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The Colosseum Is Getting A High-Tech Arena Floor

The project, in which a structural engineering firm will install a retractable floor, is supposed to take two years to complete – and so, says culture minister Dario Franceschini, “in 2023, we will have the splendour of the Colosseum with its arena again.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Visual, Dario Franceschini, 05.02.21

Rome’s Colosseum To Get New High-Tech Floor

Milan Ingegneria, a structural engineering and architecture firm, has won an €18.5m (£16m) bid to build and install a retractable arena floor that will allow visitors “to see the majesty of the monument” from its centre, culture minister Dario Franceschini said on Sunday. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Rome, Visual, Dario Franceschini, Milan Ingegneria, 05.03.21

Rome’s Colosseum to gain hi-tech arena floor

Retractable floor will allow visitors to see the ‘majesty of the monument’ from its centre, says culture ministerThe floor of Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiators once fought against each other and wild animals, is set to be restored to its former glory.Milan Ingegneria, a structural engineering and architecture firm, has won an €18.5m tender to build and install a retractable arena floor that will allow visitors “to see the majesty of the monument” from its centre, culture minister Dario Francesc...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Italy, Colosseum, Dario Franceschini, Milan Ingegneria

Italy Officially Abolishes Government Film Censorship

Italy is bringing to an end a century-long policy of film censorship. The country has abolished state censorship of films by scrapping legislation that has been in place since 1913, which allowed the government to censor and ban movies such as Pasolini’s Salò or the 120 Days of Sodom and Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris. It’s the final curtain for government film censorship in Italy. Legislation which allowed the government to censor scenes and ban movies based on “moral” and politi...
Tags: Movies, Censorship, Paris, Italy, Federico Fellini, Pasolini, Dario Franceschini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Business and Industry News, Bertolucci, Luigi Lonigro, Cinecensura, Italy Salo

‘Leonardo’ Creators on Fusing a Gay Storyline, Female Muse And Thriller Narrative

Hotly anticipated pan-European drama “Leonardo” bowed in Italy Tuesday (March 23) to stellar ratings, scoring a more than 28% prime time audience share on pubcaster RAI’s flagship RAI-1 station and prompting plaudits from Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, as well as a huge sigh of relief from its creators, according to showrunner Frank Spotnitz. The […]
Tags: News, Global, Italy, Aidan Turner, Leonardo, Dario Franceschini, Frank Spotnitz, Lux Vide

Archaeologists found the 'Lamborghini' of chariots preserved near Pompeii

A view of a chariot that was found north of Pompeii. Pompei Archeological Park Archaeologists found a preserved ceremonial chariot near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Experts say it's not like anything found in Italy before and was likely used for ceremonies. Pompeii was covered in volcanic ash in 79AD, meaning it stayed well preserved. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Archaeologists in Italy discovered a remarkably well-preserved ceremonial chariot near the ancient Roman cit...
Tags: Science, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Italy, News UK, Npr, Pompeii, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dario Franceschini, Mount Vesuvius, Archaeological Park, Massimo Osanna, Eric Poehler, Sinead Baker, UK Weekend

Pompeii 's new director: 'Excavation is always a kind of destruction'

Archaeologist Gabriel Zuchtriegel takes controversy in his stride as he develops programme for siteGabriel Zuchtriegel is used to ruffling a few feathers. In 2015, the German archaeologist was hired to manage Paestum, a vast park of ancient Greek ruins in the southern Italian region of Campania. He was among the first crop of foreigners picked to direct an Italian museum or cultural site as part of what was a contentious drive to revamp the management of the country’s heritage. Not only was he f...
Tags: Europe, World news, Culture, Heritage, Italy, Archaeology, Pompeii, Campania, Dario Franceschini, Paestum, Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Zuchtriegel, Pompeii Continue

Pompeii vexes board with appointment of German director

Archaeologist Gabriel Zuchtriegel takes controversy in his stride as he develops programme for siteGabriel Zuchtriegel is used to ruffling a few feathers. In 2015, the German archaeologist was hired to manage Paestum, a vast park of ancient Greek ruins in the southern Italian region of Campania. He was among the first crop of foreigners picked to direct an Italian museum or cultural site as part of what was a contentious drive to revamp the management of the country’s heritage. Not only was he f...
Tags: Europe, World news, Culture, Heritage, Italy, Archaeology, Pompeii, Campania, Dario Franceschini, Paestum, Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Zuchtriegel, Pompeii Continue

Procida Wins the Italian Capital of Culture for 2022!

