Spoleto Running Festival, the sport event scheduled for the 10-12 June weekend, includes a number of running races, both in town and in the nature around it. It is an occasion for the sport enthusiast and for those who appreciate healthy living and well-being, that has already raised great interest among social networks.
Many VIPs from the world of sports, press, culture and show business have joined the roster, to share their passion for this sport.
For further information visit www.spoletorunningfestival.it
A social hunt to the Treasure of the Lombards through Instagram and Facebook to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the inscription of the Lombards’ serial site in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Many initiatives will be held in Spoleto on Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3, for the Feast of Museums, which will reach its pick with the Social Hunt to the Treasure of the Lombards, turning the town into a huge playground.
The adventure will begin on Saturday, July 2 at 10 am at the National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, in the Rocca Albornoziana, to continue in the heart of the old town, following a series of clues and funny riddles that will lead participants to discover the traces left by the Lombards. In order to participate, take your smartphone and share on your Instagram profile the pictures taken along the way . Prizes for winners include books and gadgets on the Lombards, and special discounts at Spoleto hotels and restaurants. To find out how to participate see the spoleto experience Facebook profile or visit www.sistemamuseo.it .
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, at 4 pm, at the National Museum of the Duchy, in the presence of Stefano Balloch, Mayor of Cividale del Friuli and President of the Italia Langobardorum Association, and Gianni Quaranta, Spoleto’s Councillor for Cultural Activities.
On Sunday July 3, at 5 pm, the Museum of the Duchy will also host the performance LOVE BOXES, with the voices of the actors / inmates of Spoleto Detention House, accompanied by actresses Dorothy Masetti, Sara Ragni and Loretta Bonamente.
Guided tours to the Rocca Albornoziana’s defensive wall walks are scheduled on Saturday (from 7.40 to 9.40 pm) and on Sunday (from 10 am to 2.40 pm). Reservations required (ph. 0743 224952).
On Sunday, at Monteluco, urban trekking to explore the ancient hermitages. Meeting at 8.30 am. in Piazza Campello. At the end of the walk, free admission to the National Museum of the Duchy.
The Basilica of San Salvatore, UNESCO site, is open every day from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 3 to 7 pm. During the Feast of Museums it will host GIULIO CESARE, a Festival of the Two Worlds’s theatre play (at 5.30 and 7 pm).
The convention Processing and product innovation in the Italian oil industry, organized by the Accademia Nazionale dell’Olivo e dell’Olio and by the City of Spoleto will take place on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 April at the Chiostro di San Nicolò in Spoleto. A two-day meeting in which researchers, experts, businessmen, journalists and operators will focus on the innovation in the olive grinding and other topics.
The initiative is supported by the Ministry for Agriculture, Regione Umbria, City of Spoleto, National Academy of Olive Tree and Olive Oil, SOI, Sissg, University ofPisa. Sponsors include the Banca Popolare di Spoleto, Casse di Risparmio dell’Umbria, Alfa Laval, Pieralisi Group, Amenduni, Pellenc, Mori-Tem.
A free tasting of olive oil will take place on Saturday 8 April, at the end of the works.
Appointment at h 10.00 at the parking lot at the southern entrance of the city. The excursion will head out to the Fortilizio dei Mulini (at the other end of the Ponte delle Torri), on the slopes of Monteluco, along the Giro dei Condotti, towards the Spoleto’s Thrust Fault.
The Fortilizio dei Mulini was a Medieval watchtower over the bridge, and a grinding mill. It stood at the confluence of two aqueducts, one from Cortaccione and the other from Patrico. Before being canalised into the bridge, the water used to activate the grinder of a mill that was operative till the end of the XIX century.
The Giro dei Condotti is a charming trekking route that offers exceptional glimpses on Spoleto and its valley. The name “giro dei condotti” testifies to the presence of the old water ducts underneath the pathway.
The route features 200-million-years-old rock stratifications, including the particularly interesting Spoleto’s Thrust Fault which is the object of this excursion. It is a fault that features older rocks overlapping on younger ones, more specifically, a vast area of Jurassic rock on Cretaceous/Paleogenic rock. Along the Giro dei Condotti there is a rock wall that clearly displays the deformation effect of this overlapping. Another geological phenomenon is visible along the route, i.e. the erosion that produces a tectonic window.
The route goes on then toward Monteluco, its Sacred Wood, and Patrico. The full route lasts 2-3 hours about (stops included).
Your packed lunch will take place on the lawns at Monteluco, and will be followed by the route extension to Castelmonte (2 hours, stops included).
Participation fees: 10,00 € (adults) and 5,00 € (kids above the age of 10), including insurance. Those who come from Perugia and wish to make use of our shuttle service (maximum 8 pax), will pay an extra fee of 5,00 €.
For information and reservations, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+39) 3280726567 (Fausto).
EXERCISES OF VILLAGE STORYTELLING IN UMBRIA
With Franco Arminio, poet and village storyteller
The poet and “village storyteller” Franco Arminio will be the special guest of the two days entitled Exercises of Village Storytelling in Umbria, scheduled for Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September.
