Calendar

Dec
3
Sat
GROUND LAYER – exhibition by Francesco Irnem @ Casa Romana
Dec 3 2016 – Mar 26 2017 all-day
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GROUND LAYER, Francesco Irnem’s new project, is part of SATELLITE COLLICOLA. It has been conceived and created especially for the phisical, thematic and conceptual characteristics of Spoleto’s Roman House (Via di Visiale), with its exciting living spaces and its elegant mosaic floors.

On show from December 3rd until March 26, 2017.

Palazzo Collicola Winter Exhibitions @ Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive
Dec 3 2016 – Feb 12 2017 all-day
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The marks caused to Palazzo Collicola by the recent earthquake turn into art. PALAZZO COLLICOLA ARTI VISIVE‘s director Gianluca Marziani instructed the artist Vincenzo Pennacchi to create an installation that would give an aesthetic and symbolic value to the fissures produced by the earthquake on the museum’s walls. LA CREPA (The Crack), is one of the proposals of Palazzo Collicola’s winter exhibitions that will be on show until February 12.

An important donation of six sculptures from 1963 by BEVERLY PEPPER is one of the highlights of these winter exhibitions. The works, donated to the contemporary art museum by the artist, testifies of the long-term relationship between the sculptor and Umbrian territory. In 1962 Beverly Pepper was the only woman as well as one of the three American artists (together with David Smith and Alexander Calder) who were invited to take part in the exhibition SCULPTURES IN THE CITY, curated by Giovanni Carandente.

The first stage of CORTESIE PER GLI OSPITI (Courtesies to Guests) project will feature works by Giovanni Bonelli’ private gallery in Milan.  COURTESIES TO GUESTS is a new cycle dedicated to the world of private galleries with their stories, choices, passions and intuitions… a narrative and engaging journey, imagined as a cultural adventure. Giovanni Bonelli’s gallery, opened in 2012 in the “Isola” district, features works by emerging artists as well as established national and international artists (Maurizio Mochetti, Gianni Pettena, Daniel Spoerri).

Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive will also host  an ambitious project connecting FOOD and VISUAL ARTS: OBIC, originating from an idea by Anna Paola Lo Presti and Gianluca Marziani, is the title of a big book in which the featured art works explore the history of food, from its origins to primary ingredients, traditional dishes and innovations.

Three new sculptures by Spoleto’s artist Cristina MMR Bonucci will be presented within the cycle TERRITORIO Storie di artisti umbri (Territory, Stories of Umbrian artists). Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive’s exhibition pays tribute to Kengo Kuma’s architectural look, to the holistic spirit of its buildings. The works have been set up in the Piano Nobile’s main room.

GROUND LAYER, Francesco Irnem’s new project, is part of SATELLITE COLLICOLA. It has been conceived and created especially for the phisical, thematic and conceptual characteristics of Spoleto’s Roman House (Via di Visiale), with its exciting living spaces and its elegant mosaic floors.  (on show until March 26)

Finally, L’ECO DEL BOSCO (The Echo of the Wood) is Franco Marrocco’s exhibition. Marrocco’s artistic path seems to consciously aim at reducing the unnecessary. His artistic quality has an oriental profile and seems to be influenced by Japanese culture of ceramics, where the talent shows itself in the silence of the suspended step.

Dec
22
Thu
Warhol vs Gartel. Hyp Pop @ Palazzo Bufalini
Dec 22 2016 – Jun 4 2017 all-day
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Warhol vs Gartel. Hyp Pop
Palazzo Bufalini, Piazza Duomo, Spoleto

from December 22 to June 4, 2017

Pop Art comes in Spoleto in one of the most exciting artistic dialogues in recent years.

Its undisputed master Andy Warhol (1928 Pittsburgh – 1987 New York) and Laurence Gartel (1956 in New York) one of the most famous exponents of its declination in “digital format” face off in an unprecedented “challenge” at the MAG MetaMorfosi Art Gallery in Piazza Duomo.

WARHOL vs GARTEL. HYP POP features 50 original works at Palazzo Bufalini from December 22, 2016 to June 4, 2017.

Tickets:
Full fare: € 5,00 / Reduced fare: € 3,00
Schools (on reservation): € 1,00

Opening times:
10.00-13.00 / 14.30-19.00
closed on Monday

Info: 0039 0743 222889 – www.ticketitalia.comwww.associazionemetamorfosi.com

Feb
12
Sun
Spoleto Card guided tours @ Museo Diocesano
Feb 12 @ 11:30
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Get the SPOLETO CARD and join special guided tours for free.
Guided tours are in Italian only.

GUIDED TOURS:

Sunday, February 5, 3 pm
Perugia tablecloths
Meeting place: Museum of Textile and Costume – ticket counter

Sunday, February 12, 11.30 am
Diocesan Museum: visit to the collection
Meeting place: Diocesan Museum – ticket counter

Sunday, February 19, 11.30 am
The Big Fortress: from its origins to the period when it was used as a jail
Meeting place: Rocca Albornoziana – ticket counter

Sunday, February 26, 11.30 am
The noble apartment’s furnishings
Meeting place: Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive – ticket counter

Guided tours are led by art historians and tourist guides.

Advance reservation required by 5 pm of the day before the visit

Information and reservations: Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Piazza Collicola
Ph. 0743 46434 – 0743 224952 – e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Information: IAT Spoleto – Tel. 0743 218620 – 21 – info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

(Italiano) La Domenica dei Sogni – Teatro Famiglia @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Feb 12 @ 16:30
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Feb
14
Tue
(Italiano) Incontri a Palazzo Toni @ Liceo Classico Pontani Sansi - Palazzo Toni
Feb 14 @ 16:00
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Feb
15
Wed
Film director Gianni Amelio in Spoleto @ Biblioteca Comunale G. Carducci
Feb 15 @ 16:00
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On Wednesday, February 15, the City of Spoleto pays tribute to Gianni Amelio with a series of events: the film director will present his debut novel POLITEAMA and some unpublished sequences of the film LA TENEREZZA followed by the screening of the documentary FELICE CHI È DIVERSO. Singers from Spoleto’s Teatro Lirico Sperimentale will perform musical interludes. These events are organized by the Municipality of Spoleto and the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale.

The City of Spoleto, the Councillor for Culture Camilla Laureti and the Direction of Spoleto Public Library have enthusiastically welcomed the proposal of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale “A. Belli” to invite and dedicate to Gianni Amelio a day, in order to pay tribute to one of the greatest Italian film directors, Golden Lion in Venice, Oscar nominee and winner of numerous awards (his movies include Open Doors, Lamerica , The keys to the house, The Stolen Children, The way we laughed, The first man, L’intrepido).

Amelio,who is also screenwriter, television director and opera director (he will soon resume his staging of Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples) will present to the public his first novel entitled POLITEAMA  (published by Mondadori) at 4 pm at the Municipal Library of Spoleto.
Giuseppe Leonelli, professor of Italian literature, literary critic of “La Repubblica” will participate in the presentation.