This morning ten cities across Italy waited anxiously for the announcement of the winner of the Capitale italiana della Cultura (the Italian Capital of Culture) for the 2022. It was with great joy–and an explosion of cheers and tears–from the organizing committee and mayor, when the island of Procida was announced as the winner for 2022. This tiny island off the coast of Naples beat out some serious contenders among the other finalists: Ancona, Bari, Cerveteri, L’Aquila, Pieve di Soligo, Ta...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Campania, Procida, Dario Franceschini, Volterra, Cultura, Campania Travel, Cultural Heritage, Capitale italiana della Cultura 2022, Italian Capital of Culture 2022, Procida guidebook

The eerie remains of a master and slave frozen in time unearthed in the Roman city of Pompeii

Remains of two men who were killed in 79 AD in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Luigi Spina/Reuters The well-preserved remains of two men have been discovered in the Roman city of Pompeii, near Naples. The two bodies were killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD which covered the ancient city in volcanic ash and froze it in time. The bodies are thought to be of a wealthy man and a slave and were found in a villa on the outskirts of Pompeii. Massimo Osanna, director of Pompeii Arche...
Tags: News, International, Trends, History, Italy, Archeology, Naples, Pompeii, Reuters, Roman, Dario Franceschini, Mount Vesuvius, Rachel Hosie, Massimo Osanna, Osanna, Civita Giuliana

Italy Appoints 13 New Museum Directors, With Emphasis On Homegrown Talent

The move is part of the Italian government’s drive to recruit so-called “super-directors” with experience of fundraising as well as scholarly credentials. Crucially this shift, which gave museums greater autonomy, was set in motion in 2015 under culture minister Dario Franceschini when the centrist government hoped to overturn the image of outdated bureaucracy associated with Italian institutions by appointing foreign museum chiefs. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Italy, Visual, Dario Franceschini, 09.15.20

Ligurian Island of Gallinara Sold to Foreign Investor

Gallinara, the turtle-shaped island 1.5 kilometers off the western coast of Liguria, has been sold to a single owner. Ukrainian aerospace tycoon Oleksander Boguslayev, a resident of Monaco who holds citizenship in Grenada, purchased the 11-hectare island for just over 10 million euro. Although the island has been in private hands off-and-on for centuries, the sale has sparked a controversy in Italy, where the island is known chiefly for being a protected nature preserve. Italy designated the Ri...
Tags: Travel, Grenada, Italy, Monaco, Liguria, Dario Franceschini, Italy News, Ligurian Island of Gallinara Sold, Oleksander Boguslayev, Aldo Cazzullo, Ligurian Island

Some Businesses In Italy Are Allowed To Reopen

ROME — In Italy, bookstores, stationary stores and shops selling baby clothes and supplies were allowed to open nationwide on Tuesday, provided they could maintain the same social-distancing and sanitary measures required in supermarkets. But there was no coherency to the openings, with some regional governors and individual shop owners still deciding to keep their doors shut for now. Hard-hit Lombardy and Piemonte kept their bookshops and stationary shops closed, while central Lazio postpone...
Tags: News, Rome, Italy, Lazio, Lombardy, Veneto, Piemonte, Dario Franceschini, Franceschini, David Taintor, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP

Cecilie Hollberg Returns to Galleria dell’Accademia

Cecilie Hollberg will return to her post as director of the Galleria dell’Accademia.  The move comes after Alberto Bonisoli, the right-wing Italian culture minister who tried to take control of the museum and merge it with the Uffizi was replaced by Dario Franceschini.  “[Bonisoli] did not explain to me the reason for wanting to remove autonomy from the Academy by merging it […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Dario Franceschini, Alberto Bonisoli, Cecilie Hollberg

Good News from Venice: The Royal Gardens have Re-Opened!

