Month: October 2009

Festival dei Popoli 2009. For 50 years “seeking a cinema able to disclose the world”

The Festival dei Popoli celebrates its 50th anniversary, but it’s still up-to-date.


From November 1st to 7th, the most important Italian Festival of Documentary Film will take place in Florence, on the screens of Odeon and Spazio Uno cinemas. An event dedicated to a particular genre, which pursues the difficult mission of narrating the “true reality” in which we live, using the “mythical” tool of the film language.


Many of the movies presented during the exhibition deal with current issues, such as the middle-oriental conflicts, racism or environmental damage; other works instead, focus on human

Edward Hopper’s Works in Milan!

For the first time, the work of Edward Hopper (1882-1967), one of the most appreciated and successfull American artists of the 19th century, is  on view in Italy!
From 14th October 2009 to 31st January 2010, the Royal Palace in Milan dedicates a very interesting exhibition to him: 160 works on display, from his best-known paintings (such as Pennsylvania Coal Town, A Woman in the Sun e Second Story Sunlight – chosen for the official poster), to never exhibited ones, as Girlie Show.

Special attention is also dedicated to his preparatory drawings, each one shown near the corresponding final painting; a strategy for catching audience’s attention on artist’s way of working, in which preliminary sketches were a key stage. Visitors will also have the opportunity to marvel at one of his ledgers, also known as Artist’s ledger Books,

Venice Marathon: the 42 most striking kilometers in the world

Venice Marathon gives evidence to be an unfailing event for all the international runners: the 6,000 entries available have been sold out before the competition beginning – scheduled for October, 25th.

And the reason is easy to understand! The Marathon path is really fascinating, impressing, unique in the world!

The 42,195 Kilometers competition starts from the Venetian hinterland, under the majestic villas of the famous architect Palladio which are located along the “Riviera del Brenta” (the riverside beloved by ancient noble Venetians). The landscape changes halfway, when runners enter in Mestre, the part of the city of Venice which lies on the mainland. But the most exiting moments are yet to come!

At this point, only four spectacular kilometers

The Future of ICT at Smau 2009

Technological evolution of Italian companies starts once again from Smau, in Milan.


From 21st to 23rd October 2009, at FieraMilanocity – pavilions 3 and 4, the “Salone Macchine Automazione Ufficio” (“Office Automation Trade Fair”) will take place, the most important national event dedicated to the development of Information and Communication Technologies and their applications in everyday business.


This important trade fair provides the opportunity to bring together and compare the newest proposals presented by the ICT companies and

A Special Tribute to Comics in Italy

Comics and its fans will be the protagonists of the Autumnal season in Lucca and Milan, with two important events dedicated to the world of comics.


In fact, from October 29th to November 1st, inside the walls and in the picturesque squares of the stunning city of the Versilia area, the internationally renowned Lucca Comics & Games starts again. For more than 40 years, such an appointment gathers fans and people involved in the work (last year the presences were 130,000), attracted by the exhibition market and most of all by the several collateral events and projects.


So much that this year the organizers decided to give it the official name of “International Festival of Comics, Games and Illustrations” and to celebrate such a transformation with the title “The Evolution of the Species”.


Actually, the event’s programme schedules several initiatives, as well as the festival dates and locations are noticeably increasing. On October 17th, the real exhibition will start in the historical location of the Doge’s Palace.


The historical centre, with many new stages, also this year will be the events’ fulcrum. Here you will find the Self Area, dedicated to the self-made comics, a space in the interests of free creativity and invention. The Music & Comics will draw the attention of visitors with all-involving happenings, with a competition in partnership with Mediaset (where winners will produce the theme song of a television cartoon), and most of all with the crucial moment of the Festival, Cosplay, where the fans take part to a funny parade in their favorite comics heroes’ clothing and walk the runaway on Music & Comics’ stage.


In addition, the Japan Area , conceived in order to host the more and more beloved Nippon comics, which this year has been turned into the Japan Palace (in the halls of the Real Collegio), where the culture of the Far East will be celebrated with Japanese language courses, courses of writing and traditional handicraft, and with many exhibitions according to the subject.


And also international guests, street writing, a pavilion dedicated to the kids television and another one dedicated to the games and their increasingly global diffusion, from the tables of the fans to the movies and videogames from all over the world.


So…It’s impossible to get bored here!


But in the case it is not enough for you, on November 14th and 15th you will have the chance to go to Milan for the special event called Fumettopoli, the other fantastic international exhibition market which takes place many times a year and that this year is at its 33rd edition.


Here the location is more limited but the programme is as much rich. In the halls of the Ata Hotel Executive (in front of the Garibaldi station) many brand new and historical comics will be shared and sold, but also records, cds, dvds, household and gift items and various other things.


For comics’ lovers or just for all curious people, this will be an Autumn rich of appointments!


For further information about this and other events in Lucca and Milan, please visit our websites and