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Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 22 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 22 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

CHRISTMAS CRIBS in Spoleto
Dec 22 all-day

THE BIGGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE
Auditorium della Stella
Open on: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

A monumental life-size nativity scene which has become the largest in Europe, made of terracotta, wood and papier-mâché by the master of nativity art Mario Agrestini.
The nativity scene, the result of more than 40 years of work that reconstructs the ancient peasant world, interacts between painting and sculpture and is unique in its realization and size.
The clothing of the characters is partly hand-woven and partly from Jordan, as well as all the accessories of both characters and animals.
The work has already been exhibited in 2010 in Rome, in the Sala del Carroccio in Campidoglio.

SPOLETO, THE CITY IN A CRIB – 10th edition
from December 12, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Exhibitions of cribs: Sala degli Ori, Piazza Campello (exit of the underground walkway), Via di Visiale
Program and info: Pro Loco di Spoleto “A. Busetti” – Via Minervio 2 – Tel. and Fax 0743 46484 – Mob. 375.5035362 E-mail: prospoleto@gmail.com Web: www.prolocospoleto.it

UNDERWATER NATIVITIES
from December 8, 2021 to January 14, 2022
by the Association G. Parenzi
fountain in Campello square
fountain in piazza del Mercato
fountain in piazza della Vittoria
wash-house in via Posterna

PRESEPE DEGLI ORTI
Orti del Sole, via San Carlo, from December 8, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Hours: weekdays 16.00 – 19.00 – holidays 11.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00

UN NATALE CONDIVISO Programme @ Spoleto
Dec 22 all-day

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 30
9 pm – HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
By Athanor Events
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.comwww.ticketone.it

DECEMBER

Friday 3
11.30 and 15.30 – International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND

Tactile guided visit
By Sistema Museo
Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

8.30 pm – IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA OPÉRA COMIQUE
By Opera Extravaganza
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Info 339.87529239 – 0761.485247 – susanna@operaextravaganza.com

Friday 3 – Sunday 5
DOLCI D’ITALIA
By Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò | via Saffi | piazza Duomo | piazza Garibaldi

Sunday 5
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANA
Trekking in the city from the Roman House to the Roman Theatre
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Tuesday 7
4.30 pm | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
San Nicolò Civic Centre
6.00 p.m. | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
Town Hall Square

Wednesday 8
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. | FIERA DELL’IMMACOLATA
organised by the Association l’Arte e la Terra
viale Trento e Trieste
3.30 p.m. | Special Christmas at the Museum! IN THE SHAPE OF CHRISTMAS
Creative workshop for families
organised by Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.00 p.m. | GRAN GALA AVIS, Italian Volunteer Blood Association
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Free admission with reservation
Info: avisspoleto@avisumbria.it – 0743.223136

Saturday 11
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci
Centro civico San Nicolò
Free admission subject to reservation – 0743.218801
5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto

Sunday 12
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET… waiting for Christmas

piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – CHRISTMAS BABY WITH ITALIAN RED CROSS
organised by the Italian Red Cross Committee of Spoleto
Piazza del Mercato
10.30 a.m. Spoleto Card PALAZZO COLLICOLA AND THE NOBLE DWELLINGS
Guided trek from Palazzo Collicola to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA
organised by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “La gabbianella e il gatto”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus | Free entrance
from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | THE GOLDEN BOX
Animation for children
organised by the association Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304

Monday 13
4 pm | “A SPOLETAN EXPLAINS DANTE TO THE TUSCANS. The strange case of Giovanni di ser Buccio”
Lecture by Rodney Lokaj and Luigi Rambotti, by Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci – Palazzo Mauri
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801

Thursday 16
3.30 pm – CHRISTMAS WITH CALDER

Projection of “Il favoloso mondo di Alexander Calder” and creative activities for children
By Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola – Biblioteca Giovanni Carandente
Free admission upon reservation
Info 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

ECOMUSEUM DAY, organised by the City Administration
MuSTMuseum of Science and Territory

c/o Palazzo Collicola and Museo delle Miniere di Morgnano

Friday 17
5 pm | A TRIBUTE TO ENRICO CARUSO

Conference with vintage records on the centenary of Enrico Caruso’s death
Organised by Associazione Città Nuova with the participation of Maestro Francesco Corrias.
Albornoz Palace Hotel
Free entrance with reservation
Info 349.6260568 – 0743.223690

5 pm | MERENDA AL CINEMA by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “Piccolo Yeti”
Cinema Sala Frau
Free admission

9 pm | MASSIMO LOPEZ & TULLIO SOLENGHI SHOW
By Mea Concerti s.r.l.
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com

Saturday 18
10.00 | “LETTERE A FRANCESCA”

presentation of the documentary film inspired by the work of Vincenzo Maria Rippo, directed by Stefano Alleva
organised by the cultural association Spoleto Back Beat
Cinema Sala Frau
Free entrance by reservation only – fabiansette@gmail.com
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale Carducci
Piazza del Comune
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801
from 5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
5 pm – NATALE IN ARTE E MUSICA
By Istituto Comprensivo Spoleto 2
corso G. Garibaldi
9 pm – “CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA”
By Fondazione Teatro Lirico Siciliano
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com – BOX 25 0743.47967

Sunday 19
10.30 | Spoleto Card SULLE TRACCE DEI LONGOBARDI
Guided trek from the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
from 3.30 pm to 6 pm | LA SCATOLA D’ORO
Animaion for children
By Associazione Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304
from 17.00 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO
organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in Piazza della Vittoria

Thursday 23
from 17.00 | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
8.30 pm | CHRISTMAS CONCERT
NICOLA PIOVANI – LA MUSICA È PERICOLOSA
organised by the Festival Of Two Worlds
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets www.festivaldispoleto.com

Friday 24
from 11.30 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO

organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in piazza del Mercato

Sunday 26
3 pm | Spoleto Card IL TEMPIETTO SUL CLITUNNO…UN PICCOLO TESORO LONGOBARDO

Guided visit to the Tempietto sul Clitunno
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Wednesday 29
3.30 pm | A RARE FRESCO IN THE CHURCH OF SS GIOVANNI E PAOLO
Thematic guided tour on the occasion of St Thomas Becket’s anniversary
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.30 pm | END OF THE YEAR CONCERT
“NOI SIAM QUI NINFE E NEL CIEL SIAM STELLE”. Women singing to Dante

by Accademia degli Ottusi
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò
Free admission upon reservation
Info: accademiadegliottusi@gmail.com – 351.0085578

Thursday 30
5.30 pm | C’ERA UNA VOLTA A NATALE… MUSIC AND WORDS, WAITING FOR THE NEW YEAR
By Associazione Umbria Ensemble and Associazione il Teodelapio
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

JANUARY

Sunday 2
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA

organised by the municipal administration in collaboration with the Sala Pegasus Cinema and the Sala Frau Cinema
screening of the film “Dali in Paris”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus – Free entrance
10.30 am | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANICA
Guided trek from the Church of Saints John and Paul to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
6.00 p.m. | BMV CABRIO CONCERT AT THE CHAPEL
Musical entertainment
organised by Athanor Eventi
piazza Pianciani

Thursday 6
from 5 pm – IN PIAZZA… ASPETTANDO LA BEFANA
organised by the Italian Red Cross in collaboration with the Spoleto Fire Brigade
piazza Garibaldi

Saturday 8
9 pm | TEKNA feat. JOHN B. ARNOLD/SIMONE LOCARNI/JOE REHMER

John B. Arnold (drums & elettronics), Simone Locarni (keyboards), Joe Rehmer (bass)
By associazione GREFTI by Metronome
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

Sunday 9
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET
… waiting for Christmas
piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO A STAGE OF EMOTIONS
Guided trekking through the city’s theatres
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

EXHIBITIONS

Palazzo Collicola

MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI
Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
13 Nov 2021– 13 Feb 2022

VITTORIO MESSINA: Dishabitat
curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli
9 Oct 2021– 30 Jan 2022
Thur-Mon 10:30-13:00 / 15:00-17:30
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS: Fragments of a theatre path
curated by Piero Maccarinelli
8-12 | 18-19 | 26 dicembre 2021
2 | 6–9 gennaio 2022
10.30 – 13.00 | 15.00-17.30

PALAZZO MAURI

‘Lettere a Francesca’ – ‘immagini di poesia’
Curated by Stefano Alleva, Alessandra Cetorelli, Massimo Menghini
18 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022
Tuesday through Friday 9.00 – 13.00
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 15.00 – 19.00

ROCCA ALBORNOZ

TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND
By Associazione Langobardorum
12 Nov 2021 – 6 Mar 2022
info: www.spoletocard.it

MUSEUMS’ OPENING TIMES (in addition to the regular schedule)

Palazzo Collicola
8-28-29 December 2021 / 4-5 January 2022
Casa Romana
28 December 2021 and 4 January2022
Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
8-29-30-31 December 2021 / 6 January 2022
Info and opening times: www.spoletocard.it

FIBER ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
Via Saffi/ex Museo Civico
By Associazione Officina d’Arte e Tessuti
8 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

CRIBS

UNDERWATER NATIVITY SCENES
fountain in piazza Campello
fountain of piazza del Mercato
fountain of piazza della Vittoria
wash-houses of via Posterna
from 8 December to 14 January

THE LARGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE, IN THREE DIMENSIONS (fusion of scenography and sculpture)
organised by the City Administration
Auditorium della Stella
Opening days: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Opening hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

X° EDITION “SPOLETO CITTÀ IN UN PRESEPE”
By ProLoco di Spoleto A. Busetti
12 December 2021 to 6 January 2022
programme and info: 0743.46484 – 375.5035362 – www.prolocospoleto.it

All events will be carried out in compliance with the anti-Covid-19 regulations, whose observance lies with the organisers of the individual events.
The programme listed above is subject to change.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 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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Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 23 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 23 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 23 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | | SPOLETOSPHERE Maquette, documents and projects @ Galleria d’Arte Moderna G. Carandente - Palazzo Collicola
Dec 23 all-day

Exhibition at Palazzo Collicola
18 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

Presentation Saturday 18 December at 12,00 am

Throughout his life, American architect and designer Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) has always been imagining the future, as can be seen in his treatise Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth written in 1969. Themes such as sustainability, ecologism, energy problems and renewable sources are the basis of his thinking and his architectural structures, from the Dymaxion House to the Paperboard Domes and vehicles such as the Dymaxion car.

The most distinctive feature of his poetics, however, is undoubtedly the conception and creation of geodesic domes (for which Fuller holds the patent), extremely light and easy-to-construct buildings that he began designing in 1957 all over the world and which even inspired the name of a complex chemical molecule, the “fullerene“. So successful was he that the US Army commissioned him hundreds such structures for military installations.

Geodesic domes are structures made up of triangular, tubular and modular elements, which are joined at specific points to form polygons and can be covered with synthetic materials or lightweight roofing, This was the case of the so-called Spoletosfera (Fuller’s only geodesic dome in Italy), which was installed in 1967 on the occasion of the 10th Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds to a design by Fuller and Shoji Sadao (his Japanese architect collaborator) and built with the help of students from eight countries and local architects, the supervision of Giovanni Carandente and the contribution of the Southern Illinois University, the USA International Council of the Arts and the Alluminium Company of America. The inauguration was a great success in the presence of Fuller and with the performance of a real happening (two years later, Mario Ceroli and Claudio Cintoli would also perform happenings entitled Io and Rimbalzare).

Following an agreement between the City of Spoleto and the ‘Pietro Vannucci’ Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia (the two institutions already collaborated on the occasion of several exhibitions at Palazzo Collicola) and under the supervision of model-making professor Giuseppe Fioroni, a group of students reproduced, after surveys and measurements taken in situ, a 1:20 scale model of the Spoletosphere using carbon, glass and aluminium fibres, highlighting the construction principle based on interlocking and alternating hexagons and pentagons and the use of three different sizes of connecting rods. The work will be donated to the Palazzo Collicola museum after the end of the exhibition (a short video presentation by Vincenzo Alessandria was also made for the occasion).

In addition, a series of archive documents conserved at the Carandente Library are on display to the public for the first time. These include original design sketches with Fuller’s autograph technical indications, articles and magazines dedicated to him, photographs of the assembly and inauguration phases or models of other structures designed by the architect, as well as part of the correspondence between him and the Festival Of Two Worlds.

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 23 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CHRISTMAS CRIBS in Spoleto
Dec 23 all-day

THE BIGGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE
Auditorium della Stella
Open on: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

A monumental life-size nativity scene which has become the largest in Europe, made of terracotta, wood and papier-mâché by the master of nativity art Mario Agrestini.
The nativity scene, the result of more than 40 years of work that reconstructs the ancient peasant world, interacts between painting and sculpture and is unique in its realization and size.
The clothing of the characters is partly hand-woven and partly from Jordan, as well as all the accessories of both characters and animals.
The work has already been exhibited in 2010 in Rome, in the Sala del Carroccio in Campidoglio.

