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

RIACE BRONZES: THE WARRIORS’ RETURN

The final return of the two Riace Bronzes to the Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria was hailed as a magnificent Christmas present for art lovers worldwide. The museum had been closed for restoration since 2006, with the Bronzes, the stars of its collection ¿½ housed temporarily in Palazzo Campanella, seat of the regional Calabrian government.

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23 Jan 2014 More

EXPO 2015 ITALIAN PAVILION LOGO SOWS SEED

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The exciting now logo for the Italian Pavilion at EXPO 2014 was officially presented to the press this week by EXPO 2015 Commissioner General Ms. Diana Bracco. The design, consisting of a series of superimposed and entwining circles in red, white and green, the colours of the Italian flag, represents a tri-colour flower bud, in tune with the Pavilion theme of a Garden of Ideas, a nursery for new projects and proposals.


20 Jan 2014 More

AGRITURISMO FAIR: ALL THE FUN OF THE FARM!

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Italy’s Farm Holidays association holds its second annual fair at Milan between the 18-19th January 2014. It promises to be a fun event, with 300 farms showing off their best home products and their animals, with special programmes for children teaching them the traditional arts of sowing, beekeeping, milking, olive oil grinding, carpentry and bulb planting, in addition to games, dancing and music.


17 Jan 2014 More

UNIPLI DIALECT DAY

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UNIPLI (Unione Nazionale Pro Loco d’Italia ¿½ Italy’s small towns’ tourist departments’ organization) are promoting regional dialects and local languages on the 17th January 2014, In every Italian region, from Trentino to Sicily, Ligury to Calabria, the local tourist information and promotional offices in dozens of old borghi and communities where traditions are still proudly upheld, are holding events centred on the preservation of individual linguistic differences.


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