Italian Government Tourist Board North America

Newsletter N. 7 June 18th, 2013

The Biennale

Venezia - May 2nd - November 23rd, 2013
The Biennale of Venezia, which has its offices at Ca’ Giustinian (San Marco, 1364/A), has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organizing international events in contemporary arts. It is world-beating for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the Festival of Contemporary Music, the Theatre Festival, now flanked by the Festival of Contemporary Dance.

 Puccini Festival

Viareggio - July 12th - August 22nd, 2013

Puccini Festival is held at the open-air theater in Torre del Lago Puccini, 5 km from Viareggio and 25 km from both Pisa and Lucca. Performances in July and August include several operas. Other concerts and dance performances are sometimes held in the theater, too. The Festival welcomes about 40.000 spectators every year to its open-air theatre, just a few steps from the Villa Mausoleum where Giacomo Puccini lived and worked. His mortal remains are now in a small chapel inside the Villa. Torre del Lago is a favorite destination of opera lovers and tourists who wish to visit the places where the most beloved composer of the 20th century lived.

La Venaria Summer Nights

Torino - June 20th - August 15th, 2013

This year "La Venaria Reale" remains open after dark to present the rich program “Summer Nights at the Reggia”: a unique opportunity to experience this magical place at night, to participate in a wealth of events and to visit the Reggia, the Gardens and all the exhibitions in the Rooms of the Arts after hours, with a single ticket. From June 20th every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday La Venaria Reale is home to a number of special events: exceptional live performances by acclaimed Italian musicians, elegant aperitifs and dinners followed by DJ set shows in the Gardens, baroque, classical and modern music concerts in the rooms of the Reggia.

Trasimeno Music Festival

 Lake Trasimeno - June 28th - July 5th, 2013

This summer festival, which has grown to also include concerts in Perugia and Gubbio, will be presented for the ninth time in 2013. The festival venue is the Castle of the Knights of Malta in Magione, with its stunning 15th-century courtyard. The festival brings together musicians and music-lovers from all over the world for a week. For me the highlight is performing with artists of my own choosing, making music in an intimate and inspiring setting. For the audience, it is the opportunity to experience a different concert every night while at the same time becoming familiar with the beauties of Umbria.


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