SPOLETO, THE CITY IN A CRIB – 10th edition
from December 12, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Exhibitions of cribs: Sala degli Ori, Piazza Campello (exit of the underground walkway), Via di Visiale
Program and info: Pro Loco di Spoleto “A. Busetti” – Via Minervio 2 – Tel. and Fax 0743 46484 – Mob. 375.5035362 E-mail: prospoleto@gmail.com Web: www.prolocospoleto.it

UNDERWATER NATIVITIES
from December 8, 2021 to January 14, 2022
by the Association G. Parenzi
fountain in Campello square
fountain in piazza del Mercato
fountain in piazza della Vittoria
wash-house in via Posterna

PRESEPE DEGLI ORTI
Orti del Sole, via San Carlo, from December 8, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Hours: weekdays 16.00 – 19.00 – holidays 11.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00

UN NATALE CONDIVISO Programme @ Spoleto
Dec 23 all-day

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 30
9 pm – HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
By Athanor Events
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.comwww.ticketone.it

DECEMBER

Friday 3
11.30 and 15.30 – International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND

Tactile guided visit
By Sistema Museo
Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

8.30 pm – IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA OPÉRA COMIQUE
By Opera Extravaganza
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Info 339.87529239 – 0761.485247 – susanna@operaextravaganza.com

Friday 3 – Sunday 5
DOLCI D’ITALIA
By Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò | via Saffi | piazza Duomo | piazza Garibaldi

Sunday 5
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANA
Trekking in the city from the Roman House to the Roman Theatre
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Tuesday 7
4.30 pm | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
San Nicolò Civic Centre
6.00 p.m. | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
Town Hall Square

Wednesday 8
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. | FIERA DELL’IMMACOLATA
organised by the Association l’Arte e la Terra
viale Trento e Trieste
3.30 p.m. | Special Christmas at the Museum! IN THE SHAPE OF CHRISTMAS
Creative workshop for families
organised by Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.00 p.m. | GRAN GALA AVIS, Italian Volunteer Blood Association
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Free admission with reservation
Info: avisspoleto@avisumbria.it – 0743.223136

Saturday 11
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci
Centro civico San Nicolò
Free admission subject to reservation – 0743.218801
5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto

Sunday 12
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET… waiting for Christmas

piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – CHRISTMAS BABY WITH ITALIAN RED CROSS
organised by the Italian Red Cross Committee of Spoleto
Piazza del Mercato
10.30 a.m. Spoleto Card PALAZZO COLLICOLA AND THE NOBLE DWELLINGS
Guided trek from Palazzo Collicola to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA
organised by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “La gabbianella e il gatto”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus | Free entrance
from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | THE GOLDEN BOX
Animation for children
organised by the association Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304

Monday 13
4 pm | “A SPOLETAN EXPLAINS DANTE TO THE TUSCANS. The strange case of Giovanni di ser Buccio”
Lecture by Rodney Lokaj and Luigi Rambotti, by Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci – Palazzo Mauri
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801

Thursday 16
3.30 pm – CHRISTMAS WITH CALDER

Projection of “Il favoloso mondo di Alexander Calder” and creative activities for children
By Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola – Biblioteca Giovanni Carandente
Free admission upon reservation
Info 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

ECOMUSEUM DAY, organised by the City Administration
MuSTMuseum of Science and Territory

c/o Palazzo Collicola and Museo delle Miniere di Morgnano

Friday 17
5 pm | A TRIBUTE TO ENRICO CARUSO

Conference with vintage records on the centenary of Enrico Caruso’s death
Organised by Associazione Città Nuova with the participation of Maestro Francesco Corrias.
Albornoz Palace Hotel
Free entrance with reservation
Info 349.6260568 – 0743.223690

5 pm | MERENDA AL CINEMA by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “Piccolo Yeti”
Cinema Sala Frau
Free admission

9 pm | MASSIMO LOPEZ & TULLIO SOLENGHI SHOW
By Mea Concerti s.r.l.
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com

Saturday 18
10.00 | “LETTERE A FRANCESCA”

presentation of the documentary film inspired by the work of Vincenzo Maria Rippo, directed by Stefano Alleva
organised by the cultural association Spoleto Back Beat
Cinema Sala Frau
Free entrance by reservation only – fabiansette@gmail.com
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale Carducci
Piazza del Comune
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801
from 5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
5 pm – NATALE IN ARTE E MUSICA
By Istituto Comprensivo Spoleto 2
corso G. Garibaldi
9 pm – “CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA”
By Fondazione Teatro Lirico Siciliano
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com – BOX 25 0743.47967

Sunday 19
10.30 | Spoleto Card SULLE TRACCE DEI LONGOBARDI
Guided trek from the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
from 3.30 pm to 6 pm | LA SCATOLA D’ORO
Animaion for children
By Associazione Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304
from 17.00 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO
organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in Piazza della Vittoria

Thursday 23
from 17.00 | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
8.30 pm | CHRISTMAS CONCERT
NICOLA PIOVANI – LA MUSICA È PERICOLOSA
organised by the Festival Of Two Worlds
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets www.festivaldispoleto.com

Friday 24
from 11.30 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO

organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in piazza del Mercato

Sunday 26
3 pm | Spoleto Card IL TEMPIETTO SUL CLITUNNO…UN PICCOLO TESORO LONGOBARDO

Guided visit to the Tempietto sul Clitunno
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Wednesday 29
3.30 pm | A RARE FRESCO IN THE CHURCH OF SS GIOVANNI E PAOLO
Thematic guided tour on the occasion of St Thomas Becket’s anniversary
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.30 pm | END OF THE YEAR CONCERT
“NOI SIAM QUI NINFE E NEL CIEL SIAM STELLE”. Women singing to Dante

by Accademia degli Ottusi
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò
Free admission upon reservation
Info: accademiadegliottusi@gmail.com – 351.0085578

Thursday 30
5.30 pm | C’ERA UNA VOLTA A NATALE… MUSIC AND WORDS, WAITING FOR THE NEW YEAR
By Associazione Umbria Ensemble and Associazione il Teodelapio
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

JANUARY

Sunday 2
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA

organised by the municipal administration in collaboration with the Sala Pegasus Cinema and the Sala Frau Cinema
screening of the film “Dali in Paris”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus – Free entrance
10.30 am | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANICA
Guided trek from the Church of Saints John and Paul to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
6.00 p.m. | BMV CABRIO CONCERT AT THE CHAPEL
Musical entertainment
organised by Athanor Eventi
piazza Pianciani

Thursday 6
from 5 pm – IN PIAZZA… ASPETTANDO LA BEFANA
organised by the Italian Red Cross in collaboration with the Spoleto Fire Brigade
piazza Garibaldi

Saturday 8
9 pm | TEKNA feat. JOHN B. ARNOLD/SIMONE LOCARNI/JOE REHMER

John B. Arnold (drums & elettronics), Simone Locarni (keyboards), Joe Rehmer (bass)
By associazione GREFTI by Metronome
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

Sunday 9
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET
… waiting for Christmas
piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO A STAGE OF EMOTIONS
Guided trekking through the city’s theatres
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

EXHIBITIONS

Palazzo Collicola

MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI
Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
13 Nov 2021– 13 Feb 2022

VITTORIO MESSINA: Dishabitat
curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli
9 Oct 2021– 30 Jan 2022
Thur-Mon 10:30-13:00 / 15:00-17:30
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS: Fragments of a theatre path
curated by Piero Maccarinelli
8-12 | 18-19 | 26 dicembre 2021
2 | 6–9 gennaio 2022
10.30 – 13.00 | 15.00-17.30

PALAZZO MAURI

‘Lettere a Francesca’ – ‘immagini di poesia’
Curated by Stefano Alleva, Alessandra Cetorelli, Massimo Menghini
18 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022
Tuesday through Friday 9.00 – 13.00
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 15.00 – 19.00

ROCCA ALBORNOZ

TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND
By Associazione Langobardorum
12 Nov 2021 – 6 Mar 2022
info: www.spoletocard.it

MUSEUMS’ OPENING TIMES (in addition to the regular schedule)

Palazzo Collicola
8-28-29 December 2021 / 4-5 January 2022
Casa Romana
28 December 2021 and 4 January2022
Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
8-29-30-31 December 2021 / 6 January 2022
Info and opening times: www.spoletocard.it

FIBER ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
Via Saffi/ex Museo Civico
By Associazione Officina d’Arte e Tessuti
8 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

CRIBS

UNDERWATER NATIVITY SCENES
fountain in piazza Campello
fountain of piazza del Mercato
fountain of piazza della Vittoria
wash-houses of via Posterna
from 8 December to 14 January

THE LARGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE, IN THREE DIMENSIONS (fusion of scenography and sculpture)
organised by the City Administration
Auditorium della Stella
Opening days: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Opening hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

X° EDITION “SPOLETO CITTÀ IN UN PRESEPE”
By ProLoco di Spoleto A. Busetti
12 December 2021 to 6 January 2022
programme and info: 0743.46484 – 375.5035362 – www.prolocospoleto.it

All events will be carried out in compliance with the anti-Covid-19 regulations, whose observance lies with the organisers of the individual events.
The programme listed above is subject to change.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive the cinemas’ NEWSLETTER!

NICOLA PIOVANI – Music is dangerous @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Dec 23 @ 20:30

NICOLA PIOVANI – Music is dangerous
23 December, 8.30 pm
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Event organized by the Festival of Two Worlds

NICOLA PIOVANI – piano
Marina Cesari – sax and clarinet
Pasquale Filastò – cello, guitar and mandoloncello
Ivan Gambini – drums and percussion
Marco Loddo – double bass
Sergio Colicchio – keyboards and accordion

The composer, who won an Academy Award in 1999 for the music to Roberto Benigni’s movie La vita è bella, will perform with his ensemble, alternating new pieces with new arrangements of his best-known compositions; a show not only of words and music, but also of movie scenes and pictures by great artists such as Milo Manara who have drawn inspiration from Piovani’s scores.

A hymn to music because songs live in the air, they pass through our lives, they inhabit our dreams. The mark that a song leaves in time is something that escapes critical analysis, “one of the most irrational and convincing testimonies to the essence of the supernatural” as Piovani puts it.

Advance ticket sales: https://bit.ly/3n2EVa0

Dec
24
Fri
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 24 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 24 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 24 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | | SPOLETOSPHERE Maquette, documents and projects @ Galleria d’Arte Moderna G. Carandente - Palazzo Collicola
Dec 24 all-day

Exhibition at Palazzo Collicola
18 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

Presentation Saturday 18 December at 12,00 am

Throughout his life, American architect and designer Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) has always been imagining the future, as can be seen in his treatise Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth written in 1969. Themes such as sustainability, ecologism, energy problems and renewable sources are the basis of his thinking and his architectural structures, from the Dymaxion House to the Paperboard Domes and vehicles such as the Dymaxion car.

The most distinctive feature of his poetics, however, is undoubtedly the conception and creation of geodesic domes (for which Fuller holds the patent), extremely light and easy-to-construct buildings that he began designing in 1957 all over the world and which even inspired the name of a complex chemical molecule, the “fullerene“. So successful was he that the US Army commissioned him hundreds such structures for military installations.

Geodesic domes are structures made up of triangular, tubular and modular elements, which are joined at specific points to form polygons and can be covered with synthetic materials or lightweight roofing, This was the case of the so-called Spoletosfera (Fuller’s only geodesic dome in Italy), which was installed in 1967 on the occasion of the 10th Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds to a design by Fuller and Shoji Sadao (his Japanese architect collaborator) and built with the help of students from eight countries and local architects, the supervision of Giovanni Carandente and the contribution of the Southern Illinois University, the USA International Council of the Arts and the Alluminium Company of America. The inauguration was a great success in the presence of Fuller and with the performance of a real happening (two years later, Mario Ceroli and Claudio Cintoli would also perform happenings entitled Io and Rimbalzare).

Following an agreement between the City of Spoleto and the ‘Pietro Vannucci’ Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia (the two institutions already collaborated on the occasion of several exhibitions at Palazzo Collicola) and under the supervision of model-making professor Giuseppe Fioroni, a group of students reproduced, after surveys and measurements taken in situ, a 1:20 scale model of the Spoletosphere using carbon, glass and aluminium fibres, highlighting the construction principle based on interlocking and alternating hexagons and pentagons and the use of three different sizes of connecting rods. The work will be donated to the Palazzo Collicola museum after the end of the exhibition (a short video presentation by Vincenzo Alessandria was also made for the occasion).

In addition, a series of archive documents conserved at the Carandente Library are on display to the public for the first time. These include original design sketches with Fuller’s autograph technical indications, articles and magazines dedicated to him, photographs of the assembly and inauguration phases or models of other structures designed by the architect, as well as part of the correspondence between him and the Festival Of Two Worlds.

