The “Flight of the Angel”, was  the highlight of the opening ceremony of the Venice Carnival, Sunday, 27 February 2011. This year’s “Angel”, twenty-three year old beauty queen Silvia Bianchini,  put on her wings and glided from the top of St. Mark’s Bell Tower to land in the middle of the square.

The origin of the event goes back to the times of the Venetian Republic, when an unknown Carnival reveler flew along a rope above St. Mark’s Square as an act of homage to the Doge.

 

 

28 Feb 2011

NEW LIGHT SHED ON CARAVAGGIO'S LIFE

 As part of the current fourth centennial programme marking the death of the artist Michaelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio, an exhibition of hitherto forgotten documents throws new light on events in the life of this irascible and restless genius.

           

24 Feb 2011 More

SIENA: "THE SEASON OF OIL"

As part of the “Seasons of Oil” event staged by the Enoteca Italiana (National Wine Board) at Siena, Sunday 27 February will be dedicated to Italy’s second (or first) most precious liquid product: extra virgin olive oil. 

21 Feb 2011 More

RARE GHIRLANDAIO “CLAN” EXHIBITION

A rare exhibition of collective works of the Ghirlandaio family can be seen at a number of venues in Florence and the nearby town of Scandicci.          

17 Feb 2011 More

ASIAGO CHOCOLATE FEST

Chocolate lovers can expect a treat between the 18-20 February 2011 at Asiago (Veneto), main town of the 7 comunes grouped on the mountain plateau of  Altopiano di Asiago, a celebrated scenic and ski resort in the Dolomites.

12 Feb 2011 More

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