FERRARA BUSKERS FESTIVAL

 

 

Thousands of street performers (commonly known as “buskers”) will be thronging the historic piazzas around the castle and the cathedral of Ferrara for the annual Buskers Festival, running from the 22 nd ¿½ 31 st August....

16 Aug 2008 More

VILLA D'ESTE:PORTRAITS AND FOUNTAINS

 

 

The splendid Villa D’Este at Tivoli, Lazio, famous for its fountains, is staging an additional treat for visitors this year. An exhibition of baroque portraits, many by famous artists such as Guercino, Van Dyck, Artemisia Gentileschi, Anton Raphael Mengs and Ludovico Stern, is on show in the vast reception rooms of the residence leading down into the gardens.

11 Aug 2008 More

WATCH YOUR MARBLES !

 

 

The XIII International Biennal of Sculture opened on the 27th July at Carrara ¿½ the famous Tuscan city of the marble quarries ¿½ and will continue until the 28th September.....

10 Aug 2008 More

DO AS THE ROMANS DID

 

An exhibition in Ravenna (Emilia Romagna), running till the 5 of  October, gives visitors a picture of leisure in ancient Roman times. “Otium, the Art of Living in a Roman Domus in Imperial Times” reconstructs the comfortable lifestyle of the Roman upper class...

08 Aug 2008 More

SWIMMING THE STRAITS OF MESSINA

 

One of Italy’s most spectacular amateur swimming events, the annual race across the Straits of Messina between Sicily and the Italian peninsula, is scheduled for the 10 th August....

05 Aug 2008 More

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