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Jun
14
Wed
Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 14 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 14 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
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Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Jun
15
Thu
DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jun 15 all-day
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Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

13 May – 30 September 2023
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre
Via Sant’Agata,18/a
SPOLETO

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo is the title of the photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato and held from 13 May to 30 September 2023 in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto (Via Sant’Agata, 18/A) : about fifty large and medium format photographs taken by the author between the 1960s and 1970s.

In her travels around the world, often in the company of Alberto Moravia and, on other occasions, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas and other artists, photographers and directors (Andrea Andermann, Gianni Barcellona, Roberto Faidutti, Sebastian Schadauser), the writer crossed several continents, from Central America to Asia, capturing with her camera the monumentality of archaeological sites as well as that of nature, investigating with singular narrative skill the fascination of a past that continues to evoke its greatness, in traditional costumes or through the ruins of ancient architecture.

Having travelled to places that today would be unimaginable to reach with the same freedom, makes these documents even more precious, evidence of a vanished world, traces of a humanity that has been transformed.

Dacia Maraini, mindful of her father’s lesson (her father Fosco was an anthropologist and photographer of distant lands and cultures), has always carried a camera with her, offering through it, but even before that with her smile and curiosity about the most distant cultures, a strong document that is somehow written in photograms that in the precision of their sequences are in themselves accomplished stories.

Those who have had the good fortune to see her archive can realise how much care and attention she has always paid to this instrument of expression.

The flow of tradition and modernity, of memory and oblivion, the power of nature, are poetically interwoven in the sequence of about fifty shots selected for this exhibition by Serafino Amato, which ideally dialogue with the rich collection of artefacts preserved in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre in Spoleto.

This exhibition, which can be visited until 30 September 2023, is intended to pay tribute to the work of Dacia Maraini, a writer and investigator of the cultural and social phenomena of our time, as well as to her multifaceted nature that, in addition to literary narration, also expressed itself through the camera lens, offering the opportunity to get to know one of Italy’s most authoritative writers and thinkers better and more closely.

The exhibition “Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel Mondo” is promoted by FIDAPA Spoleto in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto, the Regional Museums Directorate of Umbria, the Alberto Moravia Fund Association, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation, with the fundamental support of the Amen Foundation, the Urbani Tartufi company, the Amici di Spoleto Onlus Association, the Crisalide Anti-Violence Centre and the “Women against War” Association, and with the patronage of the Spoleto Rotary Club and the Spoleto Lyons Club.

Throughout the period of the exhibition, the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto is planning a series of meetings with authors and presentations of books related to the theme of the exhibition event, including travel, rights and cultural identities.

Dacia Maraini photographer

A ‘real’ photographer encapsulates the semantics of seeing without hesitation, in a single shot he/she finds the subject, the predicate, the object and, if he is good and lucky, even the adjective. The meaning of a sentence enclosed in a frame and little matter the size. I looked at these photos with a photographer’s eye, it is true, I am easily moved by pictures, no matter whose. I had these photos in my hands for years, first at the Moravia Fund, single shots though. I couldn’t find anything other than the subject in many of Dacia’s photos, but when I got my hands on the negatives and the proofs the plot became clear to me. Dacia writes ‘ …the cameras were companions of adolescence’. Were Fosco’s cameras in plain sight or available? What is certain is that anyone who loves photography cannot help but love the camera, the transparency of the lens and the discreet mechanics of an object built to receive the forms of reality through light. A Kodak camera, it was called ‘Retina’: never was the name more appropriate. Dacia used her father’s Leica, she says, then bought an SLR with her first money. Not so unconscious Dacia when she says that she loves the normal lens, the 50mm. to be clear, an optic that restores proportions ‘without bringing the field too close, nor too wide’. A difficult choice, because ‘telling a story’ with a normal 50 mm lens is, and has been, something few people know how to do well. “I think of photography in terms of storytelling, I like the photo to tell something, even if only in hints”. Dacia’s choice is to tell stories and, even if photography is not as congenial a tool to her as the ‘pen’ is, in the repetition of the sequence she marks the sentence, even different images link together for two, three and sometimes many frames. “Photographs as notes of thought, of travel”, notes in the form of a story. In front of a discovery one is moved, this guided me. I have not discovered a photographer, Dacia knows very well that a cultivated passion, even from childhood, is not enough to become one, but she has returned to me, with her photographs, and I hope also to those who will observe them, her passion for the ‘things’ of life, from breathing, to light breathing. Love, trees, animals and landscapes, traversed with the dear friends of a lifetime ago and those of today.

Serafino Amato

Information: Spoleto National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre 0743 223277
Press info: Antonella Manni, Mob. 3395993281

Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 15 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 15 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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(Italiano) INAUGURAZIONE DEL MUSEO DEL TESSUTO E DEL COSTUME @ Palazzo Rosari Spada
Jun 15 @ 18:30

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Jun
16
Fri
57th VAPORETTI RACE @ Spoleto centro storico
Jun 16 all-day
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1-16-17-18 June 2023
57th Vaporetti Race
The craziest race in the world.

Thrills and adrenaline characterize the Corsa dei Vaporetti (“Steam Coach Race”), one of the craziest and most original events in Umbria. An event with a strong competitive and goliardic spirit that boasts more than sixty years of history and animates the charming streets of Spoleto’s old town for three days in June.

Vaporetti are small vehicles with metal wheels. The name derives from the steam coach, the ‘vaporiera’, which from 1902 to 1909 provided scheduled service, the first in Italy, on the Spoleto-Norcia route.

The crew of the vaporetto consists of two people: the pusher, who, running at breakneck speed, is in charge of pushing and braking, and the driver, who is in charge of staying on course along the serpentine road winding downhill from the historic center to Garibaldi Square.

2023 PROGRAMME

Thursday, June 1 at 9 pm – Piazza Duomo
Presentation of crews and misses – Handing over race numbers

Friday, June 16 and Saturday 17 – along the old town streets
Race practice sessions

Sunday, June 18 – along the old town streets
57th Vaporetti Race

Saturday, June 24
Final dinner with awards ceremony and election of Miss Vaporetto 2023

Organisation: Associazione Corsa dei Vaporetti di Spoleto ASD.
Official website: www.vaporettispoleto.it

SPOLETO SPRING EVENTS
Jun 16 all-day

ACCADE IN PRIMAVERA A SPOLETO
Spoleto Spring Events
Download the full calendar of spring events

Three months of events for a total of 56 activities from Sunday 19 March to Wednesday 21 June 2023. This, in short, is the programme of Accade in primavera a Spoleto, the spring events programme organised by the Municipality of Spoleto in collaboration with local associations and institutions, dedicated to music, theatre, readings, art, initiatives for children and families and sport.

Among the events is Spoleto sul Palco, the first edition of the review that will be held at the Caio Melisso Theatre – Spazio Carla Fendi where four amateur companies from Spoleto will perform. With brilliant comedies and prose shows, both in Italian and in dialect, they will bear witness to the tradition of Spoleto in the context of the month dedicated to memory and city identity.

Once again this year there will be a study week organised by the CISAM Foundation, now in its LXX edition, which from 13 to 19 April will propose meetings on Time in the Early Middle Ages.

