THE TRIUMPH OF RENAISSANCE: THE IMPRESSIVE REGAL ROOM AND DUCAL ROOM / INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #3

Sala Regia (Regal Room) and Sala Ducale (Ducal Room) are two beautiful rooms in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. They aren’t generally open to visitors: they usually host consistories, conferences, papal hearings or special events. I recently had the opportunity to visit them (I was in Rome to meet Pope Francis for the presentation… Read More THE TRIUMPH OF RENAISSANCE: THE IMPRESSIVE REGAL ROOM AND DUCAL ROOM / INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #3

THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI DESIGNED IN 1502 THE STUNNING HARBOUR (PORTO CANALE) IN CESENATICO (ITALY)

*** © Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI / TOURISM OFFICE, CESENATICO   Cesenatico is an historical resort city on the Riviera Adriatica (Forlì-Cesena Country, Italy). For its relaxing and elegant atmosphere it is called the “living room of Adriatic Sea”.  Here, the old fish market, still active, is within walking distance from the modern wholesale market. And… Read More THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI DESIGNED IN 1502 THE STUNNING HARBOUR (PORTO CANALE) IN CESENATICO (ITALY)

SIENA (ITALY) / : VISITING “THE GATE OF HEAVEN” AND CARAVAGGIO MASTERPIECE: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, “THE DIVINE BEAUTY”

Photos: Courtesy of Opera Duomo, Siena – Press Office  * Guest Writer: Carmelina Rotundo  *  A gently sloping green landscape where olive trees enrich the sscenery, isolated hamlets: in the tangle of branches the buds and flowers in soft clusters along with leavesare reawakening. Here and there, the cypresses, some young, others ancient; the bare… Read More SIENA (ITALY) / : VISITING “THE GATE OF HEAVEN” AND CARAVAGGIO MASTERPIECE: ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, “THE DIVINE BEAUTY”

(HE)ART PLACES / BILBAO (BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN): THE SPECTACULAR GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM (AND AN UNFORGETTABLE CY TWOMBLY’S EXHIBITION)

In Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) I visited the incredible Guggenheim Museum, where I saw stunning art installations and masterpieces (unfortunately, the Jeff Koon’s Puppy was packed up for restoration). It’s all the whole building to fascinate in its unmistakable style. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has become the cultural and tourism driving force of the… Read More (HE)ART PLACES / BILBAO (BASQUE COUNTRY, SPAIN): THE SPECTACULAR GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM (AND AN UNFORGETTABLE CY TWOMBLY’S EXHIBITION)

OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS RUN AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE VISITING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW / THE “REVOLUTIONARY CHOICE” TO BRING ART TO YOUNG PEOPLE

by Marco Rossi Over a thousand students from various regions of Italy have recently visited “Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity Posters”, the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition going on at the impressive Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio, Tuscany (Italy). This extraordinary young people flow coincided with the final events of the XIV edition of “Penne… Read More OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS RUN AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE VISITING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW / THE “REVOLUTIONARY CHOICE” TO BRING ART TO YOUNG PEOPLE

“PILGRIMAGE” EXHIBITION: DISCOVERING THE SLOW TRAVEL AT MUSEUM DER KULTUREN IN BASEL (SWITZERLAND)

  The Museum der Kulturen in Basel (Switzerland) opened its “Pilgrimage” exhibition (September 14 – March 3, 2013) dedicated to the rediscovery of slow travel. People began wandering many centuries ago in search of inner peace, truth and contemplation. The reasons why people should embark on such gruelling endeavours are many and varied, and it… Read More “PILGRIMAGE” EXHIBITION: DISCOVERING THE SLOW TRAVEL AT MUSEUM DER KULTUREN IN BASEL (SWITZERLAND)

“OUT OF BRITAIN” EXHIBITION: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN KUWAIT 52 ARTWORKS BY BRITISH ARTISTS

A private view opened yesterday (September 17, 2012) in Kuwait “Out of Britain” exhibition showing artworks from the British Council collection (organization: The British Council, Contemporary Art Platform and the National Council for Culture Arts and Letters). The show continues through October 25th bringing together, for the first time in Kuwait, 52 key-artworks selected from… Read More “OUT OF BRITAIN” EXHIBITION: FOR THE FIRST TIME IN KUWAIT 52 ARTWORKS BY BRITISH ARTISTS

A MUSEUM THAT ASKS QUESTIONS: INNOVATIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE FOR “THE MUSEUM DER KULTUREN BASEL” (SWITZERLAND)

With its ‘Culture-dialogue/dialogue-culture’ project, the Museum der Kulturen Basel is introducing a new mediation format, whereby specially trained cultural mediators enter into dialogue with visitors. In line with its ambition to provide a space for culture meetings, the museum is exploring new paths and introducing a new dialogue-culture format entitled ‘Culture-dialogue/dialogue-culture’. Trained cultural mediators actively… Read More A MUSEUM THAT ASKS QUESTIONS: INNOVATIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE FOR “THE MUSEUM DER KULTUREN BASEL” (SWITZERLAND)