Musica da Vino Returns

Musica da Vino Returns on Sept. 13 Wine-tasting and classical music: the Musica da Vino formula hosted annually by Fattoria il Piano continues on Sept. 13 with a concert by Aldo Di Toro Tenor and Sharolyn Kimmorley. The concert, whose title is Songs of Travel,will include some Italian film music-songs from Il Postino and Nuovo …

The Ascent of Orpheus

The Ascent of Orpheus Between and Beyond Representation and Abstraction   For the second time in its 150-year history the Bargello National Museum is hosting a solo contemporary art show by American artist Adi Da Samraj. The exhibit, which runs until Oct. 11 and is on display in two galleries off the Bargello courtyard, is …

Sun in the House

The Palazzo Davanzati Museum is hosting Sun in the House until Sept. 7. The exhibit, a testament to the craftsmen who produced domestic pottery, showcases ceramic objects used in everyday life in Italy from the 17th to 21st centuries.     Held in conjunction with Expo 2015 events in Milan, Sun in the House accounts …

The Program of the Venice Film Festival

Piero Messina’s “L’Attesa” will be the first Italian film to be screened at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 5 followed by “A Bigger Splash” by Luca Guadagnino and “Sangue del Mio Sangue” by Marco Bellocchio on Sept. 8. The film on Sept. 11, “Per Amor Vostro,” will be the last of the four Italian …

Running Against Breast Cancer

    Running Against Breast Cancer Corri La Vita Returns on Sept. 27   The Corri la Vita marathon is returning on Sept. 27. Begun in 2003 to raise funds and breast cancer awareness in collaboration with the Italian Cancer Association, this year Corri la Vita marks its 13th edition. The event is also part …

Uffizi Goes Wi-fi

Uffizi Goes Wi-fi   The Uffizi now has a wi-fi access-controlled network covering both floors of the gallery. The project, which was made possible by the Friends of the Uffizi association, gives visitors the possibility to access information about the museum from its new website and from the pages dedicated to the museum by the …

Understanding the Roots of Italian Fashion

Understanding the Roots of Italian Fashion by: Costanza Menchi   As the sophisticated Italian writer Gianna Manzini noted early in the 1930s, the renowned Bronzino’s portrait of Eleanora di Toledo with her son Don Garzia acts as if it were “a program, a prophecy,” a document of an epoch. It was in the Renaissance we …