Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 84 - April 23rd, 2009

 Tarquinia: The restauration of Necropolis


The Etruscans were one of the most important population of the pre-Roman Italy. The peak of the Etruscanís military and trading power can be dated between the VIII and V centuries B.C. Monterozzi, the Hill of the Etruscan necropolis of Tarquinia, a declared World Heritage by UNESCO, is enriched by extraordinary paintings recently restored. The paintings belong to hypogean tombs of the fifth century BC. The completion of the work has made possible the final opening to the public. Today's city of Tarquinia takes the name from the Etruscan one.


Wine Cellars Open

All Italy - May 31st, 2009

This is the most important event of the year , involving wine as the main protagonist together with the people who produce it and the territory where it is made. For the past 16 years during the last Sunday of May, the members of the association have opened their doors to the vast public establishing in this way an immediate and direct contact with all wine tourists and lovers. Cantine Aperte has attracted the attention of both local residents and tourists as well as the younger generations who, in ever increasing numbers participate in this cultural and worthy experience, at the same time they can enjoy the various gastronomic and artistic events organized by the Wineries.

Campania Art Card 2009

Campania Region

A rechargeable card to travel through the extraordinary cultural heritage of Campania. Eleven different routes from the museums to castles to choose from on the basis of time available to visit. Each path can be enriched with the addition of "plus", events and initiatives, at a special price. The card allows the use of public transport services by type of route chosen, and special discounts at affiliated hotels.


Zigaina. Works  1942-2009

Udine - March21st - August 30th, 2009

Exhibition of Giuseppe Zigaina, friulian, one of the most significant Italian artists of the twentieth century. One hundred works retrace the journey of the painter who has found in his encounter with Pasolini an important element of growth for his expressive language creatively. Zigaina stood out because of the strength of his graphic sign, so rich in expression, content, and mystery that it proves to be a specific and predominant element of his language. The expressive fullness achieved by Zigaina's graphic style does not shirk even the slightest variation of the drama that his human and civil anxiety has led him to depict.



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