Afterwards – Sala Frau, 6 pm – Gianni Amelio will present his documentary film FELICE CHI È DIVERSO and – special gift for Spoleto – some unpublished sequences from LA TENEREZZA, his new upcoming movie.

Admission is free until full capacity is reached.

The POLITEAMA novel will be on sale during the events or at the Libreria Mondadori di Spoleto.

Municipality of Spoleto Press Office
ufficio.stampa@comunespoleto.gov.it Ph. 0743 218 237/249/276

Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto A. Belli
Ph. 0743.221645 cell. 3383200615 – segreteria@tls-belli.it​​www.tls-belli.it

Feb
16
Thu
(Italiano) Hot Anthology – La grande letteratura che scalda l’inverno @ Sala Pegasus
Feb 16 @ 18:00

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Feb
18
Sat
(Italiano) Incontri – Il nuovo cinema italiano @ Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Feb 18 @ 17:30

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Feb
19
Sun
Spoleto Card guided tours @ Rocca Albornoziana
Feb 19 @ 11:30
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Get the SPOLETO CARD and join special guided tours for free.
Guided tours are in Italian only.

GUIDED TOURS:

Sunday, February 5, 3 pm
Perugia tablecloths
Meeting place: Museum of Textile and Costume – ticket counter

Sunday, February 12, 11.30 am
Diocesan Museum: visit to the collection
Meeting place: Diocesan Museum – ticket counter

Sunday, February 19, 11.30 am
The Big Fortress: from its origins to the period when it was used as a jail
Meeting place: Rocca Albornoziana – ticket counter

Sunday, February 26, 11.30 am
The noble apartment’s furnishings
Meeting place: Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive – ticket counter

Guided tours are led by art historians and tourist guides.

Advance reservation required by 5 pm of the day before the visit

Information and reservations: Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Piazza Collicola
Ph. 0743 46434 – 0743 224952 – e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Information: IAT Spoleto – Tel. 0743 218620 – 21 – info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

189th Carnival of Spoleto @ Spoleto
Feb 19 @ 14:30
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The 189th Carnival of Spoleto will take place on February 19th and 26th with its traditional parades of floats.

13 masked groups involving around 1500 people coming from different neighborhoods and villages will participate in the parades.

On Sunday, February 19th, starting from 2.30 pm, the parade will travel along via San Carlo, via Matteotti, piazza della Libertà, Corso Mazzini, via Tobagi, via Filitteria, Largo Gigli, via vaita Sant’Andrea, via Pierleone, via Cecili, via Gesuiti Corso Garibaldi e Piazza Garibaldi.

On Sunday, February 19th, starting from 2.30 pm, the parade will travel along viale Trento e Trieste, via Marconi, via Repubblica, via Risorgimento to end up in front of EMI Supestore.

(Italiano) Stagione di Prosa 2016/2017 – ROMEO Y JULIETA TANGO @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Feb 19 @ 17:00
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Feb
24
Fri
(Italiano) Incontri a Palazzo Toni @ Liceo Classico Pontani Sansi - Palazzo Toni
Feb 24 @ 16:00
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TELLING HISTORY – Lectures at Spoleto Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre @ Museo Archeologico
Feb 24 @ 16:30
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TELLING HISTORY
Lectures at Spoleto Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre

SCHEDULE

February 10, 2017
Men and Women of Piazza d’Armi: anthropological data
with Stella Interlando and Antonella Frigerio

February 24, 2017
New data on Spoleto’s Roman topography
with Luca Donnini and Massimiliano Gasperini

March 3, 2017
Luxury beyond death: bone beds from Alta Sabina
with Liliana Costamagna

March 24, 2017
Landscape and population in Rieti valley and Piediluco basin before the Romans
con Carlo Virili

April 14, 2017
Gentes antiquissimae Italiae: a comparison between Umbrians and Etruscans
with Adriano Maggiani

April 28, 2017
Perugia underground: The Cathedral’s Etruscan sanctuary
with Luana Cenciaioli

May 5, 2017
Pre-Roman Peoples of Abruzzi region
with Valeria Acconcia

May 19, 2017
Aspects of the Umbrians’ cult: mountains and waters
with Laura Bonomi Ponzi

June 9, 2017
Guided tour of the Museum’s restoration workshop and warehouses
by Spoleto’s Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre staff

June 16, 2017
Stone monuments with mysterious letters. Ancient writing in Central Italy
with Enrico Biselli

All the lectures will be held at 4.30 pm.
The entrance to the museum will be free during the lectures.

Screening of “1200 KM DI BELLEZZA” by Italo Moscati @ Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Feb 24 @ 21:00

The documentary film 1200 KM DI BELLEZZA (1200 km. of beauty) will be screened at  Cinéma Sala Pegasus on Friday, February 24, at 9 pm. A journey through Italy, from Sicily to Trentino Alto Adige, with cinematographic materials from Istituto Luce and other archives, and a close-up on Spoleto.

Directed by Italo Moscati
Produced by Istituto Luce Cinecittà

A meeting with the author, conducted by Anna Leonardi, will follow the screening.

Feb
26
Sun
Spoleto Card guided tours @ Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive
Feb 26 @ 11:30
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Get the SPOLETO CARD and join special guided tours for free.
Guided tours are in Italian only.

GUIDED TOURS:

Sunday, February 5, 3 pm
Perugia tablecloths
Meeting place: Museum of Textile and Costume – ticket counter

Sunday, February 12, 11.30 am
Diocesan Museum: visit to the collection
Meeting place: Diocesan Museum – ticket counter

Sunday, February 19, 11.30 am
The Big Fortress: from its origins to the period when it was used as a jail
Meeting place: Rocca Albornoziana – ticket counter

Sunday, February 26, 11.30 am
The noble apartment’s furnishings
Meeting place: Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive – ticket counter

Guided tours are led by art historians and tourist guides.

Advance reservation required by 5 pm of the day before the visit

Information and reservations: Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Piazza Collicola
Ph. 0743 46434 – 0743 224952 – e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Information: IAT Spoleto – Tel. 0743 218620 – 21 – info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

189th Carnival of Spoleto @ Spoleto
Feb 26 @ 14:30
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The 189th Carnival of Spoleto will take place on February 19th and 26th with its traditional parades of floats.

13 masked groups involving around 1500 people coming from different neighborhoods and villages will participate in the parades.

On Sunday, February 19th, starting from 2.30 pm, the parade will travel along via San Carlo, via Matteotti, piazza della Libertà, Corso Mazzini, via Tobagi, via Filitteria, Largo Gigli, via vaita Sant’Andrea, via Pierleone, via Cecili, via Gesuiti Corso Garibaldi e Piazza Garibaldi.

On Sunday, February 19th, starting from 2.30 pm, the parade will travel along viale Trento e Trieste, via Marconi, via Repubblica, via Risorgimento to end up in front of EMI Supestore.

189th Carnival of Spoleto @ Spoleto
Feb 26 @ 14:30
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The 189th Carnival of Spoleto will take place on February 19th and 26th with its traditional parades of floats.

13 masked groups involving around 1500 people coming from different neighborhoods and villages will participate in the parades.