Strolling under the pergola - Opening of the Giardini Royali in Venice - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) After surviving wars, occupations, revolutions and neglect, the Royal Gardens in Venice, the Giardini Reali, re-opened on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. Thanks to five years of effort under the wise, loving and passionate guidance of Adele Re Rebaudengo, president of the Venice Gardens Foundation, the public once again has a place in Venice to pause and reflect, surrounded by greenery, f...
Tags: Travel, Nazis, Austria, United States, Venice, Mussolini, Sissi, Franz Joseph, Napoleon, San Marco, Venice Italy, Santi, Royal Palace, Piazza San Marco, Dario Franceschini, Generali

85% of Venice underwater after worst flooding in 50 years

About 85 percent of Venice was underwater on Tuesday, with water levels reaching more than six feet deep at some points.Venice's mayor said the unusually strong flooding was caused by climate change, estimating the damage to be in the hundreds of millions of Euros.Venice's MOSE engineering project aims to protect Venice from rising seas, but some say it won't help the city stay above water. None Severe flooding in Venice has left at least two people dead and the city in a state of emergency. O...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, Italy, Innovation, Natural Disaster, Npr, Venice, Basilica, Adriatic Sea, Dario Franceschini, Luigi Brugnaro, Mose, Brugnaro, Sylvia Poggioli

US ambassador returns to Italy a statue stolen in 1968

MILAN (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Italy has returned to Italian officials the head of a statue stolen from an archaeological site in Rome more than 50 years ago. Ambassador Lewis Eisenberg handed over the marble head of the mythical figure Pan to Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Thursday on the 50th anniversary of a […]
Tags: Milan, News, US, Ap, Rome, Nation, Italy, Dario Franceschini, Lewis Eisenberg

Ermanno Olmi, Palme d'Or winner for Tree of Wooden Clogs, dies aged 86

Award-garlanded Italian director renowned for his commitment to realism and non-professional actors was a winner at both Cannes and VeniceErmanno Olmi, the Italian director who won both the Cannes Palme d’Or and the Venice Golden Lion, has died aged 86. Italy’s ministry of culture announced the news, describing the director as “a giant, a great master of Italian cinema” and that his death was a “great loss to Italian culture”. Olmi died in hospital in Asiago, near Vincenza; no cause of death has...
Tags: Europe, Film, World news, Culture, Italy, Festivals, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Venice Film Festival, Venice Golden Lion, Dario Franceschini, Cannes Palme, Asiago, Olmi, Ermanno Olmi Palme, VeniceErmanno Olmi

Rome’s Iconic Cinecitta Studios Set for Three-Year Overhaul

ROME – The Italian government is investing about €60 million ($74 million) to revamp and relaunch Rome’s Cinecittà Studios, plans for which appear to be gathering steam just a few months after the iconic facility reverted to state ownership. Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced a three-year overhaul that would entail new facilities, an on-site […]
Tags: News, Global, Rome, Netflix, Cinecitta Studios, Cinecittà, Dario Franceschini, Istituto Luce-Cinecittà, Roberto Cicutto, Italy Film

Italy Defends New Quotas on Local Content for Broadcasters, Streamers

ROME – Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Monday defended contentious new local quotas that will force broadcasters and streamers such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to increase the amount of European and domestic content they offer Italian viewers. The stringent content quotas, approved by the Italian parliament last week, oblige broadcasters to air […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Global, Rome, Netflix, Italy, Quotas, Dario Franceschini, Italy TV, Italy Film

Italy bans the use of animals in circuses

Animal rights activists are winning victories as more countries prohibit animals in circus acts. This month the Italian Parliament adopted legislation to phase out animals in traveling shows and circuses, according to Animal Defenders International (ADI). It’s a big move, as there are an estimated 100 circuses with 2,000 animals in Italy. Italy became the 41st country to pass measures prohibiting animals in circuses. ADI said on their Facebook page that Italy’s Minister of Culture Dario France...
Tags: UK, Design, US, Ireland, Italy, Parliament, Adi, Wikimedia Commons, Dario Franceschini, Italy Italy, Jan Creamer, Wageningen University They, Via Animal Defenders International

As Venice Has Become Disneyland, Tourists Eat Venice (And Locals Flee)

“If you arrive on a big ship, get off, you have two or three hours, follow someone holding a flag to Piazzale Roma, Ponte di Rialto and San Marco and turn around,” said Dario Franceschini, Italy’s culture minister, who lamented what he called an “Eat and Flee” brand of tourism that had brought the sinking […]
Tags: Art, Italy, Venice, Issues, San Marco, Dario Franceschini, 08.02.17, Piazzale Roma Ponte di Rialto

