BERGAMO CLAIMS MANZU'



The city of Bergamo is petitioning for the return of one of its most famous sons, the Italian sculptor, Giacomo Manz´¿½. Manz´¿½, whose works include the monument to the “Partigiano” (“Partesan Fighter”) at Bergamo and the “Doors of Death” in St. Peter's basilica, Rome, lived and worked for the last thirty years of his life at the historic town of Ardea, some 30 kms from Rome. He was buried in the park surrounding his studio in 1992, where there is also a museum dedicated to his work.

28 May 2012 More

SLOW FOOD DAY



The second edition of Italian Slow Food Day will be celebrated on the 26 May 2012, with 300 piazzas, markets, streets and gardens all over Italy displaying and selling local seasonal produce.

25 May 2012 More

DEATH OF ROME'S FAMOUS PINES



Recent checkups by tree doctors have revealed the sad fact that 105 of the venerable umbrella pine trees in Rome's Villa Borghese park, celebrated in Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's symphonic “Roman Trilogy”, are fatally ill.

23 May 2012 More

MURANO GLASS PRIZE RETURNS



After a pause of 21 years, the Premio Murano (Murano Glass Prize) has been reintroduced in 2012 to encourage confrontation between contemporary art and traditional Murano Glass Masters, with the special addition of a “Premio Murano Junior” reserved for young artists.

20 May 2012 More

PIEVASCIATA BORGO D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA



The village of Pievasciata in the heart of Chiantishire has reinvented itself as a centre of contemporary art. Near Castelnuovo Berardegna, in an area where many foreigners have set up second homes, Pievasciata has given itself an original image with a series of contemporary art works distributed around its territory.

17 May 2012 More

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