On Sunday, February 19th, starting from 2.30 pm, the parade will travel along via San Carlo, via Matteotti, piazza della Libertà, Corso Mazzini, via Tobagi, via Filitteria, Largo Gigli, via vaita Sant’Andrea, via Pierleone, via Cecili, via Gesuiti Corso Garibaldi e Piazza Garibaldi.

On Sunday, February 19th, starting from 2.30 pm, the parade will travel along viale Trento e Trieste, via Marconi, via Repubblica, via Risorgimento to end up in front of EMI Supestore.

Mar
2
Thu
Ladies’ Teatime – Women who have something to say @ Palazzo Collicola (ingresso San Domenico)
Mar 2 @ 17:30
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Scuola di Teatro Teodelapio is a place where an open tearoom is attended by women, to discuss public affairs, politics, culture, social matters and habits, local issues, and find out how to give a voice to existing realities, disclosing their experiences as women in the most diverse domains.

The tearoom opens again from Thursday 1 December at 17.30. The first meeting is with Camilla Laureti, Head of Culture and Tourism by the City of Spoleto.

Men are not necessarily prevented from assisting; they will be allowed in as long as they’ll tiptoe around the female universe of the area.

Guests include:

1 December
Camilla Laureti, Head of Culture and Tourism by the City of Spoleto

5 January
M. Luisa Catoni, Art History and Archaeology Professor at I.M.T. ALTI STUDI, Lucca; Director of the School of Cultural Heritage and Assets, Ministry for Public Education

2 February
M. Vittoria Mariani, tattoer
Emanuela Antonelli, thanato-cosmetologist

2 March
Giuseppina Dolci and Marta Giampiccolo, farm managers

6 April
Adriana Gaggi, restorer

Mar
3
Fri
TELLING HISTORY – Lectures at Spoleto Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre @ Museo Archeologico
Mar 3 @ 16:30
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TELLING HISTORY
Lectures at Spoleto Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre

SCHEDULE

February 10, 2017
Men and Women of Piazza d’Armi: anthropological data
with Stella Interlando and Antonella Frigerio

February 24, 2017
New data on Spoleto’s Roman topography
with Luca Donnini and Massimiliano Gasperini

March 3, 2017
Luxury beyond death: bone beds from Alta Sabina
with Liliana Costamagna

March 24, 2017
Landscape and population in Rieti valley and Piediluco basin before the Romans
con Carlo Virili

April 14, 2017
Gentes antiquissimae Italiae: a comparison between Umbrians and Etruscans
with Adriano Maggiani

April 28, 2017
Perugia underground: The Cathedral’s Etruscan sanctuary
with Luana Cenciaioli

May 5, 2017
Pre-Roman Peoples of Abruzzi region
with Valeria Acconcia

May 19, 2017
Aspects of the Umbrians’ cult: mountains and waters
with Laura Bonomi Ponzi

June 9, 2017
Guided tour of the Museum’s restoration workshop and warehouses
by Spoleto’s Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre staff

June 16, 2017
Stone monuments with mysterious letters. Ancient writing in Central Italy
with Enrico Biselli

All the lectures will be held at 4.30 pm.
The entrance to the museum will be free during the lectures.

Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura – FRANCESCO IRNEM Ground Layer @ Casa Romana
Mar 3 @ 19:00
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Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura # 178

FRANCESCO IRNEM
Ground Layer

Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura waits for you on Friday March 3rd at 7 pm at Roman House, with an event focusing on the artist Francesco Irnem and his project entitled Ground Layer.

The visit will by enriched by the presence of the artist and by Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive Director Gianluca Marziani, who will accompany you through the elegant rooms of the domus of the first century AD, the ideal place to host Francis Irnem’s research on the dialectic between classicism and contemporaneity.

The meeting will be accompanied by an audio performance, the result of a collaboration between the artist and Useless Devices Sound Research Laboratory.

The evening continues with a tasting of local products by the Caffè Collicola. The event is organized in collaboration with Con Spoleto – the Spoleto hotel managers’ association.

Participation fee
Guided visit – full fare € 7,00
Guided visit – reduction € 5,00 for Spoleto CARD holders and habitués
Aperitive-dinner – € 5,00

INFO
For organizational reasons, reservation is strongly encouraged, deadline: h 13:00 of Friday February 10.
news.spoletomusei@sistemamuseo.it
0743 46434

Mar
4
Sat
“Cortesie per gli ospiti” at Palazzo Collicola: Galleria PACK @ Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive
Mar 4 – May 12 all-day
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Palazzo Collicola Visual Arts presents the second stage of the project CORTESIE PER GLI OSPITI (Courtesies for the guests). It is a new cycle dedicated to the world of private gallerists, their stories, choices, passions and intuitions, a captivating, narrative trip, conceived as a cultural adventure, built as an inner retrospective.

After the exhibition with Giovanni Bonelli, it is now the turn of another Lombard gallerist, Giampaolo Abbondio, founder and owner of Galleria PACK in Milan. Curating the exhibiting space will be the figure of Luigi De Ambrogi, former avantgarde gallerist, Abbondio’s comrade in arms and privileged spectator of 15 years of exhibitions with 28 selected artists.

The opening is on Saturday 4 March; the exhibition wil go on till 12 May, 2017.

Destruction for Creation – SOICHIRO SHIMIZU at Palazzo Collicola @ Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive
Mar 4 – May 28 all-day
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RESIDENCE COLLICOLA is a format for young artists from abroad, who are called for their first exhibiting adventure in Italy; this time it is SOICHIRO SHIMIZU‘s turn, a Japanese artist who is crossing an ideal linguistic bridge between European values and Asian culture. Born and grown in Japan, Shimizu has been spending some time in Bangkok in the last years, where he conducts part of his major researches. This is his debut in Spoleto, after some trips to Umbria. DESTRUCTION FOR CREATION is a title that was envisaged after the August and October earthquakes in Central Italy, when Shimizu’s project was maturing in his Bangkok and Tokyo ateliers. Japan’s antiseismic culture is a an ethical and architectural pillar of Japanese civilization. Hence the idea that each destruction process becomes the prompt of creation that absorbs and levels all mistakes in a shared growth, turning yesterday’s false steps into tomorrow’s skilled pace, infusing the work with the value of experience and the sign of holistic rebirth.

Umbria and Japan are far from each other on a world scale, yet close for their inner geological features, subterranean dynamism, the deep silence of their natural environments, their meditative mysticism that finds its chamber of human wonders on the mountains.

The exhibition will go on till 28 May, 2017.

(Italiano) 71° Concorso “Comunità Europea” per giovani cantanti lirici – Concerto di presentazione dei vincitori
Mar 4 @ 20:30

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Mar
5
Sun
Guests At The Rocca – Treasures From The Valnerina @ Rocca Albornoziana
Mar 5 – Nov 5 all-day
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Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto

5 March – 30 July 2017

GUESTS AT THE ROCCA – from 5 March

TREASURES FROM THE VALNERINA – from 9 April

An extraordinary body of works join the collections on display at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, for a unique exhibition, a tribute to the vitality of Umbria, a land that knows how to react. The exhibition is strictly connected to the fundraising campaign to support the restoration of works damaged by the earthquake.

