Vittorio Sgarbi, mayor of the little town of Salemi in eastern Sicily, has announced that he will offer dilapidated historic properties at the symbolic price of 1 euro to anyone prepared to restore them.

Posted on 04 Sep 2008 by Editor

One of the best known peculiarities of Italian life is the spirit of campanilismo of a lifetime sense of strong attachment to ones place of birth, symbolized by the local church bell-tower or campanile  

 

Posted on 01 Sep 2008 by Editor

 

 

One of Italys historic noble wines, the Aglianico dei Vulture of the Basilicata region, will be at the centre of the Wine Festival to be held in Melfi between the 5 th to 7 th September. ...

Posted on 27 Aug 2008 by Editor

To honour the 500 th Centenary of the birth of the great Italian architect Andrea Palladio, the city of Vicenza is organizing a series of tours of the Veneto villas, palaces and public buildings constructed by him.

Posted on 23 Aug 2008 by Editor

 Cattedrale di San Giorgio Martire - Chiesa - Cattedrale

Thousands of street performers (commonly known as buskers) will be thronging the historic piazzas around the castle and the cathedral of Ferrara for the annual Buskers Festival, running from the 22 nd to 31 st August....

Posted on 16 Aug 2008 by Editor

 

 

The splendid Villa D'Este at Tivoli,  famous for its fountains, is staging an additional treat for visitors this year. An exhibition of baroque portraits, many by

famous artists such as Guercino, Van Dyck, Artemisia Gentileschi, Anton Raphael Mengs and Ludovico Stern, is on show in the vast reception rooms of the

residence leading down into the gardens.

Posted on 11 Aug 2008 by Editor

XIV Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara - GlobArtMag

The XIII International Biennal of Sculture opened on the 27th July at Carrara of  the famous Tuscan city of the marble quarries  will continue until the 28th September.....

Posted on 10 Aug 2008 by Editor

 

An exhibition in Ravenna (Emilia Romagna), running till the of October, gives visitors a picture of leisure in ancient Roman times. Otium, the Art of Living in a Roman Domus in Imperial Times reconstructs the comfortable lifestyle of the Roman upper class...

Posted on 08 Aug 2008 by Editor

One of Italys most spectacular amateur swimming events, the annual race across the Straits of Messina between Sicily and the Italian peninsula, is scheduled for the 10 th August....

Posted on 05 Aug 2008 by Editor

   SUMMER OPERA SEASON

The summer opera season in Italys two most famous and spectacular venues is in full swing.

The 86 Festival programme of the Arena of Verona features five time-honoured favourites running throughout August, including a special production of Aida, in addition to Tosca, Nabucco,śCarmen and Rigoletto.

In Rome, the magnificent backdrop of the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla provides an unforgettable setting for the summer programme of performances of Aida, Madame Butterfly, Lucia of Lammermoor and the ballet Giselle.

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Posted on 01 Aug 2008 by Editor

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