Exploring Sicily by Bike

Exploring Sicily by Bike

Cefalù-beach-Sicily

Sicily’s breath-taking beauty, varied landscapes, quaint towns, and, of course, excellent weather make it an excellent place for a biking holiday. But just as with any cycling holiday, exploring Sicily by bike takes some planning to make it a reality, and visitors should ensure their bike is properly covered against theft or damage, are fit enough to make the trip, and have accommodation booked along the route. With that in mind, here is an overview for everything you need to know to make the once in lifetime cycling trip to Sicily.

About Sicily  

Sicily is Italy’s largest island – and the largest island in the whole Mediterranean, in fact – and lies 5 kilometres off the southern tip of the country. Known for its extensive aesthetic scenery, culturally rich sites of interest, and proud, unique population, the island has become one of Italy’s premier tourist destinations for both Italians escaping the city and foreign tourists eager to see what makes the island a special place.

Biking Sicily: Things to Know

Arriving

Before any biking routes are determined, visitors will need to know where in Sicily they will be arriving. The two most popular airports on the island are Catania-Fontanarossa and Palermo International Airport. They are also frequent ferries between the island and mainland Italy as well as trains from Italy’s biggest cities. If the biking tour starts from a different part of Sicily, use the inexpensive and relatively widespread train system to move to other parts of the island.

Renting

If a bicycle needs to be rented, it’s a good idea for visitors to look up bike rental shops in the city they are arriving in to as Palermo, Catania, and Syracuse have plenty of options available. Though it’s not necessarily required, it’s always good practice to book in advance to ensure the right bikes are obtained, especially if multiple bikes are needed.

Transporting Own Bike

Bringing bikes from home is another option, and may be the better option if it’s a good bike to begin with as the cost of transporting it to Sicily could be the same as renting a bike for a week. If travelling by plane, check with the airline that it is allowed and how much it will cost. Always make sure that the bicycle is insured and that it is covered for overseas excursions.

When to Go

Sicily is beautiful at any time of the year, but not all months are cycling-friendly. Though winter in Sicily is mild, it can also be rainy, and is not the best time to go. Visitors should also be aware that the height of summer (July/August) can be very warm, and may be uncomfortable or dangerous for those unaccustomed to the heat. The best time to cycle Sicily would be between March-June and September-October.

Fitness

Before deciding on a route, make sure all members of the party are fit enough to cycle it without any problems. Sicily’s geography includes hills, mountains, and flatlands, and some people will struggle with the more strenuous terrain. The trip should be hard work, but it should primarily be about fun, and if the route is too difficult then it might end up being less fun than planned. Also make sure that there isn’t too great a distance between hotels – few things are worse than realizing you’ve misjudged how long you could cycle in any one day.

Picking a Route

Sicily can be split into fairly distinct geographical regions, which is a good starting point for deciding on a route.

The northern coast is full of medieval towns, castles, and hills; the west is more sparsely populated, with beautiful open land and the adjacent mountain range making up the bike routes here; the southern coast has long beaches, and is less touristy than other places – be prepared to not understand anything when visiting the small towns, unless you speak Sicilian – but does house the thousands of years old Greek Valley of the Temples; The east has Mount Etna, Sicily’s active volcano and one of its most famous highlights.

As you can see, Sicily is a diverse land, and it’s better to focus on just one particular region during a bike trip, especially if it’s for a week or less. The best thing to do is pick a region that appeals most to you and then take it from there. It is guaranteed that there will be plenty of interesting sites along the way and, really, there are no bad routes on this fascinating island.

contributed by Susie Henley

Il Viaggio Dantesco

Lo spettacolo “Il Viaggio Dantesco” di e con Agostino De Angelis alle Terme Taurine di Civitavecchia

Lo spettacolo “Il Viaggio Dantesco” di e con Agostino De Angelis alle Terme Taurine di Civitavecchia

