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[16 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Alice in wonderland? Nop we are only among the “Cave di Rubbio”

Lying in the peaceful mountains of the Asiago plateau, in the small village of Conco in the district of Rubbio, are the out-of-the-ordinary works of art of Toni Zarpellon, local painter and sculputor from Bassano del Grappa that found in some abandoned quarries his own inspiring atelier.
Locals and school’s groups flock in hundreds every year to see the Cava Dipinta and Cava Abitata; yet it’s an artistic site off the beaten track of the major itineraries of Veneto.

The Cava Dipinta (Painted Cave) go back to the ’89 and it’s an …

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[11 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
The triumph of 3 great Venetian masters of the Renaissance: Giorgione, Cima da Conegliano, Jacopo da Ponte Exhibitions 2010

In case anyone misses it out, the hub of the cultural scene of this spring in Veneto are 3 great exhibitions, each dedicated to three Renaissance masters, happening almost at the same time this spring.
The first to open the door of this artistic season was the Giorgione in Castelfranco Veneto in occasion of his 500th anniversary and, if you haven’t seen it yet, hurry up as it will run till April.

But now, you can also enjoy 38 great masterpieces of Cima da Conegliano and 15 exclusive paintings and one drawing …

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[5 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Sensational Venice Carnival 2010

If I said Carnival which city would it evokes? Not Rio, remember this is a blog about Veneto.. hellooo?
Of course, Venice where else, this world-famous, old-centuries event that at its origin enabled people of all social classes to mix and mischief together (the masks helped people remain anonymous ) which takes place in the stunning setting of the only pedestrian and maybe also the most romantic city in the world.

Are you planning to be among the thousands folks that, as last year, will gather along Venice streets? Surely every …

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[14 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Sandsationally Nativity in Jesolo, Christmas ’09

Coming to Venice this Christmas? If you have some spare time make sure you drop by the 8th edition of Sand Nativity in nearby Jesolo, an interesting artistic representation of the nativity scenes and religious characters made entirely by sand, which I am certain will keep both children and adults entertain.

Surely, all of us had once played with the sand on the beach doing those abstract work of arts (was it meant to be a castle?) but this is seriously professional stuff, artists from all over the world that at …

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[7 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Giorgione’s rare masterpieces showcasing in Castelfranco Veneto

From next Saturday the 12th of December, the town of Castelfranco Veneto, will open the door to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Giorgione (Zorzi da Castelfranco 1477/78 – Venice 1510) with a unique exhibition showcasing rare masterworks of one of the greatest High Renaissance painter.

The celebrated Altarpiece, Pala di Castelfranco, completed for his hometown’ church, The Tempest, the coloured Madonna and Child along with other enigmatic masterpieces and earlier works assigned to Giorgione will be dispalied for the first time ever under the same roof.
Museums from all over …