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Jul
7
Fri
66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jul 7 all-day

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

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

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

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jul 7 all-day
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Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dacia Maraini photographer

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

Serafino Amato

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

LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2023 | Art, dance, theater, music @ Spoleto
Jul 7 all-day

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

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

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

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

(Italiano) Mostra | SFUMATURE DI AZZURRO @ Palazzo Comunale
Jul 7 all-day
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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jul 7 all-day
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As part of the celebrations for the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication, the Archbishop of Spoleto-Norcia Monsignor Renato Boccardo with the Scientific Committee composed of Professors Massimiliano Bassetti, Maria Teresa Gigliozzi, Enrico Menestò, Emore Paoli, Serena Romano, Giovanna Sapori, and Bruno Toscano, conceived and promoted the exhibition Sacred Spoleto 1200. On the 825th Anniversary of the Cathedral’s Dedication, produced by Opera Laboratori with a catalogue by Sillabe. The main theme of the exhibition, scheduled from 2 April to 16 July 2023, is the grandiose renovation of the early medieval Cathedral carried out between the end of the 12th and the beginning of the 13th century, an undertaking that reflects an important phase in the religious and cultural history of the city of Spoleto and its vast diocese.

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 7 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 7 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 Spoleto cinemas NEWSLETTER!

Jul
8
Sat
66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jul 8 all-day

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

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

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

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES | Weekly themed guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Musei di Spoleto e Tempietto sul Clitunno
Jul 8 all-day

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES
Weekly themed guided tours

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

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

MUSEUM OF TEXTILE AND COSTUME
Interwoven tales | Saturday at 6 pm

TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO
A monument of ancient charm Saturday at 7 pm

ROMAN HOUSE
A dream domus | Sunday at 3 pm

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
A noble walk | Saturday at 5 pm

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

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

Visits can be booked on www.spoletowelcome.it

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

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jul 8 all-day
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Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dacia Maraini photographer

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

Serafino Amato

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

LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2023 | Art, dance, theater, music @ Spoleto
Jul 8 all-day

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

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

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

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

(Italiano) Mostra | SFUMATURE DI AZZURRO @ Palazzo Comunale
Jul 8 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SFUMATURE DI AZZURRO<!--:--> @ Palazzo Comunale

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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jul 8 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 8 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 8 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 Spoleto cinemas NEWSLETTER!

(Italiano) TERRE DEL DUCATO DI SPOLETO | Degustazione e vendita prodotti tipici @ Palazzo Mauri
Jul 8 all-day
<!--:it-->TERRE DEL DUCATO DI SPOLETO | Degustazione e vendita prodotti tipici<!--:--> @ Palazzo Mauri

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE FESTIVAL | Guided tours of the theatres @ Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
Jul 8 @ 16:30

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE FESTIVAL
GUIDED TOURS OF THE THEATRES

Together with the workers of the Festival dei Due Mondi and students from the Classical and Linguistic high schools to discover the backstage of the theatres

Saturday, June 24, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 1, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 8, 4:30 p.m.

The result of a collaboration between the Festival dei Due Mondi Foundation and the Department of Tourism and Economic Development of the City of Spoleto, Behind the Scenes of the Festival will allow students to explore behind the scenes and discover the backstage of the theatres.

It will be an opportunity to visit stage spaces usually closed to the public and live a unique experience listening to stories about the Festival dei Due Mondi, accompanied by Festival workers and students of the Liceo Classico e Linguistico “Sansi Leonardi Volta” in Spoleto.

An insight into the historical and artistic events of our theatres and an account of what lies in the moments preceding a performance and the stagings that make it possible.

The guided tours, whose meeting place will be the Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti, are free and reservations are required.

Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. the previous day by calling 0743 218620 or emailing info@iat.spoleto.pg.it

Jul
9
Sun
66th FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS @ Spoleto
Jul 9 all-day

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

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

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

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES | Weekly themed guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Musei di Spoleto e Tempietto sul Clitunno
Jul 9 all-day

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES
Weekly themed guided tours

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

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

MUSEUM OF TEXTILE AND COSTUME
Interwoven tales | Saturday at 6 pm

TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO
A monument of ancient charm Saturday at 7 pm

ROMAN HOUSE
A dream domus | Sunday at 3 pm

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
A noble walk | Saturday at 5 pm

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

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

Visits can be booked on www.spoletowelcome.it

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

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jul 9 all-day
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Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dacia Maraini photographer

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

Serafino Amato

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

(Italiano) Mostra | SFUMATURE DI AZZURRO @ Palazzo Comunale
Jul 9 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SFUMATURE DI AZZURRO<!--:--> @ Palazzo Comunale

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Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jul 9 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 9 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 9 all-day

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

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

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(Italiano) TERRE DEL DUCATO DI SPOLETO | Degustazione e vendita prodotti tipici @ Palazzo Mauri
Jul 9 all-day
<!--:it-->TERRE DEL DUCATO DI SPOLETO | Degustazione e vendita prodotti tipici<!--:--> @ Palazzo Mauri

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Antiques Market @ Giardini di Viale Matteotti
Jul 9 @ 08:00

The Antiques Market takes place every second Sunday of the month in Piazza della Libertà and in the nearby streets, from early morning to sunset.
In summer, the market moves to the gardens of Viale Matteotti.

It offers different types of objects, handicrafts, antiques, furniture, jewelry, books, paintings etc.

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(Italiano) FESTA DEI BOSCHI 2023 @ Bosco di Monteluco
Jul 9 @ 15:00
<!--:it-->FESTA DEI BOSCHI 2023<!--:--> @ Bosco di Monteluco

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SPOLETO CARD guided tour | THE TEMPLE OF CLITUMNUS – A monument of ancient charm @ Tempietto sul Clitunno
Jul 9 @ 15:00

Thematic tours are FREE for SPOLETO CARD holders.

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
10
Mon
Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jul 10 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 10 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 10 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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Jul
11
Tue
Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jul 11 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 11 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 11 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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Jul
12
Wed
Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jul 12 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 12 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 12 all-day

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

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

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Jul
13
Thu
DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jul 13 all-day
<!--:it-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Mostra fotografica<!--:--><!--:en-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition<!--:--> @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dacia Maraini photographer

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

Serafino Amato

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

Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral’s dedication @ Museo Diocesano
Jul 13 all-day
<!--:it-->Mostra | SPOLETO SACRA 1200. Nell’825° anniversario della dedicazione della Cattedrale<!--:--><!--:en-->Exhibition | SACRED SPOLETO 1200. On the 825th anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication<!--:--> @ Museo Diocesano

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 13 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 13 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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Jul
14
Fri
DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jul 14 all-day
<!--:it-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Mostra fotografica<!--:--><!--:en-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition<!--:--> @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dacia Maraini photographer

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

Serafino Amato

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

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

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 14 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

CINEMA in Spoleto @ Sala Pegasus e Sala Frau
Jul 14 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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THE FORTRESS BY NIGHT | Extraordinary evening openings at the Albornoz Fortress @ Rocca Albornoz - Museo Nazionale del Ducato di Spoleto
Jul 14 @ 20:00

30 June to 01 September 2023
THE FORTRESS BY NIGHT
Extraordinary evening openings at the Albornoz Fortress

Albornoz Fortress – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto

Extraordinary night openings of the Rocca Albornoz fortress in Spoleto are scheduled during the summer months. It will be possible to admire the monument and the National Museum of the Duchy in a completely unique atmosphere.

The Fortress, a 14th-century fortress that dominates Spoleto from the top of Colle Sant’Elia, still retains its charm despite the transformations it has undergone over the centuries, from papal bulwark to city prison to National Museum.

Exceptionally, it will be possible to visit the Rocca in the night light.

The Rocca will be open until 10.15 p.m. (last admission 9.15 p.m.) and it will also be possible to participate in guided tours.

