ROME BRITISH ART ON SHOW

 

British art has never been well known or appreciated in Italy. Two splendid exhibitions, running contemporarily in Rome and covering the works of major artists of the '700 - '800 should help to fill the lacuna.

“Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner, Pittura Inglese verso la Modernit´¿½” gives a fascinating insight into the classical period of landscape and portraiture, dominated by a series of artists who took much of their inspiration from travel in Italy, but who re-interpreted the underlying pictorial principles of Italian art to create their own vision of society.


22 May 2014 More

VINITALY AWARDS FOR LAZIO WINES

 

The wines of Lazio region, virtually ignored by wine connoisseurs only twenty years ago, are making an increasing impact on the Made in Italy market. 28 Lazio wines scooped awards at the 48th edition of the international Vinitaly 2014 Wine Fair at Verona.


19 May 2014 More

TREASURES OF ALTA TUSCIA

ADSL (the Association of Historic Italian Dwellings) promotes the art and history of the Alta Tuscia area in Northern Lazio throughout May and June by opening the doors of historic aristocratic residences and other monuments in the towns of Bolsena, Acquapendente, Castell'Azzara, Proceno, Onano and Gradoli which rise along the Via Francigena, the ancient pilgrims' route to Rome from Canterbury, England.


16 May 2014 More

OSTUNI “FOR TRAVELLERS OF TASTE”

 

The Giragola Festival of Ostuni (Puglia) will showcase the region's gastronomic best every Friday during the month of May 2014. Organized as an itinerant tour with taste stops at five local restaurants and wine bars, where visitors can sample the wines and traditional dishes of the Salento and southern Murgia area, Giragola also includes sightseeing as well as performances by local musicians, theatrical events and art and photography exhibitions.


13 May 2014 More

THE ETRUSCANS TOP THE BILLS

 

Three separate exhibitions are dedicated this spring to the fascinating and mysterious Etruscan people who inhabited a large part of the Italian peninsula from the Iron Age till they were conquered and absorbed by the Romans. They left extensive evidence of their civilization, their rituals, their art, their engineering feats and their burial customs in the hundreds of tombs distributed in world famous necropoli such as those at Cerveteri, near Rome, and Tarquinia in northern Lazio. 


10 May 2014 More

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