From 2 to 6 May, the International Dance Competition will be held at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti. The IDC is the only Italian competition recognised at an international level and included in the International Federation of Ballet Competitions’ list of the most prestigious competitions.

Also returning is the Vaporetti Race, in its 57th edition, which will be run from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June.

Spoleto in Fiore (Spoleto in Bloom),the market dedicated to flowers and gardening will colour Corso Mazzini, Piazza Pianciani and Piazza Fontana from 19 to 21 May.

On 31 March, Merenda nell’oliveta (A snack in the olive grove) is scheduled, an initiative organised by the member cities of the Association Città dell’Olio (Oil Cities). A day in the open air immersed in the olive-growing landscape, rediscovering the value of conviviality and being together while discovering evocative and lesser-known places. Participants will be involved in various activities such as educational workshops, tasting courses, storytelling with experts (olive growers, millers, agronomists, historians), poetry readings on the theme of oil, dance performances and plays.

There will also be numerous events for children, young people and families such as Spoleto in Gioco (21 May), an entire day dedicated to playful workshop activities for children and young people in Piazza Garibaldi, Corso Garibaldi, Cantiere Oberdan, Villa Redenta Park, Piazzetta dell’Erba and the San Nicolò Monumental Complex.

The opening of Palazzo Collicola exhibitions is scheduled on Saturday 1 April at 11.30 am. Protagonists will be Michael Venezia with Compilations, curated by Davide Silvioli and Nancy Genn with Beyond the Grid, curated by Francesca Valente. The exhibitions will be open until 31 May 2023.

Download the full calendar of spring events

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jun 16 all-day
<!--:it-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Mostra fotografica<!--:--><!--:en-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition<!--:--> @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

13 May – 30 September 2023
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre
Via Sant’Agata,18/a
SPOLETO

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo is the title of the photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato and held from 13 May to 30 September 2023 in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto (Via Sant’Agata, 18/A) : about fifty large and medium format photographs taken by the author between the 1960s and 1970s.

In her travels around the world, often in the company of Alberto Moravia and, on other occasions, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas and other artists, photographers and directors (Andrea Andermann, Gianni Barcellona, Roberto Faidutti, Sebastian Schadauser), the writer crossed several continents, from Central America to Asia, capturing with her camera the monumentality of archaeological sites as well as that of nature, investigating with singular narrative skill the fascination of a past that continues to evoke its greatness, in traditional costumes or through the ruins of ancient architecture.

Having travelled to places that today would be unimaginable to reach with the same freedom, makes these documents even more precious, evidence of a vanished world, traces of a humanity that has been transformed.

Dacia Maraini, mindful of her father’s lesson (her father Fosco was an anthropologist and photographer of distant lands and cultures), has always carried a camera with her, offering through it, but even before that with her smile and curiosity about the most distant cultures, a strong document that is somehow written in photograms that in the precision of their sequences are in themselves accomplished stories.

Those who have had the good fortune to see her archive can realise how much care and attention she has always paid to this instrument of expression.

The flow of tradition and modernity, of memory and oblivion, the power of nature, are poetically interwoven in the sequence of about fifty shots selected for this exhibition by Serafino Amato, which ideally dialogue with the rich collection of artefacts preserved in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre in Spoleto.

This exhibition, which can be visited until 30 September 2023, is intended to pay tribute to the work of Dacia Maraini, a writer and investigator of the cultural and social phenomena of our time, as well as to her multifaceted nature that, in addition to literary narration, also expressed itself through the camera lens, offering the opportunity to get to know one of Italy’s most authoritative writers and thinkers better and more closely.

The exhibition “Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel Mondo” is promoted by FIDAPA Spoleto in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto, the Regional Museums Directorate of Umbria, the Alberto Moravia Fund Association, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation, with the fundamental support of the Amen Foundation, the Urbani Tartufi company, the Amici di Spoleto Onlus Association, the Crisalide Anti-Violence Centre and the “Women against War” Association, and with the patronage of the Spoleto Rotary Club and the Spoleto Lyons Club.

Throughout the period of the exhibition, the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto is planning a series of meetings with authors and presentations of books related to the theme of the exhibition event, including travel, rights and cultural identities.

Dacia Maraini photographer

A ‘real’ photographer encapsulates the semantics of seeing without hesitation, in a single shot he/she finds the subject, the predicate, the object and, if he is good and lucky, even the adjective. The meaning of a sentence enclosed in a frame and little matter the size. I looked at these photos with a photographer’s eye, it is true, I am easily moved by pictures, no matter whose. I had these photos in my hands for years, first at the Moravia Fund, single shots though. I couldn’t find anything other than the subject in many of Dacia’s photos, but when I got my hands on the negatives and the proofs the plot became clear to me. Dacia writes ‘ …the cameras were companions of adolescence’. Were Fosco’s cameras in plain sight or available? What is certain is that anyone who loves photography cannot help but love the camera, the transparency of the lens and the discreet mechanics of an object built to receive the forms of reality through light. A Kodak camera, it was called ‘Retina’: never was the name more appropriate. Dacia used her father’s Leica, she says, then bought an SLR with her first money. Not so unconscious Dacia when she says that she loves the normal lens, the 50mm. to be clear, an optic that restores proportions ‘without bringing the field too close, nor too wide’. A difficult choice, because ‘telling a story’ with a normal 50 mm lens is, and has been, something few people know how to do well. “I think of photography in terms of storytelling, I like the photo to tell something, even if only in hints”. Dacia’s choice is to tell stories and, even if photography is not as congenial a tool to her as the ‘pen’ is, in the repetition of the sequence she marks the sentence, even different images link together for two, three and sometimes many frames. “Photographs as notes of thought, of travel”, notes in the form of a story. In front of a discovery one is moved, this guided me. I have not discovered a photographer, Dacia knows very well that a cultivated passion, even from childhood, is not enough to become one, but she has returned to me, with her photographs, and I hope also to those who will observe them, her passion for the ‘things’ of life, from breathing, to light breathing. Love, trees, animals and landscapes, traversed with the dear friends of a lifetime ago and those of today.

Serafino Amato

Information: Spoleto National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre 0743 223277
Press info: Antonella Manni, Mob. 3395993281

(Italiano) Giornate Europee dell’Archeologia 2023 @ Musei della Spoleto Card
Jun 16 all-day
<!--:it-->Giornate Europee dell’Archeologia 2023<!--:--> @ Musei della Spoleto Card

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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 16 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 16 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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(Italiano) Libro d’Ingresso 2023 | DUE O TRE COSE CHE SO DI LORO @ Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Jun 16 @ 18:30

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Jun
17
Sat
57th VAPORETTI RACE @ Spoleto centro storico
Jun 17 all-day
<!--:it-->57^ CORSA DEI VAPORETTI<!--:--><!--:en-->57th VAPORETTI RACE<!--:--> @ Spoleto centro storico

1-16-17-18 June 2023
57th Vaporetti Race
The craziest race in the world.

Thrills and adrenaline characterize the Corsa dei Vaporetti (“Steam Coach Race”), one of the craziest and most original events in Umbria. An event with a strong competitive and goliardic spirit that boasts more than sixty years of history and animates the charming streets of Spoleto’s old town for three days in June.