Below is the complete programme:

Friday 30 June
8.30 p.m.
Stories of love and weapons – guided tour of the Camera Pinta

Friday 7 July
8.30 p.m.
A look from above. The Albornoz fortress and the Spoleto valley

Friday 14 July
8 p.m.
Walks to discover the Fortress
9 p.m.
Venus and Martyr “ELENI BOUKOURA – the first Greek painter of the Modern Era”
Opening of the temporary exhibition
Project curated by Franco Troiani / STUDIO A’87 – Talks by Paola Mercurelli Salari, Elena Pettinari, Giovanni Franco Delogu

Friday 11 August
7.30 p.m.
Stories of love and weapons – guided tour of the Camera Pinta
8:30 p.m.
The Fortress – English Edition. A guided tour of the monument and the museum

Friday 1 September
7:30 p.m.
A look from above. The Albornoz Fortress and the Spoleto Valley
8:30 pm
The Fortress: home of Popes and place of expiation

Participation in the guided tours scheduled for 14 July, 11 August (8:30 pm) and 1 September (8:30 pm) 2023 is free of charge subject to purchase of an entrance ticket for the monument, according to the different categories.

Participation fees for guided tours on 30 June, 7 July, 11 August (7:30 pm) and 1 September (7:30 pm) 2023
Full price € 5.00
Reduced price € 4,00 from 7 to 17 years and for Spoleto Card holders
Free of charge up to 6 years of age

Subject to prior purchase of the entrance ticket to the monument in accordance with current ministerial rates.

Reservation for visits is compulsory
0743.224952 – museoducacatospoleto@sistemamuseo.it

Jul
15
Sat
MUSEUM MASTERPIECES | Weekly themed guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Musei di Spoleto e Tempietto sul Clitunno
Jul 15 all-day

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES
Weekly themed guided tours

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

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

MUSEUM OF TEXTILE AND COSTUME
Interwoven tales | Saturday at 6 pm

TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO
A monument of ancient charm Saturday at 7 pm

ROMAN HOUSE
A dream domus | Sunday at 3 pm

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
A noble walk | Saturday at 5 pm

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

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

Visits can be booked on www.spoletowelcome.it

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

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jul 15 all-day
<!--:it-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Mostra fotografica<!--:--><!--:en-->DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition<!--:--> @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dacia Maraini photographer

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

Serafino Amato

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

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

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 15 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

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

Cinéma Sala Pegasus
Piazza Bovio
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Ph. 0743 522620

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

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(Italiano) Cento anni di Umorismo | Spettacolo musicale e teatrale @ Bosco Sacro di Monteluco
Jul 15 @ 17:00

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

(Italiano) Concerto | JAZZ FOR TWO @ Casa Menotti
Jul 15 @ 17:30

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italiano.

Jul
16
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ACCADE D’ESTATE A SPOLETO 2023 | Music, readings, poetry, theatre and art in and around Spoleto @ Spoleto
Jul 16 all-day

ACCADE D’ESTATE A SPOLETO 2023
16 July to 9 September 2023

Around forty events in less than two months featuring theatre, music, readings and art.

Accade d’estate a Spoleto 2023, the programme of events organised by the City of Spoleto together with the city’s associations and cultural institutions, will begin on Sunday 16 July and end on Saturday 9 September.

The programme includes shows by Monica Guerritore and Giulio Scarpati dedicated to Anna Magnani and Maria Callas; concerts by Mannarino (Festival Suoni Controvento), Roy Paci and Alfa; and meetings with writers Edoardo Albinati, Lorenzo Pavolini and Silvio Perrella.

All the events will be held in and around the city of Spoleto, in a succession of cultural activities that will also feature the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale, Umbria Ensemble, the Festival delle Regioni, Spoleto music bands, Mirko Revoyera, the Spoleto musica association, the Western Country Band, the Compagnia Agape Teatro di Bevagna, the sound works of Open Window, the Italia Langobardorum association and STUDIO A’87.

