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The Scuderie in Rome

Picasso exhibit celebrates 100th anniversary of Italy trip

Picasso exhibit celebrates 100th anniversary of Italy trip 100 masterworks at Rome’s Quirinale Palace.

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The New Sagrestia by Michelangelo in the Medici Chapel, Florence, Italy

Michelangelo carved female sex organs, a study says

Michelangelo carved female sex organs in the Medici Chapels in Florence. The discovery was made by a study of the University of Porto Alegre in Brazil.

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Raphael, the lord of arts

Raphael, the lord of arts in 3D 4K opens in theaters

FLORENCE, ITALY – Raphael, the lord of arts is the new movie produced by Sky and Nexo Digital, in collaboration with the Vatican Museums, and Magnitude Film. Out in selected Italian movie theaters just for three days: April 3, 4, 5, 2017.

The Raphael’s new technology

After the great success of the first three documentary movies (among them the Uffizi in 3D 4K), here is the retrospective devoted to the painter of Urbino, celebrating with an innovative and very cinematic aspect.

In the movie, recognized by MiBACT of national cultural interest, important names of Italian cinema will lend their faces to Raphael, the Fornarina, Giovanni Santi and Pietro Bembo; we are talking about Flavio Parenti, Angela Curri, Enrico Lo Verso and Marco Cocci.

Raphael, the lord of arts will make use of the latest technologies related to the big screen, such as 3D and UHD, for a total duration of 90 minutes, and from May 27, 2017 it will be addressed in another 60 Countries around the world .

The movie is amplified by the most advanced 3D and 4K cinematographic technology, involving a genuine arsenal of trolleys, mechanical arms, helicopters and drones. To these are added the techniques of dimensioning, which permit a full immersion into the works themselves.

The Raphael’s plot

Few figures in the history of art have had a life as intense and richly evocative as Raphael Sanzio. Although he died at the young age of 37, he was able to leave an indelible mark on the history of art.

Orphaned at the age of eleven, the only path open to Raphael was to follow in his father’s artistic footsteps: a courageous choice that was to prove most fitting. In fact, while still a boy, at 17, he was made magister, a glorious beginning to a triumphant career.

From enfant prodige to prince of the arts in a two-decade span, Raphael was able to turn his extraordinary personal contacts into the stepping stones of success. He became the favorite of Popes and the powerful, loved life and lived it to the fullest without remorse, intensely and passionately.

The Raphael’s Florentine period

Raphael lived in Florence from 1504 to 1508. This provided him with the opportunity to continue his artistic development, for the city, at the start of the fifteen hundreds, was one of the world’s primary centers of art, in whose streets one could meet Michelangelo and Leonardo, truly at the acme of Western art.

The works from these years are essentially portraits and Madonnas that depict the essence of female and maternal beauty, a celebration of sweetness and grace. Among them The Portrait of Agnolo Doni and the Portrait of Maddalena Strozzi, Agnolo Doni’s wife, along with several Madonnas, including the Madonna del Cardellino, the Belle Jardinière and the Madonna del Baldacchino.

Raphael Sanzio, Madonna del Cardellino



The Florence-style Rome’s Central Market opened

After the success in Florence, Rome’s Central Market opened at the Via Giolitti entrance to the main Termini station.

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The Museo Storico dell'Arma dei Carabinieri in Rome

Stolen Columbus letter to be displayed in Rome

The letter where Christopher Columbus announced the discovery of the New World to the Spanish royal family, stolen from Florence’s Riccardiana library, is now displayed at the Rome’s Museo storico dell’Arma dei Carabinieri.

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Ryder Cup is heading to Italy

Rome will host Italy’s first Ryder Cup in 2022

Rome has been awarded the right to host the 2022 Ryder Cup. It will take place at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club. For the first time Italy hosts the Ryder Cup.

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The city of Rome presents the Olympic bid logo

Rome presents the new logo for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

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Roma, Palazzo Quirinale

Quirinal Palace in Rome to open longer hours

President Sergio Mattarella said Tuesday the presidential Quirinal Palace in Rome will be open to the public longer hours beginning June 23.

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Investing in heritage and culture are essential for change and create outstanding opportunities, national statistics agency Istat announced

Culture creates opportunities, Istat report says

Investing in heritage and culture are essential for change and create outstanding opportunities, national statistics agency Istat announced in its 2015 annual report.

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Pope Francis to come in Florence on November 2015

Pope to discuss Florence visit next week in Rome

Pope Francis will open the 68th General Assembly of the Italian Bishop’s Conference (CEI) on Monday in Rome.

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