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Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan

Leonardo Da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan

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Who is the world’s foremost polymath and artist without any precedent in recorded history? And which among his artworks is the most intriguing one? We all know it is Leonardo Da Vinci. And many of us have heard of his mysterious “The Last Supper” painted in 1498. What is interesting, however, Leonardo’s “Cenacolo” (the original title), representing the last meal shared by Jesus with his disciples before his capture and death, is perhaps the most reproduced work of art ever. It counts immeasurable number of copies made in every medium on every continent.

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Pantheon: 2000 years of history

Pantheon: 2000 years of history

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The Pantheon in Rome is one of the most famous monuments of the city and perhaps the most enigmatic building of the whole Italy. This splendid church dedicated “to all the gods” was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD) and was finally completed in 128 AD by the emperor Hadrian. This makes this amazing construction one of the oldest examples of architecture we have on our planet today. Built about two thousand years ago, it is still there!

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Unique and identical Juan Munoz’s human figures

Unique and identical Juan Munoz’s human figures

ART & EXHIBITIONS
Recently Hangar Bicocca in Milan has displayed extraordinary works of Madrid born artist Juan Munoz (1953-2001). Hundreds of anonymous human figures filled the dark and suggestive industrial space of the museum. The 15 most important installations signed by the Spanish sculptor brought evocative etudes on anxiety and loneliness issues, interaction games, physiological tricks and optical illusions, and involving spectators into these works of art.

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Rising Vacations

Rising Vacations

NEWS
Cultural Italy is very pleased and proud to welcome Rising Vacations, a new travel agency specialized in vacations to Europe! Born at the same time of the new British princess, Rising Vacations can be considered a true Royal Baby. In the same way Cultural Italy provides luxury travel service for Italy, Rising Vacations is available for other must-see European destinations.

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Best of Expo: desert city at the UAE Pavilion

Best of Expo: desert city at the UAE Pavilion

EXPO 2015
This pavilion is a dramatic canyon-like space defined by undulating 12-metre-high walls. The whole structure evokes an image of sand dunes hosting suggestive narrow pedestrian streets and small courtyards typical of an ancient desert town of the United Arab Emirates.

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Best of Expo 2015: Timer waves of the Robot constructed French Pavilion

Best of Expo 2015: Timer waves of the Robot constructed French Pavilion

EXPO 2015
Yes, French know not only how to cook fresh and crispy baguette, rich in taste and deep in color wines, and creamy, smelly and sometimes even moldy but always delicious cheese. They also know pretty well how to design an appealing pavilion where to showcase in the best way all the national culinary treasures and cookery achievements.

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