Defined as “the most followed Italian poet on the net”, Arminio will animate a series of events, in Spoleto and Sant’ Anatolia di Narco, focused on the relationship between poetry and society (There is a need for poetry, for the sacred that in recent years has been neglected) and on the need to recover spaces and regain possession of silence (Being revolutionary means taking away more than adding, slowing down more than accelerating; it means giving value to silence, light, fragility and sweetness), through activities dedicated to art, walks to discover reopened spaces and laboratories of “village storytelling”.
The event is organized by the Municipalities of Spoleto and Sant’ Anatolia di Narco, together with Cittadinanza Attiva, the Museum of hemp and the Municipal Library “G. Carducci “.
Wednesday 20 September
“Giosuè Carducci” City Library, h. 16.30
Conscientiously: Poetry and Society
Damiano Abeni, translator
Franco Arminio, poet and village storyteller
Moira Egan, poetess
Coordinator: Andrea Tomasini, journalist
Greetings: Camilla Laureti, Councillor for Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Spoleto
Historical Centre, h. 20.30
Between silences to listen to, poetry to share and spaces to reopen
Spoleto Cammina with Franco Arminio
Departure from Newsstand Concessione 5 – Piazza Torre dell’Olio
Thursday 21 September
Sant’Anatolia di Narco, h. 10.00
From Gregorio’s workshop to the frescoes by Giovanni Spagna
Walking with Franco Arminio
Museum of Hemp of Sant’ Anatolia di Narco, h. 18.00
Workshop of Village storytelling
Greetings: Tullio Fibraroli, Mayor of Sant’ Anatolia di Narco
On September 22nd and 23rd, 2017, the San Nicolò Cloister in Spoleto will host The Neurons of Jac & Co., a two-day event dedicated to comics and animation cinema.
Scholars and artists will analyze the relationship between synaptic structures and creative process in the making of comics and animation movies.
As part of the conference, the collective exhibition of comics, illustration and animation IN-CHIOSTRO, curated by Luca Raffaelli, will display works by Cosimo Brunetti, Samuele Coletti, Pietro Elisei, Carlo Laureti and James Metelli.
In addition, on Saturday 23 at 18.00 and 21.30, the animation movie Gatta Cenerentola will be presented at Sala Pegasus, in the presence of director Marino Guarnieri and producers Carolina Terzi and Mauro Luchetti.
Entrance is free.
Confrerence on post-earthquake reconstruction
A meeting among engineers, architects and surveyors to reason together on the post-earthquake reconstruction.
Featured speeches include those by Spoleto Mayor Fabrizio Cardarelli, Head of City Planning Antonio Cappelletti, Special Office for Reconstruction coordinator Alfiero Moretti, USR manager for private reconstruction Francesca Pazzaglia and USR manager for public reconstruction Filippo Battoni.
On the occasion of the Lightquake 2017 exhibition, taking place at Spoleto’s Rocca Albornoz, the conference Lo Spazio della Luce (The Space of Light) is scheduled for Friday February 9th. A meeting to discuss how light shapes the urban space, enhancing the architectural value of buildings thus becoming a free sign in the work of art. The meeting will take place at 3 p. m. at Rocca Albornoz.
Nearly one hundred years after the publication of the book Towards a New Architecture by Le Corbusier, where the great Swiss architect speaks of the duality of light as essential for the livability of space and for the plasticity of the building’s architectural form, in recent years we have come to give the same qualitative importance to what artificial light expresses. Le Corbusier wrote that “Architecture is the skillful, appropriate and magnificent game of volumes under light“. Throughout this century, we have been watching the temporal extension of daily visual quality. Darkness has become the blackboard on which to draw new visual forms and revolutionize the concept of lighting through technology.
Paola Mercurelli Salari – Director of Rocca Albornoz – National Museum of the Duchy of Spoleto, Camilla Laureti – Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Spoleto, Gianluca Bellucci – President of Sistema Museo, Maria Luisa Guerrini – President of the Architects’ Professional Association of Perugia and Stefano Mancini – President of the Engineers’ Professional Association of Perugia, will open the conference. The meeting will be chaired by architect Fabio Fabiani (OFARCH Officina d’Architettura).
Following interventions: scenographer Sebastiano Romano with “Light Scenographies in the urban space”, lighting designer Filippo Cannata di Cannata & Partners with “The rooms of light”, professor and engineer Marco Frascarolo of the University of Rome Tre with “Light up the city and its monuments” and professor Gisella Gellini of the Politecnico di Milano Scuola del Design with “LIGHT ART art-design-technology”.
The conference will end with a guided tour of the exhibition Lightquake 2017 “Black Light Art – Lighting Coloring the Dark”, with the co-curator Dr. Claudia Bottini and Sistema Museo.
Sistema Museo mob. 0039 340 5510813 – www.sistemamuseo.it
Facebook and Instagram: Lightquake 2017 Spoleto-Gubbio
G. Carducci Public Library, h 16.00
Origin and development of Socialism in Umbria between XIX and XX centuries
Giorgio Benvenuto, Presidente Fondazione Nenni.
Franco Bozzi, historian
Origins of Socialism in Perugia
Pioneers of Socialismo in Spoleto
Marco Venanzi, historian
Socialism in Terni