Tutto pronto per lo spettacolo teatrale itinerante “Il Viaggio Dantesco” per la regia, allestimento e adattamento all’opera di Agostino De Angelis, che sarà portato in scena il 29 e 30 agosto nelle Terme Taurine a Civitavecchia.
Le terme racchiudono, con la loro straordinaria bellezza, una storia antica nel tempo; infatti anche il poeta Rutilio Claudio Namaziano quando visitò nel 416 d.C. le terme narrò in una sua poesia che il nome della sorgente prendeva origine da una leggenda secondo cui un toro, probabilmente assimilato ad una divinità, avrebbe raspato la terra prima di iniziare una lotta, e così sarebbe sgorgata la sorgente miracolosa di acqua calda sulfurea.
Un luogo pieno di fascino e suggestione, ideale per la mise en scene del viaggio nell’oltretomba, dove Dante e Virgilio condurranno gli spettatori dall’inferno, attraverso il purgatorio ed infine al paradiso incontrando i personaggi principali dell’opera, accompagnati da mimi, musica dal vivo, danza e con luci che esalteranno la scenografia naturale del luogo.
L’evento è promosso da Soprintendenza Archeologica per l’Etruria Meridionale, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Civitavecchia, Proloco di Civitavecchia, Comune di Civitavecchia con il patrocinio della rivista Archeologia Viva, Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico di Rovereto, Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico di Siracusa, Istituto per la Cinematografia e Televisione “Roberto Rossellini” di Roma. Organizzazione Proloco di Civitavecchia e Compagnia Teatrale Allumiere.
Il sito archeologico di Civitavecchia è la terza tappa del tour Nazionale ideato dallo stesso regista De Angelis in collaborazione con le Ass. Cult. Extramoenia e Archéotheatron, gli stessi già protagonisti del Viaggio Dantesco nei siti Unesco della Valle dei Templi di Agrigento e Noto Antica, prossimo appuntamento il Castello di Mussomeli (Cl) il 2 settembre.

Lo spettacolo “Il Viaggio Dantesco” di e con Agostino De Angelis alle Terme Taurine di Civitavecchia
Per info: Proloco Civitavecchia 392.7962486 e su Fb – Compagnia Teatrale Allumiere 328.9643302
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Sicily and the Sea

Sicily and the Sea

The sparkling blue sea is an inescapable part of the Sicilian landscape. The island is surrounded by the Mediterranean, Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas, and separated from the mainland by the Straits of Messina. The sea has shaped the island’s history and culture, so whether you are flying in over the water, stopping off for an island break as part of a longer cruise, or ferry hopping your way around the Mediterranean islands, the sea will play a major role in your stay on Sicily.

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Sicily’s Maritime History

The Sicilian people have just as close a connection to the sea as any other islanders do. It has played a major part in the island’s history, and it continues to shape the way that people live their lives today. One of the most important historic sites on the island is the city of Syracuse, which has two important harbours on the southeastern coast. This connection with the sea made the site an attractive choice for settlement and helped the city to become a great player in the ancient world. Although the area had already been inhabited, the city itself was founded in the 8th century BCE by Ancient Greeks from Corinth, and quickly became an important part of the Mediterranean trade routes. Cicero described it as the greatest and most beautiful Greek city. Syracuse later became part of the Roman and Byzantine empires, and although it was never as great again as it had been when it was part of Magna Graecia, it continued to thrive as a trading port throughout the Middle Ages, under both European and Arab rule. Other cities on the island also had close connections to the sea, and enjoyed busy trade with other ports in the Mediterranean. Palermo is a great place to find out more about this maritime history. The Bourbon Arsenal and Sea Museum in this city provides an interesting insight into the importance of the sea to Sicily. Exhibits include sale models of many historic vessels that once sailed to ports around the island.

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Enjoying the Sicilian Sea

You will be missing out if you don’t take the time to get closer to the water while you are staying in Sicily. Even if all you do is splash around in the shallows when you visit the beach, experiencing the water for yourself will help you to understand the local character. If you are feeling a little bit more adventurous, you can always try scuba diving, or hire a boat to take you around the neighbouring islands, such as the Pelagie islands, Ustica, Egadi and Pantelleria. The nearby Aeolian Islands, which have been included by UNESCO on their list of World Heritage Sites, are particularly beautiful. Their inclusion on the list reflects their importance in vulcanology, the study of volcanoes. They are an important example of the creation of islands by volcanoes and they have been studied since the 18th century. If you want to visit more of the local islands or see more of the Mediterranean while you are visiting, you can also join a longer cruise, stopping off on Sicily before heading out to some of the other ports that have had such strong historic connections with the island. Popular destinations for cruises that include Sicily are Malta, Rhodes and Santorini.

