If you are in northern Italy, one hour from Milan, you will find the city of Parma, the “Ville en rose”, famous for its Prosciutto and Parmesan cheese, known all over the world!
BUT, it is not only the culinary specialties that attract so many visitors! Parma is rich in history, the Duomo, the Churches, the Baptistery, the very famous Teatro Regio which hosts fantastic programs of classical musicevery season.
Visiting these churches will make you discover beautiful paintings and statues, decorated floors and ancient organs…
The historic center of Rome awaits you with its beautiful fountains.
Among all, of course, the Trevi Fountain!
But here I want to tell you about what you will never find in the guidebooks:The legend of the ACE OF CUPS.
This sculpture was baptized by Roman people, The ace of Cups, because it recalls the figure of the playing card.
It is said that this travertine vase-shaped sculpture, built by the architect Salvi (who designed the Trevi Fountain), was positioned to prevent the vision of the fountain to a barber who tormented him with negative opinions about the work!
Whims of the artist!
Of course, the Trevi Fountain, remains a destination for romantics who throw a coin to return to Rome, but also couples of lovers….
If two of you will drink at the fountain on the right, precisely in the Fountain of the Lovers, you will be together forever! Just try it!(ps: it’s right next to the Ace of Cups!)
FONTANA DI TREVI, Roma L’Asso di Coppe – The Ace of Cups
Who loves Tango?
Passion and history, blended together in a dance that can tell a lot…
I suggest for this evening, a Theater-dance:
“Evita – La Duarte. The courage of a woman who has become a myth “ that celebrates Evita Peron, sixty years of death.
L’étoile Eleonora Cassano recalls the visit of the first lady of Argentina, in 1947, and represent with the dance, the courage, the passion,the shocking strength of the woman who changed the Argentina.
A “room – museum” is preserved intact since then in the Embassy Residence of Argentina in Rome.
[youtube:http://youtu.be/z5pj9EdT7VQ%5D The show was declared of Cultural Interest and is sponsored by the Secretariat of Culture of the Presidency of the Republic of Argentina, the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Argentina.
Then continue from March 20 his tournée in Italy.
“Evita – La Duarte” Teatro Olimpico – International Festival of Roman Philharmonic Dance Academy at 21.00 Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 17, Rome Tickets: from 20 to 30 euro
INFO: +39 06.32.65.991 Pronto Taxi – Tel 06.6645 (save 10% on routes to and from the Teatro Olimpico)
The National Historical Dance Society organizes Dancing Tea parties, exclusive and elegant, from 15.30 to 19.00, that will cast you in a magical atmosphere.
It combines the pleasure and magic of the Great 1800 Balls, to the fine round of afternoon tea, with a nice buffet, listening to great music and dancing …
The National Historical Dance Society is, in Italy, the legitimate prosecution of the tradition of Ball of Debutantes. The Ball of Debutantes has a history dating back to the eighteenth century. Within the palaces, in a blaze of candles, mirrors and gilded stucco, aristocratic girls shyly made their entrance into society and at times surprisingly found her prince charming.
If you can not attend a Debutante Ball, you can at least be protagonists for a day, complete with a Grandmaster of the Ceremony,which will involve you in learning the dances 800, even if you’ve never danced!
The clothing can be contemporary.
Tea Dances Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari Piazza Marconi 8/10 – ROMA EUR Info: +39 2 2 800 800
You are close to Piazza Navona?
Then do not miss a visittoPalazzo Braschi, that currently houses the Museo di Roma.
Palazzo Braschi,1500, stands on a trapeze between, Via Pasquino, Piazza Navona, Via della Cuccagna and Piazza San Pantaleo.
You can get both from Piazza Navona and from Piazza San Pantaleo: you will cross the building from side to side.
The atrium reaches the beautiful staircase of Valadier, that for the two ramps, used 18 columns of red granite, of the hospital of Santo Spirito, originating probably from the villa of Agrippina’s, first century. A.D.
Inside the magnificent Palace, you can admire a splendid collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, furniture, clothing, ceramics, photographs and frescoes, scattered in three apartments in the three floors of the Palace.
You can also see ancient carriages and sedan chairs.
PALAZZO BRASCHI- Museo di Roma Enter from Piazza di San Pantaleo or Piazza Navona
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 to 20.00
Rome, the eternal city, crossed the Tiber… Rome, so hard to live, for its old streets and lanes of San Pietrini so delicate!
Rome, which will charm you with its secret corners and its history… such as that of plaques that commemorate the many floods of the Tiber, which over the centuries have devastated this proud city!
Yes, there are about sixty floods, the first dates back to 414 BC, but the flooding of the city seems to have been even 132!
Not to forget these tragedies, which often resulted in death, over the years, the plaques and water meters were affixed to the walls of Rome, in places where the water had reached truly remarkable heights, as in Via di Ripetta, more than 16 meters!
One of these floods in late 1600, the highest and most devastating, caused the collapse of the three arches of the Bridge of Senators, which was not rebuilt and took the nickname of “Broken Bridge”!
So, while strolling through the streets of Rome, watch out to the walls!
Capture and beautiful places of Christian worship as San Vitale and San’Apollinare in Classe, Ravenna, (I lived for many years in that area in northern Italy and I assure you that these churches are spectacular!)
She continues her journey through Italy from north to south, capturing the diversity and magnificence of the architectural spaces that are part of theItalian collective memory …
Women, throughout history, have been subject to abuse, harassment, discrimination … and the journey is still long.
However, history tells us precisely than in past centuries, our ancestors have fought in search of emancipation.
If you will come to Rome, theColosseumwill be definitely one of your goals and, admiring this masterpiece, you will try to imagine how many fights and battles were fought precisely in that arena!
Just here, even theRoman women were performing as gladiators. The women fought as gladiators men, and also competed in athletic competitions! A famous misogyny Orator of ancient Rome, Giovenale, in his satire, dated around 100 AD, made fun of women devoted to the legal profession, or who were passionate about domestic and foreign politics.
Italy is a country in constant turmoil art, too often overshadowed or forgotten….
In this context the European Institute of Design of Rome,the IED, is the protagonist of this exhibition that I’d like to suggest to you:
SINGOLARITA’ MOBILI CHE ABITANO UNO SPAZIO NOMADE <Individual moving into a space in continuous motion>
In the historic Villino Corsini, in Villa Pamphili,(marvelous contest) a selection of emerging artists has led to the creation of this event: a video research about Italy from the seventies to today, through various artistic languages.
Starring the visual arts, short films, but also theater and music.