MESTRE HOMAGE TO FELISATI

Mestre, near Venice, is holding a special exhibition entitled “Il Paesaggio che Esiste” (“The Landscape that Exists”) to honour the memory of the artist Vittorio Felisati, also known as “the painter of joy”.

03 Nov 2012 More

ORSARA DI PUGLIA “FUCACOSTE & COCCE PRIATORJE”

One of the oldest festivals in Europe, the spectacular “Fucacoste & Cocce Priatorje” (literally “Bonfires & Heads from Purgatory”) takes place in the small town of Orsara di Puglia,near Foggia (Apulia) on the 1 November every year.

31 Oct 2012 More

500 ANNIVERSARY SISTINE CHAPEL

The Sistine Chapel ceiling, the masterpiece of Michelangelo Buonarotti, was unveiled by Pope Julius II on the 31 October, the eve of All Saints, 1512. To commemorate the fifth centenary of this extraordinary work, the present Pope, Benedict XVI, like his predecessor, will celebrate vespers in the chapel on the vigil of All Saints.

 

29 Oct 2012 More

ANTINORI NEW “CELLAR-CATHEDRAL”

Celebrated Tuscany wine producer, Marquis Piero Antinori, has inaugurated the family’s new wine cellar at Bargino, near San Casciano Val di Pesa (Tuscany). The structure of the vast cellar has been inspired by Florentine Renaissance architecture, with three 75m-long naves to contain the 2.5 million bottles of classic Chianti wine produced by Antinori per annum.

26 Oct 2012 More

NEW GROSSETO “WHALE”

A large art installation in the form of a whale has been set upon the Provincial road SP del Padule, which runs between Grosseto (Tuscany) and Castiglione della Pesciaia.

23 Oct 2012 More

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