More than 350 shows, Cinema, Theatre, Ballet, from July to August. 16 historical city near Bassano del Grappa, take care of this interesting Kermesse of art.

Info: www.comune.bassano.vi.it

THE CHESS GAME with living persons
The story of the Chess Game dates back to 1454 when Marostica belonged to the Venetian Republic
It happened that two noblemen, Rinaldo D'Angarano and Vieri da Vallonara, fell in love with the beautiful Lionora, daughter of Taddeo Parisio, who was the Lord of the Marostica's castle…….
A note of unique courtesy pervades everything; it inspires the whole re-evocation of this ancient story which. The Human Chess Game represent the most spectacular moment inside this historical/traditional performance: armed men, archers and halberdiers, fool-soldiers and knights, noble court, the master of arms, falconers, pageboys, maidens, standard holders, musicians, farmers and their wives; the Whites and the Blacks with their kings and queens, rooks and knights, bishops and pawns and the two suitors who decide the moves. This event is repeated today just like the first time, in a framework of sumptuous costumes, multi-colour banners, martial parades, exquisite elegance. from the darkness of remote times, still live today as a miracle of fantasy.

Info: www.marosticascacchi.it

At the end of June, the Marostica In Jazz Festival is organized in the beautiful square of the city.
The Event is becoming always more important.
For a whole week international artists and musicians perform and create a great atmosphere.

Info: www.marosticainjazz.com

VENICE– The Biennale
Dreams and Conflicts - The Dictatorship of the Viewer
The Biennale di Venezia presents the 50th International Art Exhibition: an "exhibition of exhibitions".
It will be composed of different projects (like islands in an archipelago), each with its own identity and autonomy. The viewer-reader of this map will thus be able to build upon each of these singular contemporary artistic experiences. Indeed, there will be no beginning and no end but various locales with different visions and concepts used as tools to tackle a contemporaneous voyage.
Once again, the 64 national pavilions in the Biennale di Venezia aim to reveal a cross-section of the world's realities, which will be used as an open map by the viewer-reader enabling for the most vivid experiences in Venice.

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