Vaporetti are small vehicles with metal wheels. The name derives from the steam coach, the ‘vaporiera’, which from 1902 to 1909 provided scheduled service, the first in Italy, on the Spoleto-Norcia route.

The crew of the vaporetto consists of two people: the pusher, who, running at breakneck speed, is in charge of pushing and braking, and the driver, who is in charge of staying on course along the serpentine road winding downhill from the historic center to Garibaldi Square.

2023 PROGRAMME

Thursday, June 1 at 9 pm – Piazza Duomo
Presentation of crews and misses – Handing over race numbers

Friday, June 16 and Saturday 17 – along the old town streets
Race practice sessions

Sunday, June 18 – along the old town streets
57th Vaporetti Race

Saturday, June 24
Final dinner with awards ceremony and election of Miss Vaporetto 2023

Organisation: Associazione Corsa dei Vaporetti di Spoleto ASD.
Official website: www.vaporettispoleto.it

SPOLETO SPRING EVENTS
Jun 17 all-day

ACCADE IN PRIMAVERA A SPOLETO
Spoleto Spring Events
Download the full calendar of spring events

Three months of events for a total of 56 activities from Sunday 19 March to Wednesday 21 June 2023. This, in short, is the programme of Accade in primavera a Spoleto, the spring events programme organised by the Municipality of Spoleto in collaboration with local associations and institutions, dedicated to music, theatre, readings, art, initiatives for children and families and sport.

Among the events is Spoleto sul Palco, the first edition of the review that will be held at the Caio Melisso Theatre – Spazio Carla Fendi where four amateur companies from Spoleto will perform. With brilliant comedies and prose shows, both in Italian and in dialect, they will bear witness to the tradition of Spoleto in the context of the month dedicated to memory and city identity.

Once again this year there will be a study week organised by the CISAM Foundation, now in its LXX edition, which from 13 to 19 April will propose meetings on Time in the Early Middle Ages.

From 2 to 6 May, the International Dance Competition will be held at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti. The IDC is the only Italian competition recognised at an international level and included in the International Federation of Ballet Competitions’ list of the most prestigious competitions.

Also returning is the Vaporetti Race, in its 57th edition, which will be run from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June.

Spoleto in Fiore (Spoleto in Bloom),the market dedicated to flowers and gardening will colour Corso Mazzini, Piazza Pianciani and Piazza Fontana from 19 to 21 May.

On 31 March, Merenda nell’oliveta (A snack in the olive grove) is scheduled, an initiative organised by the member cities of the Association Città dell’Olio (Oil Cities). A day in the open air immersed in the olive-growing landscape, rediscovering the value of conviviality and being together while discovering evocative and lesser-known places. Participants will be involved in various activities such as educational workshops, tasting courses, storytelling with experts (olive growers, millers, agronomists, historians), poetry readings on the theme of oil, dance performances and plays.

There will also be numerous events for children, young people and families such as Spoleto in Gioco (21 May), an entire day dedicated to playful workshop activities for children and young people in Piazza Garibaldi, Corso Garibaldi, Cantiere Oberdan, Villa Redenta Park, Piazzetta dell’Erba and the San Nicolò Monumental Complex.

The opening of Palazzo Collicola exhibitions is scheduled on Saturday 1 April at 11.30 am. Protagonists will be Michael Venezia with Compilations, curated by Davide Silvioli and Nancy Genn with Beyond the Grid, curated by Francesca Valente. The exhibitions will be open until 31 May 2023.

Download the full calendar of spring events

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES | Themed guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Spoleto
Jun 17 all-day
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MUSEUM MASTERPIECES
Weekly themed guided tours

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL
A casket of ancient paintings | Saturday at 11 am

ROCCA ALBORNOZ – NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE DUCHY OF SPOLETO
The Rocca: a fortress, a prison, a symbol | Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm

TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO
A monument of ancient charm
Saturday 3 and 10 June at 7 pm
Sunday 17 and 24 June at 6 pm

ROMAN HOUSE
A dream domus | Sunday at 3 pm

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
A noble walk | Saturday at 5 pm

Participation fees
Full € 5.00 | Reduced € 4.00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years | Free up to 6 years |
Upon purchase of the Spoleto Card or the museum entrance ticket.

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

Visits can be booked on www.spoletowelcome.it

Information and reservations:
SISTEMA MUSEO
0743.224952 | museoducatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it
0743.46434 | spoleto@sistemamuseo.it

SPOLETO TOURIST OFFICE | +39 0743.218620

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jun 17 all-day
<!--:it-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Mostra fotografica<!--:--><!--:en-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition<!--:--> @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

13 May – 30 September 2023
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre
Via Sant’Agata,18/a
SPOLETO

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo is the title of the photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato and held from 13 May to 30 September 2023 in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto (Via Sant’Agata, 18/A) : about fifty large and medium format photographs taken by the author between the 1960s and 1970s.

In her travels around the world, often in the company of Alberto Moravia and, on other occasions, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas and other artists, photographers and directors (Andrea Andermann, Gianni Barcellona, Roberto Faidutti, Sebastian Schadauser), the writer crossed several continents, from Central America to Asia, capturing with her camera the monumentality of archaeological sites as well as that of nature, investigating with singular narrative skill the fascination of a past that continues to evoke its greatness, in traditional costumes or through the ruins of ancient architecture.

Having travelled to places that today would be unimaginable to reach with the same freedom, makes these documents even more precious, evidence of a vanished world, traces of a humanity that has been transformed.

Dacia Maraini, mindful of her father’s lesson (her father Fosco was an anthropologist and photographer of distant lands and cultures), has always carried a camera with her, offering through it, but even before that with her smile and curiosity about the most distant cultures, a strong document that is somehow written in photograms that in the precision of their sequences are in themselves accomplished stories.

Those who have had the good fortune to see her archive can realise how much care and attention she has always paid to this instrument of expression.

The flow of tradition and modernity, of memory and oblivion, the power of nature, are poetically interwoven in the sequence of about fifty shots selected for this exhibition by Serafino Amato, which ideally dialogue with the rich collection of artefacts preserved in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre in Spoleto.

This exhibition, which can be visited until 30 September 2023, is intended to pay tribute to the work of Dacia Maraini, a writer and investigator of the cultural and social phenomena of our time, as well as to her multifaceted nature that, in addition to literary narration, also expressed itself through the camera lens, offering the opportunity to get to know one of Italy’s most authoritative writers and thinkers better and more closely.

The exhibition “Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel Mondo” is promoted by FIDAPA Spoleto in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto, the Regional Museums Directorate of Umbria, the Alberto Moravia Fund Association, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation, with the fundamental support of the Amen Foundation, the Urbani Tartufi company, the Amici di Spoleto Onlus Association, the Crisalide Anti-Violence Centre and the “Women against War” Association, and with the patronage of the Spoleto Rotary Club and the Spoleto Lyons Club.

Throughout the period of the exhibition, the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto is planning a series of meetings with authors and presentations of books related to the theme of the exhibition event, including travel, rights and cultural identities.