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A Culture Shaped by the Sea

Once you have explored the historic sites and experienced the seas around Sicily for yourself, you might also want to explore some of the ways that the local culture has been shaped by its close maritime connections. Modern Sicilian culture is a unique blend of different cultures that met here at the crossroads of the historic trade routes. You can taste dishes inspired by tastes from around the Mediterranean, or join the Sicilian people to celebrate sagre or food festivals dedicated to local produce such as pistachios, cous cous and artichokes. There are also some spectacular saints’ festivals in places like Catania and Palermo, and on Good Friday, an impressive procession occurs through the scenic streets of Trapani. You can also experience some of the intriguing history of Sicily by joining in the fun at the Norman-Arab jousting tournament held in Piazza Armerina, or enjoying some of the other celebrations such as the Infiorata festival of flowers in Noto or the kite festival in San Vito Lo Capo.

San-Vito-Lo-Capo

contributed by Susie Henley

Shark Week: A time to celebrate and advocate for sharks

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Project AWARE Foundation

Dear Gunnar,

If you’ve been lucky enough to encounter a shark while diving, then you know that few underwater experiences can match the thrill of seeing one of these remarkable animals.

But unfortunately, not everyone views sharks the way you and I do.

Most people’s perceptions are warped by sensationalist portrayals –– like the movie Jaws and the new Shark Hunters show –– that depict sharks as frenzied killing machines. A fundamental misunderstanding of sharks’ critical role in the health and balance of our ocean planet contributes to relentless and often cruel overexploitation of sharks, with little public outcry. As a result, many species of sharks –– which predate dinosaurs –– are being pushed to the brink of extinction.

As a diver and a Project AWARE supporter, you’re helping to set the record straight and save vulnerable shark species. But the start of another Shark Week reminds us that we have a long way to go.

Gunnar, won’t you please give a boost to Project AWARE’s vital work to protect threatened sharks by clicking here now to make a special tax-deductible gift*?

Save Vulnerable Sharks 

Your support of Project AWARE has already helped mobilize divers to help protect sharks by:

  • Closing loopholes in the European Union’s ban on finning, the cruel and wasteful practice of slicing off sharks’ fins and dumping their bodies overboard
  • Raising awareness of sharks’ vital role in the marine ecosystem and the threats to their survival through educational initiatives like our AWARE Shark Conservation Distinctive Specialty Course and the Finathon, our peer-to-peer swimathon fundraising events that raise awareness for shark protection.
  • Securing protections for eight shark and ray species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
  • Educating and empowering thousands of divers from all corners of the globe to speak out and act to protect sharks.

But with shark fishing largely unregulated around the world, overfishing, bycatch and finning continue to kill thousands of sharks and other marine life every day! Project AWARE urgently needs your continued help to end this reckless overharvesting –– by pushing for stronger protections for the most vulnerable shark species, catch limits and bycatch restrictions, and effective, enforceable bans on finning.

Gunnar, please help Project AWARE build on our successes in the fight to protect sharks by clicking here now to make a generous tax-deductible gift*.

The job ahead of us is not easy. But by mobilizing divers to speak out on behalf of sharks, Project AWARE is changing the way the world views these magnificent creatures. And by building on our successful track record of fighting for shark protections, we can implement the additional measures needed to save them from extinction.  Please support this critical work today.

Thank you for standing with more than a million other divers worldwide to protect sharks.

For the Ocean,

Alex Earl Executive Director Project AWAREAlex Earl
Executive Director, Project AWARE Foundation

P.S. Together we’ve made important progress toward saving vulnerable shark species. But with inaccurate, sensationalist portrayals continuing to smear their reputation, we have a long fight ahead to end the heartbreaking loss of these magnificent animals. Please help Project AWARE ramp up our work to protect these remarkable creatures by clicking here now to support our work with a tax-deductible* gift. 