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 24 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CHRISTMAS CRIBS in Spoleto
Dec 24 all-day

THE BIGGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE
Auditorium della Stella
Open on: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

A monumental life-size nativity scene which has become the largest in Europe, made of terracotta, wood and papier-mâché by the master of nativity art Mario Agrestini.
The nativity scene, the result of more than 40 years of work that reconstructs the ancient peasant world, interacts between painting and sculpture and is unique in its realization and size.
The clothing of the characters is partly hand-woven and partly from Jordan, as well as all the accessories of both characters and animals.
The work has already been exhibited in 2010 in Rome, in the Sala del Carroccio in Campidoglio.

SPOLETO, THE CITY IN A CRIB – 10th edition
from December 12, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Exhibitions of cribs: Sala degli Ori, Piazza Campello (exit of the underground walkway), Via di Visiale
Program and info: Pro Loco di Spoleto “A. Busetti” – Via Minervio 2 – Tel. and Fax 0743 46484 – Mob. 375.5035362 E-mail: prospoleto@gmail.com Web: www.prolocospoleto.it

UNDERWATER NATIVITIES
from December 8, 2021 to January 14, 2022
by the Association G. Parenzi
fountain in Campello square
fountain in piazza del Mercato
fountain in piazza della Vittoria
wash-house in via Posterna

PRESEPE DEGLI ORTI
Orti del Sole, via San Carlo, from December 8, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Hours: weekdays 16.00 – 19.00 – holidays 11.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00

UN NATALE CONDIVISO Programme @ Spoleto
Dec 24 all-day

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 30
9 pm – HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
By Athanor Events
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.comwww.ticketone.it

DECEMBER

Friday 3
11.30 and 15.30 – International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND

Tactile guided visit
By Sistema Museo
Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

8.30 pm – IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA OPÉRA COMIQUE
By Opera Extravaganza
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Info 339.87529239 – 0761.485247 – susanna@operaextravaganza.com

Friday 3 – Sunday 5
DOLCI D’ITALIA
By Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò | via Saffi | piazza Duomo | piazza Garibaldi

Sunday 5
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANA
Trekking in the city from the Roman House to the Roman Theatre
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Tuesday 7
4.30 pm | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
San Nicolò Civic Centre
6.00 p.m. | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
Town Hall Square

Wednesday 8
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. | FIERA DELL’IMMACOLATA
organised by the Association l’Arte e la Terra
viale Trento e Trieste
3.30 p.m. | Special Christmas at the Museum! IN THE SHAPE OF CHRISTMAS
Creative workshop for families
organised by Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.00 p.m. | GRAN GALA AVIS, Italian Volunteer Blood Association
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Free admission with reservation
Info: avisspoleto@avisumbria.it – 0743.223136

Saturday 11
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci
Centro civico San Nicolò
Free admission subject to reservation – 0743.218801
5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto

Sunday 12
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET… waiting for Christmas

piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – CHRISTMAS BABY WITH ITALIAN RED CROSS
organised by the Italian Red Cross Committee of Spoleto
Piazza del Mercato
10.30 a.m. Spoleto Card PALAZZO COLLICOLA AND THE NOBLE DWELLINGS
Guided trek from Palazzo Collicola to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA
organised by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “La gabbianella e il gatto”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus | Free entrance
from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | THE GOLDEN BOX
Animation for children
organised by the association Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304

Monday 13
4 pm | “A SPOLETAN EXPLAINS DANTE TO THE TUSCANS. The strange case of Giovanni di ser Buccio”
Lecture by Rodney Lokaj and Luigi Rambotti, by Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci – Palazzo Mauri
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801

Thursday 16
3.30 pm – CHRISTMAS WITH CALDER

Projection of “Il favoloso mondo di Alexander Calder” and creative activities for children
By Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola – Biblioteca Giovanni Carandente
Free admission upon reservation
Info 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

ECOMUSEUM DAY, organised by the City Administration
MuSTMuseum of Science and Territory

c/o Palazzo Collicola and Museo delle Miniere di Morgnano

Friday 17
5 pm | A TRIBUTE TO ENRICO CARUSO

Conference with vintage records on the centenary of Enrico Caruso’s death
Organised by Associazione Città Nuova with the participation of Maestro Francesco Corrias.
Albornoz Palace Hotel
Free entrance with reservation
Info 349.6260568 – 0743.223690

5 pm | MERENDA AL CINEMA by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “Piccolo Yeti”
Cinema Sala Frau
Free admission

9 pm | MASSIMO LOPEZ & TULLIO SOLENGHI SHOW
By Mea Concerti s.r.l.
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com

Saturday 18
10.00 | “LETTERE A FRANCESCA”

presentation of the documentary film inspired by the work of Vincenzo Maria Rippo, directed by Stefano Alleva
organised by the cultural association Spoleto Back Beat
Cinema Sala Frau
Free entrance by reservation only – fabiansette@gmail.com
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale Carducci
Piazza del Comune
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801
from 5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
5 pm – NATALE IN ARTE E MUSICA
By Istituto Comprensivo Spoleto 2
corso G. Garibaldi
9 pm – “CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA”
By Fondazione Teatro Lirico Siciliano
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com – BOX 25 0743.47967

Sunday 19
10.30 | Spoleto Card SULLE TRACCE DEI LONGOBARDI
Guided trek from the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
from 3.30 pm to 6 pm | LA SCATOLA D’ORO
Animaion for children
By Associazione Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304
from 17.00 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO
organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in Piazza della Vittoria

Thursday 23
from 17.00 | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
8.30 pm | CHRISTMAS CONCERT
NICOLA PIOVANI – LA MUSICA È PERICOLOSA
organised by the Festival Of Two Worlds
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets www.festivaldispoleto.com

Friday 24
from 11.30 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO

organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in piazza del Mercato

Sunday 26
3 pm | Spoleto Card IL TEMPIETTO SUL CLITUNNO…UN PICCOLO TESORO LONGOBARDO

Guided visit to the Tempietto sul Clitunno
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Wednesday 29
3.30 pm | A RARE FRESCO IN THE CHURCH OF SS GIOVANNI E PAOLO
Thematic guided tour on the occasion of St Thomas Becket’s anniversary
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.30 pm | END OF THE YEAR CONCERT
“NOI SIAM QUI NINFE E NEL CIEL SIAM STELLE”. Women singing to Dante

by Accademia degli Ottusi
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò
Free admission upon reservation
Info: accademiadegliottusi@gmail.com – 351.0085578

Thursday 30
5.30 pm | C’ERA UNA VOLTA A NATALE… MUSIC AND WORDS, WAITING FOR THE NEW YEAR
By Associazione Umbria Ensemble and Associazione il Teodelapio
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

JANUARY

Sunday 2
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA

organised by the municipal administration in collaboration with the Sala Pegasus Cinema and the Sala Frau Cinema
screening of the film “Dali in Paris”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus – Free entrance
10.30 am | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANICA
Guided trek from the Church of Saints John and Paul to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
6.00 p.m. | BMV CABRIO CONCERT AT THE CHAPEL
Musical entertainment
organised by Athanor Eventi
piazza Pianciani

Thursday 6
from 5 pm – IN PIAZZA… ASPETTANDO LA BEFANA
organised by the Italian Red Cross in collaboration with the Spoleto Fire Brigade
piazza Garibaldi

Saturday 8
9 pm | TEKNA feat. JOHN B. ARNOLD/SIMONE LOCARNI/JOE REHMER

John B. Arnold (drums & elettronics), Simone Locarni (keyboards), Joe Rehmer (bass)
By associazione GREFTI by Metronome
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

Sunday 9
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET
… waiting for Christmas
piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO A STAGE OF EMOTIONS
Guided trekking through the city’s theatres
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

EXHIBITIONS

Palazzo Collicola

MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI
Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
13 Nov 2021– 13 Feb 2022

VITTORIO MESSINA: Dishabitat
curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli
9 Oct 2021– 30 Jan 2022
Thur-Mon 10:30-13:00 / 15:00-17:30
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS: Fragments of a theatre path
curated by Piero Maccarinelli
8-12 | 18-19 | 26 dicembre 2021
2 | 6–9 gennaio 2022
10.30 – 13.00 | 15.00-17.30

PALAZZO MAURI

‘Lettere a Francesca’ – ‘immagini di poesia’
Curated by Stefano Alleva, Alessandra Cetorelli, Massimo Menghini
18 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022
Tuesday through Friday 9.00 – 13.00
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 15.00 – 19.00

ROCCA ALBORNOZ

TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND
By Associazione Langobardorum
12 Nov 2021 – 6 Mar 2022
info: www.spoletocard.it

MUSEUMS’ OPENING TIMES (in addition to the regular schedule)

Palazzo Collicola
8-28-29 December 2021 / 4-5 January 2022
Casa Romana
28 December 2021 and 4 January2022
Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
8-29-30-31 December 2021 / 6 January 2022
Info and opening times: www.spoletocard.it

FIBER ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
Via Saffi/ex Museo Civico
By Associazione Officina d’Arte e Tessuti
8 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

CRIBS

UNDERWATER NATIVITY SCENES
fountain in piazza Campello
fountain of piazza del Mercato
fountain of piazza della Vittoria
wash-houses of via Posterna
from 8 December to 14 January

THE LARGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE, IN THREE DIMENSIONS (fusion of scenography and sculpture)
organised by the City Administration
Auditorium della Stella
Opening days: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Opening hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

X° EDITION “SPOLETO CITTÀ IN UN PRESEPE”
By ProLoco di Spoleto A. Busetti
12 December 2021 to 6 January 2022
programme and info: 0743.46484 – 375.5035362 – www.prolocospoleto.it

All events will be carried out in compliance with the anti-Covid-19 regulations, whose observance lies with the organisers of the individual events.
The programme listed above is subject to change.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 24 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive the cinemas’ NEWSLETTER!

Dec
25
Sat
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 25 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 25 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 25 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | | SPOLETOSPHERE Maquette, documents and projects @ Galleria d’Arte Moderna G. Carandente - Palazzo Collicola
Dec 25 all-day

Exhibition at Palazzo Collicola
18 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

Presentation Saturday 18 December at 12,00 am

Throughout his life, American architect and designer Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) has always been imagining the future, as can be seen in his treatise Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth written in 1969. Themes such as sustainability, ecologism, energy problems and renewable sources are the basis of his thinking and his architectural structures, from the Dymaxion House to the Paperboard Domes and vehicles such as the Dymaxion car.

The most distinctive feature of his poetics, however, is undoubtedly the conception and creation of geodesic domes (for which Fuller holds the patent), extremely light and easy-to-construct buildings that he began designing in 1957 all over the world and which even inspired the name of a complex chemical molecule, the “fullerene“. So successful was he that the US Army commissioned him hundreds such structures for military installations.

Geodesic domes are structures made up of triangular, tubular and modular elements, which are joined at specific points to form polygons and can be covered with synthetic materials or lightweight roofing, This was the case of the so-called Spoletosfera (Fuller’s only geodesic dome in Italy), which was installed in 1967 on the occasion of the 10th Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds to a design by Fuller and Shoji Sadao (his Japanese architect collaborator) and built with the help of students from eight countries and local architects, the supervision of Giovanni Carandente and the contribution of the Southern Illinois University, the USA International Council of the Arts and the Alluminium Company of America. The inauguration was a great success in the presence of Fuller and with the performance of a real happening (two years later, Mario Ceroli and Claudio Cintoli would also perform happenings entitled Io and Rimbalzare).

Following an agreement between the City of Spoleto and the ‘Pietro Vannucci’ Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia (the two institutions already collaborated on the occasion of several exhibitions at Palazzo Collicola) and under the supervision of model-making professor Giuseppe Fioroni, a group of students reproduced, after surveys and measurements taken in situ, a 1:20 scale model of the Spoletosphere using carbon, glass and aluminium fibres, highlighting the construction principle based on interlocking and alternating hexagons and pentagons and the use of three different sizes of connecting rods. The work will be donated to the Palazzo Collicola museum after the end of the exhibition (a short video presentation by Vincenzo Alessandria was also made for the occasion).

In addition, a series of archive documents conserved at the Carandente Library are on display to the public for the first time. These include original design sketches with Fuller’s autograph technical indications, articles and magazines dedicated to him, photographs of the assembly and inauguration phases or models of other structures designed by the architect, as well as part of the correspondence between him and the Festival Of Two Worlds.

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 25 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CHRISTMAS CRIBS in Spoleto
Dec 25 all-day

THE BIGGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE
Auditorium della Stella
Open on: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

A monumental life-size nativity scene which has become the largest in Europe, made of terracotta, wood and papier-mâché by the master of nativity art Mario Agrestini.
The nativity scene, the result of more than 40 years of work that reconstructs the ancient peasant world, interacts between painting and sculpture and is unique in its realization and size.
The clothing of the characters is partly hand-woven and partly from Jordan, as well as all the accessories of both characters and animals.
The work has already been exhibited in 2010 in Rome, in the Sala del Carroccio in Campidoglio.

