Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 54 - June 4, 2008

     THE REBIRTH OF THE ARTS FROM DONATELLO TO PERUGINO

  Roma - Through September 17th, 2008

 

                   www.museodelcorso.it

 

The Fondazione Roma and Artemisia put together this interesting exhibit to pay homage to the artistic contribution and invaluable influence of the Roman masters in the European Renaissance. The exhibition is divided in five sections: the city; the social and religious life; Rome, holder of antiquities; The Rome of the Popes; The great artists. The event is organized through loans from Berlin, London and Dusseldorf. There are 170 art works on display by great masters such as Mantegna, Perugino, Pier Della Francesca, Pinturicchio, Donatello, Michelangelo, Filippo Lippi, Gentile da Fabriano and Beato Angelico.

      ZOOM AIRLINES LAUNCHING ROUTE TO ROME  FROM CANADA

From Toronto and Montreal starting May 2008

www.flyzoom.com

Since 2001, travel to Italy by Canadians has increased more than 90 per cent according to Statistics Canada and Italy is the only European country to have gained Canadian market share almost doubling over the 2001-2006 period. The company hopes to capitalize on Italy’s growing popularity by Canadian travellers. Zoom Airlines will operate twice weekly flights from Toronto to Rome’s Fiumicino airport. Weekly service will be available from Montreal. 

     ARENA DI VERONA OPERA FESTIVAL 2008

Verona - From June 20th to August 31st 2008

 

  www.arena.it

 

 

The Arena di Verona, the famous ancient Roman amphitheatre capable of holding 30.000 spectators, is the backdrop for the most famous open air opera season since 1913. Starting from June 20th and ending August 31st, this year’s program is composed of five operas and  forty-nine performances and begins with Verdi's Aida. A magnificent event longed-for by the passionate with a program which blends to the old and new music standards and makes the event and the Arena not to miss.

 

 

 

     GIOTTO'S HERITAGE

Florence - From June 10th to November 2nd, 2008

    www.polomuseale.firenze.it

This exhibition will be held at the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence will aim to focus on the legacy left by Giotto's artistic influences. Giotto had been acknowledged, by his contemporaries, for his pivotal role in the evolution of painting and pictorial vision of the time. Giotto died in 1336 and art critics considered the period following his death as devoid of any vitality and negatively marked by the terrible plague of 1438. New and recent interpretations have changed this assumption, and have reconsidered the works of other artists from the early 1400s, as well as Florentine art around 1370. This exhibit aims to document the artistic developments of a period lesser known to the public.

 

 

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