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Norma – Teatro Massimo di Palermo

Norma Tragedia lirica in due atti

Norma
Tragedia lirica in due atti

Calendario

  • martedì 17 giugno 2014, Turno Prime – ore 20:30
  • mercoledì 18 giugno 2014, Turno S1 – ore 18:30
  • venerdì 20 giugno 2014, Turno B – ore 18:30
  • sabato 21 giugno 2014, Turno F – ore 20:30
  • domenica 22 giugno 2014, Turno D – ore 17:30
  • mercoledì 25 giugno 2014, Turno C – ore 18:30

Tragedia lirica in due atti

Direttore Will Humburg
Regia Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito
Scene e costumi Anna Viebrock
Luci Mario Fleck

Cast
Pollione     Aquiles Machado
Rubens Pelizzari
Oroveso     Marco Spotti
Dario Russo
Norma     Csilla Boross
Katia Pellegrino
Adalgisa     Annalisa Stroppa
Eufemia Tufano
Flavio     Francesco Parrino
Clotilde     Patrizia Gentile
Carmen Ghegghi

Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Massimo
Maestro del coro     Piero Monti

 

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30 anni con successo

30 anni con successoCaro Gunnar,
É per me un grande piacere annunciarti che il 31 dicembre 2013 ha segnato il completamento del tuo 30° anno come Membro PADI ! Siamo onorati dall’assoluto impegno che hai dimostrato verso PADI, e apprezziamo la tua dedizone ed il tuo supporto ai programmi ed alla filosofia PADI.

Come espressione della nostra gratitudine per il tuo continuo supporto, ti invio questo diploma, un riconoscimento e la spilla “30-year”; ti farà piacere sapere che PADI riconoscerà il tuo impegno anche nell’edizione del secondo trimestre 2014 del Undersea Journal.

Grazie per avere, 30 anni fa, scelto PAI, e per aiutarci a far sì che PADI sia attualmente l’organizzazione di addestramento subacqueo numero uno al mondo.

Ti auguro successo e prosperità per il futuro.

Cordialmente,
Mark Caney
Vice President, Trainer & Custom Services

30 anni con successo

 

5 Ways You Can Travel the World on a Shoestring Budget

Traveling is always a lot of fun, a joy ride of adventure and new learning. You will get to meet different people practicing interesting traditions and rich cultures. In every journey, there are lessons and stories waiting to unfold. However, these experiences in travel often come with costs. In this article, we will discuss five ways you can travel the world on a shoestring budget.

 

 

1. Go Couch-surfing

 

If you have a goal in life to travel the world but don’t have the budget, being shy or timid is the least attribute you need to have. Remember that traveling forces you most of the time to go out of your comfort zone and push your limits. This is your chance to take the leap in a foreign place alone. A good idea is to go on couch surfing. By this, you need to have a good plan in choosing where to stay.

 

There are many tenants in other countries and places offering their own residential home for travellers to stay temporarily either for a number of days or a number of weeks. Research about the location of the house, for your convenience and accessibility. Also read about feedback of past travellers who have experienced being tenants of the potential house before approving to a deal. The advantage is that you do not have to pay monetary costs. The least you can do is express your gratitude by treating your host to a meal or giving him a gift in kind.

 

2. Join Charity Works

 

Community services are all over the globe and if you are feeling genuinely helpful, it may be a good experience to join charity works and discover new places at the same time. In such a case, do not forget to bring medicine for cough and cold as you will most probably be exposed to communities that are scarce of these resources for common sicknesses.

 

Traveling does not always have to be about leisure. Some do it for the noble cause and for the feeling of self-gratification and fulfillment. You will feel good once you accomplish helping those in need!

 

3. Keep It Simple

 

You don’t have to always fly in business class. If your sole purpose is to visit another country and be wanderlust, all frills in a plane may be eliminated. Scratch the idea of ordering food in the plan, packing extra clothes more than you need, bringing more items that are needed for the travel and buying expensive souvenirs from each place you land on. The best thing is to keep it simple.

 

Bring a trusted camera, versatile and comfortable clothes and shoes to wear and a map. For first-time travelers, especially if you don’t have friends or relatives residing in the country you are going to, bringing a dictionary or learning basic sentences of the country’s language indeed will be useful as well.

