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Must-attend events

Smell Festival 2018

Smell Festival 2018

A path with 'wide open nostrils' between history, quality and innovation, where smells and fragrances give life to endless narrations.

Gran Ballo dell'Unità d'Italia

Gran Ballo dell'Unità d'Italia

In Gioachino Rossini's "Salotto", one hundred twenty dancers of the association 8cento in historical costume, celebrate the Grand Ball of the Italy Unity, now in its XXII edition.

AngelicA 28

AngelicA 28

Twenty-eighth edition of the International Music Festival featuring a rich programme of events dedicated to contemporary and research music.

W. Eugene Smith - Pittsburgh

W. Eugene Smith - Pittsburgh

At MAST, for the first time in Italy, an exhibition entirely dedicated to American photographer and his monumental work started in 1955 in Pittsburgh, at the time the main industrial city in the world.

32 Rue Vandenbranden

32 Rue Vandenbranden

At Arena del Sole the famous Belgian Company Peeping Tom presents the performance of theatre-dance, Olivier awards 2015 winner for the best dance production.

Meta-Morphosis

Meta-Morphosis

First Italian retrospective of the Chinese artist Zhang Dali: over two hundred artworks that narrate the transformations and the contradictions of contemporary China through a dialogue with the city and its inhabitants.

Giappone. Storie d'amore e guerra

Giappone. Storie d'amore e guerra

A great exhibition about classic Japanese art: Hiroshige, Utamaro, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi. The greatest nineteenth-century artists on show at Palazzo Albergati - 24st of March to the 9th of September