Umbria is a land that reacts to the events with the strength of her cultural heritage. From 5 March to 30 July 2017, the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto will host a series of works that were spared from ruin after the recent earthquake in Central Italy, thanks to an important exhibition organized by Regione Umbria, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Assets and Tourism, Spoleto-Norcia Archdiocese and the City of Spoleto. Sistema Museo will be the exhibition’s operative managing subject. The event is included in the “Discovering Umbria” programme, supported by Regione Umbria to promote and highlight the museum activities.

The exhibition “Treasures from the Valnerina” opens on 5 March with a body of works coming from areas of Marche, Lazio and Umbria, that were struck by the earthquake, an evidence of solidarity among areas sharing such a mournful event, as well as cultural and artistic roots. The exhibition features works selected following various criteria, yet they all show a very deep symbolism, such as the 16th-century Wooden Crucifix from the church in Sant’Anatolia di Narco, a 16th-century “Madonna with Child” from Avendita, the Annunciation by Andrea della Robbia from the Castellina Museum, Norcia, an exquisite “Madonna with Child” (painting on table) by Ulisse da Siena, previously at the Diocesan Museum in Ascoli Piceno, and a refined “St. Sebastian” dating to the second half of the 17th century, coming from Scai, close to Amatrice. The exhibition is strictly tied to the crowdfunding campaign that started on 1 February, to support the restoration of other works of art that were damaged by the seism. It is possible to participate in the campaign here: (https://valorecultura.starteed.com/it/lightquake).

From 9 April, a wide selection of works already restored after 24 August 2016, will be included in the exhibition “Treasures from the Valnerina”. These artistic treasures are ambassadors to Italy and to the world of Umbria’s vitality, a “collective tribute” to an invaluable richness of art and history.
The 2016 earthquake struck hard the cultural heritage of an area of Umbria, the Valnerina, which is for many the place of soul. Not only a land of spirituality, tied to St. Benedict and St. Rita from Cascia, but also a harmonious whole of landscape, burgs, churches, and works of art, now wounded by the merciless shocks that started on 24 August and went on for the whole autumn, 2016. The work and self-denial of many who operated in this emergency (MiBACT, Fire Brigade Units, Italian Army, Civil Defence, Carabinieri’s Cultural Heritage Protection Unit, Volunteers) allowed to rescue many works from damaged churches and museums in Valnerina, and to store them in the Santo Chiodo di Spoleto specialized depot (4000, so far). From here, they will be able to receive the “cures” by restorers at the Vatican Museums, at the Florence Opificio delle Pietre Dure and other skilled restorers, and wait to return to their original settings, when ready. In the meantime, thanks to the project “Discovering Umbria”, it will be possible to see a significant part of them in an exhibition at the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, where they will be on display from 9 April.

What will be possible to see in the Spoleto exhibition is the result of a committment that started soon after the earliest shocks, a sign of the professionalism and competence of the many who were called to protect the cultural heritage. Only a small part of Umbria was directly damaged by the earthquake, even if the images of seriously-struck churches have moved many a heart, but the will of the Umbrian community is that of not giving up and continue to protect their historical and artistic heritage.
The earthquake’s wounds are faced by bodies and people with the invitation to all those who love Umbria to come and visit its museums and monuments, which are open, vital, and offer an extraordinary view on history, art, environment and traditions.

DISCOVERING UMBRIA

“Discovering Umbria” shows a land that reacts to the events with the strength of its cultural heritage. Art and history meet in the region’s museum network, that features more than 170 museums, ecomuseums and archaeological sites. In the land of Giotto, Signorelli, Perugino and Burri, each museum is an evidence of the connection between community and land.
Museums represent the main tool to know the history, art, burgs and landscape of Umbria: hundreds of proposals, itineraries and curiosities that raise intense emotions, an invitation to discover the art that has marked the history of this land and become one with the contemporary.

International Tourist Guide Day @ Spoleto
Mar 5 @ 09:00 – 11:30

Free guided walk in the lower historic district of Spoleto
Meeting at Piazza Garibaldi at 9.00 am

ITINERARY
Church of San Gregorio: worship and devotion of an international martyr
Piazza Garibaldi and the post house
The artisans’ quarter and brotherhood (Via dei Tintori, Via dei Fornari and Via dei Focalori)
Piazzetta delle Erbe and Our Lady of Miracles
Church of Santa Maria della Piaggia and Jesuit College
Madonna della Stella hospital: a rare example of hospital-monastery
Ponte Sanguinario: Spoleto Underground

Participation is free of charge and no registration is required, just show up in Piazza Garibaldi at 9.00 am – the tour lasts 2.5 hours.

DONATIONS: Voluntary donations from participants will be sent directly to the City of Caso for the restoration of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in  Caso.

Spoleto Card guided tours @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 5 @ 11:30
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Get the SPOLETO CARD and join special guided tours for free.
Guided tours are in Italian only.

GUIDED TOURS:

Sunday, March 5, h 11.30 am
The Collicola family: Palazzo Collicola’s piano nobile
Meeting place: Palazzo Collicola  – ticket counter

Sunday, March 12, h 11.30 am
Roman Spoleto: visit to the Domus
Meeting place: Roman house – ticket counter

Sunday, March 19, h 11.30 am
Elegance in tights – History of costume in the Middle Ages: Visit to the Painted Room
Meeting place: Rocca Albornoziana – ticket counter

Sunday, March 26, h 11.30 am
Basilica of Saint Eufemia: visit to the basilica
Meeting place: Diocesan Museum – ticket counter

Guided tours are led by art historians and tourist guides.

Advance reservation required by 5 pm of the day before the visit

Information and reservations: Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Piazza Collicola
Ph. 0743 46434 – 0743 224952 – e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Information: IAT Spoleto – Tel. 0743 218620 – 21 – info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

GUESTS AT THE ROCCA – An exhibition of works from the earthquaked lands @ Rocca Albornoziana
Mar 5 @ 12:00
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Sunday 5 March at 12 there will be the opening of the next exhibiting project scheduled at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto.

The event opens with Ospiti in Rocca (Italian for “Guests at the Rocca”), a first body of seven works coming from museums and churches of Umbria, Marche and Lazio; they testify to the cultural identity and memoir of the lands that were struck by the recent seismic swarm; these areas are historically and artistically a single entity, joint together by many affinities.

The exhibition is organized by Regione Umbria, by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, by the Spoleto-Norcia Archdiocese, and by the City of Spoleto.

The exhibition is operatively managed by Sistema Museo. The event is included in the programme “Discovering Umbria”, promoted by Regione Umbria.

Attendees will include Regione Umbria chairwoman Catiuscia Marini, director of the Regional Authority for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Environment Marica Mercalli
and director of the Umbria Museum Centre Marco Pierini.

