Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 37 - December  7, 2007

"AMERICA! Stories of Paintings from the New World"

Brescia, Museo di Santa Giulia - Through May 4th, 2008



This magnificent and insightful exhibition featuring over 400 works of 50 artists is the first of its kind in Italy.  It brings the visitor through one hundreds years of great adventure and "discovery and wonder" of the New World through the eyes of the artists that lived it, extending from the first decade of the 19th century to the first decade of the 20th.  Each view and experience is different than the next, and with 270 paintings, 10 sculptures, and 80 objects, just to name a few, the Museum of Santa Giulia has been totally transformed into re-telling the story of a civilization and a nation in the 19th century.  Visitors will come across original clothes, bags and other precious materials from the various periods, including poetry in its original form. 


Madonna di Campiglio - January 17th - 20th, 2008



Celebrating 20 years in 2008, the events of the Winter Marathon will begin on January 17th, featuring antique cars racing on icy, slippery roads, fresh snow, arctic temperatures, and steep slopes.   These vintage cars (only pre-1968 can enter) are fitted with spiked tires and high beams lights to ensure the driver's safety.  The crews will cover a course of approximately 310 miles, passing through all the major paths of the Dolomites.  The race will start and finish in Madonna di Campiglio and it is certainly an exciting event to watch whether you are interested in cars or just up for some thrill and excitement.  This series of events is free for spectators. 



Conte of Florence approach championship

Pontevecchio, Florence - December 14-16, 2007


For three days in December Pontevecchio is transformed into the world’s most exclusive golf club for the Conte of Florence Approach Championship, attended by 16 golf champions from five continents who face off in this international golfing event. The competition is held under the central arch of the Pontevecchio bridge and huge TV screens are set up throughout the city, for the general public’s viewing pleasure.


 Anatomy of restlessness: The myth of travel from Grand Tour to the virtual age

Perugia – Umbria - Palazzo della Penna - Through January 6, 2008



The main 2007 art event of Perugia starts from the Bruce Chatwin modern concept of traveling. The event focuses on the myth of travel through different periods in the history of art: in modern and contemporary times. On display works from the age of enlightenment, oriental movement, contemporary pictures in black and white and colors and works of conceptual art.



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