Taormina focuses on culture for the G7
From Leonardo and Caravaggio to Futurism, the host city of the G7 Summit is setting up a rich cultural agenda.
The Sicilian town of Taormina will host the G7 Summit in late May. To prepare for the event, the city administration is setting up a rich cultural agenda with exhibits on Leonardo Da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Antonello da Messina.
On the occasion of the G7, “we are preparing important cultural events to open the spring season and through the G7 in May,” Taormina’s deputy mayor Mario D’Agostino told Taormina Today.
“A cultural experience for the visitor to immerse in the history and beauty of the region and to discover some of the most important protagonists of Italian culture,” said D’Agostino.
Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina
Taormina’s Palazzo Corvaja, one of the city’s most important sites, will host a Unescosites/Italian Heritage and Arts project featuring masterpieces by Italian master Caravaggio and Antonello da Messina.
From March 11, Taormina’s Chiesa del Carmine will feature some of the key artists of Italian Futurism, including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Julius Evola, and Giulio D’anna. More than 70 pieces from the Futur-Ism archive of the Ventura Collection (Fondazione Cirulli e dalla Collezione Trust Aletta) will be on view.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Tavola Lucana
Starting May 24, two days before the G7 Summit, Taormina’s Chiesa del Carmine will also feature Leonardo da Vinci’s Tavola Lucana, one of the most famous auto portrait of the Italian master and inventor.
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