Interviews. John R. Pepper introduces his exhibition “Inhabited Deserts”

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Officially inaugurated on October 3rd, the photographic exhibition “Inhabited Deserts” by John R. Pepper, curated by Kirill Petrin and Gianluca Marziani, can be visited in Todi, until November 28th, 2020. Fifty-three large-format images tell of a three-year and 18,000-kilometer journey to discover the most remote and unexplored deserts in the world and a symbolic journey into the unknown corners of…

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Giancarlo Esposito will be in Todi for “Inhabited Deserts” exhibition

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Giancarlo Esposito, famous American actor and director, will be in Todi on October 3rd for the inauguration of the photographic exhibition by John R. Pepper “Inhabited Deserts”. Also appreciated as an art creator, Esposito created for the occasion a work inspired by Picasso’s “Dove of Peace”, transforming one of John Pepper’s evocative photos of deserts into a bloody pacifist manifesto:…

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Raphael ‘s signature on the banner of Corpus Domini in Gubbio

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A very young Raphael, still in his father’s workshop, collaborated in the realization of the Gonfalone del Corpus Domini of Gubbio, commissioned by the Gubbio brotherhood to Giovanni Santi. This is what emerged from the last restoration to which the work was subjected, unfortunately significantly damaged, now exhibited in the splendid church of Santa Maria dei Laici (known as “dei…

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The devil hides in the details: disturbing presences in Umbrian churches

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“Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell” Shakespeare said, this time the devil fell in two well known Umbrian churches: one located in Perugia and the other in Assisi. The basilica of San Pietro in Perugia, the most beautiful and richest church in the Umbrian capital, erected for the glory of San Benedetto and his order and in eternal…

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Discovering the paths of Orvieto Underground

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Orvieto underground is one of the underground paths that characterize the subsoil of Orvieto. It is more or less 3000 years that Orvieto has been digging in the tuff block on which the city stands. Almost every house contains tunnels and caves, still mainly used as cellars, but used, over time, for the most varied uses. Perforated therefore by a…

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Cesi Palace, a noble residence in Acquasparta

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Cesi Palace is the noble residence of Federico Cesi, duke of Acquasparta, known as “Il Linceo” (his symbol was a lynx, constantly repeated in the palace decorations), that lies in the center of the ancient town of Acquasparta, in Umbria. Built in the 17th century on the ruins of a fortress, the Palace, with severe lines, experienced a period of…

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Bevagna. The archeological site of Urvinum Hortense

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Urvinm Hortense lies on a high plateau near Collemancio, near the most famous Bevagna in Umbria, more than 500 meters above sea level, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the entire Tiber valley and from where the ancient Municipality of Urvinum Hortense dominated the other inhabited centers of the area, all located at lower altitudes: Assisi, Spello,…

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Civitella del Lago. Ovo Pinto: a museum, an art competition, a guided tour

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After a period of great uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Civitella del Lago, in Umbria, the cultural proposals start again with the Museo dell’Ovo Pinto, the Exhibition and guided visits to the Museum and the archaeological area of ​​Scoppieto. The Ovo Pinto 2020 Competition Exhibition, suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been postponed to August. The competition…

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Discovering Umbria: the Civic Museum of Bevagna

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Already in the entrance, the Civic Museum of Bevagna testifies the ancient origins of the town, thanks to the exposed stone artefacts of Roman origin, found in the area and collected by the abbot Fabio Alberti in the 18th century. The town, known for the Mercato delle Gaite, the appointment that celebrates its medieval period, has its roots in the…

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From El Greco to Perugino: wonders from the Bettona Museum

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The Bettona Museum houses an archaeological section and an art gallery full of works of significant historical and artistic interest Bettona, an Etruscan, later Roman, city, a delightful village to be discovered, houses a museum that contains very valuable works that wind between Palazzo Biancalana, which houses the archaeological section, and Palazzo del Podestà where the art gallery is located.…

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Todi | The Painted House: ancient and contemporary suggestions

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The Painted House in Todi is an original mix of archaic, ancient and modern cultures, as original as the artist who conceived this experience: Brian O’Doherty. He adopted the pseudonym of Patrick Ireland in 1972, after the events of the Bloody Sunday in Derry, to denounce the repressive attitude of the British government towards the Irish claims. Then he decreed…

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