Ivan Bianchi big storic photographer in Varese

Veratti Hall hosts a photographic exhibition dedicated to Ivan Bianchi

Teatro-Maria - Mostra Bianchi

San Pietroburgo. Foyer del Teatro Maria.

In Varese until August 31 in the Veratti Hall you can enjoy a dip in the past of Tsarist russia, with the exhibition “Visions of Empire: Ivan Bianchi, an insubre at the Court of Tsar”.

Terra Insubre has decided to devote an exhibition to the pioneer of photography Ivan Bianchi, witch from varese migrate to ticino. The exhibition will focus on shots taken by the artist in St. Petersburg between 1852 and 1854.

The locations that will host the excellence of this artist are those of Veratti Hall, acquired by the city of Varese in 1986 by the homonymous family and become home to exhibitions and exhibitions of Museums, after the restoration of 1992.

The exhibition, a collaboration with the cultural centre the Ravelin and Ivan Bianchi Store of Locarno, give an opportunity to admire the first St. Petersburg picture, representing, for the years in which they were taken, also a puzzle piece in the history of photography.

For more information visit the website www.mostraivanbianchi.info

Photo Credits: www.mostraivanbianchi.info



Music in historic residences in Varese

Classical music in historic residences in Varese


July and September will still lead the classical music in historic residences in Varese, with the new edition of “music in historic homes-2014 Season”, exhibition that offers concerts and performances within some suggestive corners of the province.

With the collaboration of the Provincia of Varese and Tourism Agency, the review still offers five concerts to be held in Mornago, Comerio, Daverio, Azzate e Gazzada Schianno. To participate will be the ORCHESTRA I POMERIGGI MUSICALI DI MILANO, ORCHESTRA CANTELLI and MONICA DELLAVEDOVA QUINTET.

On the dates of July 30 July 27, September 7, 13 and 18 September you can enjoy a double show: the art of architecture from Varese who joins to classical music in charming frames ideal to spend your summer evenings, especially if you’re on vacation. The concerts are free or very low cost ticket, to give a chance to everyone to access.

View to the puppets of the priest of Gallarate

Burattini don Alberto Dell'Orto

The puppets by Don Alberto Dell’Orto

There are still a few days to admire the beautiful puppets by Don Alberto Dell’Orto, the pastor in Gallarate with love for the theater and the animation. For lovers of the genre is an opportunity not to be missed.

A special initiative to celebrate fifty years of priesthood of Fr. Alberto Dell’Orto, priest and protagonist of culture gallaratese since 1964.
The exhibition of his puppets and marionettes, one of his greatest passions, was organized by the Museum of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, with the support of Comune di Gallarate, Museo BUT * GA and National Visual arts prize Città di Gallarate.

The collection, acquired by Don Alberto in the mid 70 ‘s by Ettore Cardani, counted 67 puppets, but I’m 66 now owned ones, all lovingly cleaned and restored.

Held in the Church of St. Anthony, the exhibition presents a very varied selection of puppets and marionettes, probably manufacture bergamasca: colourful masked faces and theatrical expression, with stage clothes.

Chiesa di Sant’Antoni, Piazza Bridges – Gallarate VA
Opening up to Sunday July 13.
Hours: Tue-Fri 17.00-19.00; Saturday and Sunday 10.00-12.00 – 15.00/19.00.
For other times, book a visit to T 773836 0331 (Parish Secretary)

Photo Credits: www.officinacontemporanea.it

The big event “Palio dei Castelli” is upon us.

Hotel Ungheria suggests: Palio dei Castelli in Castiglione Olona – Diy Tourist Column

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Palio dei Castelli - Castiglione OlonaThis year are 39 the birthday candles for the big event Palio dei Castelli in Castiglione Olona, an unmissable appointment with the middle ages, in the heart of one of the most picturesque villages of Varese.

The 11th July  will kick off the traditional  historian kermis in castigione olona, which certainly represents one of the flagships of the province of Varese.

The theme of this edition traces the coronation moment at King of Italy of the Emperor Sigismund Of Hungary, held in Milan in 1431. But the Palio dei Castelli is not only a historical event. There is much more. From 11th July to 20th are provided for two intense weeks of performances, parades, games, but also food stands, concerts, exhibitions, even the finals of the World Cup 2014.

There are different don’t miss appointments. Note especially:

  • the procession of the official opening on Friday 11th July-20.30 hours;
  • the inauguration of the exhibitions Saturday 12th July: “Chronicles of the Seprio” – the comic boards published by Bacino delle Pro Loco Varese 7 –, “Draw the Palio” and Luca da Castiglione, painter of the Palio 2014;
  • the historical parade and the Race of the Circles on Sunday 13th July;
  • the historic procession, the spectacle of the Flag-wavers, the Race of the Barrels and the closing ceremony on Sunday 20th July.

For the complete program, you can consult the website of Pro Loco in Castiglione Olona.

Watch the trailer for the Palio dei Castelli 2014.


Credits photo e video: www.francocanziani.it e Annikam Audiovisivi

Happy 30th birthday JazzAscona Festival!

Until June 28th, 20 concerts per day at Jazz Music Festival Jazz Ascona

JAZZASCONA 2011240 concerts around to celebrate Louis Armstrong on the occasion of 30th anniversary of JazzAscona.

Until 28th June in Ascona, charming swiss town on Lake Maggiore, exuding Jazz music: on the Lake, in the squares, in bars, in restaurants and jazz clubs. Could not miss during these days the giant screen to watch the World Cup at Seven.

