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Events and Exhibitions in Italy in 2023

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Welcome to the fantastic world of events and exhibits in Italy in 2023! This year, we're offering a selection of must-see events ranging from art to music, gastronomy to technology. Get ready to mark your calendars and plan a trip to discover the wonders of our country.

July

Let’s start our journey in July, when the famous “Arena di Verona Lyric Festival will take place from July 6th to September 9th. It is a highly anticipated event that takes place in the ancient Roman amphitheater of Verona and features high-quality opera performances.

For Rock lovers, from June to August 2023, the 13th edition of Rock in Rome returns. The festival is among the most important in Europe. Many famous names from the international and national music scene will perform live at the Capannelle Racetrack, the Ennio Morricone Auditorium Parco della Musica, the Roman Theater of Ostia Antica, and the Circus Maximus.

August

We move on to August, the month of vacations par excellence. But if you want to do something different from the usual beach, I recommend participating in the BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 202318th INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION, one of the most important cultural events in the world. The exhibition, which will be held in Venice from 20.05 to 26.11 2023, will present the works of artists from all over the world, selected by the exhibition’s curator.

Starting from June 2nd, in Florence, thousands of events including music, literature, theater, dance, cinema and much more will take place outdoors at the Florence Summer Festival. The 2023 edition will start on June 2nd and continue until September 21st.

Always in Florence, at the Cathedral of the Image – Ex Santo Stefano al Ponte Museum, we recommend the Inside Banksy exhibition. An immersive event that tells the creative journey of Banksy, one of the most revolutionary artists in the world of street art, through sounds, images, lights, and evocative music of Bristol’s underground culture that will envelop the audience in a multisensory experience.
Santo Stefano Square, 5 Florence, until Sun 1 Oct 2023.

September

In September, and staying in Venice, it is worth visiting the Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century at Palazzo Grassi, Venice.
This world premiere is dedicated to masterpieces from the Condé Nast archives. Spanning the century from the 1910s to the early 1980s, this exhibition offers the works of over 150 international artists who defined the photographic and artistic aesthetic of the time through Condé Nast magazines (Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, Glamour, GQ…). From March 12, 2023 to January 7, 2024.

October

If you can visit the Capital city, in October there’s the Rome Film Festival 2023. Starting on Wednesday, October 18th and Ending on Sunday, October 29th. Taking place in various locations around the city of Rome.

In Rome, at the Infantry Museum, an extraordinary monographic exhibition titled “Andy Warhol – Warhol Universe” is opening, dedicated to the renowned master of international Pop Art, Andy Warhol.

Curated by the famous art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, this exhibition showcases over 170 works, taking visitors on a journey through the artistic career of this creative genius who brought vibrancy to the monotony of 20th-century America, pushing beyond the boundaries of a rapidly globalizing world.
The exhibition is organized into large thematic areas. It begins with Warhol’s early days as a graphic artist, exploring his experiments in the 1940s and 1950s within the music realm, where he created portraits of famous Rock Stars of the time. The exhibition then delves into his precious silk-screen prints featuring icons from the entertainment world, porcelain pieces adorned with gold, Polaroids capturing prominent celebrities, and culminating in his more recent works, such as images dedicated to the magazine Interview, commercial posters, and photographs tied to the documentary “Trash – The Garbage of New York.”
Museo della Fanteria – Piazza Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 9, 00182 – from 21/10/2023 to 17/03/2024

MARIO SCHIFANO: THE NEW IMAGINARY. 1960 -1990 An exhibition dedicated to one of the most important Italian artists of the national and international scene of the 20th Century. The exhibition, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, presents over 50 works from the 1960s to the 1990s. At Gallerie d’Italia – Naples, June 2nd, 2023 – October 29th, 2023.

For Formula 1 enthusiasts, we remind you of the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix at the Monza circuit from October 13th to 15th, 2023.

For foodies, the city of Perugia is hosting Eurochocolate Indoor 2023 this month, the largest chocolate fair in Europe. This year it will take place from October 13th to 22nd, and you can taste chocolate of all kinds and origins, participate in workshops and demonstrations, and enjoy chocolate-related shows. A delicious experience not to be missed!

November

As a gastronomic event, we highlight the 93rd edition of the International White Truffle Fair of Alba, one of the main showcases of high Italian cuisine. The fair is dedicated to white truffle, and offers visitors the opportunity to taste the finest dishes prepared with this precious ingredient. From October 7th, 2023 to December 3rd, 2023 in Alba, Piedmont.

December

Turin is hosting the Picasso Exhibition. Rendez-Vous to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of the Maestro. This fall in Turin, you can see photographs, lithographs, ceramics, sculptures and engravings in one unforgettable exhibition. The exhibition is organized by Radar Cultural Events, Extramuseum art and science, PTK Piemonteticket, in close collaboration with the Administration Picasso and is part of the official calendar of celebrations marking the great artist’s 50th death anniversary. It will be held at Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Via Bligny 2, Turin, from October 12, 2023, to January 14, 2024.

In Turin, the Hall of Coats of Arms at the Turin Porta Nuova Station is hosting the original exhibition Body Worlds Vital from September 15, 2023 to January 14, 2024 – a fascinating journey through the human body.
Curated by Dr. Angelina Whalley and Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the inventor of plastination, a technique that allows for the preservation of solid, odorless, and durable anatomical specimens for scientific and medical education. The exhibition has attracted over fifty million visitors worldwide. 

This is our selection of the best events and exhibitions in Italy from July to December 2023. I hope you enjoyed it and took note of all the dates! Now all you have to do is pack your bags and go!

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