(Italiano) La Domenica dei Sogni – Teatro Famiglia @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Mar 5 @ 16:30
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Mar
8
Wed
(Italiano) Iniziative per la Giornata Internazionale della Donna @ Spoleto
Mar 8 – Apr 8 all-day
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Mar
9
Thu
(Italiano) Hot Anthology – La grande letteratura che scalda l’inverno @ Sala Pegasus
Mar 9 @ 18:00

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Mar
10
Fri
(Italiano) Hot Anthology – La grande letteratura che scalda l’inverno @ Sala Pegasus
Mar 10 @ 18:00

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Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura – Women in Art @ Palazzo Collicola
Mar 10 @ 19:00
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On March 10th, Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura will be dedicated to the women.

The meeting, at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive – 7 pm,  is entitled La donna nell’arte (Women in art) and narrates the complex relation betwween womankind and art, through the fortunes of some of the most meaningful paintresses and sculptresses of the past.

At the end of the evening there will be a tasting of typical products at the Caffè Collicola.

The event is organized in collaboration with Con Spoleto – Hotel Managers Association.

Participation fee:

Guided tour
Full fare – € 7,00
Reductions – € 5,00 for Spoleto Card holders
Aperitive dinner – € 5,00

INFO
For organizational reasons, reservation is encouraged within h 13:00 of Friday 18 March.
news.spoletomusei@sistemamuseo.it
0743 46434

Mar
11
Sat
Voices across the border – Concert by Bisse Association @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Mar 11 @ 21:00

Bisse Association celebrates its 15 years of existence and remembers friend and artist Gaia Ferretti with an exclusive event that will recall the association’s musical journey: Voices across the border, Saturday, March 11 – 9 pm at Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti.

Tickets:
Bar F.lli Farroni – Piazza Garibaldi
from February 25, 2017, every day from 17.30 to 19.30

Info: +39 3318044906 – info@bisse.it

Mar
12
Sun
Spoleto Card guided tours @ Casa Romana
Mar 12 @ 11:30
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Get the SPOLETO CARD and join special guided tours for free.
Guided tours are in Italian only.

GUIDED TOURS:

Sunday, March 5, h 11.30 am
The Collicola family: Palazzo Collicola’s piano nobile
Meeting place: Palazzo Collicola  – ticket counter

Sunday, March 12, h 11.30 am
Roman Spoleto: visit to the Domus
Meeting place: Roman house – ticket counter

Sunday, March 19, h 11.30 am
Elegance in tights – History of costume in the Middle Ages: Visit to the Painted Room
Meeting place: Rocca Albornoziana – ticket counter

Sunday, March 26, h 11.30 am
Basilica of Saint Eufemia: visit to the basilica
Meeting place: Diocesan Museum – ticket counter

Guided tours are led by art historians and tourist guides.

Advance reservation required by 5 pm of the day before the visit

Information and reservations: Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Piazza Collicola
Ph. 0743 46434 – 0743 224952 – e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Information: IAT Spoleto – Tel. 0743 218620 – 21 – info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

Mar
16
Thu
TRAME LONGOBARDE – exhibition at the Rocca Albornoz @ Rocca Albornoziana
Mar 16 – Oct 1 all-day
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An extraordinary reconstruction work on the basis of archaeological information, a trip to discover the Longobards’ daily life through textiles, clothes and jewels of this extraordinary people; the exhibition Trame longobarde: tra architettura e tessuti opens on Thursday 16 March at 12.30, at the National Museum of the Duchy by the Rocca Albornoz. It will be visitable till 18 June (extended to October 1st)

The exhibition returns to Spoleto after four years, and after having been on display in Monte Sant’Angelo, Brescia, and Benevento. Future stages include Cividale del Friuli, the National Museum of the Early Middle Ages in Rome, Ferentillo, Abbadia San Salvatore (Siena).

Textiles and hems were created by the inmates of the Spoleto Jailhouse that have participated in the weaving course, using school looms of the IIS Sansi Leonardi Volta. The compositions were done studying the scarce traces found in the few sources available, the Historia Langobardorum by Paul the Deacon, but the result is an accurate proposal of the old weaving techniques in the Early Middle Ages. Various social ranks are represented, and the visitor will be led by horsey icons and spears, through 4th/8th-century-old finds, to meet the protagonists of Trame Longobarde on the background of images of the Basilica of San Salvatore.

The exhibition is curated by Glenda Giampaoli and Giorgio Flamini, with the scientific support by Donatella Scortecci. The project is the result of an exceptional collaboration of bodies and institutions, including Comune di Spoleto, Regione Umbria, Istituto Sansi Leonardi Volta, the Spoleto Jailhouse, the National Museum of the Duchy, all of them co-ordinated and directed by the Association Italia Langobardorum.

(Italiano) Anteprima Festa di Scienza e Filosofia @ Aula Magna ITIS
Mar 16 @ 10:00
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Luxury in the era of digital distraction @ Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Mar 16 @ 18:30
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A double appointment at the Cinema Sala Pegasus, with the presentation of Alessio Carciofi’s book Digital Detox and the documentary Lo and Behold – Internet: the future is now by Werner Herzog.

An actual “Digital Day” is being organized by Cinema Sala Pegasus and Coworking Spoleto for 16 March. Two appointments to elaborate on the Internet, social media, communication and web marketing, organized with the support of the City of Spoleto.

But, how?

To start with, Spoletan digital strategist and CEO at Digital Detox Alessio Carciofi, will introduce his last book “Digital Detox. Focus and productivity for managers in the era of digital distraction”, published by Hoepli and on sale from 10 March.

The meeting, scheduled at 18.30 at the Cinema Sala Pegasus, will start with a simple, yet challenging question: “What can actually be considered a luxury nowadays?”, which will serve to analyze the values of attention, time and silence, and put them in relation with each other. “Today we’re still convinced that we pay everything through money, but the true currency is the time we can no longer enjoy wrote recently Alessio Carciofi on the Huffington Post – the true revolution is the relation with time, that very time that flees us as flies away while on a smartphone. The time has come for us to start reflecting on our behaviour and find a new balance”. In his presentation, Alessio Carciofi, who has been dealing with marketing, digital communication, and working for some of the most famous Italian tourism brands since 2009, will face the theme of the Digital Felix, a new method that informs enterprises on the theme of in-company well being.

The second appointment is at 21.00, also at the Cinema Sala Pegasus, and will focus on the projection of the documentary “Lo and Behold – Internet: the future is now”. The vision of German director Werner Herzog’s last work will be introduced by Alessio Carciofi, and will be another occasion to try and understand the Internet’s development, its most charming and contradictory aspects, its future and the limits imposed by being constantly online.

Mar
17
Fri
(Italiano) Incontri a Palazzo Toni @ Liceo Classico Pontani Sansi - Palazzo Toni
Mar 17 @ 16:00
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(Italiano) Presentazione libro: Per non tornare al buio. Dialoghi sull’aborto – di Livia Turco @ Cinema Sala Pegasus
Mar 17 @ 17:00

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(Italiano) Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura – LA MADONNA DELLA MISERICORDIA di Girolamo di Giovanni @ Rocca Albornoziana
Mar 17 @ 18:00
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On March 17th, Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura will be dedicated to LA MADONNA DELLA MISERICORDIA (Our Lady of Mercy)a beautiful processional banner by Girolamo di Giovanni, a painter from Marche region.