 

4. Wait for Promotions

 

Wise traveling is always about planning and booking ahead. If you intend to go for a Europe trip and money is a problem, wait for promotions. Nowadays, budget airlines are also offering flights to more countries. Hence you would not have to pay a lot to travel. The downside is that seats with discounted or promotional fares tend to be quickly taken. Unless you are fast to book for your desired dates of flights, you would not stand a chance. The key is to decide for your travel dates and monitor when the promotions will start so you can book immediately without hesitations.

 

5. Budget Your Finances

 

At the end of the day, it all boils down to knowing how to budget your finances and acting on it. Save up money and reduce your expenses so you can spare some specifically for your travels. Keep a journal of your purchases to track where your income goes out to. Be sensible and reasonable with cash-outs. If you must, establish a goal so that you would definitely have spare cash for adventures.

 

Conclusion:

 

By following these tips wholeheartedly, you won’t have a problem in achieving your dreams to travel the world. Even finances won’t be a hindrance since you are now more knowledgeable and prudent in planning and budgeting.

Robin Vinz Salvador is a freelance writer who enjoys challenging his creativity. He is an art enthusiast who pays close attention to details. He loves the photographic medium for expressing what he loves about life. He is also a self-proclaimed foodie and wine enthusiast who loves scouring the net for new ideas and trends in food creation and presentation. Follow his journey on twitter and google+.

Marina di Ragusa

Holidays in Sicily: Marina di Ragusa

Thanks to the colours of its landscapes, to the number of artistic and cultural sites that all of its cities offer, to a crystal clear sea, and last but not least, to its wines and typical products, Sicily is an inexhaustible source or culture, amusement and relaxation. Every part of Sicily is worth a visit, no matter if you decide to visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, to sleep in Ragusa or to lay on Mondello beach: in any case you can be sure to spend an unforgettable holiday.Sicily is much appreciated both by those tourists who wish to spend a few relaxation days, laying on the beach, sunbathing and freshening up swimming in a sea that could not be clearer than that, but also by those who use their days off to discover the artistic wonders that certainly in Italy are not lacking. The best choice, when you decide to visit Sicily, is mixing these two ideas of holiday, alternating a visit to the monuments and symbols of the beautiful Sicilian cities and a relaxing day on the beach. As far as the cities to visit is concerned, in Sicily you are really spoilt for choice: from the historic centre of Palermo, with Piazza Pretoria and the Cathedral, just to name two of the best-known sites of the city, to Catania, with its baroque monuments, there are plenty of things to see in Sicily. But Italian and foreign tourists do not appreciate only the big cities: also the smallest villages have much to offer. If you wish to spend unforgettable holidays in Sicily, for example, you can go to Marina di Ragusa.

Marina di Ragusa is a small village (about 2,500 inhabitants) in the province of Ragusa, but in spite of its small size, it is very popular and much appreciated by tourists. A fishing village in the beginning, with the passing of time Marina di Ragusa has become an important seaside resort, which has been awarded important prizes like the Blue Flag. And that is not all: according to yahoo.it and Tripadvisor, the beach of Marina di Ragusa has been ranked first among the most beautiful Italian beaches, with great satisfaction of Mayor Nello Dipasquale; this award, indeed, recognizes the efforts that have been made in the last few years to make Marina di Ragusa even more beautiful and welcoming. And those efforts have been recognized also by the 600,000 tourists that every summer decide to spend their holidays in this village, attracted by its golden beaches, by the amusements that it offers and by its proximity to many interesting artistic and cultural sites. And if you go to Marina di Ragusa in August you will also have the chance to take part in a series of events that are notably keenly felt by local people: until some decades ago on the 14th of August people celebrated the end of rural works, and nowadays people still celebrate, on the 15th of August, with a game called “legno a mare”, a long procession on the sea that includes many boats, theatre and music shows and the unmissable fireworks.

 

This article was written by Francesca Tessarollo with support from centro benessere Ragusa. For more information, please visit albergo piscina Sicilia or hotel Ragusa mare.

