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Ceramics Classes in Umbria

posted by Home In Italy on May 4th, 2016

At the Grazia factory in Deruta, Umbria, ceramics classes are starting!

The Master painter will teach you the basic decoration technique: the stencil, the making of the border and the painting of the object in the traditional Deruta designs.
Certificate of attendance will be released.

The classes will take place from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
May: Thursday 26th
June: Thursday 16th, Friday 24th & Thursday30th
Attendance quote: 80,00 euro

Great news from Pompeii: five domus have been restored

posted by Home In Italy on April 20th, 2016

Double opening for the archeological site and the museum. From the Octavio Quartius gardens to the huge complex of Julia Felix and the extraordinary viridarium of the House of the goddess of the sea. While Pompeii preserves the appearance of a unique, large restoration site, its cultural offer is increasing: 5 new domus and the Amphitheatre are now open to the public, together with the art exhibition “Myth and nature” in the Archeological Museum in Naples.

The five houses amaze the visitors with their beauty. Here the gardens of Casa Octavius Quartius, where there are the fresco of the double suicide of love of Pyramus and Thisbe and Narciso, mirrored in the waters .
Next to it, the viridarium of the House of Venus in the shell: on the back wall the painting of the goddess of the sea, back to its ancient splendor, and the reproduction of a stature of Mars.
The grandiose complex of Julia Felix is also reopening, a hotel with spa facilities and the porch with square marble columns.

A surprise is offered by the House of Orchard, well known for its garden frescoes and the atrium decorated with mosaic in black and white and a beautiful marble table column. Also eagerly awaited is the reopening of Marcus Lucretius House that charmed Pablo Picasso and Leonide Massine, immortalized in that same garden by photographer Jean Cocteau in 1917.

Milano, the fashion capital

posted by Home In Italy on April 14th, 2016

The fashion week in Milan is a famous event held twice a year, usually in January or February and September, in Milan, the fashion capital of Italy. The fashion week in Milan was established in 1958 and it coordinates and promotes the development of Italian fashion. The event of Milan is part of the “Big Four”, ie the four events considered particularly important as they held in the fashion capitals of the world (New York, London, Milan and Paris)

Milan has a deserved reputation of being the haute couture fashion center of Europe, and a walk around the center of the city, bordered by Via Montenapoleone, Via Manzoni, Via della Spiga and Corso Venezia will give you the possibility to admire the famous collections of Italian and international designers.
The best designers are showcased on the catwalk during the fashion weeks and celebrities from the show business world are guests expected.

While the parades are unfortunately only reserved for those who have an invitation, there are many peripheral events where visitors can get involved. For the occasion, the whole city celebrates and the population increasingly fashionable in Milano becomes even more elegant in this period – the roads are walkways!

Venue: Fiera Milano Exhibition Centre and various historical venues throughout Milan
Date: Milano Moda Uomo 18 – 21 June 2016
Website: www.cameramoda.it

Piero della Francesca an absolute legend

posted by Home In Italy on April 7th, 2016

Forli’, 13th February – 26th June 2016

What do Paolo Uccelli, Balthus, Edward Hopper and Piero della Francesca have in common? The answer is not immediate and it is not enough to follow the path of Piero della Francesca between Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia Romagna and Marche. It is indeed essential to visit the art exhibition which is held in Forlì. It will be a valuable experience in order to better understand the greatness of this artist and how he influences his contemporaries.

It will be possible to admire great pieces of art, such as Our Lady of Mercy (Museo Civico di San Sepulchre), Apollonia, from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Saint Jerome and a devotee from the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice and the Madonna and Child found ten years ago in a private collection.
The 250 works presented include the works of artists who contributed to the formation of Piero della Francesca, such as Beato Angelico, Paolo Uccello and Andrea del Castagno, Carra de Chiricho, and works painted by foreign artists who were inspired by him . An exhibition that alone would be worth the trip to this pleasant city.