Tourist Board - North America
ITALY NEWS # 54 - June
THE REBIRTH OF THE ARTS FROM DONATELLO
Roma - Through
September 17th, 2008
The Fondazione Roma and
Artemisia put together this interesting
exhibit to pay homage to the artistic
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.
AIRLINES LAUNCHING ROUTE TO ROME FROM
Toronto and Montreal starting May 2008
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
service will be
available from Montreal.
Verona - From
June 20th to August 31st 2008
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
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.
Florence - From June 10th to November 2nd,
exhibition will be held at the Galleria degli Uffizi
in Florence will aim to focus on the legacy left
by Giotto's artistic influences.
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
his death as devoid of any vitality and
negatively marked by the terrible plague of
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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