Italian Government Tourist Board - North
ITALY NEWS # 96 - August 26th, 2009
Parma - October 1st - October 28th, 2009
tradition dictates, Parma celebrates Maestro
Verdiís birthday with a rich calendar of
cultural and music events.
The days vibrate with music, opera,
conferences and readings from the
masterpieces of literature, which inspired
the opera libretti, exhibitions and art
installations all take place in the city and
its splendid surroundings known as "The Land
During the Festival, the city of Parma
celebrates for a whole month!
Milano/Torino - September 3rd -
the years, the Mito Music Festival has
acquired international fame.
Held in Milano and
Torino, as well
as many additional smaller towns, the
Festival features more than 200 events
nearly 24 hours a day, more than half
accessible free of charge: from contemporary
music and baroque to ethnic contaminations.
The event has helped to create a renewed
feeling of faith, development and bonds of
friendship between the cities of Milano and
Humor in Art
(MC)- July 11th - October 25th, 2009
world of the comic is often directed at
children and their games, in order to
illustrate the world of adults. In recent
years the world of Charlie Brown, Linus and
Snoopy, with their unforgettable
domestic-philosophical view on the adult
world became famous, just like the Simpsons
- a mixture of irony, cruelty and the
everyday nature of urban life.
With 52 countries in attendance, the
Biennale offers an array of artistic
expressions of humor, satire and caricature
from all over the world.
Umbria Music Festival
locations) - September
12th - September 25th, 2009
"Sagra Musicale Umbra" is one of Umbriaís
most important cultural events.
since its inception in 1937, the famous
Umbrian Festival has always identified in
the image of Saint Cecilia a recognizable
symbol of its vocation for presenting
concerts of sacred music. Having reached its
64th edition, it seemed only right that the
Festival should celebrate the Roman martyr
who has inspired so many great composers to
write a plethora of such remarkable works.
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