Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 55 - June 25, 2008

      ALITALIA AND AIR ONE NEW FLIGHTS USA-ITALY

New non stop flights from USA to Italy announced by Alitalia and Air One, connecting Los Angeles-Roma, Boston-Milan and Chicago -Milan as follows:

www.alitalia.com Los Angeles - Rome Starting June 1 Daily except Tuesday and Friday
www.flyairone.it Boston - Milan Starting June 27 Daily except Tuesday and Thursday
Chicago - Milan Starting June 26 Daily except Wednesday

SFERISTERIO OPERA FESTIVAL

  Macerata - 24 July - August 12, 2008

www.sferisterio.it

 

Seduction is this year’s argument carrying the lyrical season in Macerata. The selection of this theme brings to a natural conclusion the fascinating triptych devised by Pier Luigi Pizzi and establishes a strong link with last year’s edition dedicated to “Power Games”. The University of Macerata will contribute to the event with lectures and conferences. The Opera Festival, is mainly accommodated in the magnificent theatrical structure of the Sferisterio, sole in its architectural type. Planned in 1823 by the architect Ireneo Aleandri, where his name and his plan has segment as a circle of the original destined game of “ball with a bracelet”.

 

       ARENA DI VERONA OPERA FESTIVAL 2008

Verona -  June 20 - August 31, 2008

  www.arena.it

Since 1913 the Arena di Verona is the backdrop for the most famous open air opera season starting from June 20th and ending August 31st. This year’s program composed of five operas and forty-nine performances begins with Aida a new production inspired the very first stage design in 1913. An event longed-for by the passionate with a program which blends to the music old and new stands and makes the event and the Arena an event not to miss.

       SPANISH ART FROM  PICASSO, MIRO’, DALI’ AND TÀPIES

Palermo – Palazzo Sant’Elia – Until September 14, 2008

www.mostraespana.it

 

The event will be one of the most important exhibitions dedicated to Spanish artists’ in the last few decades Espana 1957-2007 commenced in 1957 with the constitution of the El Paso group who, in the panorama of 20th century Spanish art, represents the passage from modern to contemporary. Taking 1957 as the departure point for a radical change in Spanish art, the exhibition includes works by Pablo Picasso, Joan Mirò, Salvador Dalì, artists whose developing work and style continued to represent a reference point for successive generations.

 

 

 

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