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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.

www.mostrefondazioneforli.it

Happy birthday Vinitaly!

posted by Home In Italy on February 18th, 2016

The most important Wine Fair of Italy celebrates 50 years and many are the events organized to celebrate this honorable goal.

Born in 1967, Vinitaly is the event that more than any other has traced the evolution of the national and international wine system, helping to make wine one of the most captivating and dynamic realities of the Made in Italy. The famous international exhibition of wine and spirits, held in Verona, has more than 4000 exhibitors per year and approximately 150,000 visitors per edition. The salon gathers producers, importers, distributors, caterers, technicians, journalists and opinion leaders from all around the world.

These are the top moments of the 2016 edition: exclusive wines tastings and thematic tastings with the greatest experts and producers. Do not miss the great Vinitaly kitchen: prestigious restaurants where the most ‘popular chefs will prepare refined menus in combination with excellent wines.
The excellence of the Made in Italy: four days during which sommeliers, journalists and producers will present to the public the very best of the Italian wine.

Where: Verona Fiere
When: 10 – 13 April 2016
Website: www.vinitaly.com

Manarola, the biggest nativity scene in the world

posted by Home In Italy on December 10th, 2015

Genoa – Every evening, following the tradition, the largest nativity scene in the world is represented in Manarola, in the Cinque Terre: 15 thousand lights and 250 statues covering the entire hill of Tre Croci, with the guiding star carried by one of the trains used to rack during the harverst.

This year, before the starting, they played both the French and the Italian national anthems: “the nativity scene is a symbol of peace” says Mr Mario Anderoli, the man who created this incredible nativity scene 54 years ago.

Rome. A permanent exhibition illustrating 70 years of film history

posted by Home In Italy on December 2nd, 2015

The magic of the Seventh Art in one of the places that have seen the birth of masterpieces known worldwide: Cinecittà, the temple of Italian cinema, opens with an exhibition that describes 70 years of cinema.

Girando a Cinecittà - Shooting in Cinecittà is the name of the exhibition that will drive you in the enchanting atmosphere of the “Hollywood on the Tiber”. From the great films of the origins to the war movies, from the Renaissance though the neorealism and the golden age of the the 60s to the foreign productions, Shooting in Cinecittà shows photographs, costumes, set design, objects of films shot in the Roman soundstages, such as “Quo Vadis?” directed by Mervyn LeRoy, “Senso” by Luchino Visconti, “Fistful of Dollars” and “Once upon a time in America” by Sergio Leone, or Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor”.

Visiting the exhibition is a time-and-space travel in one of the least known area of the Italian capital which contains the secrets of one of the largest film industries of Europe. Not to mention that Italy is one of the favourite sets of the most famous film directors around the world.