SPOLETO, THE CITY IN A CRIB – 10th edition
from December 12, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Exhibitions of cribs: Sala degli Ori, Piazza Campello (exit of the underground walkway), Via di Visiale
Program and info: Pro Loco di Spoleto “A. Busetti” – Via Minervio 2 – Tel. and Fax 0743 46484 – Mob. 375.5035362 E-mail: prospoleto@gmail.com Web: www.prolocospoleto.it

UNDERWATER NATIVITIES
from December 8, 2021 to January 14, 2022
by the Association G. Parenzi
fountain in Campello square
fountain in piazza del Mercato
fountain in piazza della Vittoria
wash-house in via Posterna

PRESEPE DEGLI ORTI
Orti del Sole, via San Carlo, from December 8, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Hours: weekdays 16.00 – 19.00 – holidays 11.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00

UN NATALE CONDIVISO Programme @ Spoleto
Dec 25 all-day

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 30
9 pm – HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
By Athanor Events
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.comwww.ticketone.it

DECEMBER

Friday 3
11.30 and 15.30 – International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND

Tactile guided visit
By Sistema Museo
Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

8.30 pm – IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA OPÉRA COMIQUE
By Opera Extravaganza
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Info 339.87529239 – 0761.485247 – susanna@operaextravaganza.com

Friday 3 – Sunday 5
DOLCI D’ITALIA
By Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò | via Saffi | piazza Duomo | piazza Garibaldi

Sunday 5
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANA
Trekking in the city from the Roman House to the Roman Theatre
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Tuesday 7
4.30 pm | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
San Nicolò Civic Centre
6.00 p.m. | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
Town Hall Square

Wednesday 8
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. | FIERA DELL’IMMACOLATA
organised by the Association l’Arte e la Terra
viale Trento e Trieste
3.30 p.m. | Special Christmas at the Museum! IN THE SHAPE OF CHRISTMAS
Creative workshop for families
organised by Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.00 p.m. | GRAN GALA AVIS, Italian Volunteer Blood Association
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Free admission with reservation
Info: avisspoleto@avisumbria.it – 0743.223136

Saturday 11
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci
Centro civico San Nicolò
Free admission subject to reservation – 0743.218801
5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto

Sunday 12
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET… waiting for Christmas

piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – CHRISTMAS BABY WITH ITALIAN RED CROSS
organised by the Italian Red Cross Committee of Spoleto
Piazza del Mercato
10.30 a.m. Spoleto Card PALAZZO COLLICOLA AND THE NOBLE DWELLINGS
Guided trek from Palazzo Collicola to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA
organised by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “La gabbianella e il gatto”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus | Free entrance
from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | THE GOLDEN BOX
Animation for children
organised by the association Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304

Monday 13
4 pm | “A SPOLETAN EXPLAINS DANTE TO THE TUSCANS. The strange case of Giovanni di ser Buccio”
Lecture by Rodney Lokaj and Luigi Rambotti, by Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci – Palazzo Mauri
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801

Thursday 16
3.30 pm – CHRISTMAS WITH CALDER

Projection of “Il favoloso mondo di Alexander Calder” and creative activities for children
By Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola – Biblioteca Giovanni Carandente
Free admission upon reservation
Info 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

ECOMUSEUM DAY, organised by the City Administration
MuSTMuseum of Science and Territory

c/o Palazzo Collicola and Museo delle Miniere di Morgnano

Friday 17
5 pm | A TRIBUTE TO ENRICO CARUSO

Conference with vintage records on the centenary of Enrico Caruso’s death
Organised by Associazione Città Nuova with the participation of Maestro Francesco Corrias.
Albornoz Palace Hotel
Free entrance with reservation
Info 349.6260568 – 0743.223690

5 pm | MERENDA AL CINEMA by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “Piccolo Yeti”
Cinema Sala Frau
Free admission

9 pm | MASSIMO LOPEZ & TULLIO SOLENGHI SHOW
By Mea Concerti s.r.l.
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com

Saturday 18
10.00 | “LETTERE A FRANCESCA”

presentation of the documentary film inspired by the work of Vincenzo Maria Rippo, directed by Stefano Alleva
organised by the cultural association Spoleto Back Beat
Cinema Sala Frau
Free entrance by reservation only – fabiansette@gmail.com
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale Carducci
Piazza del Comune
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801
from 5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
5 pm – NATALE IN ARTE E MUSICA
By Istituto Comprensivo Spoleto 2
corso G. Garibaldi
9 pm – “CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA”
By Fondazione Teatro Lirico Siciliano
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com – BOX 25 0743.47967

Sunday 19
10.30 | Spoleto Card SULLE TRACCE DEI LONGOBARDI
Guided trek from the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
from 3.30 pm to 6 pm | LA SCATOLA D’ORO
Animaion for children
By Associazione Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304
from 17.00 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO
organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in Piazza della Vittoria

Thursday 23
from 17.00 | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
8.30 pm | CHRISTMAS CONCERT
NICOLA PIOVANI – LA MUSICA È PERICOLOSA
organised by the Festival Of Two Worlds
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets www.festivaldispoleto.com

Friday 24
from 11.30 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO

organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in piazza del Mercato

Sunday 26
3 pm | Spoleto Card IL TEMPIETTO SUL CLITUNNO…UN PICCOLO TESORO LONGOBARDO

Guided visit to the Tempietto sul Clitunno
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Wednesday 29
3.30 pm | A RARE FRESCO IN THE CHURCH OF SS GIOVANNI E PAOLO
Thematic guided tour on the occasion of St Thomas Becket’s anniversary
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.30 pm | END OF THE YEAR CONCERT
“NOI SIAM QUI NINFE E NEL CIEL SIAM STELLE”. Women singing to Dante

by Accademia degli Ottusi
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò
Free admission upon reservation
Info: accademiadegliottusi@gmail.com – 351.0085578

Thursday 30
5.30 pm | C’ERA UNA VOLTA A NATALE… MUSIC AND WORDS, WAITING FOR THE NEW YEAR
By Associazione Umbria Ensemble and Associazione il Teodelapio
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

JANUARY

Sunday 2
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA

organised by the municipal administration in collaboration with the Sala Pegasus Cinema and the Sala Frau Cinema
screening of the film “Dali in Paris”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus – Free entrance
10.30 am | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANICA
Guided trek from the Church of Saints John and Paul to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
6.00 p.m. | BMV CABRIO CONCERT AT THE CHAPEL
Musical entertainment
organised by Athanor Eventi
piazza Pianciani

Thursday 6
from 5 pm – IN PIAZZA… ASPETTANDO LA BEFANA
organised by the Italian Red Cross in collaboration with the Spoleto Fire Brigade
piazza Garibaldi

Saturday 8
9 pm | TEKNA feat. JOHN B. ARNOLD/SIMONE LOCARNI/JOE REHMER

John B. Arnold (drums & elettronics), Simone Locarni (keyboards), Joe Rehmer (bass)
By associazione GREFTI by Metronome
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

Sunday 9
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET
… waiting for Christmas
piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO A STAGE OF EMOTIONS
Guided trekking through the city’s theatres
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

EXHIBITIONS

Palazzo Collicola

MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI
Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
13 Nov 2021– 13 Feb 2022

VITTORIO MESSINA: Dishabitat
curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli
9 Oct 2021– 30 Jan 2022
Thur-Mon 10:30-13:00 / 15:00-17:30
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS: Fragments of a theatre path
curated by Piero Maccarinelli
8-12 | 18-19 | 26 dicembre 2021
2 | 6–9 gennaio 2022
10.30 – 13.00 | 15.00-17.30

PALAZZO MAURI

‘Lettere a Francesca’ – ‘immagini di poesia’
Curated by Stefano Alleva, Alessandra Cetorelli, Massimo Menghini
18 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022
Tuesday through Friday 9.00 – 13.00
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 15.00 – 19.00

ROCCA ALBORNOZ

TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND
By Associazione Langobardorum
12 Nov 2021 – 6 Mar 2022
info: www.spoletocard.it

MUSEUMS’ OPENING TIMES (in addition to the regular schedule)

Palazzo Collicola
8-28-29 December 2021 / 4-5 January 2022
Casa Romana
28 December 2021 and 4 January2022
Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
8-29-30-31 December 2021 / 6 January 2022
Info and opening times: www.spoletocard.it

FIBER ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
Via Saffi/ex Museo Civico
By Associazione Officina d’Arte e Tessuti
8 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

CRIBS

UNDERWATER NATIVITY SCENES
fountain in piazza Campello
fountain of piazza del Mercato
fountain of piazza della Vittoria
wash-houses of via Posterna
from 8 December to 14 January

THE LARGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE, IN THREE DIMENSIONS (fusion of scenography and sculpture)
organised by the City Administration
Auditorium della Stella
Opening days: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Opening hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

X° EDITION “SPOLETO CITTÀ IN UN PRESEPE”
By ProLoco di Spoleto A. Busetti
12 December 2021 to 6 January 2022
programme and info: 0743.46484 – 375.5035362 – www.prolocospoleto.it

All events will be carried out in compliance with the anti-Covid-19 regulations, whose observance lies with the organisers of the individual events.
The programme listed above is subject to change.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 25 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive the cinemas’ NEWSLETTER!

Dec
26
Sun
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 26 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRAMMENTI DI UN PERCORSO TEATRALE / Fragments of a theatrical journey @ Palazzo Collicola, ingresso via Vittori
Dec 26 all-day

FRAMMENTI DI UN PERCORSO TEATRALE / FRAGMENTS OF A THEATRICAL JOURNEY

The exhibition-tribute that brings to light documents, photographs, old sketches, costumes and stage furnishings that have made the history of the Festival dei Due Mondi allows tourists and residents to admire real pieces of art made by the skilled hands of the Festival’s costume designers that have followed over the years.

The exhibition, curated by Piero Maccarinelli, aims to highlight the fundamental work of the craftsmen-artists without whom the festival would not have achieved the international prestige that has distinguished it. It is a first eclectic survey of costumes selected from the thousands in the festival’s storehouse and represents a preview of the work that will be developed more organically in the coming years, according to thematic cycles.



Opening days:

December 8-12, 18, 19 and 26
January 2 and January 6-9, 2022
March 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27
2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 April
May 1st, 2022

On the indicated days the exhibition will be open from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.30.

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 26 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 26 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | | SPOLETOSPHERE Maquette, documents and projects @ Galleria d’Arte Moderna G. Carandente - Palazzo Collicola
Dec 26 all-day

Exhibition at Palazzo Collicola
18 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

Presentation Saturday 18 December at 12,00 am

Throughout his life, American architect and designer Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) has always been imagining the future, as can be seen in his treatise Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth written in 1969. Themes such as sustainability, ecologism, energy problems and renewable sources are the basis of his thinking and his architectural structures, from the Dymaxion House to the Paperboard Domes and vehicles such as the Dymaxion car.

The most distinctive feature of his poetics, however, is undoubtedly the conception and creation of geodesic domes (for which Fuller holds the patent), extremely light and easy-to-construct buildings that he began designing in 1957 all over the world and which even inspired the name of a complex chemical molecule, the “fullerene“. So successful was he that the US Army commissioned him hundreds such structures for military installations.

Geodesic domes are structures made up of triangular, tubular and modular elements, which are joined at specific points to form polygons and can be covered with synthetic materials or lightweight roofing, This was the case of the so-called Spoletosfera (Fuller’s only geodesic dome in Italy), which was installed in 1967 on the occasion of the 10th Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds to a design by Fuller and Shoji Sadao (his Japanese architect collaborator) and built with the help of students from eight countries and local architects, the supervision of Giovanni Carandente and the contribution of the Southern Illinois University, the USA International Council of the Arts and the Alluminium Company of America. The inauguration was a great success in the presence of Fuller and with the performance of a real happening (two years later, Mario Ceroli and Claudio Cintoli would also perform happenings entitled Io and Rimbalzare).

Following an agreement between the City of Spoleto and the ‘Pietro Vannucci’ Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia (the two institutions already collaborated on the occasion of several exhibitions at Palazzo Collicola) and under the supervision of model-making professor Giuseppe Fioroni, a group of students reproduced, after surveys and measurements taken in situ, a 1:20 scale model of the Spoletosphere using carbon, glass and aluminium fibres, highlighting the construction principle based on interlocking and alternating hexagons and pentagons and the use of three different sizes of connecting rods. The work will be donated to the Palazzo Collicola museum after the end of the exhibition (a short video presentation by Vincenzo Alessandria was also made for the occasion).

In addition, a series of archive documents conserved at the Carandente Library are on display to the public for the first time. These include original design sketches with Fuller’s autograph technical indications, articles and magazines dedicated to him, photographs of the assembly and inauguration phases or models of other structures designed by the architect, as well as part of the correspondence between him and the Festival Of Two Worlds.