Dacia Maraini photographer

A ‘real’ photographer encapsulates the semantics of seeing without hesitation, in a single shot he/she finds the subject, the predicate, the object and, if he is good and lucky, even the adjective. The meaning of a sentence enclosed in a frame and little matter the size. I looked at these photos with a photographer’s eye, it is true, I am easily moved by pictures, no matter whose. I had these photos in my hands for years, first at the Moravia Fund, single shots though. I couldn’t find anything other than the subject in many of Dacia’s photos, but when I got my hands on the negatives and the proofs the plot became clear to me. Dacia writes ‘ …the cameras were companions of adolescence’. Were Fosco’s cameras in plain sight or available? What is certain is that anyone who loves photography cannot help but love the camera, the transparency of the lens and the discreet mechanics of an object built to receive the forms of reality through light. A Kodak camera, it was called ‘Retina’: never was the name more appropriate. Dacia used her father’s Leica, she says, then bought an SLR with her first money. Not so unconscious Dacia when she says that she loves the normal lens, the 50mm. to be clear, an optic that restores proportions ‘without bringing the field too close, nor too wide’. A difficult choice, because ‘telling a story’ with a normal 50 mm lens is, and has been, something few people know how to do well. “I think of photography in terms of storytelling, I like the photo to tell something, even if only in hints”. Dacia’s choice is to tell stories and, even if photography is not as congenial a tool to her as the ‘pen’ is, in the repetition of the sequence she marks the sentence, even different images link together for two, three and sometimes many frames. “Photographs as notes of thought, of travel”, notes in the form of a story. In front of a discovery one is moved, this guided me. I have not discovered a photographer, Dacia knows very well that a cultivated passion, even from childhood, is not enough to become one, but she has returned to me, with her photographs, and I hope also to those who will observe them, her passion for the ‘things’ of life, from breathing, to light breathing. Love, trees, animals and landscapes, traversed with the dear friends of a lifetime ago and those of today.

Serafino Amato

Information: Spoleto National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre 0743 223277
Press info: Antonella Manni, Mob. 3395993281

(Italiano) Giornate Europee dell’Archeologia 2023 @ Musei della Spoleto Card
Jun 17 all-day
<!--:it-->Giornate Europee dell’Archeologia 2023<!--:--> @ Musei della Spoleto Card

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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 17 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 17 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
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Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
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(Italiano) Concerto | GATE DUO – REMEMBRANZA @ Casa Menotti
Jun 17 @ 17:00

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Jun
18
Sun
57th VAPORETTI RACE @ Spoleto centro storico
Jun 18 all-day
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1-16-17-18 June 2023
57th Vaporetti Race
The craziest race in the world.

Thrills and adrenaline characterize the Corsa dei Vaporetti (“Steam Coach Race”), one of the craziest and most original events in Umbria. An event with a strong competitive and goliardic spirit that boasts more than sixty years of history and animates the charming streets of Spoleto’s old town for three days in June.

Vaporetti are small vehicles with metal wheels. The name derives from the steam coach, the ‘vaporiera’, which from 1902 to 1909 provided scheduled service, the first in Italy, on the Spoleto-Norcia route.

The crew of the vaporetto consists of two people: the pusher, who, running at breakneck speed, is in charge of pushing and braking, and the driver, who is in charge of staying on course along the serpentine road winding downhill from the historic center to Garibaldi Square.

2023 PROGRAMME

Thursday, June 1 at 9 pm – Piazza Duomo
Presentation of crews and misses – Handing over race numbers

Friday, June 16 and Saturday 17 – along the old town streets
Race practice sessions

Sunday, June 18 – along the old town streets
57th Vaporetti Race

Saturday, June 24
Final dinner with awards ceremony and election of Miss Vaporetto 2023

Organisation: Associazione Corsa dei Vaporetti di Spoleto ASD.
Official website: www.vaporettispoleto.it

SPOLETO SPRING EVENTS
Jun 18 all-day

ACCADE IN PRIMAVERA A SPOLETO
Spoleto Spring Events
Download the full calendar of spring events

Three months of events for a total of 56 activities from Sunday 19 March to Wednesday 21 June 2023. This, in short, is the programme of Accade in primavera a Spoleto, the spring events programme organised by the Municipality of Spoleto in collaboration with local associations and institutions, dedicated to music, theatre, readings, art, initiatives for children and families and sport.

Among the events is Spoleto sul Palco, the first edition of the review that will be held at the Caio Melisso Theatre – Spazio Carla Fendi where four amateur companies from Spoleto will perform. With brilliant comedies and prose shows, both in Italian and in dialect, they will bear witness to the tradition of Spoleto in the context of the month dedicated to memory and city identity.

Once again this year there will be a study week organised by the CISAM Foundation, now in its LXX edition, which from 13 to 19 April will propose meetings on Time in the Early Middle Ages.

From 2 to 6 May, the International Dance Competition will be held at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti. The IDC is the only Italian competition recognised at an international level and included in the International Federation of Ballet Competitions’ list of the most prestigious competitions.

Also returning is the Vaporetti Race, in its 57th edition, which will be run from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June.

Spoleto in Fiore (Spoleto in Bloom),the market dedicated to flowers and gardening will colour Corso Mazzini, Piazza Pianciani and Piazza Fontana from 19 to 21 May.

On 31 March, Merenda nell’oliveta (A snack in the olive grove) is scheduled, an initiative organised by the member cities of the Association Città dell’Olio (Oil Cities). A day in the open air immersed in the olive-growing landscape, rediscovering the value of conviviality and being together while discovering evocative and lesser-known places. Participants will be involved in various activities such as educational workshops, tasting courses, storytelling with experts (olive growers, millers, agronomists, historians), poetry readings on the theme of oil, dance performances and plays.

There will also be numerous events for children, young people and families such as Spoleto in Gioco (21 May), an entire day dedicated to playful workshop activities for children and young people in Piazza Garibaldi, Corso Garibaldi, Cantiere Oberdan, Villa Redenta Park, Piazzetta dell’Erba and the San Nicolò Monumental Complex.

The opening of Palazzo Collicola exhibitions is scheduled on Saturday 1 April at 11.30 am. Protagonists will be Michael Venezia with Compilations, curated by Davide Silvioli and Nancy Genn with Beyond the Grid, curated by Francesca Valente. The exhibitions will be open until 31 May 2023.

Download the full calendar of spring events

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES | Themed guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Spoleto
Jun 18 all-day
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MUSEUM MASTERPIECES
Weekly themed guided tours

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL
A casket of ancient paintings | Saturday at 11 am

ROCCA ALBORNOZ – NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE DUCHY OF SPOLETO
The Rocca: a fortress, a prison, a symbol | Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm

TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO
A monument of ancient charm
Saturday 3 and 10 June at 7 pm
Sunday 17 and 24 June at 6 pm

ROMAN HOUSE
A dream domus | Sunday at 3 pm

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
A noble walk | Saturday at 5 pm

Participation fees
Full € 5.00 | Reduced € 4.00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years | Free up to 6 years |
Upon purchase of the Spoleto Card or the museum entrance ticket.

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

Visits can be booked on www.spoletowelcome.it

Information and reservations:
SISTEMA MUSEO
0743.224952 | museoducatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it
0743.46434 | spoleto@sistemamuseo.it

SPOLETO TOURIST OFFICE | +39 0743.218620

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jun 18 all-day
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Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

13 May – 30 September 2023
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre
Via Sant’Agata,18/a
SPOLETO

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo is the title of the photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato and held from 13 May to 30 September 2023 in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto (Via Sant’Agata, 18/A) : about fifty large and medium format photographs taken by the author between the 1960s and 1970s.

