Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 58 - July 18th, 2008


PPerugia - Spello - Exceptionally extended through August 31, 2008 



Following the success of the Perugino exhibition in 2004, this great event was organized to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance and a symbol of the city of Perugia. The exhibition is held in the renowned Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria. A second part is held in Spello, in the Collegiata di S. Maria Maggiore in the famous “Cappella Bella” that houses the prestigious series of frescoes masterpiece of the Perugino.


Veneto Various locations - July/September 2008


The Veneto Jazz festival has reached its 20th  edition, this year it gives tribute to an exhibition to Chat Baker who was a guest in 1988 at Castelfranco Veneto. The event which is usually held in open air theatres anywhere in the Veneto region, presents a rich calendar of events, with guests at an International level who will be presented in at least thirty different towns. Concerts, as well as informative workshops and the inauguration of the new Venice Festival, make this edition a musical trip on the discovery of the Region.


Viterbo - Until September 6th 2008


A Festival that involves the whole province of Viterbo, and puts on stage international music that melt together art, archeological and gastronomic cultural itineraries, in a territory rich of towns to be discovered.   The event is filled with numerous collateral initiatives to teach a new formal procedure of classic-opera and contemporary art to an national and international audience. The theme “The Strength of Women” often found in the interior of the music program will be the base to develop encounters, debates and exhibitions. 


 Via Francigena - August 1st /10th - September 25th/October 4th 2008



On the footprints of those who marked the Street of Faith: Cammina Cammina rediscovers the fascination of the ancient path of the Via Francigena which from Fidenza brings you to Lucca. New signs, new points of refreshments and overnight hospitality presents again an ancient route to teach a new form of ecological tourism. From August 1st to the 10th and from September 25th to October 4th its possible to retrace the itinerary of the once pilgrims which was a total of 210 km of nature, art and gastronomy. For those who wish to go further you can continue to Altopascio and stop at the remote  hospitale” build by the Order of the Knights of Tau in the 12th century.

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