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 26 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CHRISTMAS CRIBS in Spoleto
Dec 26 all-day

THE BIGGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE
Auditorium della Stella
Open on: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

A monumental life-size nativity scene which has become the largest in Europe, made of terracotta, wood and papier-mâché by the master of nativity art Mario Agrestini.
The nativity scene, the result of more than 40 years of work that reconstructs the ancient peasant world, interacts between painting and sculpture and is unique in its realization and size.
The clothing of the characters is partly hand-woven and partly from Jordan, as well as all the accessories of both characters and animals.
The work has already been exhibited in 2010 in Rome, in the Sala del Carroccio in Campidoglio.

SPOLETO, THE CITY IN A CRIB – 10th edition
from December 12, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Exhibitions of cribs: Sala degli Ori, Piazza Campello (exit of the underground walkway), Via di Visiale
Program and info: Pro Loco di Spoleto “A. Busetti” – Via Minervio 2 – Tel. and Fax 0743 46484 – Mob. 375.5035362 E-mail: prospoleto@gmail.com Web: www.prolocospoleto.it

UNDERWATER NATIVITIES
from December 8, 2021 to January 14, 2022
by the Association G. Parenzi
fountain in Campello square
fountain in piazza del Mercato
fountain in piazza della Vittoria
wash-house in via Posterna

PRESEPE DEGLI ORTI
Orti del Sole, via San Carlo, from December 8, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Hours: weekdays 16.00 – 19.00 – holidays 11.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00

UN NATALE CONDIVISO Programme @ Spoleto
Dec 26 all-day

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 30
9 pm – HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
By Athanor Events
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.comwww.ticketone.it

DECEMBER

Friday 3
11.30 and 15.30 – International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND

Tactile guided visit
By Sistema Museo
Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

8.30 pm – IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA OPÉRA COMIQUE
By Opera Extravaganza
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Info 339.87529239 – 0761.485247 – susanna@operaextravaganza.com

Friday 3 – Sunday 5
DOLCI D’ITALIA
By Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò | via Saffi | piazza Duomo | piazza Garibaldi

Sunday 5
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANA
Trekking in the city from the Roman House to the Roman Theatre
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Tuesday 7
4.30 pm | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
San Nicolò Civic Centre
6.00 p.m. | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
Town Hall Square

Wednesday 8
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. | FIERA DELL’IMMACOLATA
organised by the Association l’Arte e la Terra
viale Trento e Trieste
3.30 p.m. | Special Christmas at the Museum! IN THE SHAPE OF CHRISTMAS
Creative workshop for families
organised by Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.00 p.m. | GRAN GALA AVIS, Italian Volunteer Blood Association
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Free admission with reservation
Info: avisspoleto@avisumbria.it – 0743.223136

Saturday 11
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci
Centro civico San Nicolò
Free admission subject to reservation – 0743.218801
5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto

Sunday 12
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET… waiting for Christmas

piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – CHRISTMAS BABY WITH ITALIAN RED CROSS
organised by the Italian Red Cross Committee of Spoleto
Piazza del Mercato
10.30 a.m. Spoleto Card PALAZZO COLLICOLA AND THE NOBLE DWELLINGS
Guided trek from Palazzo Collicola to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA
organised by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “La gabbianella e il gatto”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus | Free entrance
from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | THE GOLDEN BOX
Animation for children
organised by the association Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304

Monday 13
4 pm | “A SPOLETAN EXPLAINS DANTE TO THE TUSCANS. The strange case of Giovanni di ser Buccio”
Lecture by Rodney Lokaj and Luigi Rambotti, by Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci – Palazzo Mauri
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801

Thursday 16
3.30 pm – CHRISTMAS WITH CALDER

Projection of “Il favoloso mondo di Alexander Calder” and creative activities for children
By Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola – Biblioteca Giovanni Carandente
Free admission upon reservation
Info 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

ECOMUSEUM DAY, organised by the City Administration
MuSTMuseum of Science and Territory

c/o Palazzo Collicola and Museo delle Miniere di Morgnano

Friday 17
5 pm | A TRIBUTE TO ENRICO CARUSO

Conference with vintage records on the centenary of Enrico Caruso’s death
Organised by Associazione Città Nuova with the participation of Maestro Francesco Corrias.
Albornoz Palace Hotel
Free entrance with reservation
Info 349.6260568 – 0743.223690

5 pm | MERENDA AL CINEMA by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “Piccolo Yeti”
Cinema Sala Frau
Free admission

9 pm | MASSIMO LOPEZ & TULLIO SOLENGHI SHOW
By Mea Concerti s.r.l.
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com

Saturday 18
10.00 | “LETTERE A FRANCESCA”

presentation of the documentary film inspired by the work of Vincenzo Maria Rippo, directed by Stefano Alleva
organised by the cultural association Spoleto Back Beat
Cinema Sala Frau
Free entrance by reservation only – fabiansette@gmail.com
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale Carducci
Piazza del Comune
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801
from 5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
5 pm – NATALE IN ARTE E MUSICA
By Istituto Comprensivo Spoleto 2
corso G. Garibaldi
9 pm – “CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA”
By Fondazione Teatro Lirico Siciliano
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com – BOX 25 0743.47967

Sunday 19
10.30 | Spoleto Card SULLE TRACCE DEI LONGOBARDI
Guided trek from the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
from 3.30 pm to 6 pm | LA SCATOLA D’ORO
Animaion for children
By Associazione Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304
from 17.00 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO
organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in Piazza della Vittoria

Thursday 23
from 17.00 | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
8.30 pm | CHRISTMAS CONCERT
NICOLA PIOVANI – LA MUSICA È PERICOLOSA
organised by the Festival Of Two Worlds
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets www.festivaldispoleto.com

Friday 24
from 11.30 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO

organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in piazza del Mercato

Sunday 26
3 pm | Spoleto Card IL TEMPIETTO SUL CLITUNNO…UN PICCOLO TESORO LONGOBARDO

Guided visit to the Tempietto sul Clitunno
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Wednesday 29
3.30 pm | A RARE FRESCO IN THE CHURCH OF SS GIOVANNI E PAOLO
Thematic guided tour on the occasion of St Thomas Becket’s anniversary
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.30 pm | END OF THE YEAR CONCERT
“NOI SIAM QUI NINFE E NEL CIEL SIAM STELLE”. Women singing to Dante

by Accademia degli Ottusi
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò
Free admission upon reservation
Info: accademiadegliottusi@gmail.com – 351.0085578

Thursday 30
5.30 pm | C’ERA UNA VOLTA A NATALE… MUSIC AND WORDS, WAITING FOR THE NEW YEAR
By Associazione Umbria Ensemble and Associazione il Teodelapio
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

JANUARY

Sunday 2
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA

organised by the municipal administration in collaboration with the Sala Pegasus Cinema and the Sala Frau Cinema
screening of the film “Dali in Paris”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus – Free entrance
10.30 am | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANICA
Guided trek from the Church of Saints John and Paul to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
6.00 p.m. | BMV CABRIO CONCERT AT THE CHAPEL
Musical entertainment
organised by Athanor Eventi
piazza Pianciani

Thursday 6
from 5 pm – IN PIAZZA… ASPETTANDO LA BEFANA
organised by the Italian Red Cross in collaboration with the Spoleto Fire Brigade
piazza Garibaldi

Saturday 8
9 pm | TEKNA feat. JOHN B. ARNOLD/SIMONE LOCARNI/JOE REHMER

John B. Arnold (drums & elettronics), Simone Locarni (keyboards), Joe Rehmer (bass)
By associazione GREFTI by Metronome
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

Sunday 9
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET
… waiting for Christmas
piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO A STAGE OF EMOTIONS
Guided trekking through the city’s theatres
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

EXHIBITIONS

Palazzo Collicola

MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI
Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
13 Nov 2021– 13 Feb 2022

VITTORIO MESSINA: Dishabitat
curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli
9 Oct 2021– 30 Jan 2022
Thur-Mon 10:30-13:00 / 15:00-17:30
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS: Fragments of a theatre path
curated by Piero Maccarinelli
8-12 | 18-19 | 26 dicembre 2021
2 | 6–9 gennaio 2022
10.30 – 13.00 | 15.00-17.30

PALAZZO MAURI

‘Lettere a Francesca’ – ‘immagini di poesia’
Curated by Stefano Alleva, Alessandra Cetorelli, Massimo Menghini
18 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022
Tuesday through Friday 9.00 – 13.00
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 15.00 – 19.00

ROCCA ALBORNOZ

TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND
By Associazione Langobardorum
12 Nov 2021 – 6 Mar 2022
info: www.spoletocard.it

MUSEUMS’ OPENING TIMES (in addition to the regular schedule)

Palazzo Collicola
8-28-29 December 2021 / 4-5 January 2022
Casa Romana
28 December 2021 and 4 January2022
Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
8-29-30-31 December 2021 / 6 January 2022
Info and opening times: www.spoletocard.it

FIBER ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
Via Saffi/ex Museo Civico
By Associazione Officina d’Arte e Tessuti
8 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

CRIBS

UNDERWATER NATIVITY SCENES
fountain in piazza Campello
fountain of piazza del Mercato
fountain of piazza della Vittoria
wash-houses of via Posterna
from 8 December to 14 January

THE LARGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE, IN THREE DIMENSIONS (fusion of scenography and sculpture)
organised by the City Administration
Auditorium della Stella
Opening days: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Opening hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

X° EDITION “SPOLETO CITTÀ IN UN PRESEPE”
By ProLoco di Spoleto A. Busetti
12 December 2021 to 6 January 2022
programme and info: 0743.46484 – 375.5035362 – www.prolocospoleto.it

All events will be carried out in compliance with the anti-Covid-19 regulations, whose observance lies with the organisers of the individual events.
The programme listed above is subject to change.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 26 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive the cinemas’ NEWSLETTER!

Themed guided tours | FROM THE TOP OF THE TOWERS and CAPOLAVORI DA MUSEO @ Musei di Spoleto
Dec 26 all-day

“From the top of the towers”, guided tours of the Camera Pinta and the defensive routes of the Rocca Albornoz and “Capolavori da Museo”, themed guided tours in the Spoleto Card museums

During the Christmas holidays Sistema Museo continues its programme of themed guided tours to discover the incredible historical and artistic heritage of the museums in the cities of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno. The scheduled meetings involve the six museums of the Spoleto Card network: the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy, the National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre, Palazzo Collicola, the Casa Romana, the Church of Saints John and Paul and the Tempietto sul Clitunno.

The guided tours “From the top of the towers” continue to discover the Camera Pinta and the defensive routes of Rocca Albornoz, an opportunity not to be missed to discover the close relationship between the defensive function of the fortress and its strategic position in the territory (in the event of bad weather the guided tour will be modified).

The Christmas programme also includes the thematic guided tours “Capolavori da Museo” to the collections of the Spoleto Card museums, a unique opportunity to fully enjoy the museum tourist card and discover the precious historical and artistic heritage of Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno.

The activities are organised by Sistema Museo in collaboration with the Direzione Regionale Musei dell’Umbria – Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto – Tempietto sul Clitunno and Museo Archeologico Nazionale – Teatro Romano di Spoleto, the City of Spoleto and the City of Campello sul Clitunno.

DALL’ALTO DELLE TORRI
GUIDED VISITS: CAMERA PINTA and DEFENSIVE ROUTES at the ROCCA ALBORNOZ
Thurday and Friday – 11.00 – 12.00 am
Saturday and Sunday – 11.00 – 12.00am

CAPOLAVORI DA MUSEO
THEMED GUIDED TOURS
TEMPIETTO SUL CLITUNNO
December: Saturday at 3.00pm / January: Saturday at 1.00pm
PALAZZO COLLICOLA

Saturday at 4.00pm
CHURCH SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL Saturday at 5.oopm
ROMAN THEATRE of SPOLETO
Sunday at 2.30pm
ROMAN HOUSE
Sunday at 3.30pm

Participation fees for all guided tours
Full price
€ 4,00 | Reduced price € 3,00 for Spoleto Card holders and from 7 to 17 years old | Free for children up to 6 years old |.
Subject to purchase of the Spoleto Card or museum entrance ticket.

Guided tours are subject to RESERVATION and availability; compliance with the current Covid-19 regulations is mandatory.

Spoleto Card guided tours | Visit to the TEMPLE OF CLITUMNUS @ Tempietto sul Clitunno
Dec 26 @ 15:00

Themed guided tours and city walks with the Spoleto Card
Sunday, 26 December 2021

3.00 p.m.
THE TEMPLE OF CLITUMNUS…. A SMALL LONGOBARD TREASURE
Themed guided tour to the Tempietto sul Clitunno
Meeting place: Tempietto sul Clitunno – ticket office

The themed guided tours are free FOR SPOLETO CARD holders.
The themed guided tours are by reservation only.

