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Super - Neobaroque Itineraries Among Art And Design - Lecce
Lecce
www.teatrokoreja.it
Until December 31, 2009
Opening hours:
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A series of exhibitions and performances are scheduled that offer to the public undiscovered cultural itineraries in the Salento, from its baroque architectural treasures, to its vision of contemporary art and design.

Dante's Inferno in the Caves in Pertosa - Salerno
Salerno
www.tappetovolante.org
Until December 31, 2009
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Grotte dell'Angelo in the Cilento National Park are a natural and most charming stage for Dante's Inferno, repeated through 11. Every weekend Dante leads the audience through tunnels in the mountain, going from cave to cave, to meet Paolo and Francesca, Ulysses, Minos, Count Ugolino, and many others. This is an extraordinary show, with unpublished music and new installations that stretches for a kilometer through the Grottedi Pertosa and Dante's imaginary world.

DARWIN 1809 - 2009 Bari
www.darwin2009.it
Bari November 2009 - March 2010
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Exactly two hundred years after the birth of the great scientist and 150 years since the publication of The Origin of the Species, the exhibition Darwin 1809-2009 will be inaugurated in Rome in the newly restored Palazzo delle Esposizioni (February - May, 2009) and will then move on to Milan (June 4th - October 25th, 2009) and Bari (November 2009 - March 2010). Darwin, the spectacular international exhibition about the father of the theory of evolution, is based on an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with Museum of Science, Boston, The Field Museum, Chicago, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Natural History Museum, London.

MAO- Museum Of Oriental Art - Turin
Palazzo Mazzonis
Via San Domenico 9-11 Torino
www.maotorino.it
 
Opening hours:
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This new exhibition space in Turin has been dedicated to Oriental art. It is held in Palazzo Mazzonis in the heart of the "Roman city" that has been made available by the city council. The MAO will contain a collection of 1500 works and will be a part of the Fondazione Torino Musei together with the Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, the Museo d'Arte Antica and the Borgo Medievale. The new museum, which cost over 13 million Euros to build, features reliefs from India; Khmer sculptures; Burmese and Thai works; items from China's Han and Tang eras, with over 200 funerary objects, statuettes and Tibetan Buddhist pieces.

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.

Marca Storica: A new itinerary in the province of Treviso
Province of Treviso
Veneto
turismo.provincia.treviso.it
 
Info:
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A new eco-museal itinerary is available for all who yearn to visit the territory of the province of Treviso. Marca Storica is a passage that aims to rediscover any traces of prehistoric life, traveling the ancient Roman roads, admiring the castles, towers, and fortifications of the medieval period. The ancient ruins and the superbly restored noble residences tell the history of this territory that today, presents itself to the visitor like a widespread, spacious museum.

Pinocchio Park
Parco di Pinocchio
3, Via San Gennaro - Collodi
www.pinocchio.it
Info
Phone:

+39 0572 429 642
+39 0572 429 613
All year round
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The Collodi Park is entirely dedicated to the little wooden puppet who so wished to be a little boy and all the wonderful characters of Collodi s classic fairy tale. The town of Collodi in Tuscany is the birthplace of Carlo Collodi, the literary creator of the world s favorite wooden puppet. Born Lorenzetti, the writer paid tribute to its hometown by adopting Collodi as his last name. The park includes a workshop where one can follow the creation of a puppet from beginning to end, as well as shows, exhibits and entertainment. Picnic areas are available throughout the park as well as the Osteria al Gambero Rosso. The park which centers around the Italian Pinocchio imagery and not the Disneyesque version of the character is a fun activity for fans of the puppet, big and small alike and a pleasant way to spend a few hours wondering in the peaceful Tuscan countryside.

"Roma-Pass" also valid for the sea
Rome
Info www.romapass.it
All year round

Everything is in track for the summer season. The Roma Pass was launched by the Municipal Authorities of Rome and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, in conjunction with ATAC, and this new plan expects to make it possible to use the Roma-Pass card for means of transportation that lead from the Capital to the Sea and supplementary services at seaside establishments. It has everything, with one coupon valid for 3 days that also includes the possibility to rent bikes at no charge, given that you reserve them in advance.

Arte Sella Exhibition Centre - Borgo Valsugana (Trento)
Arte Sella Exhibition Centre c/o Malga Costa
Val di Sella - Borgo Valsugana (Trento)
www.artesella.it
Info
Phone:
+39 0461/751251
Opening hours:
- June, July, August, September: every day.
- October: weekends only.

Arte Sella is an international biennial exhibition of contemporary art which began life in 1986. It takes places in the open, in the fields and woods of the Val di Sella valley (near Borgo Valsugana in the Province of Trento). Since 1996 the Arte Sella project has been laid out along a path in the woods on the southern slope of the Armentera mountain. The route, named ARTENATURA ( Art in Nature ) is designed to enable visitors to view the artworks and at the same time enjoy the natural site itself (with its different types of woods, rocks and trees &) In the last few years Arte Sella has expanded to include the nearby rustic Malga Costa. This unusual but attractive building has served as the backdrop for various exhibitions and events which have attracted considerable interest. In 2001 near the Malga Costa the artist Giuliano Mauri built the massive Tree Cathedral artwork for Arte Sella.

Parco Sculture del Chianti - Pievasciata (Siena)
Parco Sculture del Chianti
La Fornace - S.P. 9, 53010 Pievasciata (Siena)
www.chiantisculpturepark.it
Info
Phone:
+39.0577.357151
All Year Round
From November to March by appointment
Opening hours:
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Parco Sculture del Chianti at Pievasciata (Siena) in the heart of Chianti is the first Italian park situated in a natural wood totally devoted to international contemporary sculpture. From April to October always open from 10 a.m. to sunset except Monday.

 

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