Month: August 2007
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Venice Film Festival

 

The next week stars the Venice Fim Festival: one of the must important event in the World of Cinema.

Venice Film FestivalLooking at the program of the Mostra of Venice number 64 (64th edition) you can see how good is the competition. Also in cinema .

Because the program of Lagoon Kermess, that will be presented from 29 August to 8 September, brings a lot of great authors with both quantity and quality:

from Woody Allen to Brian De Palma, from Kenneth Branagh to Paul Haggis, from Ang Lee to Takeshi Kitano, from Peter Greenaway to Todd Haynes, from Eric Rohmer to Claude Chabrol, from Wes Anderson to Nikita Mikhalkov.

A lot of movie start are presented among whom: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon, Scarlett Johansson.

The great challege for the competitors of the Festa di Roma and Festival di Torino.

FLORENCE: SAINT LAWRENCE FESTIVITY

The Florentine storic processionLike every year on 10th August, in quarter San Lorenzo in Florence, took place the celebration in honor of Saint Lawrence and the Church of which he is also a patron.

The procession, that here we show with some pictures, paraded on the streets in the city center to the Basilica of San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence), the most antique in the city.

Loved through the centuries, by Lords and poor people, the Church was consecrated in 393 from Saint Ambrose.
The Church became famous thanks to Medici family who created there their own mausoleum ( Cappelle Medicee, in reality are the part of the monumental complex of San Lorenzo).

The festivity in the honor of the Saint, prince of martyr, has antique traditions: on 10th August, apart from costume procession (which takes place also nowadays on the day of San Lorenzo), there was also horse Palio, from Porta San Gallo to Borgo San Lorenzo and during the celebration Mass memorabilia of the Saint were exposed.

Tours in Vatican and Sistine Chapel

Are you going to Rome?

The “Eternal City” has infinity faces and so is not very easy decide what e when to visit !!!

Now thanks to aboutroma.com you can choose a wide range of tours from Ancient Rome to Christian Rome.

All trip to Rome is not complete until you have visited the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel.Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel tour

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Coach Tour:

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Coach Tour starts from Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads and follows the ancient Aurelian Walls. You will admire the famous Villa Borghese gardens and the northern gate of the ancient city leading into Piazza del Popolo, where you will see an Egyptian obelisk.
Upon arrival at the Vatican Walls, you can visit the Vatican Museums taking the beautiful Spiral stairway and continuing through the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel, where you can see the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgement by Michelangelo.
The Last Judgement was commissioned by Pope Julius II della Rovere to Michelangiolo to repaint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The “Fresco” covers the entire end wall of the Chapel.

But for a truly memorable experience in Rome that will last a lifetime,

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“NOTTE BIANCA” in Rome and around Europe.

Events in Rome: Notte BiancaOn Saturday 8 September takes place the fifth edition of the Notte Bianca the event that capital can never lose.

From 2003 on, there has been four editions of this huge collective event that every year has welcomed thousands of people. Rome citizens, italian and international turists and people from all aronud the world shared with curiosity and emotions this uniqe experience and that good development brings it success.

The Notte Bianca is a cultural event, open to all with no admission charge, held each year between the end of the summer and the beginning of autumn and lasting one whole night.

One feature of the Notte Bianca is to promote contemporary creativeness in all its forms and to be present in public areas in such location that generally are closed: from suburban areas to prestigius locations like museums, monuments, theatres and churches too.