Castelvetrano, la Chiesa di San Domenico rivede la luce

Castelvetrano, la Chiesa di San Domenico rivede la luce Grande partecipazione dei cittadini di Castelvetrano per la riapertura della Chiesa di San Domenico, dopo un restauro durato oltre trenta anni. “ Siamo orgogliosi di essere oggi sugli organi di stampa nazionale non per fatti di cronaca, bensì per la restituzione di un capolavoro dell’arte alla città, alla Sicilia e consentitemi al Mondo –ha affermato il primo cittadino Felice Errante- Nel ringraziare tutti coloro che con abnegazione hanno lavorato in questi anni per consentire l’odierna riapertura, voglio rivolgere un grazie particolare anche a tutte le autorità che oggi ci hanno onorato della loro presenza, ed al vescovo Mogavero, prezioso punto di riferimento, con il quale abbiamo firmato una convenzione che , grazie alla disponibilità del Club Unesco Castelvetrano ed ai volontari dell’Associazione Vigili del Fuoco in Congedo, ci consentirà di consentire l’apertura e la quotidiana fruizione di questo capolavoro.”

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DON PASQUALE

Catania, 20 marzo 2014

FINALMENTE LA STAGIONE LIRICA 2014 APRE IL 28 MARZO CON “DON PASQUALE” con
Simone Alaimo e poi “Cavalleria rusticana” e “Pagliacci”,Balletto Nazionale Lituano, “Capuleti e Montecchi”, “Coppélia”, “Attila”

la Stagione Lirica 2014Campagna abbonamenti da sabato 22  marzo 2014

La stagione lirica 2014 del Teatro Massimo “Vincenzo Bellini” continua a mantenere, nonostante le difficoltà del Bilancio Regionale e i conseguenti tagli che ne hanno fatto slittare la programmazione, la linea produttiva adottata con successo negli ultimi anni e che ha riscosso  uno straordinario incremento di pubblico in assoluta controtendenza rispetto al panorama nazionale: opere e balletti del grande repertorio, interpreti di primo piano insieme alla scoperta o alla riproposizione di vere e proprie rarità musicali.

Si inaugura il 28 marzo con il capolavoro di Gaetano Donizetti “Don Pasquale”, interpretato da Simone Alaimo e Laura Giordano, si continua  con due classici quale “Cavalleria rusticana” di Pietro Mascagni e “Pagliacci” di Ruggero Leoncavallo (maggio), e a seguire suites tratte dal “Don Chisciotte”, con le coreografie di Marius Petipa sulla musica di Léon Minkus, da “Giselle” e da “La Bayadere”. Poi “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (ottobre) di Vincenzo Bellini, “Coppélia” (novembre) con le musiche di Delibes, e  per finire  (dicembre) una grande opera  che non andava in scena a Catania da oltre trentanni “Attila”di Giuseppe Verdi.
Nel cast grandi nomi quali, tra gli altri, quello di Simone Alaimo, Laura Giordano, Dimitra Theodossiou, Roberto Iuliano, Cinzia Forte, i solisti e il corpo di Ballo del Balletto Nazionale Lituano dell’Opera di Vilnius, la
Compagnia Cosi-Stefanescu.
L’Orchestra, il Coro e i Tecnici sono come sempre quelli del Teatro Massimo “Vincenzo Bellini”.

LA CAMPAGNA ABBONAMENTI.

Articolata nei consueti sette turni, la Stagione Lirica 2014 vedrà quest’anno una grande novità rivolta al pubblico degli abbonati che, grazie all’acquisto dell’abbonamento, dal costo invariato rispetto alla precedente stagione, diventeranno Sostenitori del “Bellini“ per l‘anno 2014, contribuendo così a finanziare l’attività del loro Teatro.

Il botteghino apriràle porte ai vecchi e ai nuovi abbonati dei turni A, B, C ,D, S,S1, R a partire da sabato 22 marzo.

Il botteghino rimarrà aperto ogni giorno con i seguenti orari:

-          da lunedì a venerdì dalle ore 10,30 alle ore 15,30 con orario continuato
-          sabato e domenica dalle ore 9.30 alle ore 12,30

Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria Falzone

Vernissage Martedì 1 aprile dalle ore 18 alle 20 – Presso Galleria Sabrina Falzone di Milano

Programmazione:
Photoart di Anna Koudella. Fragranza di donna.
Esposizione di Fotografia
Dal 1 al 14 aprile 2014
Salone Bernini

Dario Ferrante. Entelechìa
Esposizione di Pittura
Dal 1 all’11 aprile 2014
Sala Europa

