ITALY'S DEBUTANTES BALLS

 

Italy has its own version of the celebrated D´¿½butantes Balls of Vienna, with young girls in white being whirled round the floor by partners in tails. The balls are nostalgic re-enactments of the gracious age of 19th century Austria, which dominated Middle European culture for much of the century following the defeat of Napoleon and are held in Italy's most prestigious palaces.

 

 

12 Nov 2013 More

LAZIO: OPEN WINE CELLARS

 

 

Fusion Caf´¿½

Twelve major wine cellars of Rome, Frosinone and Latina throw open their doors on Sunday, 10th November 2013 for the San Martino Cantine Aperte event. Anyone is welcome to come, taste and admire the results of the recent grape harvest.

 

09 Nov 2013 More

TORINO “ARTISSIMA”

 

This weekend (8-10 November 2013) Turin again hosts Artissima, its annual fair of contemporary art, considered the world's fifth most important appointment in its field. The exposition area, set out in the seat of the Oval Lingotto skating rink, will present the best of 190 galleries, 130 of which from abroad, including countries such as Albania, Azerbaigian, the Arab Emirates and the Philipines, which are participating for the first time.

 

07 Nov 2013 More

ROME: CLEOPATRA AND AUGUSTUS MEET AGAIN

CLEOPATRA. ROMA E L’INCANTESIMO DELL’EGITTO

 

By a coincidence, two major exhibitions on at present in Rome highlight two of the most important figures who dominated the scene of late republican Rome at the end of the first century BC. The Scuderie del Quirinale are hosting “Augustus”, the first Roman emperor, while the Chiostro del Bramante reveals “Cleopatra, Rome and the Enchantment of Egypt”, the Egyptian queen who committed suicide in 30 BC to avoid the humiliation of being paraded through Rome in Octavian Augustus' Triumph after she and her lover Mark Anthony were defeated by the Roman army.

 

05 Nov 2013 More

VATICAN REOPENS PROFANE MUSEUM

 

Museo Profano, veduta generale

After a long restoration, begun in 2005, the precious “Profane” collection in the Galleria Clementina of the Vatican museums is now once more open to the public. The original collection, inaugurated in 1767 by Pope Clement XIII, was broken up by Napoleon during the invasion of the papal states in 1798.

 

02 Nov 2013 More

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