Those who do not have the SPOLETO CARD can participate
– to the THEMED GUIDED TOURS in the museums with a reduced price of € 3,00 per person, in addition to the museum ticket.
– to the TREKKING IN THE CITY with a reduced price of € 5,00 per person, in addition to the museum ticket where requested

Participation in the guided tours requires compliance with the current Covid-19 regulations.

For information and bookings:
Soc. Coop. Sistema Museo
Mob and fax 0743 46434 – 0743 224952
E-mail: info@spoletocard.it
Website: www.spoletocard.it

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Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 27 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 27 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | | SPOLETOSPHERE Maquette, documents and projects @ Galleria d’Arte Moderna G. Carandente - Palazzo Collicola
Dec 27 all-day

Exhibition at Palazzo Collicola
18 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

Presentation Saturday 18 December at 12,00 am

Throughout his life, American architect and designer Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) has always been imagining the future, as can be seen in his treatise Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth written in 1969. Themes such as sustainability, ecologism, energy problems and renewable sources are the basis of his thinking and his architectural structures, from the Dymaxion House to the Paperboard Domes and vehicles such as the Dymaxion car.

The most distinctive feature of his poetics, however, is undoubtedly the conception and creation of geodesic domes (for which Fuller holds the patent), extremely light and easy-to-construct buildings that he began designing in 1957 all over the world and which even inspired the name of a complex chemical molecule, the “fullerene“. So successful was he that the US Army commissioned him hundreds such structures for military installations.

Geodesic domes are structures made up of triangular, tubular and modular elements, which are joined at specific points to form polygons and can be covered with synthetic materials or lightweight roofing, This was the case of the so-called Spoletosfera (Fuller’s only geodesic dome in Italy), which was installed in 1967 on the occasion of the 10th Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds to a design by Fuller and Shoji Sadao (his Japanese architect collaborator) and built with the help of students from eight countries and local architects, the supervision of Giovanni Carandente and the contribution of the Southern Illinois University, the USA International Council of the Arts and the Alluminium Company of America. The inauguration was a great success in the presence of Fuller and with the performance of a real happening (two years later, Mario Ceroli and Claudio Cintoli would also perform happenings entitled Io and Rimbalzare).

Following an agreement between the City of Spoleto and the ‘Pietro Vannucci’ Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia (the two institutions already collaborated on the occasion of several exhibitions at Palazzo Collicola) and under the supervision of model-making professor Giuseppe Fioroni, a group of students reproduced, after surveys and measurements taken in situ, a 1:20 scale model of the Spoletosphere using carbon, glass and aluminium fibres, highlighting the construction principle based on interlocking and alternating hexagons and pentagons and the use of three different sizes of connecting rods. The work will be donated to the Palazzo Collicola museum after the end of the exhibition (a short video presentation by Vincenzo Alessandria was also made for the occasion).

In addition, a series of archive documents conserved at the Carandente Library are on display to the public for the first time. These include original design sketches with Fuller’s autograph technical indications, articles and magazines dedicated to him, photographs of the assembly and inauguration phases or models of other structures designed by the architect, as well as part of the correspondence between him and the Festival Of Two Worlds.

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Dec 27 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 27 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CHRISTMAS CRIBS in Spoleto
Dec 27 all-day

THE BIGGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE
Auditorium della Stella
Open on: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

A monumental life-size nativity scene which has become the largest in Europe, made of terracotta, wood and papier-mâché by the master of nativity art Mario Agrestini.
The nativity scene, the result of more than 40 years of work that reconstructs the ancient peasant world, interacts between painting and sculpture and is unique in its realization and size.
The clothing of the characters is partly hand-woven and partly from Jordan, as well as all the accessories of both characters and animals.
The work has already been exhibited in 2010 in Rome, in the Sala del Carroccio in Campidoglio.

SPOLETO, THE CITY IN A CRIB – 10th edition
from December 12, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Exhibitions of cribs: Sala degli Ori, Piazza Campello (exit of the underground walkway), Via di Visiale
Program and info: Pro Loco di Spoleto “A. Busetti” – Via Minervio 2 – Tel. and Fax 0743 46484 – Mob. 375.5035362 E-mail: prospoleto@gmail.com Web: www.prolocospoleto.it

UNDERWATER NATIVITIES
from December 8, 2021 to January 14, 2022
by the Association G. Parenzi
fountain in Campello square
fountain in piazza del Mercato
fountain in piazza della Vittoria
wash-house in via Posterna

PRESEPE DEGLI ORTI
Orti del Sole, via San Carlo, from December 8, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Hours: weekdays 16.00 – 19.00 – holidays 11.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00

UN NATALE CONDIVISO Programme @ Spoleto
Dec 27 all-day

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 30
9 pm – HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
By Athanor Events
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.comwww.ticketone.it

DECEMBER

Friday 3
11.30 and 15.30 – International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND

Tactile guided visit
By Sistema Museo
Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

8.30 pm – IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA OPÉRA COMIQUE
By Opera Extravaganza
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Info 339.87529239 – 0761.485247 – susanna@operaextravaganza.com

Friday 3 – Sunday 5
DOLCI D’ITALIA
By Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò | via Saffi | piazza Duomo | piazza Garibaldi

Sunday 5
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANA
Trekking in the city from the Roman House to the Roman Theatre
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Tuesday 7
4.30 pm | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
San Nicolò Civic Centre
6.00 p.m. | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
Town Hall Square

Wednesday 8
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. | FIERA DELL’IMMACOLATA
organised by the Association l’Arte e la Terra
viale Trento e Trieste
3.30 p.m. | Special Christmas at the Museum! IN THE SHAPE OF CHRISTMAS
Creative workshop for families
organised by Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.00 p.m. | GRAN GALA AVIS, Italian Volunteer Blood Association
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Free admission with reservation
Info: avisspoleto@avisumbria.it – 0743.223136

Saturday 11
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci
Centro civico San Nicolò
Free admission subject to reservation – 0743.218801
5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto

Sunday 12
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET… waiting for Christmas

piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – CHRISTMAS BABY WITH ITALIAN RED CROSS
organised by the Italian Red Cross Committee of Spoleto
Piazza del Mercato
10.30 a.m. Spoleto Card PALAZZO COLLICOLA AND THE NOBLE DWELLINGS
Guided trek from Palazzo Collicola to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA
organised by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “La gabbianella e il gatto”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus | Free entrance
from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | THE GOLDEN BOX
Animation for children
organised by the association Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304

Monday 13
4 pm | “A SPOLETAN EXPLAINS DANTE TO THE TUSCANS. The strange case of Giovanni di ser Buccio”
Lecture by Rodney Lokaj and Luigi Rambotti, by Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci – Palazzo Mauri
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801

Thursday 16
3.30 pm – CHRISTMAS WITH CALDER

Projection of “Il favoloso mondo di Alexander Calder” and creative activities for children
By Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola – Biblioteca Giovanni Carandente
Free admission upon reservation
Info 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

ECOMUSEUM DAY, organised by the City Administration
MuSTMuseum of Science and Territory

c/o Palazzo Collicola and Museo delle Miniere di Morgnano

Friday 17
5 pm | A TRIBUTE TO ENRICO CARUSO

Conference with vintage records on the centenary of Enrico Caruso’s death
Organised by Associazione Città Nuova with the participation of Maestro Francesco Corrias.
Albornoz Palace Hotel
Free entrance with reservation
Info 349.6260568 – 0743.223690

5 pm | MERENDA AL CINEMA by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “Piccolo Yeti”
Cinema Sala Frau
Free admission

9 pm | MASSIMO LOPEZ & TULLIO SOLENGHI SHOW
By Mea Concerti s.r.l.
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com

Saturday 18
10.00 | “LETTERE A FRANCESCA”

presentation of the documentary film inspired by the work of Vincenzo Maria Rippo, directed by Stefano Alleva
organised by the cultural association Spoleto Back Beat
Cinema Sala Frau
Free entrance by reservation only – fabiansette@gmail.com
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale Carducci
Piazza del Comune
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801
from 5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
5 pm – NATALE IN ARTE E MUSICA
By Istituto Comprensivo Spoleto 2
corso G. Garibaldi
9 pm – “CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA”
By Fondazione Teatro Lirico Siciliano
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com – BOX 25 0743.47967

Sunday 19
10.30 | Spoleto Card SULLE TRACCE DEI LONGOBARDI
Guided trek from the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
from 3.30 pm to 6 pm | LA SCATOLA D’ORO
Animaion for children
By Associazione Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304
from 17.00 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO
organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in Piazza della Vittoria

Thursday 23
from 17.00 | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
8.30 pm | CHRISTMAS CONCERT
NICOLA PIOVANI – LA MUSICA È PERICOLOSA
organised by the Festival Of Two Worlds
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets www.festivaldispoleto.com

Friday 24
from 11.30 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO

organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in piazza del Mercato

Sunday 26
3 pm | Spoleto Card IL TEMPIETTO SUL CLITUNNO…UN PICCOLO TESORO LONGOBARDO

Guided visit to the Tempietto sul Clitunno
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Wednesday 29
3.30 pm | A RARE FRESCO IN THE CHURCH OF SS GIOVANNI E PAOLO
Thematic guided tour on the occasion of St Thomas Becket’s anniversary
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.30 pm | END OF THE YEAR CONCERT
“NOI SIAM QUI NINFE E NEL CIEL SIAM STELLE”. Women singing to Dante

by Accademia degli Ottusi
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò
Free admission upon reservation
Info: accademiadegliottusi@gmail.com – 351.0085578

Thursday 30
5.30 pm | C’ERA UNA VOLTA A NATALE… MUSIC AND WORDS, WAITING FOR THE NEW YEAR
By Associazione Umbria Ensemble and Associazione il Teodelapio
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

JANUARY

Sunday 2
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA

organised by the municipal administration in collaboration with the Sala Pegasus Cinema and the Sala Frau Cinema
screening of the film “Dali in Paris”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus – Free entrance
10.30 am | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANICA
Guided trek from the Church of Saints John and Paul to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
6.00 p.m. | BMV CABRIO CONCERT AT THE CHAPEL
Musical entertainment
organised by Athanor Eventi
piazza Pianciani

Thursday 6
from 5 pm – IN PIAZZA… ASPETTANDO LA BEFANA
organised by the Italian Red Cross in collaboration with the Spoleto Fire Brigade
piazza Garibaldi

Saturday 8
9 pm | TEKNA feat. JOHN B. ARNOLD/SIMONE LOCARNI/JOE REHMER

John B. Arnold (drums & elettronics), Simone Locarni (keyboards), Joe Rehmer (bass)
By associazione GREFTI by Metronome
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

Sunday 9
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET
… waiting for Christmas
piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO A STAGE OF EMOTIONS
Guided trekking through the city’s theatres
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

EXHIBITIONS

Palazzo Collicola

MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI
Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
13 Nov 2021– 13 Feb 2022

VITTORIO MESSINA: Dishabitat
curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli
9 Oct 2021– 30 Jan 2022
Thur-Mon 10:30-13:00 / 15:00-17:30
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS: Fragments of a theatre path
curated by Piero Maccarinelli
8-12 | 18-19 | 26 dicembre 2021
2 | 6–9 gennaio 2022
10.30 – 13.00 | 15.00-17.30

PALAZZO MAURI

‘Lettere a Francesca’ – ‘immagini di poesia’
Curated by Stefano Alleva, Alessandra Cetorelli, Massimo Menghini
18 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022
Tuesday through Friday 9.00 – 13.00
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 15.00 – 19.00

ROCCA ALBORNOZ

TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND
By Associazione Langobardorum
12 Nov 2021 – 6 Mar 2022
info: www.spoletocard.it

MUSEUMS’ OPENING TIMES (in addition to the regular schedule)

Palazzo Collicola
8-28-29 December 2021 / 4-5 January 2022
Casa Romana
28 December 2021 and 4 January2022
Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
8-29-30-31 December 2021 / 6 January 2022
Info and opening times: www.spoletocard.it

FIBER ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
Via Saffi/ex Museo Civico
By Associazione Officina d’Arte e Tessuti
8 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

CRIBS

UNDERWATER NATIVITY SCENES
fountain in piazza Campello
fountain of piazza del Mercato
fountain of piazza della Vittoria
wash-houses of via Posterna
from 8 December to 14 January

THE LARGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE, IN THREE DIMENSIONS (fusion of scenography and sculpture)
organised by the City Administration
Auditorium della Stella
Opening days: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Opening hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

X° EDITION “SPOLETO CITTÀ IN UN PRESEPE”
By ProLoco di Spoleto A. Busetti
12 December 2021 to 6 January 2022
programme and info: 0743.46484 – 375.5035362 – www.prolocospoleto.it

All events will be carried out in compliance with the anti-Covid-19 regulations, whose observance lies with the organisers of the individual events.
The programme listed above is subject to change.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 27 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive the cinemas’ NEWSLETTER!

