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BOLDINI VS. VAN DYCK: ON DISPLAY AT THE SAVOY GALLERY, TURIN – from September 30th to January 8th

Van Dyck's "Children of Charles I" (1635, oil on canvas)

The Savoy Gallery continues the series of events housed by its recently inaugurated “Spazio Confronti” – this time, it puts on display two of the most representative European portraitists of all time: the Baroque Anton Van Dyck (1599 – 1641) and the modern(ist) Giovanni Boldini (1842 – 1931). Although they lived more that two centuries apart and were characterized, without a doubt, by different creative visions and approaches to painting, they both struggled with trying to encompass the elusiveness and rambunctious energy radiating out of the children they portrayed (even when complete stillness was required). Continue Reading

CHEAP TREATS: START VISITING WITH TORINO+PIEMONTE CARDS

Torino+Piemonte Card Turin
If for those wishing to transfer to Turin for longer stays the best choice to do some visiting is Abbonamento Musei, there are also really convenient options for those passing through Turin only for a couple of days, too. Called TORINO+PIEMONTE CARDS, they actually are passes valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days and including amazing activities:

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GUS VAN SANT EXHIBITION AT MOLE ANTONELLIANA

The fall brings new events to town, and among them the exhibition dedicated to Gus Van Sant, housed by the National Museum of Cinema at Mole Antonelliana from October 6th, 2016 to January 9th, 2017. The event intends to reconstruct the complete image of the creator’s multifaceted career, from his internationally acclaimed cinema (with all the literary influences, art and music that make it unique), to his other interests and talents. Continue Reading

MOLE ANTONELLIANA JOINS THE EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS ON SEPTEMBER 24TH

Inside the Museum of Cinema Turin

As I previously mentioned, next weekend looks great for die-hard museum-goers and for all those looking to have fun on a tight budget: there are permanent and temporary collections available at the cost of merely one strong espresso. On September 24th and 25th, the European Heritage Days are back in town and are celebrated across Turin, since important museums such as Palazzo Madama, GAM (Galleria d’Arte Moderna – Gallery of Modern Art), MAO (Museo d’Arte Orientale – Museum of Oriental Art), Turin Planetarium, and Borgo medievale adhered to the initiative. Continue Reading

TURIN’S HIDDEN GEMS: “ETTORE FICO” ART MUSEUM (MEF)

For those of you yearning for some hidden corner where peace and quiet hold hands with quality art and the chance for (self)exploration, “Ettore Fico” Museum might just do the trick. It is one of the latest additions to Turin’s (already) long list of art museums, open since 2009 and focusing mainly on international modern and contemporary creators and creations, but featuring interesting incursions into ancient art, too, just from a different perspective than we’re used to. Continue Reading

TURIN’S HIDDEN GEMS: THE MUSEUM OF CRIMINAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Museum of Criminal Anthropology, Turin

What makes a murderer? Can crime and criminal behavior really be predicted? Well, no, I’m not trying to sell you yet another spin-off of Philip K. Dick’s (or, for that matter, Spielberg’s) “Minority Report”, nor do I wish to engage into a hot debate concerning humanity’s penchant for violence. My only intention is that of bringing to your attention one of Turin’s hidden gems: the Museum of Criminal Anthropology “Cesare Lombroso”. Next time when you visit Turin, take a peek inside its fascinating (and at times quite creepy) halls. Continue Reading

GET CLASSICAL AT THE MITO CONCERTS – all September long, in Turin and Milan

MITO 2016 in Turin and Milan

This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the internationally famous MITO SettembreMusica Festival, which fills both Turin and Milan with music savvy visitors and classical music and romanticism and dreamy atmosphere. This year the festival lasts from September 2nd to September 22nd and revolves around the timely theme “Fathers and Sons”; featuring creations covering over 800 years of music, it concentrates upon not only famous lineages, but also on artistic heritage shared by mutual interest and affinities. Melomaniacs will get in touch with the evolution of classical music, its impact upon our daily mundane lives and the various links existing between composers from different ages and styles. Continue Reading