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Film festivals, art and crafts: cultural events in Italy

The 7th edition of the International Rome Film Festival is about to start and will gather in Rome, from 9 to 17 November 2012, actors, directors and celebrities from all over the world. The international jury chaired by Jeff Nichols will judge 15 feature films presented as world premieres, such as “A glimpse inside the mind of Charls Swan II” directed by Roman Coppola, starring Charlie Sheen, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Katheryn Winnick and Patricia Arquette. Some of the year’s most important gala screenings will be presented out of competition, like “La bande des Jotas” by Marjane Satrapi, “Bullet to the head” with Sylvester Stallone and “Breaking Dawn. Part 2”, the new chapter of The Twilight Saga with Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

But the International Rome Film Festival is only one of the many cultural events in Italy that will take place in Italy in the next months. From January 25, 2013, for example, Bologna will host a new edition of the popular Arte Fiera, that will attract thousands of artist and experts in modern and contemporary art. Same focus for the 2013 edition of MiArt, to be held in Milan in April 2013.

Italy also host “Gran Premio di San Marino”, in the city of IMOLA, which is the most important (after Montecarlo) F1 Gran Prix in the world. All cars, from all teams, use Pirelli Tyres and people literally go grazy for Ferrari Team.

Handicrafts will be the core of the 77th edition of the Florence International Crafts Fair (April 20-28, 2013), dedicated to craftsmen and handmade products, such as furniture, clothes, fashion accessories, gadgets and jewellery produced in more than 20 countries. The food corner will feature wine&food itineraries linked with the typical products of the different regions.

The 13th International Architecture Exhibition organized by la Biennale di Venezia is still ongoing (and will be open to the public until November 25th), but the next Art Biennale, titled “The enciclopedic palace” and curated by Massimiliano Gioni, is already scheduled from June 1st to November 24th 2013 in Venice. Last but not least, the magnificent city built on water will host from August 28th to September 7th, 2013 the 70th Venice International Film Festival.