Category: Culture

The most interesting and noteworthy cultural events scheduled in all the Italian cities

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Fabbrica Europa Festival in Florence

fabbrica-europaFlorence is sometimes considered as a city frozen in time, buried under its magnificent past. The festival Fabbrica Europa was born in 1994 in order to “modernize” it. This cultural event recognised and supported by the European Union brings the city into the present, allowing it to host every type of contemporary arts.

On this 21th edition dedicated to the reflection on the human condition and on the contemporary memory, a lot of theater, dancing and music events are organised at the Stazione Leopolda, the Festival headquarter, but also in other places in Florence such as the Nuovo Teatro dell’Opera, the Ex-Chiesa San Carlo dei Barnabiti, the French Institute or the Murate.

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A Day in Pisa

Torre-di-Pisa1The city of Pisa is mostly famous because of its Leaning Tower, but they are other things to see in this antic Maritime Republic. In the following lines we propose you a tour to visit in one day the longtime rival of Florence.

Few people know that the famous Tower, which construction began in 1173, was aimed to be the campanile (a freestanding bell tower) of the adjacent Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta. It began to tilt while it wasn’t even finished because of the sandy soil making its base unstable. These edifices situated on the Piazza del Duomo (renamed Piazza dei Miracoli by the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio) together with the Baptistery and the Camposanto (a 1278-cemetery) are unfortunately among the last medieval monuments of Pisa. Indeed, the city suffered a lot from the Allied and German bombings at the end of World War Two.

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Culinary and wine tours in Piedmont

bagna-cauda0Second biggest region of Italy, the Piedmont is especially known for its industrial tradition, its mountains and for the Juventus F.C. On the contrary, its cooking is not so noted, at least not as its wines. We would like to invite you into a culinary and wine tour where you’ll discover delicious dishes to taste along with famous wines from Piedmont which all have a DOCG or DOC label guaranteeing their origin.

What we’re proposing you is a real Piedmont tour with suggestions about different dishes according to the area.

In Turin, cooking has its origins in the countryside tradition. It became more elaborate in time with the Duchy of Savoy court exigences and its will to imitate Paris’ cooking.  The great immigrations from the South during the 60′ also influenced it and are nowadays entirely part of the Turin cooking.

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Design Week in Milan

Salone-del-mobileMilan’s passion for design is famous as it is the second tradition of the city after fashion. Like each year in April, Lombardy’s capital is looking forward to the tens of thousands Italians and foreigners coming to visit the Salone Internazionale del Mobile (the most important event of its kind in the world) but also all the other events spread in the different quarters of Milan during the Design Week.

The Salone del Mobile takes place in the Rho Fiera complex and is aimed for workers in the sector, except during the weekend when it’s also open to the public. If you’re going to be part of the 40.000 people visiting the 12 and 13 April, prepare to see furniture of each style (classic, modern, contemporary) coming from the whole world and aimed to each room thanks to the side exhibitions focusing on furnishing accessories, kitchen and bathroom.

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Exhibitions in Rome, our suggestions

frida-kahlo-a-roma2Over the past years, Rome has tried to open up to the world by hosting numerous shows with works of international artists. They are dozens of exhibitions one can see each month in the eternal city and we did a selection for you: between artists more or less famous, here are our suggestions.

Frida Kahlo Exhibition.

The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo started to paint at the age of 18, after a dramatic bus accident  left her with her backbone, ribs and pelvis broken. She was forced to stay in bed for months and, spending a lot of time alone, she began to take herself and her wounded body as favourite subject for her painting.  Her self-portraits are nowadays her most famous pieces and show the strength of a woman who suffered physically during her whole life and who could never have children.