In her travels around the world, often in the company of Alberto Moravia and, on other occasions, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas and other artists, photographers and directors (Andrea Andermann, Gianni Barcellona, Roberto Faidutti, Sebastian Schadauser), the writer crossed several continents, from Central America to Asia, capturing with her camera the monumentality of archaeological sites as well as that of nature, investigating with singular narrative skill the fascination of a past that continues to evoke its greatness, in traditional costumes or through the ruins of ancient architecture.

Having travelled to places that today would be unimaginable to reach with the same freedom, makes these documents even more precious, evidence of a vanished world, traces of a humanity that has been transformed.

Dacia Maraini, mindful of her father’s lesson (her father Fosco was an anthropologist and photographer of distant lands and cultures), has always carried a camera with her, offering through it, but even before that with her smile and curiosity about the most distant cultures, a strong document that is somehow written in photograms that in the precision of their sequences are in themselves accomplished stories.

Those who have had the good fortune to see her archive can realise how much care and attention she has always paid to this instrument of expression.

The flow of tradition and modernity, of memory and oblivion, the power of nature, are poetically interwoven in the sequence of about fifty shots selected for this exhibition by Serafino Amato, which ideally dialogue with the rich collection of artefacts preserved in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre in Spoleto.

This exhibition, which can be visited until 30 September 2023, is intended to pay tribute to the work of Dacia Maraini, a writer and investigator of the cultural and social phenomena of our time, as well as to her multifaceted nature that, in addition to literary narration, also expressed itself through the camera lens, offering the opportunity to get to know one of Italy’s most authoritative writers and thinkers better and more closely.

The exhibition “Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel Mondo” is promoted by FIDAPA Spoleto in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto, the Regional Museums Directorate of Umbria, the Alberto Moravia Fund Association, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation, with the fundamental support of the Amen Foundation, the Urbani Tartufi company, the Amici di Spoleto Onlus Association, the Crisalide Anti-Violence Centre and the “Women against War” Association, and with the patronage of the Spoleto Rotary Club and the Spoleto Lyons Club.

Throughout the period of the exhibition, the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto is planning a series of meetings with authors and presentations of books related to the theme of the exhibition event, including travel, rights and cultural identities.

Dacia Maraini photographer

A ‘real’ photographer encapsulates the semantics of seeing without hesitation, in a single shot he/she finds the subject, the predicate, the object and, if he is good and lucky, even the adjective. The meaning of a sentence enclosed in a frame and little matter the size. I looked at these photos with a photographer’s eye, it is true, I am easily moved by pictures, no matter whose. I had these photos in my hands for years, first at the Moravia Fund, single shots though. I couldn’t find anything other than the subject in many of Dacia’s photos, but when I got my hands on the negatives and the proofs the plot became clear to me. Dacia writes ‘ …the cameras were companions of adolescence’. Were Fosco’s cameras in plain sight or available? What is certain is that anyone who loves photography cannot help but love the camera, the transparency of the lens and the discreet mechanics of an object built to receive the forms of reality through light. A Kodak camera, it was called ‘Retina’: never was the name more appropriate. Dacia used her father’s Leica, she says, then bought an SLR with her first money. Not so unconscious Dacia when she says that she loves the normal lens, the 50mm. to be clear, an optic that restores proportions ‘without bringing the field too close, nor too wide’. A difficult choice, because ‘telling a story’ with a normal 50 mm lens is, and has been, something few people know how to do well. “I think of photography in terms of storytelling, I like the photo to tell something, even if only in hints”. Dacia’s choice is to tell stories and, even if photography is not as congenial a tool to her as the ‘pen’ is, in the repetition of the sequence she marks the sentence, even different images link together for two, three and sometimes many frames. “Photographs as notes of thought, of travel”, notes in the form of a story. In front of a discovery one is moved, this guided me. I have not discovered a photographer, Dacia knows very well that a cultivated passion, even from childhood, is not enough to become one, but she has returned to me, with her photographs, and I hope also to those who will observe them, her passion for the ‘things’ of life, from breathing, to light breathing. Love, trees, animals and landscapes, traversed with the dear friends of a lifetime ago and those of today.

Serafino Amato

Information: Spoleto National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre 0743 223277
Press info: Antonella Manni, Mob. 3395993281

(Italiano) Giornate Europee dell’Archeologia 2023 @ Musei della Spoleto Card
Jun 18 all-day
<!--:it-->Giornate Europee dell’Archeologia 2023<!--:--> @ Musei della Spoleto Card

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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 18 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 18 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
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SPOLETO CARD guided tour | THE GREAT ROCCA ALBORNOZ @ Rocca Albornoz
Jun 18 @ 11:00

Thematic tours are FREE for SPOLETO CARD holders.

Those who do not have the SPOLETO CARD will be able to participate with a special fee:
THEMATIC TOURS: € 4.00 per person, in addition to the museum ticket

Thematic tours are ONLY ON RESERVATION and WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS.

The SPOLETO CARD is a combined ticket that allows to enter to numerous museal sites of the city and to benefit of particular advantages.
The SPOLETO CARD can be purchased in the participating museums and is valid 7 days.

SPOLETO CARD rates:
Red Card: € 12,00
Green Card: € 10,00 (from 15 to 25 years old, over 65 years old, groups)
Edited by: Sistema Museo, in collaboration with the Municipality of Spoleto.

For information and reservations: Soc.
Soc. Coop. Museum System
Tel and fax 0743 46434 – 0743 224952
E-mail: info@spoletocard.it
Website: www.spoletocard.it

(Italiano) Concerto | TRA CLASSICO E JAZZ – FRANCESCO SCELZO @ Casa Menotti
Jun 18 @ 17:00

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Jun
19
Mon
Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 19 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 19 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
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(Italiano) Presentazione libro | TUTTO QUELLO CHE NON ABBIAMO VISTO. UN VIAGGIO IN ERITREA di Tommaso Giartosio @ ex chiesa di Sant'Agata
Jun 19 @ 17:00

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Jun
20
Tue
Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 20 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 20 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Jun
21
Wed
SPOLETO SPRING EVENTS
Jun 21 all-day

ACCADE IN PRIMAVERA A SPOLETO
Spoleto Spring Events
Download the full calendar of spring events

Three months of events for a total of 56 activities from Sunday 19 March to Wednesday 21 June 2023. This, in short, is the programme of Accade in primavera a Spoleto, the spring events programme organised by the Municipality of Spoleto in collaboration with local associations and institutions, dedicated to music, theatre, readings, art, initiatives for children and families and sport.

Among the events is Spoleto sul Palco, the first edition of the review that will be held at the Caio Melisso Theatre – Spazio Carla Fendi where four amateur companies from Spoleto will perform. With brilliant comedies and prose shows, both in Italian and in dialect, they will bear witness to the tradition of Spoleto in the context of the month dedicated to memory and city identity.

Once again this year there will be a study week organised by the CISAM Foundation, now in its LXX edition, which from 13 to 19 April will propose meetings on Time in the Early Middle Ages.

