Tourist Board - North America
ITALY NEWS # 39 -
December 24, 2007
Happy Birthday, Andrea
Palladio - 1508, 2008
- Through 2008.
Palladio celebration program in PDF
Andrea Palladio is one
of the greatest artists of the 16th century.
Palladio's beautiful villas are recognized
the world for its beauty and in 1994 were
put on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
To celebrate the
500th birthday of his great artist,
the enchanting city of Vicenza will offer
different art exhibitions
all along 2008. Masterpieces of
Michelangelo, Sansovino, Tintoretto, Van
Dyck, Canaletto and
many other original
hand signed drawings will complete this
unique art event. There are also chances to
taste typical recipes and listen to musical
projects of the 16th century.
Garibaldi, il Mito
Palazzo Ducale - Through March 2, 2008.
Two hundred years after his birth, Genoa
pays homage to Garibaldi, the hero of
Italian unification, with various events and
exhibits. Known as the “Hero of the Two
Worlds," Garibaldi spent years in South
American exile spreading revolutionary
ideals and participating in Uruguay’s war
against Argentina. When he returned to Italy
he conquered the south as part of his
Museum of Presepi
Roma , Via Tor de' Conti
The “Museo dei Presepi” is a place with illustrations of the
Nativity from different corners of the
extensive network of glass cases filled with figurines of all
materials from wildly diverse backgrounds. Terracotta magi from
Genoa, a bamboo Jesus from China, Iberian statuettes and Korean
figures have delicate bronze halos hovering over their smooth and
serenely sculpted faces.
Omaggio a Capodimonte. Da Caravaggio a
Napoli, Museo di Capodimonte- Through Jan. 20.
The National Museum of Capodimonte can be described as the first
Museum nucleus of Naples. It is a building of historical prestige,
situated in a splendid position on the hilltop, filled with
important and very precious nuclei of collections. The exhibit
celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Capodimonte with
paintings by Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Poussin, Manet, Degas,
Van Gogh, Picasso, Bacon and Basquiat.
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