Jazz music in the heart of Ascona, then, for every budget: because tickets cost from 45 to 115 francs, but during the week the shows on the Lake are free of charge, and weekend are on promotion to 20 francs, with an additional discount for students.

The Billboard Jazz festival Ascona ranges from New Orleans jazz to swing and mainstream, without forgetting the gospel, blues, soul, R & B, funk. To see the program please visit website of Jazz Festival Ascona.

How to get there and Where to park.

Ascona is just less than 80 km from Varese and you can easily reach by car. 700 free parking spaces are available at the former airfield of Ascona with shuttle service to and from the Lake from 18.15 till 01.30.

 Photo credits: www.jazzascona.ch

Back the Cup Three Lakes: the vintage car race in Varese

Cup Three Lakes: auto race Varese

Varese Cmapo dei Fiori - Corsa Auto - StartThe engines begin to be checked on the July 4th. On July 5th “open dances” for a two-day speed and booming engines.

The first weekend of July the vintage cars take to the track for the “XXIII Cup of Three Lakes Varese-Campo dei Fiori”, historical roots varesine event, to which the Club Macchine Moto Storiche Varese has given again life and competitive regularity since 1990.

A route of about 250 miles, with over 60 timed qualifying and Match Racing on Saturday evening, the exciting race in downtown. There will be teams that are not only from Italy but from all over the world. Therefore it wil be an opportunity to promote our beautiful country.

Not far from Hotel Ungheria, in the heart of town, fulcrum of the event will be the Piazza Monte Grappa, the Estensi Gardens and the Congress Center Ville Ponti.

Do not miss the opportunity to dive into the past with vintage cars of the “XXIII Three Lakes and Cup Varese-Campo dei Fiori”.
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Varese: astronomy and the Observatory of Campo dei Fiori

Varese: Astronomical Observatory G. V. Schiaparelli – Campo dei Fiori

Osservatorio Campo dei Fiori

The Astronomical Observatory of Campo dei Fiori, with its citadel of Nature Sciences, are among the most estimable but at the same time little known beauties of Varese territory. The visit, lasting about 30 minutes, consists of an introduction to the history and activities of the Citadel, followed by the vision of the cupola with the main telescope, meteorological and seismic room connected to the Pre-alpine and Geophysical Centre at the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia.

A trip outside, immersed in the green of Campo dei Fiori, but also in astronomical and scientific knowledge. Suited to those who want to combine business with pleasure, feeding not only the spirit and the body but also the mind. On booking in advance and waiting list queue, guided tours are also possible.

The Observatory of Campo dei Fiori also opens to the public in some extraordinary events during the summer.

Saturday June 21th hours 21.00 “Songs under the stars”

Evening of music and astronomy in collaboration with Alpine choir “Campo dei Fiori”. Mountain songs and astronomical observation with telescopes provided by the Association. Booking is essential at the Observatory Secretariat number: 0332/235491

Saturday 5th July hours 21.00 – Music by Moonlight – From the beautiful and evocative setting of Belvedere Paul VI del Sacro Monte.
Special evening of music and astronomy in collaboration with Ensemble saxophones of Varese’s Civic Music Highschool.
To follow public astronomical observation with telescopes provided by the Association.

Sunday 20th July – From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hours- Open doors at the Observatory

  • The forest and its animals
  • Paths in the trail “the forest”, visits to the Observatory and greenhouse, observing the Sun and educational workshops.
  • The guided tours to the trail start every half hour, from 10 a.m. to 15.30, and will have a maximum duration of 1 hour. The start will be from the entrance gate of the Citadel.

In collaboration with the Voluntary Ecological Guards (GEV) of the Park of Campo dei Fiori.

Tuesday 12th August – hours 20.30 – Evening dedicated to shooting stars “the Perseids”-Villa Toeplitz

In one of the most beautiful villas of the city of Varese, Villa Toeplitz, external presentation of the phenomenon of falling stars.
Following observation of the Perseids, the summer constellations and stars with telescopes provided by the Association.

Credist photo: www.astrogeo.va.it

Varese Lake and the World Championship of Rowing Under 23

sede lagoA truly unique opportunity, don’t miss. The Varese Lake in July will be the location of a global event, the World Championship of Rowing Under 23.

The great sports festival held on the banks of the Lake from 23th to 27th July, with 1.300 athletes from over 58 countries. Varese and the Tourism Agency is more than a year preparing for this event, with an organizing Committee that has a team of more than 500 teenagers volunteers.

To anticipate the World Championship over the next few days is expected another spectacular event, unprecedented this year. From 15th to 18th May in fact held International Para-race Rowing and Master  (now in its eighth edition), accompanied by a corollary of  extraordinary events: the third edition of the World Indoor Championship INAS, the inaugural International race INAS and National Meeting students and cadets.

To host the events will be of course the Association A.S.D. Canottieri Gavirate, a company that also incorporates the Federal Center for Adaptive category, and has a fully equipped gymnasium and a race field on the water regulatory type, 3 km long and divided into 8 lanes.

Don’t miss the World Rowing Championship Under 23!
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Solevoci Festival come back. Discover our offers.

solevoci_contestLike every year, Festival Solevoci, a large summer event of Varese celebrating cappella vocal music: contests, seminars and concerts in the heart of the Garden City of varese.

This edition – from 13th to 15th June – is characterized by two highlights: the Solevoci a Cappella Contest, an international competition for Jazz and pop vocal groups, and the Solevoci Beatbox Convention, dedicated instead to appassioanti of vocal percussion.

Our Hotel has an agreement with Solevoci Festival and offers its rooms at a special price.

Don’t miss Solevoci Festival!
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