From 2 to 6 May, the International Dance Competition will be held at the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti. The IDC is the only Italian competition recognised at an international level and included in the International Federation of Ballet Competitions’ list of the most prestigious competitions.

Also returning is the Vaporetti Race, in its 57th edition, which will be run from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June.

Spoleto in Fiore (Spoleto in Bloom),the market dedicated to flowers and gardening will colour Corso Mazzini, Piazza Pianciani and Piazza Fontana from 19 to 21 May.

On 31 March, Merenda nell’oliveta (A snack in the olive grove) is scheduled, an initiative organised by the member cities of the Association Città dell’Olio (Oil Cities). A day in the open air immersed in the olive-growing landscape, rediscovering the value of conviviality and being together while discovering evocative and lesser-known places. Participants will be involved in various activities such as educational workshops, tasting courses, storytelling with experts (olive growers, millers, agronomists, historians), poetry readings on the theme of oil, dance performances and plays.

There will also be numerous events for children, young people and families such as Spoleto in Gioco (21 May), an entire day dedicated to playful workshop activities for children and young people in Piazza Garibaldi, Corso Garibaldi, Cantiere Oberdan, Villa Redenta Park, Piazzetta dell’Erba and the San Nicolò Monumental Complex.

The opening of Palazzo Collicola exhibitions is scheduled on Saturday 1 April at 11.30 am. Protagonists will be Michael Venezia with Compilations, curated by Davide Silvioli and Nancy Genn with Beyond the Grid, curated by Francesca Valente. The exhibitions will be open until 31 May 2023.

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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 21 all-day
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As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 21 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
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Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Music Day 2023 | SOUNDS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES e CONCERTO BANDA MUSICALE DI SPOLETO @ Rocca Albornoz
Jun 21 @ 16:30
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Music Festival 2023
SOUNDS FROM THE MIDDLE AGES
Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto
21 June at 16.30

On the occasion of the Music Day 2023 scheduled for Wednesday 21 June, Sistema Museo in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto presents at 4.30 p.m. Sounds from the Middle Ages, a special guided tour of the famous frescoes in the Camera Pinta. Here, thanks to audio supports, you will find yourself immersed in the atmosphere of the refined courts of the late 14th century.

Participation fees
Full price € 5.00
Reduced € 4.00 from 7 to 17 years and for Spoleto Card holders
Free up to 6 years of age
Subject to prior purchase of the monument entrance ticket or Spoleto Card.

Reservation is compulsory by 1 p.m. on the day of the visit.

For information and bookings
Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto
Sistema Museo – 0743.224952

Also on Wednesday 21 June, at 9.30 p.m., a concert by the Banda Musicale della Città di Spoleto is scheduled. The event, which will be free admission, will be held in Piazza Pianciani.

(Italiano) Visioni d’Autore | il regista Massimo Martella presenta IL TOCCO DI PIERO – Le mille vite di Piero Umiliani @ Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Jun 21 @ 21:00

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Jun
22
Thu
DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jun 22 all-day
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Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

13 May – 30 September 2023
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre
Via Sant’Agata,18/a
SPOLETO

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo is the title of the photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato and held from 13 May to 30 September 2023 in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto (Via Sant’Agata, 18/A) : about fifty large and medium format photographs taken by the author between the 1960s and 1970s.

In her travels around the world, often in the company of Alberto Moravia and, on other occasions, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas and other artists, photographers and directors (Andrea Andermann, Gianni Barcellona, Roberto Faidutti, Sebastian Schadauser), the writer crossed several continents, from Central America to Asia, capturing with her camera the monumentality of archaeological sites as well as that of nature, investigating with singular narrative skill the fascination of a past that continues to evoke its greatness, in traditional costumes or through the ruins of ancient architecture.

Having travelled to places that today would be unimaginable to reach with the same freedom, makes these documents even more precious, evidence of a vanished world, traces of a humanity that has been transformed.

Dacia Maraini, mindful of her father’s lesson (her father Fosco was an anthropologist and photographer of distant lands and cultures), has always carried a camera with her, offering through it, but even before that with her smile and curiosity about the most distant cultures, a strong document that is somehow written in photograms that in the precision of their sequences are in themselves accomplished stories.

Those who have had the good fortune to see her archive can realise how much care and attention she has always paid to this instrument of expression.

The flow of tradition and modernity, of memory and oblivion, the power of nature, are poetically interwoven in the sequence of about fifty shots selected for this exhibition by Serafino Amato, which ideally dialogue with the rich collection of artefacts preserved in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre in Spoleto.

This exhibition, which can be visited until 30 September 2023, is intended to pay tribute to the work of Dacia Maraini, a writer and investigator of the cultural and social phenomena of our time, as well as to her multifaceted nature that, in addition to literary narration, also expressed itself through the camera lens, offering the opportunity to get to know one of Italy’s most authoritative writers and thinkers better and more closely.

The exhibition “Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel Mondo” is promoted by FIDAPA Spoleto in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto, the Regional Museums Directorate of Umbria, the Alberto Moravia Fund Association, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation, with the fundamental support of the Amen Foundation, the Urbani Tartufi company, the Amici di Spoleto Onlus Association, the Crisalide Anti-Violence Centre and the “Women against War” Association, and with the patronage of the Spoleto Rotary Club and the Spoleto Lyons Club.

Throughout the period of the exhibition, the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto is planning a series of meetings with authors and presentations of books related to the theme of the exhibition event, including travel, rights and cultural identities.

Dacia Maraini photographer

A ‘real’ photographer encapsulates the semantics of seeing without hesitation, in a single shot he/she finds the subject, the predicate, the object and, if he is good and lucky, even the adjective. The meaning of a sentence enclosed in a frame and little matter the size. I looked at these photos with a photographer’s eye, it is true, I am easily moved by pictures, no matter whose. I had these photos in my hands for years, first at the Moravia Fund, single shots though. I couldn’t find anything other than the subject in many of Dacia’s photos, but when I got my hands on the negatives and the proofs the plot became clear to me. Dacia writes ‘ …the cameras were companions of adolescence’. Were Fosco’s cameras in plain sight or available? What is certain is that anyone who loves photography cannot help but love the camera, the transparency of the lens and the discreet mechanics of an object built to receive the forms of reality through light. A Kodak camera, it was called ‘Retina’: never was the name more appropriate. Dacia used her father’s Leica, she says, then bought an SLR with her first money. Not so unconscious Dacia when she says that she loves the normal lens, the 50mm. to be clear, an optic that restores proportions ‘without bringing the field too close, nor too wide’. A difficult choice, because ‘telling a story’ with a normal 50 mm lens is, and has been, something few people know how to do well. “I think of photography in terms of storytelling, I like the photo to tell something, even if only in hints”. Dacia’s choice is to tell stories and, even if photography is not as congenial a tool to her as the ‘pen’ is, in the repetition of the sequence she marks the sentence, even different images link together for two, three and sometimes many frames. “Photographs as notes of thought, of travel”, notes in the form of a story. In front of a discovery one is moved, this guided me. I have not discovered a photographer, Dacia knows very well that a cultivated passion, even from childhood, is not enough to become one, but she has returned to me, with her photographs, and I hope also to those who will observe them, her passion for the ‘things’ of life, from breathing, to light breathing. Love, trees, animals and landscapes, traversed with the dear friends of a lifetime ago and those of today.

