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ITALY NEWS #29 - September 12, 2007

 International Mozart Festival in Rovereto

Rovereto (Trento) - September 28 – October 7, 2007


Focused around “Don Giovanni”, the famous opera by the Viennese maestro, the 20th edition of the International Festival of W.A.Mozart in Rovereto gets underway on September 28. As usual, the schedule includes many events and performances, from music to the theatre. Among them, “Marionette di Praga”, followed by "Don Giovanni al bivio", a play by Danilo Faravelli and freely based on the works by author Carlo Goldoni. In between these two events, "La Conversazione" takes place, a monologue inspired by Mozart. The musical portion of the events showcases 2 prestigious symphonic performances, five concerts and a recital.


Guided visits to the Gardens of the Royal Palace in Venaria

Venaria Reale (Torino)


Disegno di Giovanni Tommaso Borgonio - Theatrum Statuum Regiae Celsitudinis Sabaudiae DucisThe complex known as La Venaria Reale is formed by the ancient hamlet, the massive, baroque Royal Palace with its Gardens and the Parco de La Mandria, both Unesco World Heritage Sites. Following the restoration of the Royal Palace, the Gardens of La Venaria Reale reopened to the public. Through guided itineraries one can visit the Gardens and discover its historical and architectural tales and the different stages of the complex restoration it underwent. Visitors will be fascinated by the Peschiera Grande, the remains of the Temple of Diana and the Grottos, the archeological site of the Fontana d'Ercole (Hercules Fountain), the Pergole delle Rose (Pergolas of Roses), the Giardino a Fiori (Flower Garden), the Allee and the Giardino delle Sculture Fluide (Garden of fluid sculptures).

European Days of Heritage

Many locations throughout Italy - September 29-30, 2007

On September 29 and 30 Italy celebrates the European Days of Heritage, promoted by the European Council since 1991, during which many museums, monuments and places of art and culture will be open to the public free of charge. Theatres, natural and historical trails, museums, movie screenings: these are some of the events organized by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to allow everyone to visit Italy’s artistic masterpieces, including those recently opened to the public, such as the Cappellone di San Nicola in Tolentino (Macerata), wonderful example of painting from the 1300 and the Collegiata in Castiglione Olona (Varese), with the frescoes of Masolino da Panicate.


The new season of the Maggio Fiorentino


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