MINIMETRO. PERUGIA LEADS THE WAY

 

 

Traffic congestion is one of the worst blights of Italy's art cities and local authorities have on the whole been slow to tackle the problem. There are, however, some happy exceptions. The splendidly preserved medieval town of Perugia (Umbria) began to introduce a courageous and revolutionary public transport system twenty years ago, starting with the construction of a series of underground escalators  tunelling down through the depths of the Paolina Castle rock and, in 2008, adding the Minimetrī¿½, a nifty monorail link between the Pian di Massiano plain and the town centre  some 160 mt. above.

11 Jun 2013 More

VITERBO CAFFEINA FESTIVAL

 

 

The somewhat oddly-named Caffeina Festival, now in its VII edition, lights up Viterbo's medieval San Pellegrino district between the 27 June-7 July 2013. The Festival attracts some 400,000 visitors each year, thanks to its rich calendar of 30 daily events that include readings by authors, open air debates, music and cinema.

 

08 Jun 2013 More

ROME CLEOPATRA REVIVAL

 

The 50th anniversary of the Hollywood colossal “Cleopatra” which was filmed at the Rome studios of Cinecittī¿½ between 1961-1963 is being celebrated in the capital with a programme of events, including open air projections of the film at the archaeological Piazza di Torre Argentina site.

 

 

 

05 Jun 2013 More

SIENA SCIENCES UNITED

 

On the 2 June 2013 in coincidence with Italy's annual Celebration of the Republic, the various museums of science and natural history in the territory of Siena get together in the Siena Orto Botanico (Botanical Gardens) to illustrate their activities and initiatives.

 

02 Jun 2013 More

IVREA OLIVETTI CELEBRATION

 

Leading Italian entrepreneur Adriano Olivetti is being honoured with a two-day event at Ancona on the 31 May-1June 2013. Entitled: “L'impresa del Volto Umano” (“Business Enerprise with a Human Face”) a series of seminars, performances and debates will highlight the legacy left by Olivetti, who organized his factory on the principles of efficiency and respect for his work force.

 

30 May 2013 More

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