Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 75 - February 4th, 2009

   VENICE CONNECTED

 

www.veniceconnected.it

 From February 1st it will be much easier to book a holiday in Venice thanks to “Venice Connected”, the new on-line reservation system set up by the City of Venice. Simply by going to www.veniceconnected.it it will be possible to book and buy on-line all public tourist services in town and save money at the same time.

In order to buy reduced tickets, on-line bookings will be have to be made 15 days in advance. This means that from February 16th the new “Venice Connected” pricing system will be in use. Prices will vary according to low, middle and high season, which will be marked respectively in green, blue and red days on the “Venice Connected” on-line calendar.

 

   CANOVA. THE CLASSICAL IDEAL IN SCULPTURE AND PAINTING     

Forli - January 25th – 21st June 2009

www.mostracanova.eu 

 

With over 160 masterpieces of Canova, the exhibition, which is the second most challenging and comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work after the one held in Venice in 1992, aims at tracing the career of the outstanding sculptor through a series of exemplary masterpieces. The exhibition focuses for the first time on the relationship between sculpture and painting.

      PEGGY GUGGENHEIM AND THE NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS    

      EGYPT SUNKEN TREASURES       

 Torino - February 7th – May 31st, 2009

www.egitto-tesori-sommersi.it 

The Egypt. Sunken treasures exhibition will open in Juvarra’s Scuderie at Venaria Reale from February 7 to May 31, 2009: it is the only Italian appointment for the international exhibition of over 500 archaeological artifacts from Alexandria, Heracleion and Canopus, ancient towns in the Nile Delta which sank six meters under the level of the Mediterranean in the first centuries of the Christian era.

 

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