Vera Fotografia (True Photography), curated by Alessandra Mammì and Alessandra Mauro, and organised by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in conjunction with Contrasto e Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, reviews the long career of Gianni Berengo Gardin, the photographer who has managed to capture the spirit of our era and our country possibly better than any other over the past fifty years. Roughly 250 photographs, vintage 30 x 40 prints, are broken down into sections entitled: Venice, Milan, The World of Work, Lunatic Asylums, Gypsies, Protest, An Italian Story, Portraits, Figures in the Foreground, Home and The World and From Landscapes to Outsize Ships. The rooms also host 24 large prints: photographs chosen and commented on by friends, intellectuals and colleagues – fully-fledged “author’s” comments. (May 18 2016 Opening …)
XIV edition of celebrations for the Birthday of Rome organized by the Gruppo Storico Romano.
The commemoration of the Roman conquest of Britain with over 300 reenactors who celebrate the historic feat of the Emperor Claudius which led to the conquest of Britain in 43/44 A.D. (see photo gallery)
La Perdonanza Celestiniana is a historical and religious event which is held every year in L’Aquila and that culminates with the opening of the Holy Door on August 28. Its name comes from the Papal Bull that Pope Celestine V issued in 1294 and which he granted a plenary indulgence to anyone who enters, confessed and communicated, in the basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio from the evening of 28 August, to those of 29.