Month: December 2009

Epiphany 2010 in Italy…Events and Celebrations

The famous old lady called Befana and beloved by all Italian children is coming to Italy!

With her old tatty shoes, this funny and lovely old lady has always made children, teens and adults very happy, bringing sweets, candies and chocolates in her multicolored socks!

This year, you will have the chance to see the Befana and to celebrate her in several Italian cities and villages, which want to go on with traditions.

For instance, in Rome there will be the 25th edition of the beloved event “Viva la Befana” (“Long Live the Befana“), the traditional historic and folkloristic costumed parade which will bring to the capital many musical bands, folkloristic groups, in a historical commemoration with hundreds people who will parade following the Wise Men and the Befana along Via della Conciliazione.

In addition, in Borghetto Santo Spirito, a little village in the province of Savona (Region of Liguria), there will be a really funny event: the election of “Miss Befana 2010″, a

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in Italy!

Where are you gonna spend this New Year’s Eve?

In the Belpaese, you will be spoilt for choice! We would like to remind all our visitors the best events and parties organized in the most beautiful Italian cities, where you will find great celebrations, fireworks, music at full volume, dances and delicious wine and food.

The cosmopolitan city of Turin, in the region of Piedmont, in 2010 will be elected “European Capital of Youth”. In order to show such a merit, the young city of Turin for the New Year’s Eve 2010 organizes a special evening with loud music, a concert which will take place in Piazza Vittorio Veneto from 9.30 pm, an event dedicated to people under 35! The absolute protagonists of the night will be the famous English group Groove Armada and the American group Juliette Lewis and New Romantics, followed by many other artists until midnight, when it will be time for spectacular fireworks.

In Milan on the other hand,

Love – A Special New Year’s Eve in Venice

What about celebrating this New Year’s Eve in Venice?

Once again, the fabulous and charming floating city awaits you all at the romantic appointment dedicated to lovers, and why not, to whoever is looking for his/her soul mate!

In fact, on December 31st 2009, “Love” comes back in Venice, the New Year’s Eve celebration which will take place in the famous squares Piazza San Marco and Piazza Ferretto, during a night which will warm up your hearts.

As usual, the event schedules a big kiss in unison which will bring joy, peace and love, a cute gesture to get the new year started! Such an event will draw the whole world attention, an unforgettable night

Celebrating the New Year with Charlie Chaplin, in Milan

The last film exhibition of 2009 and the first of 2010 will take place in Milan in company with Stanley Kubrick and Charlie Chaplin.


At Fondazione Cineteca Italiana in Milan, precisely at Spazio Oberdan located in Viale Vittorio Veneto, there will be several interesting appointments waiting for you with the most famous pieces of cinema. Yes, because the cineteca has scheduled a rich program dedicated to all big-screen movies addicts.


In fact, Wednesday 23rd December 2009 will be a day entirely dedicated to the master of silent film: Charlie Chaplin, with the special event “Un brindisi di Natale con Charlie Chaplin” (“A Christmas Toast with Charlie Chaplin”), an original way of cineteca‘s to wish a merry Christmas to all the cinema addicts, in company with the most famous figure in cinema history, a face never to be forgotten.


In the afternoon, the program schedules the screenings of two Chaplin’s masterpieces, “The Great Dictator” and “City Lights”, whereas in the evening, there will be 4 extremely rare films

An Exhibition dedicated to the unconventional artist Jacque Villeglè in Rome

Until January 15th 2010, you have time to visit the wonderful retrospective dedicated to the artist Jacque Villeglè entitled “Vacanze Romane” (“Roman Holidays”), set by Dominique Stella at Mucciaccia Gallery in Rome.


In fact for the first time ever, since last October 8th visitors can marvel at 75 his works in the rooms of Mucciaccia Gallery: dècollages d’affiches dating back to 1960s ‘til nowadays which keep billboards, adverts and manifestos’ strength and use it in turn to make up and create his dècollages which cancel and remove the message and the communication strength of such adverts.


He angrily dismantles the catch phrases, the images