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The greatest photography exhibitions in Milan

posted by Home In Italy on May 20th, 2015

In this period, Milan is hosting many art exhibitions of considerable interest. These are unique opportunities to observe the art works of personalities of great prominence in the international scene: the names of Biley, Brassai and Robert Capa are among the protagonists. In this article, we will focus on the three exhibitions we consider really worth to be visited.

art in Milan

Let’s start with the exhibitions entirely dedicated to David Bailey, which will be open until the 2nd of June 2015 at the PAC – Pavilion of Contemporary Art in Via Palestro 14. The journey inside the universe of the Swinging London photographer twists and turns along a fascinating exposition, where portraits of music, fashion and cinema stars bare the real essence of the protagonists. You will see the most vivid expressions of the Queen Elizabeth, Mike Jagger, Paul McCartney, Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Jack Nicholson, Grace Jones, Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, or even the historical record covers of the Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull, Alice Cooper and Cat Stevens.

David Bailey art exhibition in Milan

The poetic “Brassai. Pour l’amour de Paris “, instead, is set up, up to 28th of June 2015, in the Palazzo Morando, in Via Sant’Andrea 6. The exhibition pays tribute to the great Hungarian photographer and his beloved Paris, offering the opportunity to admire 260 shots that immortalize the majestic beauty of the French capital: it goes from the most hidden corners of the city to the details of the expressions of its inhabitants, creating an exciting glimpse of Paris, from the 20s to 70s. To top it all a wonderful initiative of the Institut français in Milan, offering a festival of showings dedicated to the Paris of the years of Brassai (cinema Corso Magenta 63).

Brassai in Milan, art exhibition

We conclude with another important event that has been enriching the city since last January: it’s Robert Capa in Italy – 1943-1944, one of the most important retrospective ever devoted to the father of photojournalism. The collection brings together the intense images captured by the photographer during the final phase of World War II. The exhibition is hosted in the halls of the Spazio Oberdan in Viale Vittorio Veneto 2 and will be open until the 22nd of May.

A dream called “Maglia Rosa”: 21 stages to crown the new champion of the Giro d’Italia

posted by Home In Italy on May 12th, 2015

bike competition, the Giro d'ItaliaAt its 98th edition, the Giro d’Italia has always been one of the most popular sporting events in Italy. From the 9th to the 31st of May, the Giro d’Italia will unfold in 21 stages, for a total distance of 3.481,8 Kilometers.

The tour is one of the most characteristic sport events of the Bel Paese and we, at Home in Italy, decided to prepare a little guide for you with the itineraries of the regions that the Giro d’Italia will touch. In this post we will talk about Liguria, Campania, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.

Liguria is the region from which the tour will start. In addition to San Lorenzo al Mare, the other Ligurian stages will be Albenga, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, Chiavari, La Spezia and Abetone.
Beautiful region of the North West, Liguria attracts visitors all year around, because it offers both mountain and sea. The art cities and seaside towns located in the amazing coast are very popular, especially in summer time.

Liguria, Portofino

The following stages of the Tour are in Tuscany: Montecatini Terme, Castiglione della Pescaia, Grosseto, Fiuggi, Campitello Matese. Tuscany is a well known region among tourists, bot Italians and foreigners, for its natural beauty, monuments, cities of art – Florence in the first place – that can be found in every town, from the big city to the small village.
Florence, Tuscany

The ninth stage of the Giro d’Italia will go to Benevento, in Campania, to continue to San Giorgio del Sannio. With its charming old town, Benevento is a increasingly popular tourist destination. Not too far from Naples, it is possible to visit both the cities and have a memorable cultural, artistic and gastronomic experience. Once in Benevento, not to miss the Roman theatre, still maintained in good condition.

Campania, Naples

Forlì and Imola are the cities that the Giro d’Italia will touch. The first, with its historical buildings and the Romanesque abbey of S. Mercuriale and Imola with its historical center and the Sforza castle, the museums and the amazing ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and herbs. The whole Emilia Romagna is a journey through art, history and taste: from Bologna to Ferrara, from Modena to the fashionable beaches of Rimini and Riccione.

