1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (Photo Credit: Kreider, Laura LN, ITA) VIEW ORIGINAL
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Carnevale
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Carnevale (Photo Credit: courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Carnevale a Viareggio
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Carnevale a Viareggio (Photo Credit: courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Vicopisano Carnival
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Vicopisano Carnival (Photo Credit: courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL
Palazzo Blu - Pisa
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Palazzo Blu - Pisa (Photo Credit: courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL

*The garrison public affairs office translates information on local cultural events for the convenience of non-Italian speaking community members. The information contained in these slides is originally written by Italian news sources.*

VICENZA area

Le trecce di Faustina/Hairstyles, women and power in the Renaissance exhibit at the Gallerie d’Italia

Until April 7, Gallerie d'Italia, in Contrà Santa Corona, Vicenza, houses the exhibit “Hairstyles, women and power in the Renaissance” from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Empress Faustina Maggiore was the wife of Antoninus Pius, and over time became a symbol of concord and marital love. Her tresses give title and shape to the monographic exhibition on women’s hair and its role over the centuries. On view in the eight rooms are imperial and Renaissance busts; paintings; sculptures; ancient coins; modern medals, drawings and printed volumes (with a final neoclassical appendix). It is an artistic journey into the microcosm of women’s hair. with works by Bellini; Tiziano Vecellio; Buonarrotti; Palma il Giovane and Bronzino that are prestigious loans from the Louvre, Dresden and Berlin. There is also a selection of portraits of powerful women of the Renaissance including Lucrezia Borgia; Isabella d'Este; Vittoria Colonna and Eleonora da Toledo. Tickets cost € 5, reduced tickets € 3, free entrance for children under 18. Entry is free on the first Sunday of the month.

**********************************************************************

DARBY area

Carnevale di Viareggio/Viareggio Carnival

On Feb. 3, the 151st edition of Viareggio Carnival kicked off on the waterfront with the traditional triple cannon shot that opens the first parade of floats. At the end of the course there were the first fireworks display that opens the month of Carnival. On Fat Thursday, Feb. 8, the second course will take place starting at 6 p.m. with a special reduced price. Third masked course will be Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 p.m.; fourth course Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m., the fifth masked course, then the grand finale, which will be the sixth and final course held Saturday, Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. After the night’s parade, there will be the last fireworks display.

Carnevale di Vicopisano/ Vicopisano Carnival

On Feb. 18, the carnival will be held in the square of Vicopisano, near Pisa. It will be a party for all, with many surprises from the organizers who prepare more and more beautiful and joyful events with music; the “mythical” friars (doughnuts) and other treats; floats; dancing; toy train and entertainment.

Le Avanguardie - Capolavori dal "Philadelphia Museum of Art"/The Avant-Garde exhibition

Until April 7, Palazzo Blu, a museum in Pisa, hosts masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the museum and exhibition center among the most important and internationally recognized for its art collections. On display, there are works by Chagall; Dali; Duchamp; Kandinsky; Miro; Picasso; Matisse; Mondrian; Klee; Ernst and Gris, in a chronological journey between figurative and abstract art. The exhibit is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tickets cost €14; reduced (18-25; over 65, groups) € 12; €6 for children (6-18).

*On Sunday, Feb. 25, there are openings for a guided tour at 2:30 p.m. Duration of the tour is about 1 1/2 hours. The cost of a ticket, time slot reservation, radio headset and guided tour is €24. Reservation required by writing to citygrandtour@gmail.com

*Information compiled by Laura Kreider/USAG Italy Public Affairs

(Photo courtesy of Il Giornale di Vicenza/VicenzaToday/Il Tirreno)