Participation fee
Entrance fee – € 3,75
Guided tour – € 5,00
Tasting – € 5,00

INFO
For organizational reasons, reservation is encouraged within h 13:00 of Friday 17 March.
news.spoletomusei@sistemamuseo.it
0743 46434

Mar
18
Sat
(Italiano) Anteprima Viaggiatori sulla Flaminia 2017 – Proiezione del documentario LA VALLE INCANTATA @ Cinema Sala Pegasus
Mar 18 @ 16:00

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Mar
19
Sun
Spoleto Card guided tours @ Rocca Albornoziana
Mar 19 @ 11:30
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Get the SPOLETO CARD and join special guided tours for free.
Guided tours are in Italian only.

GUIDED TOURS:

Sunday, March 5, h 11.30 am
The Collicola family: Palazzo Collicola’s piano nobile
Meeting place: Palazzo Collicola  – ticket counter

Sunday, March 12, h 11.30 am
Roman Spoleto: visit to the Domus
Meeting place: Roman house – ticket counter

Sunday, March 19, h 11.30 am
Elegance in tights – History of costume in the Middle Ages: Visit to the Painted Room
Meeting place: Rocca Albornoziana – ticket counter

Sunday, March 26, h 11.30 am
Basilica of Saint Eufemia: visit to the basilica
Meeting place: Diocesan Museum – ticket counter

Guided tours are led by art historians and tourist guides.

Advance reservation required by 5 pm of the day before the visit

Information and reservations: Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Piazza Collicola
Ph. 0743 46434 – 0743 224952 – e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Information: IAT Spoleto – Tel. 0743 218620 – 21 – info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

Mar
20
Mon
(Italiano) Stagione di Prosa 2016/2017 – LA SCUOLA @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Mar 20 @ 21:00
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Mar
22
Wed
(Italiano) Giornata della Memoria Cittadina – Miniere di Morgnano 1955-2017 @ Pozzo Orlando
Mar 22 @ 09:00
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Mar
24
Fri
(Italiano) Presentazione del libro POMPEO CAMPELLO – L’UMBRIA E SPOLETO AL TRAMONTO DELLO STATO PONTIFICIO di Filippo Maria Troiani @ Palazzo Leti Sansi
Mar 24 @ 16:00

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TELLING HISTORY – Lectures at Spoleto Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre @ Museo Archeologico
Mar 24 @ 16:30
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TELLING HISTORY
Lectures at Spoleto Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre

SCHEDULE

February 10, 2017
Men and Women of Piazza d’Armi: anthropological data
with Stella Interlando and Antonella Frigerio

February 24, 2017
New data on Spoleto’s Roman topography
with Luca Donnini and Massimiliano Gasperini

March 3, 2017
Luxury beyond death: bone beds from Alta Sabina
with Liliana Costamagna

March 24, 2017
Landscape and population in Rieti valley and Piediluco basin before the Romans
con Carlo Virili

April 14, 2017
Gentes antiquissimae Italiae: a comparison between Umbrians and Etruscans
with Adriano Maggiani

April 28, 2017
Perugia underground: The Cathedral’s Etruscan sanctuary
with Luana Cenciaioli

May 5, 2017
Pre-Roman Peoples of Abruzzi region
with Valeria Acconcia

May 19, 2017
Aspects of the Umbrians’ cult: mountains and waters
with Laura Bonomi Ponzi

June 9, 2017
Guided tour of the Museum’s restoration workshop and warehouses
by Spoleto’s Archeological Museum and Roman Theatre staff

June 16, 2017
Stone monuments with mysterious letters. Ancient writing in Central Italy
with Enrico Biselli

All lectures will be held at 4.30 pm.
The entrance to the museum will be free during the lectures.

THE PREVIEWS OF THE SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY FESTIVAL – Conference “The truth, please, on vaccines” @ Complesso Monumentale di San Nicolò
Mar 24 @ 17:00
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For the first time ever, the Foligno Science and Philosophy Festival holds a preview in Spoleto.

After last March 16’s Opening at the Vocational School in via Visso, that featured scientific journalist Pietro Greco and geologist and Darwin translator Guido Chiesura, the second appointment is scheduled for Friday 24 March at the San Nicolò Monumental Complex.

The meeting will start at 17.00 and features Medicine Historian at the Rome La Sapienza University Andrea Grignolio, whose lecture focuses on vaccine-related themes.

The various previews of the festival aim at raising awareness on the scientific themes dealt with within the festival, whose central topic is innovation.

Andrea Grignolio teaches History of Medicine at the Roman University “La Sapienza”, and performs researches on the History of Vaccination at the Université Francois Rabelais in Tours, France. His international formation brought him to Paris, Boston and Berkeley, he’s the author of a number of publications and writes on “La Repubblica” and “La Stampa”.

His last publication is Chi ha paura dei vaccini? (Italian for “Who’s afraid of vaccines?Codice Edizioni, 2016).

Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura – A WALK THROUGH HISTORY @ Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive
Mar 24 @ 19:00
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Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, 7 pm
Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura #181

A WALK THROUGH HISTORY
The ancient streets of Spoleto

On March 24th, Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura will be dedicated to the history of Spoleto, a journey through the past on those streets that are named after famous people and significant events in the city’s history. Historical facts, biographies, anecdotes and legends are the central thread of the meeting: stories that intertwine with some major figures and key events of Italian history.

At the end of the evening there will be a tasting of typical products at the Caffè Collicola.

The event is organized in collaboration with Con Spoleto – Hotel Managers Association.

Guided tour
Full fare – € 7,00
Reductions – € 5,00 for Spoleto Card holders
Aperitive dinner – € 5,00

INFO
For organizational reasons, reservation is encouraged within h 13:00 of Friday 24 March.
news.spoletomusei@sistemamuseo.it
0743 46434

NATURAL RESISTANCE @ Coworking + Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Mar 24 @ 19:30

NATURAL RESISTANCE
How to deal with the crisis, the global market and the eternal conflict between productivity and environmental sustainability

3 dates: Light dinner + cinema

From 7.30 to 9 pm: light dinner with organic and local products at Coworking (Via del Mercato).

At 9.30 pm film screenings (in Italian) at Cinéma Sala Pegasus:

Friday, March 24
Unlearning
Stories of families that change the world
Documentary by Lucio Basadonne

Friday, April 21
DOMANI – (Demain)
A film by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent

Friday, May 5
UN MONDO IN PERICOLO
(Italian title for More than honey)
A film by Markus Imhoof

Event organized and promoted by Coworking Spoleto, Legambiente, Cittadinanzattiva, Libera, Sala Pegasus

Mar
25
Sat
Valnerina by motorbike – Let’s start over again from here @ da Spoleto alla Valnerina
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
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L’Umbria si rimette in Moto
The first great event to relaunch tourism in Umbria
Tour Valnerina by motorbike – Let’s start over again from here. Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March.
For further information: www.umbriamoto.it

The cities of Spoleto and Sant’Anatolia di Narco, the Spoleto Moto Club, in collaboration with Centro Rafting Gaia, il CEDRAV-Ecomusei della Valnerina, Spoleto Tourist Guides, Frantoio Il Poggiolo, propose for Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March a charming itinerary, named Valnerina in Moto – Ripartiamo da qui (Italian for Valnerina by motorbike – Let’s start over again from here), to discover breath-taking landscapes and lesser-known burgs, yet rich in history and traditions. Hospitality services will be managed by ConSpoleto.