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES | Weekly themed guided tours to discover the museums of the SPOLETO CARD @ Musei di Spoleto e Tempietto sul Clitunno
Jul 16 all-day

MUSEUM MASTERPIECES
Weekly themed guided tours

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

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

MUSEUM OF TEXTILE AND COSTUME
Interwoven tales | Saturday at 6 pm

TEMPLE ON THE CLITUNNO
A monument of ancient charm Saturday at 7 pm

ROMAN HOUSE
A dream domus | Sunday at 3 pm

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
A noble walk | Saturday at 5 pm

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

RESERVATION RECOMMENDED

Visits can be booked on www.spoletowelcome.it

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

DACIA MARAINI. VIAGGI NEL MONDO | Photographic exhibition @ Museo Archeologico Nazionale e Teatro Romano
Jul 16 all-day
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Dacia Maraini. Viaggi nel mondo
Photographic exhibition curated by Serafino Amato

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dacia Maraini photographer

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

Serafino Amato

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

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

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

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

MUNICIPAL MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS @ Musei Comunali di Spoleto
Jul 16 all-day

PALAZZO COLLICOLA
www.palazzocollicola.it

Intervallo
Solo exhibition by Flavio Favelli

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Precious Painting. Paintings on stone, copper and glass
Works from: Fondazione Marignoli di Montecorona, Spoleto; Collection formerly Palazzo Valenti, Trevi; Fondazione Camillo Caetani, Rome
From 24 June to 8 October 2023

La sostanza agitata
Group exhibition with the participation of Francesco Bendini, Paolo Bufalini, Lucia Cantò,
Giovanni de Cataldo, Binta Diaw, Bekhbaatar Enkhtur, Roberta Folliero,
Jacopo Martinotti, Lulu Nuti, Giulia Poppi, Davide Sgambaro
From 24 June to 16 October 2023

Rock’n’Roll – pure metal does not rust
Solo exhibition by Gabriele Donati
From 24 June to 9 July 2023

CHURCH OF SAINTS JOHN AND PAUL

Anacronismo
Installation by Paolo Icaro

From 24 June to 16 October 2023

TEXTILE AND COSTUME MUSEUM

Teatrino
Installation by Adelaide Cioni

From 24 June to 24 September 2023

ROMAN HOUSE

DreamHouse
Installation by Alice Paltrinieri

From 24 June to 1 October

SCIENCE AND TERRITORY MUSEUM

The programme of events of the museum network will also touch on the Museum of Science and Territory and the Mining Museum. On Sunday 9 July, to coincide with the ‘Festa dei Boschi’ (Forest Festival), the artist Giulia Mangoni (Isola del Liri, 1991) will propose a project halfway between an exhibition and a workshop, in collaboration with the operators of Int.Geo.Mod. and Hyla, the two organisations that run the Science and Territory Museum. Il Soffio del Gatto (The Cat’s Breath), this is the title of the project, envisages the realisation of paintings and sculptures inspired by the Museum’s background, which will be exhibited for a few hours in the Sacred Wood of Monteluco; on the same day, Giulia Mangoni will lead a life drawing workshop, aimed at observing the landscape and surrounding nature. At the end of the day, the materials produced by the artist will be donated to the Museo delle Scienze e del Territorio.

MINING MUSEUM

Starting on 29 June, the posters of the Insieme Miniera project will be on display. The initiative stems from the desire to ‘bring’ the Mining Museum closer to the city, starting with the posting of a number of posters in various places in Spoleto. The photographer Serafino Amato (Rome, 1958), invited by the association Amici delle Miniere (Friends of the Mines), took a series of shots during a picnic held at the Museum in recent weeks: one of the images will be used for the poster, trying to show the potential of the place, its ability to attract and characterise itself as a space for aggregation and meeting between different generations, between memory and future projection.

All the events are characterised by the desire to unite the different venues of the network through the direct intervention of contemporary artists. Through this programme, the network of the Municipal Museums of Spoleto intends to characterise itself as a platform dedicated to research, dissemination, encounter and experimentation, focusing on collaborations between artists, institutions and associations active in the city and beyond. The programme, which will start at the end of June, will accompany the public throughout the summer, until autumn.

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

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

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

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SPOLETO CARD guided tour | ROMAN HOUSE – Mosaics and wall paintings @ Casa Romana
Jul 16 @ 11:00

Thematic tours are FREE for SPOLETO CARD holders.

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

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

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

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

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

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