Serafino Amato

Information: Spoleto National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre 0743 223277
Press info: Antonella Manni, Mob. 3395993281

Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 22 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 22 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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(Italiano) GRAN GALA Visti dalla Tribuna | Serata di solidarietà per la Caritas e la Romagna @ Pro Loco San Venanzo di Spoleto
Jun 22 @ 18:30

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Jun
23
Fri
66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jun 23 all-day

66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
from June 23th to July 9th 2023
www.festivaldispoleto.com

Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, Italy’s oldest performing arts festival once again transforms the city of Spoleto into a stage, with some of the world’s best artists and companies offering an uninterrupted flow of music, opera, dance, theatre, allowing audiences to discover the unexpected.

The full schedule of performances, special projects and exhibitions will be available at www.festivaldispoleto.com

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jun 23 all-day
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Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

13 May – 30 September 2023
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre
Via Sant’Agata,18/a
SPOLETO

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo is the title of the photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato and held from 13 May to 30 September 2023 in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto (Via Sant’Agata, 18/A) : about fifty large and medium format photographs taken by the author between the 1960s and 1970s.

In her travels around the world, often in the company of Alberto Moravia and, on other occasions, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas and other artists, photographers and directors (Andrea Andermann, Gianni Barcellona, Roberto Faidutti, Sebastian Schadauser), the writer crossed several continents, from Central America to Asia, capturing with her camera the monumentality of archaeological sites as well as that of nature, investigating with singular narrative skill the fascination of a past that continues to evoke its greatness, in traditional costumes or through the ruins of ancient architecture.

Having travelled to places that today would be unimaginable to reach with the same freedom, makes these documents even more precious, evidence of a vanished world, traces of a humanity that has been transformed.

Dacia Maraini, mindful of her father’s lesson (her father Fosco was an anthropologist and photographer of distant lands and cultures), has always carried a camera with her, offering through it, but even before that with her smile and curiosity about the most distant cultures, a strong document that is somehow written in photograms that in the precision of their sequences are in themselves accomplished stories.

Those who have had the good fortune to see her archive can realise how much care and attention she has always paid to this instrument of expression.

The flow of tradition and modernity, of memory and oblivion, the power of nature, are poetically interwoven in the sequence of about fifty shots selected for this exhibition by Serafino Amato, which ideally dialogue with the rich collection of artefacts preserved in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre in Spoleto.

This exhibition, which can be visited until 30 September 2023, is intended to pay tribute to the work of Dacia Maraini, a writer and investigator of the cultural and social phenomena of our time, as well as to her multifaceted nature that, in addition to literary narration, also expressed itself through the camera lens, offering the opportunity to get to know one of Italy’s most authoritative writers and thinkers better and more closely.

The exhibition “Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel Mondo” is promoted by FIDAPA Spoleto in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto, the Regional Museums Directorate of Umbria, the Alberto Moravia Fund Association, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation, with the fundamental support of the Amen Foundation, the Urbani Tartufi company, the Amici di Spoleto Onlus Association, the Crisalide Anti-Violence Centre and the “Women against War” Association, and with the patronage of the Spoleto Rotary Club and the Spoleto Lyons Club.

Throughout the period of the exhibition, the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto is planning a series of meetings with authors and presentations of books related to the theme of the exhibition event, including travel, rights and cultural identities.

Dacia Maraini photographer

A ‘real’ photographer encapsulates the semantics of seeing without hesitation, in a single shot he/she finds the subject, the predicate, the object and, if he is good and lucky, even the adjective. The meaning of a sentence enclosed in a frame and little matter the size. I looked at these photos with a photographer’s eye, it is true, I am easily moved by pictures, no matter whose. I had these photos in my hands for years, first at the Moravia Fund, single shots though. I couldn’t find anything other than the subject in many of Dacia’s photos, but when I got my hands on the negatives and the proofs the plot became clear to me. Dacia writes ‘ …the cameras were companions of adolescence’. Were Fosco’s cameras in plain sight or available? What is certain is that anyone who loves photography cannot help but love the camera, the transparency of the lens and the discreet mechanics of an object built to receive the forms of reality through light. A Kodak camera, it was called ‘Retina’: never was the name more appropriate. Dacia used her father’s Leica, she says, then bought an SLR with her first money. Not so unconscious Dacia when she says that she loves the normal lens, the 50mm. to be clear, an optic that restores proportions ‘without bringing the field too close, nor too wide’. A difficult choice, because ‘telling a story’ with a normal 50 mm lens is, and has been, something few people know how to do well. “I think of photography in terms of storytelling, I like the photo to tell something, even if only in hints”. Dacia’s choice is to tell stories and, even if photography is not as congenial a tool to her as the ‘pen’ is, in the repetition of the sequence she marks the sentence, even different images link together for two, three and sometimes many frames. “Photographs as notes of thought, of travel”, notes in the form of a story. In front of a discovery one is moved, this guided me. I have not discovered a photographer, Dacia knows very well that a cultivated passion, even from childhood, is not enough to become one, but she has returned to me, with her photographs, and I hope also to those who will observe them, her passion for the ‘things’ of life, from breathing, to light breathing. Love, trees, animals and landscapes, traversed with the dear friends of a lifetime ago and those of today.

Serafino Amato

Information: Spoleto National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre 0743 223277
Press info: Antonella Manni, Mob. 3395993281

(Italiano) Inaugurazione MOSTRE E PROGETTI DELLA RETE DEI MUSEI COMUNALI @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jun 23 all-day

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(Italiano) Mostra | SFUMATURE DI AZZURRO @ Palazzo Comunale
Jun 23 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SFUMATURE DI AZZURRO<!--:--> @ Palazzo Comunale

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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 23 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 23 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
Facebook: Cinéma Sala Pegasus
cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com
Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
Facebook: Cinema Sala Frau
cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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Jun
24
Sat
66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jun 24 all-day

66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
from June 23th to July 9th 2023
www.festivaldispoleto.com

Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, Italy’s oldest performing arts festival once again transforms the city of Spoleto into a stage, with some of the world’s best artists and companies offering an uninterrupted flow of music, opera, dance, theatre, allowing audiences to discover the unexpected.

The full schedule of performances, special projects and exhibitions will be available at www.festivaldispoleto.com

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES | Themed guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Spoleto
Jun 24 all-day
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MUSEUM MASTERPIECES
Weekly themed guided tours

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL
A casket of ancient paintings | Saturday at 11 am

ROCCA ALBORNOZ – NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE DUCHY OF SPOLETO
The Rocca: a fortress, a prison, a symbol | Saturday and Sunday at 12 pm

TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO
A monument of ancient charm
Saturday 3 and 10 June at 7 pm
Sunday 17 and 24 June at 6 pm

ROMAN HOUSE
A dream domus | Sunday at 3 pm

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
A noble walk | Saturday at 5 pm

Participation fees
Full € 5.00 | Reduced € 4.00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years | Free up to 6 years |
Upon purchase of the Spoleto Card or the museum entrance ticket.