The event is included in the project L’Umbria si rimette in Moto, the first great event to relaunch tourism in Umbria. Many cities and local motorcycle clubs have joined in, answering to an invitation by the city of Assisi, to draw a number of motorbike itineraries for the enthusiasts and tourists, on the last weekend of March.

The meeting point for the registration of participants will be at the Former Spoleto-Norcia Railway Museum in via Fratelli Cervi 10, and will be open from 8.00 to 16.00. The City of Spoleto is developing a series of benefits for the participants: info at IAT Spoleto, 0743/218620 – email info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

Here’s the itinerary details, to be covered on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March, while on Sunday 26 there will be a guided tour restricted to the first 60 teams that will register by calling 0039 348 7356565.

The tour La Valnerina in Moto – Ripartiamo da qui anticipates what you’ll enjoy along the route since its welcome point, inside the very interesting museum dedicated to one of the most beautiful railroads of the 20th century. The route starts on road SS395 and reaches Piedipaterno, then Castel San Felice with its very beautiful Abbey of St. Felice and Mauro, two Syrian hermits that evangelized the area in the 5th century. Sant’Anatolia di Narco comes next, where it is possible to visit the Hemp Museum (Museo della Canapa), open from 9.00 to 18.00; the museum displays working and weaving tools, a series of textile artifacts and the Textile Labs, restructured in hemp and lime. From Sant’Anatolia di Narco the itinerary goes on toward Gavelli, 1150 m above sea level, deep in the Coscerno/Aspra mountain areas, where eagles nest and where you can find an unexpected gem: a fresco by Giovanni di Pietro, a.k.a. Lo Spagna, portraying Madonna with St. Francis, St. Jerome and St. Anthony. Going on along roads SP 470 and SP 471, you reach Monteleone di Spoleto and its treasures, the farro (emmer, spelt or einkorn), and the Etruscan Chariot, a copy by the School of Manzù of the original, ancient parade chariot in golden bronze with ivory plaques, on display at the MET, NY. The Chariot’s Museum, hosted at the cellar of the Complex of St. Francis, will be opened on the two days of the event from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00. In the afternoon of Saturday 25, from 14.00 to 18.00 it will be possible to taste local products in the square. The itinerary goes on then in the direction of Cascia, where hermitages, parish churches, votive aedicules, villas and castles are but the frame of the outstanding Sanctuary of St. Rita, the saint of impossible causes, and where you can taste the famous Roveja from Civita di Cascia. A historical motorbikes collection will be on display at the Leone XIII parking lot, on Saturday 25. The route goes on in the direction of Norcia, where life is slowly but steadily returning thanks to the will power of the population. As the bikers will leave Norcia toward the West, in Biselli they will be offered a special price by the Gaia Rafting Centre, to descend on rubber boat (nautical equipment will be provided by the Rafting Centre, bikers will only need to be provided with their own bathing suit, wool-cotton shirt, spare socks and towels). At the same centre it will be possible to access the suspended courses over river Corno, also with special prices for the bikers. For these activities, reservation is required, by calling 3487356565 or e-mailing to angelisa@asgaia.it. There is a restaurant in front of the Gaia Rafting Centre, called Ristorante dei Cacciatori, ready to prepare snacks based on the famous product of local charcuterie. Sunday 26, from 11.00 to 14.00, it will be possible to taste a delicious sandwich with pork meat cooked on the spot (please reserve by calling 0743822347). The route goes on then toward Borgo Cerreto, where you turn toward Sellano, whose production of files and rasps is documented since the 18th century: they are still produced following centuries-old methods, a tradition kept at the local museum. From Sellano you go on toward the Soglio Pass, to turn then toward Pié di Cammoro and Spina Nuova, along the old wayfarers’ route heading out to the Holy House of Loreto. Before returning to Spoleto, a visit can be dedicated to the small village of Eggi, a Medieval burg surrounded by centuries-old olive groves that produce a valuable olive oil. The village also stands along the Francis’ Way and the Olive Groves’ Trail, to be covered on foot or by mountain-bike if you wish to reach Assisi.

Guided tour, Sunday 26 March
(reserved to the first 60 teams that will register by calling 3487356565)
Approximate schedule
9.00 start from the Spoleto meeting point – Former Spoleto-Norcia Railway Station, via F.lli Cervi 10
11.00 stop in Biselli, Norcia, by the Gaia Rafting Centre, for a rubber boat descent or for the suspended courses at agreed-upon prices. At the Ristorante dei Cacciatori, in front of the Rafting Centre, sandwich and drink stop for 4,00 €
14.00 tour resumes
15.30, at Eggi, free tasting offered by Frantoio Il Poggiolo – Monini
18.30 aperitive-dinner at the Agriturismo Collelignani, via dei Pini 21, Eggi, Spoleto

Typical menu: local charcuterie, cheese, bruschetta, game and corn mush: 20,00 € per person, drinks included. Info and (required) reservation: 0743 49676 – 337 593930

(Italiano) IMPARIAMO A LEGGERE OLTRE LE PAROLE: Cogliere il Messaggio di Disagio degli Adolescenti @ Aula Magna ITIS
Mar 25 @ 15:00

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Concert in memory of Luigi Antonini @ Rocca Albornoziana - Museo Nazionale del Ducato
Mar 25 @ 16:30
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Concert by Nyla van Ingen (soprano) and Lucia Sorci (piano)
in memory of Luigi Antonini

Saturday, March 25 2017 at 4.30 pm the City of Spoleto and the direction of the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto will present to the public the room dedicated to “Luigi Antonini”, a new multipurpose space at Rocca Albornoz, available for conferences and cultural events.

On the occasion of this important event, the non-profit association Amici di Spoleto will offer a concert in memory of Luigi Antonini, a key figure in the history of Spoleto of the second half of the twentieth century: …E lieve come un fiabesco canto suonò la notte, with Nyla van Ingen (soprano) and Lucia Sorci (piano). Music by Franz Schubert, Alban Berg, Ottorino Respighi and Maurice Ravel.

The evening will conclude with a cocktail offered by the association Amici di Spoleto.

Mar
26
Sun
SPRING DAYS OF FAI 2017 – Extraordinary opening of the Santo Chiodo Works Of Art Depot @ Deposito Beni Culturali
Mar 26 @ 10:00 – 17:30
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The FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (Italian Environment Fund) holds it as one of the most important places among the ones included in the list of extraordinary openings on the occasion of the 2017 Spring Days of FAI: the Santo Chiodo Cultural Heritage depot, which will be exceptionally visitable on 26 March, 2017.