Dec
28
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Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 28 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

Exhibition | 2nd EDITION FIBER ART BIENNIAL @ Ex Museo Civico, Ex Monte di Pietà, Museo nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto - Rocca Albornoziana, Galleria Officina d’Arte&Tessuti
Dec 28 all-day
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2nd EDITION FIBER ART BIENNIAL
Spoleto, 8 December 2021 – 16 January 2022
Curated by Maria Giuseppina Caldarola in collaboration with Margherita Labbe
Palazzo della Signoria (former Civic Museum)
Palazzo Comunale (former Monte di Pietà)
National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto – Rocca Albornoziana
Officina d’Arte&Tessuti Gallery , Spoleto

Opening: Wednesday 8 December at 11 am
Town Hall – Via Saffi, 12

After a year of suspension due to the pandemic, the Fiber Art Biennial, now in its second edition, returns to Spoleto from 8 December 2021 to 16 January 2022. The event has obtained the patronage of the Umbria Region, the Municipality of Spoleto and the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto – Rocca Albornoziana, which has also offered an exhibition room inside the Rocca, while the CAOS of Terni will host a meeting on 20 November during which the Biennale will be previewed.

Four exhibition venues: four spaces to put Art at the centre and to reflect on Art. The underlying theme of the Biennial is Research, carried out both in public institutions and private bodies or associations.

Info: officinadartetessuti21@gmail.com //+39 333 3763011

Exhibition | MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI “Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi” @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 28 all-day

Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto
13 November 2021– 13 February 2022

An unpredictable, eccentric painting exhibition, a dialogue between two artists who work on the very margins of images and representation, line and ornament, illusion and meaning.

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo (1954) and Claudio Massini (1955), both born in Naples, contemporaries, a history of long friendship, made up of interferences but not influences, between the 1970s and 1980s they shared Lucio Amelio’s gallery in Naples, a veritable centre of the contemporary art world of the time in Italy: on the occasion of this exhibition at Palazzo Collicola, they have therefore recalled each other.

The exhibition itinerary (a double solo show) unfolds along the ten rooms on the ground floor dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Cannavacciuolo and Massini are exhibiting 30 works (including a number of polyptychs) created from the late 1990s to the present day, mostly paintings on canvas, with Cannavacciuolo also exhibiting a large work of ceramic tiles (Sinestesia) as evidence of his openness to other “genres”, while Massini closes the exhibition with a photographic re-proposition of social art interventions carried out between 1974 and 1980, a period of research that oscillates between the anthropological and the popular and that took shape in a collective context such as the intervention carried out in Sant’Antimo in 1977 entitled La notte di Maggio Mellone.

The exhibition attempts to underline the different humoral and narrative aspects of their paths, which in Cannavacciuolo’s case are manifested with a sort of healthy irony, almost didactic, as a tender and ruthless observer who tries to make the spectator reflect through logical and visual traps, in Massini’s case with subtle and precise architectures made of balances, countless layers of colour, small utopias, orientalisms, polyptychs, empire-style recoveries and nostalgia, interweaving of constellations and hedonistic decorations.

Cannavacciuolo’s extravagant and impertinent visual rebuses in works such as Bubbles, Fire Zazazà!, Excelsior, Bored Sea Food vs Barbed Wire Family or Menina do Rio, calor que provoca arrepio are thus a perfect counterpoint to Massini’s dreamlike and frozen spaces in paintings such as Barcellonese, Riparo, Dall’alto e fuori or Architettura fatale, as they both swerve away from the current practice of modernity, tradition and contemporaneity.

Two painters, therefore, who are not marginal but complex and stratified, involuntary antagonists on the contemporary scene from which they stand out for their dense weave of meanings and references, hybridisations and references to other, international cultures and therefore part of a universal culture.

Exhibition | | SPOLETOSPHERE Maquette, documents and projects @ Galleria d’Arte Moderna G. Carandente - Palazzo Collicola
Dec 28 all-day

Exhibition at Palazzo Collicola
18 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

Presentation Saturday 18 December at 12,00 am

Throughout his life, American architect and designer Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) has always been imagining the future, as can be seen in his treatise Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth written in 1969. Themes such as sustainability, ecologism, energy problems and renewable sources are the basis of his thinking and his architectural structures, from the Dymaxion House to the Paperboard Domes and vehicles such as the Dymaxion car.

The most distinctive feature of his poetics, however, is undoubtedly the conception and creation of geodesic domes (for which Fuller holds the patent), extremely light and easy-to-construct buildings that he began designing in 1957 all over the world and which even inspired the name of a complex chemical molecule, the “fullerene“. So successful was he that the US Army commissioned him hundreds such structures for military installations.

Geodesic domes are structures made up of triangular, tubular and modular elements, which are joined at specific points to form polygons and can be covered with synthetic materials or lightweight roofing, This was the case of the so-called Spoletosfera (Fuller’s only geodesic dome in Italy), which was installed in 1967 on the occasion of the 10th Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds to a design by Fuller and Shoji Sadao (his Japanese architect collaborator) and built with the help of students from eight countries and local architects, the supervision of Giovanni Carandente and the contribution of the Southern Illinois University, the USA International Council of the Arts and the Alluminium Company of America. The inauguration was a great success in the presence of Fuller and with the performance of a real happening (two years later, Mario Ceroli and Claudio Cintoli would also perform happenings entitled Io and Rimbalzare).

Following an agreement between the City of Spoleto and the ‘Pietro Vannucci’ Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia (the two institutions already collaborated on the occasion of several exhibitions at Palazzo Collicola) and under the supervision of model-making professor Giuseppe Fioroni, a group of students reproduced, after surveys and measurements taken in situ, a 1:20 scale model of the Spoletosphere using carbon, glass and aluminium fibres, highlighting the construction principle based on interlocking and alternating hexagons and pentagons and the use of three different sizes of connecting rods. The work will be donated to the Palazzo Collicola museum after the end of the exhibition (a short video presentation by Vincenzo Alessandria was also made for the occasion).

In addition, a series of archive documents conserved at the Carandente Library are on display to the public for the first time. These include original design sketches with Fuller’s autograph technical indications, articles and magazines dedicated to him, photographs of the assembly and inauguration phases or models of other structures designed by the architect, as well as part of the correspondence between him and the Festival Of Two Worlds.

Exhibition | TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Dec 28 all-day

From 12 November 2021 to 6 March 2022 at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, an itinerant exhibition that offers the unique opportunity to admire at the same time the monuments of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. Places of power (568-774 AD)’, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for ten years.

The celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy’ as UNESCO World Heritage continue with the travelling exhibition “Touching the Langobards first-hand“, which will be inaugurated on Friday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. at the Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, after the stops in Ancona, Benevento and Monte Sant’Angelo.

The exhibition, which will be open until 6 March, has been organised in collaboration with the ‘Museo Tattile Statale Omero‘ of Ancona and financed by the Ministry of Culture in accordance with Law 77/2006. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the extraordinary nature and complexity of the UNESCO site through a tactile route and a range of different user options that facilitate understanding, ensuring an optimal multisensory experience for all.

Seven three-dimensional scale models of the architectural monuments most representative of the Lombard serial site and seven models of the areas in which the monuments are located will be on display in the rooms, allowing tactile exploration of their contexts of origin. To make the itinerary even more accessible there will be audio descriptions (in Italian and English), recorded by the actors of the Compagnia #SIneNOmine of the Casa di Reclusione di Maiano in Spoleto, to be listened to via NFC and QR code, as well as a catalogue in Braille and one in large print for free consultation. Finally, to allow for inclusive use of the models, videos have been made using the technique of compositing in LIS – Italian Sign Language, together with images and animations, subtitles and audio.

The exhibition ‘Touching the Longobards first-hand‘ allows visitors to get to know and “touch” the seven architectural excellences of the serial site ‘The Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 AD)‘, which has been recognised by UNESCO for ten years. )’, which UNESCO recognised as a World Heritage Site ten years ago, an itinerary of the places of Longobard power that, in addition to the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto includes: the Gastaldaga area and the Episcopal complex in Cividale del Friuli (Udine), the monumental area with the Monastery of San Salvatore – Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Castrum with the Tower of Torba and the Church of Santa Maria foris portas in Torba and in Castelseprio (Varese), the Tempietto del Clitunno in Campello sul Clitunno (Perugia), the Complex of Santa Sofia in Benevento and the Sanctuary of San Michele in Monte Sant’Angelo (Foggia).

The exhibition is curated by the Associazione Italia Langobardorum – the management structure of the serial site – which is part of the circuit of the 9th edition of the Biennial “Arteinsieme – culture and cultures without barriers”, a group of museums and places of culture that promote activities aimed at encouraging the participation of people with disabilities and special needs in general or from other cultures, enhancing the contemporary artistic heritage, the accessibility of art and cultural assets, in the conviction of the strong social power that art has, which is experienced and lived together.

INFO: Exhibition “Touching the Longobards first-hand”
Opening: Friday 12 November at 15.30
Address: Rocca Albornoz-National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto | Piazza Bernardino Campello 1, Spoleto (PG)
OPENING DAYS AND HOURS FROM DECEMBER 27 to JANUARY 9: Mon through Sun: 9.30-13.45
CLOSED: December 13-26 | January 1, 16 and 30 | February 6 and 20 | March 6
Info and reservation: +39 0743 223055

Exhibition | VITTORIO MESSINA – DISHABITAT @ Palazzo Collicola
Dec 28 all-day

VITTORIO MESSINA | DISHABITAT
Palazzo Collicola, from 9 October 2021 to 30 January 2022
exhibition curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli

The opening is scheduled on Saturday 9 October at 11.30.
Reservation required: cultura.turismo@comune.spoleto.pg.it

Vittorio Messina has devoted a large part of his activity to the theme of Habitat and Building, focusing his attention on the iconography of “cells” and “rooms” as a basic element of architecture.

The open, enigmatic character of Messina’s works can be compared in part with the way of constructing thought and language of the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, with the novels of the Prague writer Franz Kafka, or with the theories of quantum physics. Without ever basing his discourse on critical, political, social, economic or ideological content, Messina’s work is a clear metaphor for constructing the work of art as an activity that is always fluid, dynamic, mobile, concrete and at the same time mysterious, immaterial and metaphysical, a sort of building yard crossed by the demands of the present and the possibilities of the future.

As on so many other occasions, therefore, the artist has drawn up a specific project for the space – in this case the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Collicola – entitled Dishabitat, consisting of two large works conceived and created for the site, a project that is therefore situated in and derives from the nature of the site destined to host it, at the same time feeding a field of reflection on the topical conditions and emergencies of our time.

The essential reconstruction of a building cut out of the very floor of the Salone d’Onore of Palazzo Collicola entitled Dishabitat 1 (of which only the roof covering and part of the retaining wall made of gasbeton blocks can be seen), similarly to the transformation of the long Gallery into a space dense with red light entitled Dishabitat 2, define a residential itinerary in the form of a building site within spaces that today are strictly museum-like, but which in the past were the home and places of representation of the Collicola family.

Palazzo Collicola was built in 1730 by architect Sebastiano Cipriani, was bought in 1939 by the City of Spoleto. In 2000 it became the city’s Modern Art Gallery, and in 2010, the city’s Pinacoteca.

In a metaphorical sense, compared to the idea of an original habitat, already modified by its transformation into a museum, Messina has added another (hence the term dishabitat) with a conceptual and contemporary matrix, which makes his works true metaphysical and mental construction sites. The lowering of the viewpoint from the top of a house and the suggestion of a red light caused by the phenomenon of moving away (the typical physical effect of gravitational redshift), are therefore for Messina forms of distancing from time and place, but also of paradoxical rapprochement to the present, and of elevation of our perception and vision of the world.

The exhibition project benefits from the technical sponsorship of Leroy-Merlin and the support of Galleria Nicola Pedana, while the exhibition catalogue will be published during the exhibition.

Opening hours:
Palazzo Collicola – “G. Carandente” Modern Art Gallery
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30
closed on Tuesday and Wednesday

Special openings
December: Wednesday 8, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29; January: Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5
10:30-13:00/15:00-17:30

CHRISTMAS CRIBS in Spoleto
Dec 28 all-day

THE BIGGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE
Auditorium della Stella
Open on: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

A monumental life-size nativity scene which has become the largest in Europe, made of terracotta, wood and papier-mâché by the master of nativity art Mario Agrestini.
The nativity scene, the result of more than 40 years of work that reconstructs the ancient peasant world, interacts between painting and sculpture and is unique in its realization and size.
The clothing of the characters is partly hand-woven and partly from Jordan, as well as all the accessories of both characters and animals.
The work has already been exhibited in 2010 in Rome, in the Sala del Carroccio in Campidoglio.

