -
Casa delle Esposizioni
Fino al 30 settembre
It is called "Apocalypse.
The last revelation"
and it is the exhibit in which the artists of the last millennium
interpret the end of the world. This incredible event is
entirely dedicated to the last book of the Bible and is based upon
the masterpieces of over 100 internationally renown artists. The
works of the following artists are particularly important: Durer, El
Greco, Guido Reni, Salvador Dali and De Chirico. Above all,
these icons are the result of the artistic genius of Novgorod.
“Musei d’Estate” a Roma
Roma - Fino al 20
The Office of Cultural Politics of the
City of Rome, in collaboration with the Zčtema Cultural Project,
is promoting the event "Museums
of Summer. When art becomes theatre",
which will be taking place all summer until September 20th. A
summer filled with literature, art, music, and theater in the
major cultural spaces of the Eternal City, with museums and
archeological sites, which
will remain open for guided evening and night time visits:
this is the concept
of the initiative. Between the numerous activities, it is
important to point out the guided visit "in notturna" (in nocturnal)
to the Casino Nobile di Villa Torlonia (Noble Casino of Villa
Torlonia) and to the Ara Pacis, along with the exhibit "Valentino in
Rome, 45 years of style", taking place until September 6th.
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