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

Visits can be booked on www.spoletowelcome.it

Information and reservations:
SISTEMA MUSEO
0743.224952 | museoducatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it
0743.46434 | spoleto@sistemamuseo.it

SPOLETO TOURIST OFFICE | +39 0743.218620

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jun 24 all-day
<!--:it-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Mostra fotografica<!--:--><!--:en-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition<!--:--> @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

13 May – 30 September 2023
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre
Via Sant’Agata,18/a
SPOLETO

Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo is the title of the photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato and held from 13 May to 30 September 2023 in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto (Via Sant’Agata, 18/A) : about fifty large and medium format photographs taken by the author between the 1960s and 1970s.

In her travels around the world, often in the company of Alberto Moravia and, on other occasions, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas and other artists, photographers and directors (Andrea Andermann, Gianni Barcellona, Roberto Faidutti, Sebastian Schadauser), the writer crossed several continents, from Central America to Asia, capturing with her camera the monumentality of archaeological sites as well as that of nature, investigating with singular narrative skill the fascination of a past that continues to evoke its greatness, in traditional costumes or through the ruins of ancient architecture.

Having travelled to places that today would be unimaginable to reach with the same freedom, makes these documents even more precious, evidence of a vanished world, traces of a humanity that has been transformed.

Dacia Maraini, mindful of her father’s lesson (her father Fosco was an anthropologist and photographer of distant lands and cultures), has always carried a camera with her, offering through it, but even before that with her smile and curiosity about the most distant cultures, a strong document that is somehow written in photograms that in the precision of their sequences are in themselves accomplished stories.

Those who have had the good fortune to see her archive can realise how much care and attention she has always paid to this instrument of expression.

The flow of tradition and modernity, of memory and oblivion, the power of nature, are poetically interwoven in the sequence of about fifty shots selected for this exhibition by Serafino Amato, which ideally dialogue with the rich collection of artefacts preserved in the rooms of the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre in Spoleto.

This exhibition, which can be visited until 30 September 2023, is intended to pay tribute to the work of Dacia Maraini, a writer and investigator of the cultural and social phenomena of our time, as well as to her multifaceted nature that, in addition to literary narration, also expressed itself through the camera lens, offering the opportunity to get to know one of Italy’s most authoritative writers and thinkers better and more closely.

The exhibition “Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel Mondo” is promoted by FIDAPA Spoleto in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto, the Regional Museums Directorate of Umbria, the Alberto Moravia Fund Association, the Municipality of Spoleto and the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation, with the fundamental support of the Amen Foundation, the Urbani Tartufi company, the Amici di Spoleto Onlus Association, the Crisalide Anti-Violence Centre and the “Women against War” Association, and with the patronage of the Spoleto Rotary Club and the Spoleto Lyons Club.

Throughout the period of the exhibition, the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto is planning a series of meetings with authors and presentations of books related to the theme of the exhibition event, including travel, rights and cultural identities.

Dacia Maraini photographer

A ‘real’ photographer encapsulates the semantics of seeing without hesitation, in a single shot he/she finds the subject, the predicate, the object and, if he is good and lucky, even the adjective. The meaning of a sentence enclosed in a frame and little matter the size. I looked at these photos with a photographer’s eye, it is true, I am easily moved by pictures, no matter whose. I had these photos in my hands for years, first at the Moravia Fund, single shots though. I couldn’t find anything other than the subject in many of Dacia’s photos, but when I got my hands on the negatives and the proofs the plot became clear to me. Dacia writes ‘ …the cameras were companions of adolescence’. Were Fosco’s cameras in plain sight or available? What is certain is that anyone who loves photography cannot help but love the camera, the transparency of the lens and the discreet mechanics of an object built to receive the forms of reality through light. A Kodak camera, it was called ‘Retina’: never was the name more appropriate. Dacia used her father’s Leica, she says, then bought an SLR with her first money. Not so unconscious Dacia when she says that she loves the normal lens, the 50mm. to be clear, an optic that restores proportions ‘without bringing the field too close, nor too wide’. A difficult choice, because ‘telling a story’ with a normal 50 mm lens is, and has been, something few people know how to do well. “I think of photography in terms of storytelling, I like the photo to tell something, even if only in hints”. Dacia’s choice is to tell stories and, even if photography is not as congenial a tool to her as the ‘pen’ is, in the repetition of the sequence she marks the sentence, even different images link together for two, three and sometimes many frames. “Photographs as notes of thought, of travel”, notes in the form of a story. In front of a discovery one is moved, this guided me. I have not discovered a photographer, Dacia knows very well that a cultivated passion, even from childhood, is not enough to become one, but she has returned to me, with her photographs, and I hope also to those who will observe them, her passion for the ‘things’ of life, from breathing, to light breathing. Love, trees, animals and landscapes, traversed with the dear friends of a lifetime ago and those of today.

Serafino Amato

Information: Spoleto National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre 0743 223277
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(Italiano) Inaugurazione MOSTRE E PROGETTI DELLA RETE DEI MUSEI COMUNALI @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jun 24 all-day

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LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2023 | Art, dance, theater, music @ Spoleto
Jun 24 all-day

In collaboration with the Spoleto Festival, La MaMa Umbria International proposes a varied programme of performances that follow the spirit of La MaMa: support for emerging artists, contemporary research in the performing arts, artistic residency projects and international projects. Nine multidisciplinary projects will be presented between dance, theatre and music, and, as in previous editions, visual art will also be featured thanks to a temporary exhibition dedicated to Ellen Stewart, the founder.

In this 2023 edition the shows will be hosted in the venues of the Creative Hub Cantiere Oberdan (P.zza San Gabriele dell’Addolorata, Spoleto), Sala Frau (Vicolo San Filippo 16, Spoleto) and at La MaMa Umbria International (Loc. Santa Maria Reggiana 7/8, Spoleto).

La Mama Spoleto Open’s programme and info:
https://lamamaspoletopen.org/programma-2023/
www.festivaldispoleto.com
www.lamamaumbria.org

Tickets:
www.vivaticket.com/it/tour/festival-dei-due-mondi/3382

(Italiano) Mostra | SFUMATURE DI AZZURRO @ Palazzo Comunale
Jun 24 all-day
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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jun 24 all-day
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As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

Title: Spoleto sacra 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale (Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication)
Venue: Spoleto, Museo Diocesano
Period: April 2 – July 16, 2023
Opening times: every day10.00-13.30, 14.30-18.00
Catalogue: published by Sillabe, Livorno
Information: Tel. 0577 286300
Mail: duomospoleto@operalaboratori.com
Web: www.duomospoleto.it

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jun 24 all-day

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
Web site: www.cinemasalapegasus.it
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Ph. 0743 522620

Cinema Sala Frau
Vicolo San Filippo 16
Web site: www.spoletocinemaalcentro.it
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cinemasalafrau@gmail.com
Ph. 0743/522177

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(Italiano) DIETRO LE QUINTE DEL FESTIVAL – VISITE GUIDATE NEI TEATRI @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Jun 24 @ 17:30

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66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jun 25 all-day

66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
from June 23th to July 9th 2023
www.festivaldispoleto.com

Founded by Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958, Italy’s oldest performing arts festival once again transforms the city of Spoleto into a stage, with some of the world’s best artists and companies offering an uninterrupted flow of music, opera, dance, theatre, allowing audiences to discover the unexpected.

The full schedule of performances, special projects and exhibitions will be available at www.festivaldispoleto.com

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