SPOLETO, THE CITY IN A CRIB – 10th edition
from December 12, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Exhibitions of cribs: Sala degli Ori, Piazza Campello (exit of the underground walkway), Via di Visiale
Program and info: Pro Loco di Spoleto “A. Busetti” – Via Minervio 2 – Tel. and Fax 0743 46484 – Mob. 375.5035362 E-mail: prospoleto@gmail.com Web: www.prolocospoleto.it

UNDERWATER NATIVITIES
from December 8, 2021 to January 14, 2022
by the Association G. Parenzi
fountain in Campello square
fountain in piazza del Mercato
fountain in piazza della Vittoria
wash-house in via Posterna

PRESEPE DEGLI ORTI
Orti del Sole, via San Carlo, from December 8, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Hours: weekdays 16.00 – 19.00 – holidays 11.00 – 13.00 and 16.00 – 19.00

UN NATALE CONDIVISO Programme @ Spoleto
Dec 28 all-day

NOVEMBER

Tuesday 30
9 pm – HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR
By Athanor Events
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.comwww.ticketone.it

DECEMBER

Friday 3
11.30 and 15.30 – International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND

Tactile guided visit
By Sistema Museo
Rocca Albornoz – Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

8.30 pm – IL SEGRETO DELLA GIOCONDA OPÉRA COMIQUE
By Opera Extravaganza
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Info 339.87529239 – 0761.485247 – susanna@operaextravaganza.com

Friday 3 – Sunday 5
DOLCI D’ITALIA
By Confcommercio Imprese per l’Italia
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò | via Saffi | piazza Duomo | piazza Garibaldi

Sunday 5
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANA
Trekking in the city from the Roman House to the Roman Theatre
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Tuesday 7
4.30 pm | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
San Nicolò Civic Centre
6.00 p.m. | L’ALBERO CONDIVISO, Bring your own decoration: citizens and administrators together to decorate the tree.
Town Hall Square

Wednesday 8
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. | FIERA DELL’IMMACOLATA
organised by the Association l’Arte e la Terra
viale Trento e Trieste
3.30 p.m. | Special Christmas at the Museum! IN THE SHAPE OF CHRISTMAS
Creative workshop for families
organised by Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.00 p.m. | GRAN GALA AVIS, Italian Volunteer Blood Association
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Free admission with reservation
Info: avisspoleto@avisumbria.it – 0743.223136

Saturday 11
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci
Centro civico San Nicolò
Free admission subject to reservation – 0743.218801
5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto

Sunday 12
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET… waiting for Christmas

piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – CHRISTMAS BABY WITH ITALIAN RED CROSS
organised by the Italian Red Cross Committee of Spoleto
Piazza del Mercato
10.30 a.m. Spoleto Card PALAZZO COLLICOLA AND THE NOBLE DWELLINGS
Guided trek from Palazzo Collicola to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA
organised by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “La gabbianella e il gatto”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus | Free entrance
from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. | THE GOLDEN BOX
Animation for children
organised by the association Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304

Monday 13
4 pm | “A SPOLETAN EXPLAINS DANTE TO THE TUSCANS. The strange case of Giovanni di ser Buccio”
Lecture by Rodney Lokaj and Luigi Rambotti, by Biblioteca comunale G. Carducci – Palazzo Mauri
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801

Thursday 16
3.30 pm – CHRISTMAS WITH CALDER

Projection of “Il favoloso mondo di Alexander Calder” and creative activities for children
By Sistema Museo
Palazzo Collicola – Biblioteca Giovanni Carandente
Free admission upon reservation
Info 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

ECOMUSEUM DAY, organised by the City Administration
MuSTMuseum of Science and Territory

c/o Palazzo Collicola and Museo delle Miniere di Morgnano

Friday 17
5 pm | A TRIBUTE TO ENRICO CARUSO

Conference with vintage records on the centenary of Enrico Caruso’s death
Organised by Associazione Città Nuova with the participation of Maestro Francesco Corrias.
Albornoz Palace Hotel
Free entrance with reservation
Info 349.6260568 – 0743.223690

5 pm | MERENDA AL CINEMA by the City Administration
in collaboration with Cinema Sala Pegasus and Cinema Sala Frau
screening of the film “Piccolo Yeti”
Cinema Sala Frau
Free admission

9 pm | MASSIMO LOPEZ & TULLIO SOLENGHI SHOW
By Mea Concerti s.r.l.
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com

Saturday 18
10.00 | “LETTERE A FRANCESCA”

presentation of the documentary film inspired by the work of Vincenzo Maria Rippo, directed by Stefano Alleva
organised by the cultural association Spoleto Back Beat
Cinema Sala Frau
Free entrance by reservation only – fabiansette@gmail.com
3 pm | LETTURE SOTTO L’ALBERO
By Biblioteca comunale Carducci
Piazza del Comune
Free admission upon reservation – 0743.218801
from 5 pm | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
5 pm – NATALE IN ARTE E MUSICA
By Istituto Comprensivo Spoleto 2
corso G. Garibaldi
9 pm – “CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA”
By Fondazione Teatro Lirico Siciliano
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets: www.ticketitalia.com – BOX 25 0743.47967

Sunday 19
10.30 | Spoleto Card SULLE TRACCE DEI LONGOBARDI
Guided trek from the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
from 3.30 pm to 6 pm | LA SCATOLA D’ORO
Animaion for children
By Associazione Il filo rosso
via del Mercato
Info 328.1531304
from 17.00 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO
organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in Piazza della Vittoria

Thursday 23
from 17.00 | GLI SBANDATI MARCHING BAND
By Athanor Eventi
downtown Spoleto
8.30 pm | CHRISTMAS CONCERT
NICOLA PIOVANI – LA MUSICA È PERICOLOSA
organised by the Festival Of Two Worlds
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Tickets www.festivaldispoleto.com

Friday 24
from 11.30 | BANDA MUSICALE CITTÀ DI SPOLETO

organised by the City Administration
at the underwater crib in piazza del Mercato

Sunday 26
3 pm | Spoleto Card IL TEMPIETTO SUL CLITUNNO…UN PICCOLO TESORO LONGOBARDO

Guided visit to the Tempietto sul Clitunno
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

Wednesday 29
3.30 pm | A RARE FRESCO IN THE CHURCH OF SS GIOVANNI E PAOLO
Thematic guided tour on the occasion of St Thomas Becket’s anniversary
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
5.30 pm | END OF THE YEAR CONCERT
“NOI SIAM QUI NINFE E NEL CIEL SIAM STELLE”. Women singing to Dante

by Accademia degli Ottusi
Complesso monumentale di San Nicolò
Free admission upon reservation
Info: accademiadegliottusi@gmail.com – 351.0085578

Thursday 30
5.30 pm | C’ERA UNA VOLTA A NATALE… MUSIC AND WORDS, WAITING FOR THE NEW YEAR
By Associazione Umbria Ensemble and Associazione il Teodelapio
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

JANUARY

Sunday 2
10.30 am | BREAKFAST AT THE CINEMA

organised by the municipal administration in collaboration with the Sala Pegasus Cinema and the Sala Frau Cinema
screening of the film “Dali in Paris”.
Cinema Sala Pegasus – Free entrance
10.30 am | Spoleto Card SPOLETO ROMANICA
Guided trek from the Church of Saints John and Paul to the city
organised by Sistema Museo
Info and reservations 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it
6.00 p.m. | BMV CABRIO CONCERT AT THE CHAPEL
Musical entertainment
organised by Athanor Eventi
piazza Pianciani

Thursday 6
from 5 pm – IN PIAZZA… ASPETTANDO LA BEFANA
organised by the Italian Red Cross in collaboration with the Spoleto Fire Brigade
piazza Garibaldi

Saturday 8
9 pm | TEKNA feat. JOHN B. ARNOLD/SIMONE LOCARNI/JOE REHMER

John B. Arnold (drums & elettronics), Simone Locarni (keyboards), Joe Rehmer (bass)
By associazione GREFTI by Metronome
Teatro Caio Melisso spazio Carla Fendi
Free admission upon reservation
Info: carla60cianchettini@gmail.com – 338.8562727

Sunday 9
8.00 am – 8.00 pm | ANTIQUE MARKET
… waiting for Christmas
piazza della Libertà – corso Mazzini – piazza Pianciani
10.30 | Spoleto Card SPOLETO A STAGE OF EMOTIONS
Guided trekking through the city’s theatres
By Sistema Museo
Info and booking 0743.224952 – 0743.46434 – www.spoletocard.it

EXHIBITIONS

Palazzo Collicola

MAURIZIO CANNAVACCIUOLO / CLAUDIO MASSINI
Ma non ho bicchieri come i tuoi
Curated by Marco Tonelli and Lorenzo Fiorucci
13 Nov 2021– 13 Feb 2022

VITTORIO MESSINA: Dishabitat
curated by Marco Tonelli and Davide Silvioli
9 Oct 2021– 30 Jan 2022
Thur-Mon 10:30-13:00 / 15:00-17:30
closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS: Fragments of a theatre path
curated by Piero Maccarinelli
8-12 | 18-19 | 26 dicembre 2021
2 | 6–9 gennaio 2022
10.30 – 13.00 | 15.00-17.30

PALAZZO MAURI

‘Lettere a Francesca’ – ‘immagini di poesia’
Curated by Stefano Alleva, Alessandra Cetorelli, Massimo Menghini
18 Dec 2021 – 8 Jan 2022
Tuesday through Friday 9.00 – 13.00
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 15.00 – 19.00

ROCCA ALBORNOZ

TOUCHING THE LANGOBARDS FIRST-HAND
By Associazione Langobardorum
12 Nov 2021 – 6 Mar 2022
info: www.spoletocard.it

MUSEUMS’ OPENING TIMES (in addition to the regular schedule)

Palazzo Collicola
8-28-29 December 2021 / 4-5 January 2022
Casa Romana
28 December 2021 and 4 January2022
Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo
8-29-30-31 December 2021 / 6 January 2022
Info and opening times: www.spoletocard.it

FIBER ART BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
Via Saffi/ex Museo Civico
By Associazione Officina d’Arte e Tessuti
8 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

CRIBS

UNDERWATER NATIVITY SCENES
fountain in piazza Campello
fountain of piazza del Mercato
fountain of piazza della Vittoria
wash-houses of via Posterna
from 8 December to 14 January

THE LARGEST MONUMENTAL CRIB IN EUROPE, IN THREE DIMENSIONS (fusion of scenography and sculpture)
organised by the City Administration
Auditorium della Stella
Opening days: December 8-12 | December 17 – January 9 | January 14
Opening hours: 10-13 and 15-18.30

X° EDITION “SPOLETO CITTÀ IN UN PRESEPE”
By ProLoco di Spoleto A. Busetti
12 December 2021 to 6 January 2022
programme and info: 0743.46484 – 375.5035362 – www.prolocospoleto.it

All events will be carried out in compliance with the anti-Covid-19 regulations, whose observance lies with the organisers of the individual events.
The programme listed above is subject to change.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Dec 28 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

Send an e-mail to the address cinemasalapegasus@gmail.com to receive the cinemas’ NEWSLETTER!

Dec
29
Wed
Exhibition | FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina @ Museo archeologico nazionale di Spoleto e Teatro romano
Dec 29 all-day

National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theatre of Spoleto
from September 26, 2021 to January 6, 2022
Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina

Until January 6, the garden of the Roman Theater and in the National Archaeological Museum of Spoleto will house some artifacts of the plan of reuse of the rubble made by arch. Matteo Ferroni for the Municipality of Norcia, compared with some archaeological finds of the Valnerina. The exhibition, entitled Fragments of memories. Reconstructions between architecture and archaeology in Valnerina, will be inaugurated by the director Silvia Casciarri on Sunday 26th September at 11 a.m.

The exhibition compares two ways of reconstruction. On the one hand, the philological recomposition of the archaeological fragments into original objects and, on the other, the recomposition of the architectural fragments into new forms and new functions.

Opening hours:
National Archaeological Museum and Roman Theater of Spoleto
from Wednesday to Sunday 8:30-19:30 (last entrance at 18:30)
closed Monday and Tuesday

Exhibition | FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007 @ ADD-art galleria
Dec 29 all-day

ADD-art gallery (via Palazzo dei Duchi 6), from October 31, 2021 to January 15, 2022
FRANCO TROIANI: Photographs. 1997-2007
curated by Davide Silvioli

The exhibition displays for the first time the photographs taken by the artist from Spoleto between 1997 and 2007, an unpublished and refined production in which the body is the protagonist.

From the text by curator Davide Silvioli:
“In Franco Troiani’s many years of research, photography is equivalent to an instrument of study; often a preliminary means to pictorial practice. However, photography does not suffer a status of subalternity with respect to the other orientations pursued by the artist, configuring itself as a completely autonomous territory of experimentation. According to these elements, Troiani exclusively delegates to photography the investigation of the human figure, with the intention of exploring its expression, symbology and mystery. On the basis of this attitude, the exhibition Fotografie. 1997-2007 presents a corpus of never-before-exhibited shots taken by the artist between the 1990s and 2000, in which the body is the subject of a narrative capable of leading back to timeless themes of a historical-artistic, aesthetic and philosophical nature”.

Open by appointment through the form on https://www.add-art.it/?page_id=15

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