New Aerial Survey of Iraqi Antiquities

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.* Iraq, together with UNESCO, has concluded a comprehensive aerial survey of Iraqi heritage destroyed by the Islamic State (IS), paving the way for further cooperation to restore various Iraqi sites, particularly at the 13th-century Assyrian capital of Nimrod. In mid-May,*Italian Culture*Minister Dario Franceschini handed over to*his Iraqi counterpa...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Iraq, Unesco, Un, Iraq Business News, Irina Bokova, Al Monitor, Shammari, Dario Franceschini, Nimrod, Ninevah, Adnan Abu Zeed, Friad Rwandzi, Hatra Nimrod, Mosul Museum UNESCO

RIP – Arte Povera Artist Jannis Kounellis, Aged 80

Jannis Kounellis, via Art Newspaper Greek-Italian Arte Povera pioneer Jannis Kounellis has passed away in Rome at the age of 80, according to the Italian Minister of Culture.  “It is a sad day, Kounellis has left us. A master, Italian by adoption, who left a mark on contemporary art,” Minister Dario Franceschini tweeted today. Jannis Kounellis, [No Title] […]
Tags: Art, News, Rome, Obituary, Art News, Featured Post, Dario Franceschini, Jannis Kounellis, Kounellis, Art Newspaper Greek Italian Arte Povera

Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

Italian culture minister travels to Kiev to retrieve works by Rubens, Tintoretto and Mantegna taken from Verona art museumSeventeen masterpieces valued at €17m (£14.3m) have been returned to Italy from Ukraine after being stolen by armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year.Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini, who travelled to Kiev to retrieve the paintings – which included works by Rubens, Tintoretto and Mantegna – said the possibility of ever recovering them once seem remote. Sti...
Tags: Art, Europe, Painting, World news, Ukraine, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Verona, Kiev, Mantegna, Dario Franceschini

On Sunday, Italian Museums Donated All Of Their Profits To Earthquake Victims

“As rescue efforts continue in the town of Amatrice and the surrounding area, where the death toll has risen to 247, the culture minister Dario Franceschini urged Italians to ‘go to museums in a sign of solidarity with the populations involved in [the] earthquake.'”
Tags: Art, Visual, Dario Franceschini

Aftershocks Disrupt Central Italy As Earthquake Death Toll Rises

By Steve Scherer and Gabriele Pileri AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - The number of people killed in an earthquake that flattened parts of central Italy rose to 267 on Friday as rescue workers pulled more bodies from mounds of debris and families prepared to hold the first funerals. The civil protection department in Rome said nearly 400 people were being treated for injuries in hospitals and local media reports said about 40 of them were in critical condition. The earth continued to tremble, wi...
Tags: Europe, News, Rome, Italy, Matteo Renzi, Huffington Post, Alana Horowitz Satlin, Renzi, Pescara, Crispian Balmer, Dario Franceschini, Aquila, Philip Pullella, Steve Scherer

Rome Celebrates An Extensively-Cleaned Colosseum

“Buoyed by the brighter look of the Colosseum’s restoration, which was officially unveiled on Friday, Italy’s culture minister, Dario Franceschini, announced that 18 million euros ($20 million) have been found to replace, by the end of 2018, the arena’s long vanished floor with one that could support modern-day entertainment, although monument-rocking rock concerts have been […]
Tags: Art, Rome, Italy, Visual, Dario Franceschini

The new British caretaker of Italian culture

Museum director James Bradburne is revolutionising how the people of Milan relate to their art heritageEvidently at home in his trademark waistcoat and round glasses, James Bradburne strides through the Pinacoteca di Brera as museum staff bustle around him. The British director of one of Italy’s most famous art galleries is overseeing a revolution, he says, and is just days away from the latest exhibition, devoted to images of the dead Christ.Bradburne, who holds both British and Canadian citize...
Tags: Art, Europe, Milan, World news, Culture, Art and design, Museums, Italy, Florence, James Bradburne, Dario Franceschini, Franceschini

Pistoia to be 2017 Italy culture capital

Rome, January 26 - The Tuscan city of Pistoia was chosen out of nine finalists to be the Italian culture capital in 2017, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini has announced. The other finalists were Aquileia, Como, Ercolano , Parma, Pisa, Spoleto, Taranto and Terni.
Tags: Rome, Italy, Pistoia, Dario Franceschini, Aquileia Como Ercolano Parma Pisa Spoleto Taranto