Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS #30 - September  24 , 2007


Florence, Palazzo Corsini - September 29th - October 7th, 2007


The international antiques fair began in 1959 and took place every 2 years in the prestigious grounds of Palazzo Strozzi until 1993.  The purpose of this event was to bring the "best of the best" of national and foreign antiques dealers to Florence.  Since 2001, to lend greater enthusiasm to the event, more attention has been focused on a program concentrating on such things like: the utmost qualification of the exhibitors and major publication of the event through various press outlets in both Europe and the USA. Since 1993 the fair has been moved to the splendid Palazzo Corsini on the  Arno, in the heart of Florence, and it will be open non-stop throughout the day from 10:30am - 8:00pm.

 International Festival of Music & Sacred Art

Rome - October 10th - 13th, 2007


The organizers of this event, Fondazione Pro Musica e Arte Sacra, and partner Daimler Chrysler Italy, will bring together artistic creation and spiritual experience to these concert events.  These performances will take place in exceptional settings, including various magnificent basilicas throughout Rome.  The festival will open at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Wednesday, October 10th at 5:00pm with a performance by Wolfgang Seifen and a contemporary sacred mass dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI.  The following days will include a very rich program, including:  The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Choir of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, directed by the renowned Italian conductor, Daniele Gatti, the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, and several others.  Full details of the program are available on the website. 

International boat show in Genova

 Genova - October 6-14, 2007


The 47th edition of the International Boat Show will be held in Genova from October 6-14. Organized by Fiera di Genova in partnership with Ucina, this is a must-see exhibition for boat lovers, who can admire the best in motorboats, sailboats and pneumatics, motors, technical sportswear, fishing equipment, nautical tourism and services, all exhibited here.More than 1650 exhibitors are present at the show, with over 2200 boats. Special attention is given to foreign exhibitors, which count for over 35% of all participating companies. For the entire duration of the show, the public has a chance to meet experts in the field, as well as institutional representatives, opinion leaders and champions of yesterday and today alike. The rich calendar of events includes a tourism conference, which confirms the ever growing connection between tourism and boating.


Ferrara hot- air balloon festival


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