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UMBRIA ROCK FESTIVAL

posted by Home In Italy on June 6th, 2014

From August 1-3, the winding valleys of Massa Martana, Umbria will transform into a bohemian playground. The spirit of Italy’s golden era of art cinema and the sounds of London’s swinging 60s rock uprising converge this summer, setting the modern scene for the inaugural Umbria Rock Festival, Italy’s first three-day music and arts festival.

3 days. 2 stages. 1 community. Italy is the motherland of some of the world’s most iconic creations in art, music and cinema. And now it’s home to another cultural phenomenon that’s sweeping the international music community: the magic of setting up camp to completely immerse ourselves in a weekend of music, dance and like-hearted souls.

The Soundtrack. Fusing historical punk rock sounds with modern indie, Umbria Rock Festival 2014 is excited to announce an international lineup, featuring sets by the Kaiser Chiefs, James, Paul Weller, Basement Jaxx, Peter Hook and The Light, The Cribs, The Charlatans, Courteeners and more.

INTERNATIONAL GASTRONOMIC AND NUTRITION FAIR

posted by Home In Italy on April 30th, 2014

Get ready for four days of Italian food, nutrition and agro-alimentary customs and traditions during Cibus, the 17th Salone Internazionale dell’Alimentazione in Parma, in the heart of Italy. This enormous showcase boasts workshops, conferences and events that familiarize professionals – both national and international – working in food and craft services, retail, and the hotel sector with the latest product and market trends.

This year, Cibus makes additions to its usual small and mid-size business, dessert and pastry, and large-scale distribution programmes, making room to focus on organic, gluten-free, kosher and halal fare.

In keeping with the themes of cuisine and Italian gastronomic specialties, participants and visitors from all over the world can enjoy in particular the dishes of Emilian and Parmense cooking, including the world-famous Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, the mushrooms of Albereto and Borgotaro, Italian quiche and bread made at high altitudes. Cibus is also an excellent occasion to take on flavours and art itineraries of the city and its environments.

Parma and its fair district are strategic hubs from which to reach other locales like Piacenza, famous for its castles, or Modena, with its Romanesque Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hours: Monday, May 5th - 9:30 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday, May 6th to Thursday, May 8th – 9:30 AM to 6 PM

ART EXHIBITIONS IN FLORENCE

posted by Home In Italy on August 22nd, 2013

Palazzo Vecchio and Forte Belvedere
10am-9pm, last entry at 7pm (closed Thu)
Until October 13th. Zhang Huan – Soul and Matter. An appreciated contemporary artist gives life to works of immediate and explosive strength and power. One of the most widely used material is the incense ash of Buddhist temples.

Casa Buonarroti
Via Ghibellina, 70 – 10am-5pm (closed Tue)
Until October 21st. Antonio Canova, the beauty and the memory - 40 drawings of a great protagonist of neoclassical art.

Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi – from Tue to Sun 8.15am to 6.50pm (closed on Mondays, Christmas and the first of January)
Until November 3rd. The Great Prince – Ferdinando de ‘Medici (1663-1713), one of the leading collectors and patrons of art in the grand ducal family. The exposition shows the complexity of his interests and the novelty of his choices that conveyed in Florence, between 1600 and 1700, the bigger artists of that period.

Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza Strozzi – 9am-8pm, Thu 9am-11pm (last admission one hour before closing time)
Until August 18th. The Spring of the Renaissance. The sculptures and the arts in Florence 1400-1460. The “miracle” of the Renaissance in a show that highlights the art of Sculpture. Around 140 masterpieces of the period, starting with the wooden model of the dome by Brunelleschi.

Palazzo Pitti
Piazza Pitti, 1 – 8.15am to 6.50pm (last admission 6.05pm)
Until August 31st . The Myth, the Sacred, the Portrait, paintings from the deposits of the Palatine Gallery.
Until September 15th. The dream in the Renaissance. Rêver à la Renaissance. The theme of dreams in ancient mythology and the culture of Renaissance – Palatine Gallery.

Galleria dell’Accademia
Via Ricasoli, 58 – Tue-Sun 8.15am-6.50pm (last admission 6.20pm), September Tue open until 10pm (closed on Mon)
Until December 8th. From the Lily to David. Civil Arts in Florence between the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The craftsmanship of the ancient Florentine guilds of the fourteenth century.

Medici Chapels
Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 6 – 8:15am to 1:50pm (closed 1/3rd/5th Mon and 2nd/4th Sun of every month)
Until October 6th. In the splendor of the Medici. Pope Leone X and Florence. Leone X, the first pope of the Medici family, is celebrated with this exhibition at the Museum of the Medici Chapels, 500 years since his election to the papacy.

SENSATIONAL UMBRIA!

posted by Home In Italy on July 8th, 2013

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than 30 years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

“What is important to my work is the individual picture. What matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place and feeling.”

Recently McCurry realized some exclusive pictures of Umbria, just presented in first international preview in Milan before to be exhibited at New York for the celebration of the italian culture in the USA.

The exhibition is called Sensational Umbria! and it’s the summary of design culture in Umbria.