Conceived after the 1997 seismic swarm and finished by 2008, it was created to give Spoleto an anti-seismic structure to store works of art endangered by prospective similar future events, and at present it keeps 5000 works and boxes with archaeological material coming from the Valnerina. A laboratory is active inside, operated by restorers of the Florentine Opificio delle pietre dure. Its visit allows to fully appreciate our great cultural Heritage, understand the work by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Assets, by law-enforcement agencies, Fire Brigade and Civil Protection, and experience the passion and competence at the service of the areas wounded by the seism, to return the signs of their identity.

The visits will be led by students of the “Pontano – Sansi – Leonardi” school in Spoleto. Accesses will be organized on a group basis, maximum 10 pp per group, every 15 minutes, from 10.00 to 17.30. Access will be allowed upon presentation of one’s identity document. The depot is equipped with a surveillance system.

Contributions of at least 2,00 € are encouraged, but not compulsory, and will be gratefully accepted. In case of huge mass attendance, entrances may be closed before scheduled closing time.

The depot is located close to the well signalled Civil Protection Operative Centre (COC – COM), the Santo Chiodo Industrial Area is along the road from Spoleto to Acquasparta (SS 418). Coming from Spoleto, at the big roundabout of Santo Chiodo turn to the right. After 200 m, at another, much smaller roundabout, go straight ahead and (you’re in via dei Tessili now) drive on for half a mile about. The depot is shortly after the COC – COM Civil Protection Operative Centre, on the right, in via dei Tessili.

Spoleto Card guided tours @ Basilica di Sant'Eufemia
Mar 26 @ 11:30
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Get the SPOLETO CARD and join special guided tours for free.
Guided tours are in Italian only.

GUIDED TOURS:

Sunday, March 5, h 11.30 am
The Collicola family: Palazzo Collicola’s piano nobile
Meeting place: Palazzo Collicola  – ticket counter

Sunday, March 12, h 11.30 am
Roman Spoleto: visit to the Domus
Meeting place: Roman house – ticket counter

Sunday, March 19, h 11.30 am
Elegance in tights – History of costume in the Middle Ages: Visit to the Painted Room
Meeting place: Rocca Albornoziana – ticket counter

Sunday, March 26, h 11.30 am
Basilica of Saint Eufemia: visit to the basilica
Meeting place: Diocesan Museum – ticket counter

Guided tours are led by art historians and tourist guides.

Advance reservation required by 5 pm of the day before the visit

Information and reservations: Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo – Piazza Collicola
Ph. 0743 46434 – 0743 224952 – e-mail: info@spoletocard.it

Information: IAT Spoleto – Tel. 0743 218620 – 21 – info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

Mar
29
Wed
(Italiano) Incontro con il regista Fabio Mollo @ Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Mar 29 @ 21:00
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Mar
31
Fri
Hot Anthology – Great literature that warms winter up @ Sala Pegasus
Mar 31 @ 18:00

Literary aperitifs with slices of cinema
Readers: Pietro Biondi, Anna Leonardi, Claudio Trionfi

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6 pm
Casa d’Altri
Silvio D’Arzo
Reader: Claudio Trionfi

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6 pm
Friday, March 10 2017, 6 pm
La Sirena
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Reader: Anna Leonardi

Friday, March 31, 2017, 18:00
Amore e Psiche
Apuleius
Reader: Pietro Biondi

Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura – GUESTS AT THE ROCCA @ Rocca Albornoz
Mar 31 @ 18:30
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Rocca Albornoz and National Museum of the Duchy – Spoleto
Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura # 182

GUESTS AT THE ROCCA
 The Annunciation by Della Robbia

Mezz’ora dopo la chiusura by Sistema Museo goes on with the appointments in the frame of the exhibition Guests at the  Rocca, dedicated to the works coming from the areas struck by the 2016 earthquakes.

The second meeting is scheduled for Friday 31 March at 18.30 at the Rocca Albornoz and will focus on the sculptural group of the Annunciation by Andrea and Luca Della Robbia, previously at the Castellina Museum in Norcia.

A performance will take place at the end, RENDEZ VOUS – Geste 1 – Transit, inspired by the works on display, with choreographies by Carole Magnini and music by Bach performed by Mauro Businelli and the Solisti di Perugia.

The exhibition Guests at the Rocca is connected to the crowdfunding campaign in support of the restoration of works damaged by the earthquakes. It is possible to contribute on https://valorecultura.starteed.com/it/lightquake.

The evening goes on with tastings of typical products and of the new coffee line “Lavazza Firma”, also at the Rocca.

Thanks go to Con Spoleto – Hotel Managers’ Association, and to D.A. Distribuzione Automatica for the support and collaboration in the event organization.

Participation fee
Admission – special fare – € 3,75
Guided tour – € 5,00
Tasting- € 3,00

INFO
Reservation is strongly encouraged, deadline h 13:00 of Friday 31 March.
news.spoletomusei@sistemamuseo.it
0743 224952

Apr
1
Sat
2017 World Amateur Chess Championship @ Rocca Albornoziana
Apr 1 – Apr 9 all-day
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Spoleto will be the World Capital City of Chess from April 1-9. The city of the Festival will host the World Amateur Chess Championship organized by FIDE, the International Chess Federation.

200 participants will represent 80 countries at the splendid Rocca Albornoz; the event is organized in collaboration with the City of Spoleto, along with Conspoleto, CONI and Regione Umbria.

For the organization of the event, Spoleto prevailed over the city of Orlando, FL. There is a special liaison between Spoleto and Chess: the city of the Festival has organized and supported various events by the Chess Academy, such as the Italian Youth Championship in 2011.

The World Amateur Chess Championship has a young tradition, yet it already took place in some great locations: Greece, the island of Rhodes, Romania, Crete, Dubai, Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore, places by the great historical/artistic heritage or a great tourist appeal, like Spoleto, ready to welcome chess enthusiasts and players from the five continents. An international display and an important occasion to promote the city and its beauties.

The World Amateur Chess Championship is for all players that score below 2300 in the ELO rating system.

For information and registration, please visit www.fideacademy.com/amateur

Guided walking tours of Spoleto @ Spoleto
Apr 1 – Oct 1 all-day
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Guided walking tours of Spoleto

Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and holidays from April 1 to October 1, 2017

Every Saturday at 4 pm (tour in Italian)
Every Sunday at 10.30 am  (tour in Italian)
Every Monday at 10 am (tour in English)

Easter (morning and afternoon), Easter Monday (morning), April 25 (morning), May 1 (morning), June 2 (morning)

Itinerary (2 hours): starting point at Piazza della Libertà, visit of the Roman Theatre, Arch of Drusus and Germanicus, Piazza del Mercato, Cathedral, walk around the Fortress, looking at the Fortress and the Bridge
Meeting point: Piazza della Libertà, in front of the Tourist Office, 10 minutes before departure
Participation fee: € 7,50; free for under 15

Tours are led by Authorized Tourist Guides

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