Fuori Salone
Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea
Dal 1 all’11 aprile 2014
Sala Mirò

Falsi d’Autore
Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea
Dal 1 all’11 aprile 2014
Saletta Guttuso
Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria Falzone
Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria FalzoneIl primo aprile si svolgerà una grande inaugurazione presso la galleria Sabrina Falzone di Milano, che vedrà concretizzarsi un progetto di alta caratura espositiva. La suggestiva cornice del palazzo novecentesco di via Pallavicino ospiterà le opere realizzate da una ristretta cerchia di autori contemporanei, selezionati su tutto il territorio europeo.
Da Monaco di Baviera provengono le fotografie della nota Anna Koudella, che esporrà una selezione di scatti appartenenti a differenti sessioni fotografiche dedicate alla magia dell’universo femminile. “Fragranza di donna”, il titolo del percorso espositivo allestito nel Salone Bernini della galleria Falzone, allude all’incommensurabile potere del fascino femminile, in un eloquente concerto di correlazioni sensoriali espresse con una tale libertà interpretativa da oltrepassare la mera ovazione della donna. Lo stile raffinato di Anna Koudella conferisce un tocco di classe ad ogni scatto presente in mostra, nel quale entrano in relazione differenti angolazioni femminili: dal potere seduttivo fino all’afflato della riflessione ancestrale.
Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria Falzone

Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria Falzone
Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria FalzoneNell’intima ambientazione della Sala Europa, le opere d’arte eseguite da Dario Ferrante dialogheranno tra loro in un’atmosfera di armonie cromatiche dal chiaro impatto visivo ed emozionale. Nella ricerca artistica dell’autore, operante nella capitale, emergono infatti delle nuances dalle tonalità pastello particolarmente delicate ed una evidente ambizione all’equilibrio del colore e della luce. La pittura figurativa di Dario Ferrante non si rivolge solo all’ovazione della donna, ma abbraccia a trecentosessanta gradi l’amore verso la natura e i suoi scenari interiorizzati mediante una coinvolgente poetica.

Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria Falzone

Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria FalzoneIl percorso della rassegna contemporanea collettiva si articola, inoltre, in due fasi complementari: nella Saletta Guttuso un omaggio alla tradizione storico-artistica con il progetto “Falsi d’autore”, giunto alla seconda edizione, e nella Sala Mirò uno sguardo al futuro e all’innovazione con la programmazione del “Fuori Salone”, in concomitanza del Salone Internazionale del Mobile a Milano.
Si resterà incantati dall’osservazione attenta dei lavori di Sergio Cartasso, già annoverato tra gli artisti selezionati dell’équipe di Sabrina Falzone come anche il Maestro Bruno Carati. La tradizione pittorica rivivrà attraverso i dipinti di Walter Cozzoli, straordinario interprete dei grandi maestri del passato. Un omaggio al figurativismo tradizionale è esperito da Axel Marco Gambino residente a Torino.
Temi letterari vengono rievocati dall’esecuzione artistica del portoghese Augusto Gracìo incentrata sul personaggio di Don Chisciotte della Mancia tratto dall’omonimo romanzo di Miguel de Cervantes.
Il tratto diviene più morbido con la mano fluente di Valentina Azzini , più conciso nel movimento grafico della pittrice romana Annamaria Mazzini ed esaustivo nell’arte di Aldo Basili.
I linguaggi più eversivi ed originali affiorano nelle ricerche artiche di Stefania Zebellin dalla provincia di Venezia e di Tiziana Tettamanti da Como, tendenti rispettivamente ad un nuovo modus operandi e ad un concitato equilibrio compositivo.
Per la seconda volta in galleria, la “Office Art” di Carlo Varesi torna sulla scena artistica del capoluogo lombardo con l’arte da ufficio, una nuova concezione artistica in ascesa sul territorio milanese.
Vernissage del 1 aprile alla galleria Falzone

Info: Spazio Museale Sabrina Falzone,
Via Giorgio Pallavicino 29 – 20145 Milano – Italy
Orari di apertura: mart-ven h.16-19; sabato h.10-12
Chiuso lunedì e festivi
Ingresso gratuito
www.galleriasabrinafalzone.com