|May 23, 2010 7:00 pm||to||May 26, 2010 12:00 am|
The Fifth edition of the wine event “Avvinando 2010” will take place in Palermo in the charming setting of Villa Boscogrande in Palermo on May 23-24. 100 producers will showcase their products including over 600 labels of high-profile wines produced in Italy. Avvinando 2010 is an event dedicated to wine experts, but also to enthusiasts. The event offers visitors the opportunity to taste a great variety of wines, each with its historical and cultural background, an event that allows wine lovers to spend two days in close contact with producers and experts.
The exclusive location, Villa Boscogrande, is a historic building built in the eighteenth century by the San Martino family, made famous to the public by the opening scenes of the famous film “The Leopard” by Luchino Visconti. Visitors are welcomed in the beautiful garden in front of the impressive staircase, leading to the first floor where beautifully decorated halls and ballrooms host the exhibitors. It is a truly elegant and aristocratic atmosphere.
As per tradition during the event, four parallel workshops are organized reserved to 30 participants:
- “Le Grandeur du Perlage” on May 23 at 5PM;
- “Six Major Wine Regions and Six Legendary Red Wines” on May 23 at 7 PM;
- “Spirits and Cigars” on May 24 at 7:30 PM.
- “De Aetna, the Magic of a Terroir” on May 25 at 5 PM.
Entrance tickets to the event are available at the best wineshops of Palermo and its province.For more information, visit www.avvinando.it.
|May 2, 2010 1:00 am||to||June 30, 2010 1:00 am|
From 1995 to 2005 she joins the group “Ultrapop” and shows her work in various exhibitions of contemporary art in Italy and abroad. At the same time she teams up with the Milan Studio Atelier Mendini, she produces their website and develops a few design project with the studio’s graphic team. In April 2006 she inaugurates her fourth solo exhibition at the Fabio Paris gallery in Brescia and during the summer of 2006, in Catania, she organizes the group exhibition “Deck Seat Chairs” for Vulcanology, International Festival of Music and Art. The following year in the Contemporary Art Pavillion in Milan she exhibits her first experiments with trydimentional research, the sculpture puppets and the picture boxes.
While large companies like Yoox, Diesel, Replay and Swatch support her, sponsor her and commission various works of image application and graphics for communication projects, her work is exhibited in the Italian edition of the most important contemporary Art Fairs. Sandra has produced animation, textile prints, stuffed puppets, ceramics, tapestries and all kinds of experiments with every day objects. Since 2007 she has been working with Superego Design, a group of young merchants and producers of design objects.
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|May 8, 2010 4:00 pm||to||June 20, 2010 4:00 pm|
The Greek Theater in Syracuse (Sicily), UNESCO World Heritage Site, will stage the classic productions of Aiace by Sophocles and Phaedra by Euripides from May 8 through June 20, 2010.
Thanks to the Instituto Italiano per il Dramma Antico (INDA), this spectacular setting has been turning into a real ancient action every other year for 46 years now. It is like experiencing theater as ancient Greeks did more than 2000 year ago!It is a magic and emotional experience.
If you are in Sicily during that time of the year, I strongly suggest a stop in Syracuse. Even if the performances are going to be in Italian, it does not really matter: the sheer enjoyment of taking being part of such an old tradition will make the visit worthwhile. Tickets start at € 26 (currency converter).
Archeological Site of Siracusa (Unesco World Heritage Site)
Address: Via Rizzo/Via Paradiso, Siracusa
Phone: (0931) 662 06