BIT DRAWS TOUR OPERATORS FROM 64 COUNTRIES

Bit 2014

The 34th edition of BIT, Italy’s annual international tourism fair, opened on the 11th February 2014 under the best auspices, with an increase of 8% in the number of stands exhibiting. This year’s edition of the week-long Fair, held in Milan, has attracted over one thousand tour operators from 64 countries, 54 % of which participating for the first time.

11 Feb 2014 More

MONCALIERI´¿½S BIG THEATRE DAY


 

Art installations and theatricals dominate the scene on the 16th February 2014 at Moncalieri (near Turin), when the inhabitants of eleven surrounding borghi, will be involved in presenting their home district in novel ways.

 

08 Feb 2014 More

VITERBO: SANTA ROSA ENTERS UNESCO

 

The annual procession bearing the gigantic “Macchina di Santa Rosa”, patron saint of Viterbo (Lazio) has been included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage listings, which highlight exceptionally interesting aspects of social and local cultural life in various countries. The 3 m-high illuminated tower, carried by hundreds of porters through the streets of the town every 3rd September is an exciting and unique tradition that the UNESCO committee has judged worthy of being immortalized.


01 Feb 2014 More

ROME MUSIC MUSEUM RE-OPENS


After a two year closure for restructuring, Rome’s prestigious National Museum of Musical Instruments has now re-opened. The collection is considered to be the finest in Europe, with just under 1000 exhibits on view, dating from the 5th century BC onwards and includes some very rare and priceless pieces, such as the Foto degli strumenti musicaliGuerracino spinet of 1692, one of the first grand pianos (1723), a “gravicembalo con il piano e forte”, prototype of the instrument we know today, a crystal flute and the lavishly gilded and decorated Barberini Harp.


29 Jan 2014 More

PERUGIA: KEEPING UP TRADITIONAL ARTS:

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A TREASURE HOUSE OF STAINED GLASS

 

Absorbed in her delicate task, Maddalena Forenza bends over her workbench in her family’s historic studio, touching up a minute detail in the stained-glass panel before her. She explains that the pigments she is mixing have to be carefully gauged in order to create the ideal colour tones that will be enhanced as the lights passes through the window when it is set in its final position. This means she must also study the movement of the sun in situ and the quality of the light exposure. Subsequently, the stained glass may need three or even four firings to get every detail right. It’s a fine science, perfected by her forefathers, Francesco Moretti and Ludovico Caselli, who founded the Studio Moretti Caselli in Perugia in 1860.


26 Jan 2014 More

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