Italian Government Tourist Board North America

Newsletter N. 2  Aprile 12th 2013

Brueghel in Rome

Roma - Until June 2nd 2013

The Chiostro del Bramante welcomes the exhibit "Brueghel: The Marvels of Flemish Art" until June 2, 2013. A unique occasion to admire the masterpieces of an entire dynasty of exceptional talent that expressed itself between the 16 and 17 Centuries, "Marvels" retraces a 150-year tract of  pictorial history. The exposition offers the public the possibility to see over 100 works up close; the works come from a number of important national and international museums, as well as from several very prestigious private collections. The exceptionality of this exhibit resides in the success of its organizers to bring together so many paintings that are generally quite difficult to access, and some of which have never been on public display.

The Flavor of Italy's National Parks

 From May 2nd to 5th, 2013.


L’Aquila hosts the first edition of the Salone dei prodotti tipici dei parchi d’Italia, dedicated to enogastronomic production in Italy’s protected areas.
The event exhibits the cuisine and traditional production of places where, thanks to natural conservation efforts, the food culture is strictly connected to sustainability and environmental preservation.
The formula is the standard market-exhibit, offering stands, taste labs and the commerce of these special products, all in the aim of territorial, rural economic, sustainable and touristic integration.
The visitor will be welcomed in a familiar and warm environment that recalls the Italian kitchen, with food as the motor of convivial renewal.


 America’s Cup Returns to Naples!

Napoli - April 16th 2013 - April 21st,  2013


The only stop on the America’s Cup 2013 circuit, Naples will host the most-watched sailing regatta in the world for the second year straight.
The city has planned a series of side events organized by the ACN along with the Grande Vela promotional committee, made up of eight sailing clubs located in the Region of Campania: Savoia, Circolo Italia, Club Nautico della Vela, Canottieri Napoli, Circolo Posillipo, Circolo Torre del Greco, Lega Navale Italiana and the Marina Militare (i.e. the Italian Navy). The event gets started on April 13th, with the Velalonga, historic display of numerous Neapolitan sailboat enthusiasts. Meanwhile, on the 14th, the AC45s – the America’s Cup World Series catamarans - will hit the water (including New Zealand’s Oracle/Luna Rossa and Team Korea), competing for the Grande Vela Trophy. Traveling close to the shore, they will take on an itinerary that runs from Rotonda Diaz to Pozzuoli, as tens of thousands of spectators watch from the coasts of Naples and Pozzuoli, Posillipo and Bagnoli.

The Roman Villa archaeological complex of Russi

 Russi - Ravenna - Emilia Romagna Region

 vasi_ceramica_2The Roman Villa archaeological complex,   in   Russi,in the Province of Ravenna, is one of the best preservedexamples of a Roman country villa in northern Italy.The Villa covers an area of more than 8000 square metres on a slight slope which were  banks on a water course that ran to the city of Ravenna. The villa was probably the main building of a large farm where to produce goods for the Roman fleet stationed at Ravenna.   In the state owned Roman Villa complex of Russi there is a visitors centre with lecture halls and other rooms for storage and restoration. In the surrounding area of land and the old clay quarry, where the archaeological complex is situated, a natural reserve has been realized to re-establish an environment of a typical alluvial plain.


“The Subterraneans. The architectural decoration of the Baths of Caracalla”

   Roma , from 12 - 21 - 2012 to 12 - 31 - 2013

On Friday, 21 December 2012, the Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome inaugurated the opening of the Subterraneans of the Baths of Caracalla
and the permanent musealisation of some 45 marble findings which had never been exhibited before and have all been restored for this occasion.
The opening of the Subterraneans marks a further step in the project of valorisation and enhancement of the thermal complex, which over the years has increased the visitable area of the archaeological site



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