Giro d'Italia 2015

Giro d’Italia 2015
Sat 9 May – 1st stage: San Lorenzo al mare-Sanremo
Sun 10 May – 2nd stage: Albenga-Genoa
Mon 11 May – 3rd stage: Rapallo-Sestri Levante
Tue 12 May – 4th stage: Chiavari-La Spezia
Wed 13 May – 5th stage: La Spezia-Abetone
Thur 14 May – 6th stage: Montecatini Terme-Castiglione
Fri 15 May – 7th stage: Grosseto-Fiuggi
Sat 16 May – 8th stage: Fiuggi-Campitello Matese
Sun 17 May – 9th stage: Benevento-San Giorgio del Sannio
Mon 18 May – day off in Civitanova Marche
Tue 19 May – 10th stage : Civitanova Marche-Forlì
Wed 20 May – 11th stage: Forlì-Imola
Thur 21 May – 12th stage: Imola-Vicenza
Fri 22 May – 13th stage: Montecchio Maggiore-Jesolo
Sat 23 May – 14th stage: Treviso-Valdobbiadene
Sun 24 May – 15th stage: Marostica-Madonna di Campiglio
Mon 25 May – day off in Madonna di Camiglio
Tue 26 May – 16th stage: Pinzolo-Aprica
Wed 27 May – 17th stage: Tirano-Lugano
Thur 28 May – 18th stage: Melide-Verbania
Fri 29 May – 19th stage: Gravellona Toce-Cervinia
Sat 30 May – 20th stage: Saint Vincent-Sestriere
Sun 31 May – 21st stage: Turin-Milan

Giro d'Italia 2015

All the World’s Futures

posted by Home In Italy on April 23rd, 2015

the International art exhibition in Venice

It will be open to the public from Saturday 9th May to Sunday 22nd November the 56th International Art Exhibition “All the World’s Features”, directed by Okwui Enwezor and organized by the Biennale of Venice.
The art exhibition will include 136 artists, 89 of which will be present for the first time, coming from 53 countries. 159 are the new productions created for this edition. 44 Collateral Events promoted by international organizations and institutions, will present their exhibitions and their initiatives in various places of the city.
“The Biennale celebrates 120 years and, year after year, continues building its own history, made of a long succession of different points of observation of the phenomenon of artistic creation in the contemporary age.” With this words, Paolo Baratta, the president of the Biennale, introduces this year’s edition.

The director and the President of the Biennale 2015

Today our world is characterized by fractures and lacerations, strong asymmetries and uncertainties about the future. Despite huge improvements in terms of knowledge and technology, we live in a sort of ‘age of anxiety’. Once again, the Biennale observes the relationship between art and the development of the human, social and political realities. There is the willing to investigate how the tensions of the outside world might influence the sensitivity, the expressive energies of the artists and their desires. The Biennale appointed Okwui Enwezor as its director, also for his particular sensitivity to these issues.

From the 9th of May to the 22nd of November 2015, the 56th International Art Exhibition

Okwui does not pretend to make judgments, but wants to convene the arts and artists from all over the world and from different disciplines: a parliament of forms. A global exhibition where we can interview or, at least, listen to the artists from 53 countries and from the areas we usually call “suburbs”.

Everything is ready for a Biennale with varied and intense vitality.

The Canadian Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition

The show will be open at the Giardini and Arsenale venues from May 9th to November 22nd, 2015.
Opening times: 10 am – 6 pm.
Arsenale venue opening times: 10 am – 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays until September 26th.
Closed on Mondays (except May 11th, June 1st, and Nov. 16th, 2015)

Civita di Bagnoregio: the dying city

posted by Home In Italy on April 21st, 2015

While travelling through the center of Italy, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Civita di Bagnoregio, a small village full of charm.
The history of this town is famous throughout Italy. Located in the Valley of Calachi, the village was built on the tuff, a very friable rock, which crumbled during the years due to the erosion caused by two streams surrounding the valley. For this reason, Civita di Bagnoregio is now connected to the rest of the world through a bridge, passable only on foot.The dying city, Civita di Bagnoregio

It is a ghost town, destined to disappear. Nowadays, there are only 12 inhabitants, who are the owners of the restaurants and souvenir shops in the village.
You will be amazed by this place, not only for the beauty of the village itself, but also for the feeling that a place like this can arouse.

Imagine arriving by car and glimpse, perched on a hill, a small village that seems a rocky island, suspended in the air. Imagine crossing the long bridge that connects it to reality and enter a place where time has stopped. The medieval houses, the church of San Donato, the streets with their arches: everything has remained as it once was.
Most of the houses are abandoned. Those that are not, however, are perfectly maintained in every detail, with balconies embellished with flowers.

Welcome to the dying city of Civita di Bagnoregio

Walking along the streets gives you a strange feeling. It’s like being on a movie set: if a lady dressed in medieval clothes appeared, it would seem quite normal to you. A visit in Civita di Bagnoregio means immersing yourself in a dimension where reality and fantasy, past and present, continuously blur and gives the opportunity to jump into the past.

the dying city in Italy

However, once on the bridge leaving this village behind you, it is impossible not to ask yourself a question: what will happen to this place? Experts say it will collapse in the future, disappearing in the valley that houses it.
We are not expert in geology, but we do like dreaming and hope something will be done to save this little wonder, elected “the most beautiful village in Italy”.