The 2012 London Olympics choose the MADE IN ITALY

Technogym has been named the exclusive provider of the first Wellness Olympics of the story. The company is recognized worldwide as the company that sets the industry standard technology for athletic training, rehabilitation and wellness, it is in his fifth Olympic experience after Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006 and Beijing 2008.


Attrezzi Technogym

Technogym equipment


In London Technogym will provide tools to the main gym at the Olympic Village, open to all athletes participating, and the centers of preparation for the 28 fields located in the respective structures. We expect to provide more than 750 tools, details of which will be defined during the 7 remaining months that separate us from the event. Nerio Alessandri, Technogym President, says: “This important result is a victory not only for Technogym, but for the whole Italian system” and adds: “The London 2012 Olympic Games represent a unique opportunity to promote wellness as a social opportunity and to increase the number of people involved to exercise regularly. “According to Lord Coe, Chairman of LOCOG (London Organising Committee, the organizing committee of the London Olympics), Technogym has been selected “in consideration of the absolute necessity to guarantee athletes technologies in every way better.”




Italian Arts guide: exhibits in Italy updated May 2012

Should visit Italy, there are several opportunities to admire the artistic beauty. The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy’s art exhibitions:

AOSTA – Centro Saint-Benin: Giorgio de Chirico, The Labyrinth of Dreams and Ideas; 65 works including 40 oil paintings; until September 30.

Giorgio de Chirico La Partenza

Giorgio de Chirico La Partenza

AREZZO – Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea: Lucio Fontana 40 works; until June 24.

COMO – Villa Olmo: Boldini and the Belle Epoque, 60 works, until July 24.

CORTONA – Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona (MAEC): 40 masterpieces of Etruscan art from Louvre, never before seen in Italy; until July 3.

FLORENCE – Galleria dell’Accademia: Art Returns Art; contemporary masters including Burri; until November 4.

– Uffizi: Sketches by Fra’ Angelico, Botticelli, Mantegna, Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo; until June 12.

Andrea Mantegna - Cristo disteso

Andrea Mantegna – Cristo disteso

FORLI’ – Musei Civici di San Domenico: Melozzo da Forli’, 90 works by Renaissance master and contemporaries including Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Perugino, Mantegna and Raphael; until June 12.

GALLARATE – Museo Maga: Alberto Giacometti, The Soul Of The 20th Century; until June 5.

MILAN – Palazzo Reale: Mimmo Paladino, 50 works including 30 large canvases, sculptures and installations; until June 26.



– same venue: bizarre 16th-century painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo; works on loan from Louvre, Munich, Madrid, New York, Stockholm and Kunshistorisches Museum in Vienna; until May 22.

Museo Diocesano: ‘The Eyes of Caravaggio‘, formative years from Venice to Milan with works by Lotto, Tintoretto, Titian the young artist would have admired; until July 3.

PAVIA – Castello: Leonardeschi, From Foppa to Giampietrino, 22 works loaned from Hermitage, many of them believed to be by Leonardo until end of 19th century; until July 10.

PERUGIA – Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria: Luca Signorelli, 66 works in biggest show ever on Tuscan Renaissance master, featuring loans from Italy and abroad; until August 26.

ROME — Various sites: itinerary of significant places in Caravaggio’s life and career in Rome; until June 19.

– Vittoriano: ‘At the Roots of National Identity’, 200 works celebrating 150th anniversary of unity; national figures and symbols including Garibaldi, Manzoni, Verdi, Pirandello, Eleonora Duse, Futurism, Carducci, Caruso, Toscanini, Padre Pio, Marconi, Fermi, Neorealism, Fausto Coppi, Toto and Italy national soccer team; until June 2.

– Musei Capitolini: ‘Portraits, The Many Faces Of Power’, 150 Roman heads, busts, statues ranging from early terracotta works to deified images of imperial rulers; until September 25.

– Scuderie del Quirinale: Lorenzo Lotto, 56 masterpieces by 16th-century Veneto painter, until June 12.

– Colosseum: Nero; until September 18.

– MAXXI: Michelangelo Pistoletto, From One To Many, 100 works, 1956-1974; until August 15.

– Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (GNAM): ‘Dante Gabriele Rossetti-Edward Burne Jones and the Myth of Italy in Victorian England’; 100 works loaned by major international galleries, many for first time in Italy; pre-Raphaelite works and masterpieces by Giotto, Botticelli, Titian, Veronese; until June 12.

– Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza: Caravaggio In Rome; previously unpublished documents and images rewrite artist’s life story; until May 15.

– Palazzo Incontro: Tiziano Terzani, 30 Years of Asia; 100 photographs, some unseen, by late writer and journalist; until May 29.

TURIN – Reggia di Venaria: La Bella Italia, celebrating 150th anniversary of Italian unity; 350 works tracing various ex-capital cities including Florence, Turin, Milan, Genoa and Naples as well as Rome; plus art giants like Giotto, Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Tiepolo, Canova, Bernini; until September 11.

VATICAN CITY – Braccio di Carlo Magno: The Marvels of Marche; Raphael, Lotto, Titian, Guercino, Guido Reni and many more; until June 9.

VENICE – Ca’ Foscari: ‘William Congdon in Venice (1948-1960): An American View’; until July 8.



London Olympic games, Armani sews the anthem on the heart of the Italian athletes

Giorgio Armani presented the Italian clothing for Olympic athletes, ready for their journey to London 2012. The clothing is made with impeccable Italian style,original and fashion but also with great sensitivity for the country: the Italian national anthem sewn onto the heart.



“The sport is the most patriotic and inspiring national pride”, Giorgio Armani said during the presentation on Thursday May 10.


Interno della tuta degli atleti

Inside the suit athletes


The complete line of Olympic games has 50 unique pieces, it includes a stylized portrait of the Colosseum and the colors used are mostly dark blue and white to express the idea of classic elegance. Lastly, the pole will be the beginning of the hymn in the neck, collar turned up and visible logos of EA7 and CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee).




Bellini, Tiziano and Lotto go to Metropolitan Museum of ART

From May 15 to September 3, 2012 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host the exhibition “North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo“. The Accademia Carrara in Bergamo is one of the “jewels” from an Italian museum, founded in the late 18 th century by Count Giacomo Carrara, containsa series of masterpieces ranging from 14 ° to 19 ° century, with an outstanding collection of Renaissance .

The Accademia Carrara at the Metropolitan Museum will lend 15 masterpieces by Venetian and northern Italy, including works by BelliniTitian and LorenzoLotto.
Unlike many Italian museum, its collection was formed largely by a group ofcollectors brilliant centuries of 18 ° and 19 °, including Giovanni Morelli.

Pietà di Bellini

Pietà of Bellini

The exhibition includes three panels of Lorenzo Lotto 1513-1516, which was painted for Santo Stefano in Bergamo, Giovanni Bellini‘s memorably the Pietà,

Orfero ed Eurice di Tiziano Vecellio

Orfero ed Eurice  Tiziano Vecellio

Orfeo ed Euridice Tiziano Vecellio,

Lorenzo Lotto, Ritratto Licina Brembati

Lorenzo Lotto, Licina Brembati

Lorenzo Lotto, one of the most beautiful portraits, Lucina Brembati.



The Palio di Legnano, in May each year recalls the story from 1176

Italy is the country of traditions, in fact there are many events that are repeated year by year, with a spirit reminiscent and historical. The Palio di Legnano is one of them, and every year the last Sunday of May, commemoratesthe victorious Battle of Legnano, fought May 29, 1176 by the armies of the Lombard League against the Emperor of Germany, Frederick Barbarossa. Before the Palio horses are blessed, and the streets of the city held a parade consisting of more than 1,200 historical figures in medieval costumes, whose clothes, shields, etc.. closely reflect those of the twelfth century.

The highlight of the Palio, a horse race is the “hair” that is, without a saddle,which is manifested on Sunday and attend, as 8 districts: Flora, San Bernardino, San Martino, San Domenico, San Magno, Sant’Ambrogio, Legnarello, Sant’Erasmo. It runs on sandy mantle and is composed of two batteries elimination of 4 revolutions of the ring, to which each involving 4 quarters, and by a final 5 turns in the top 2 of the batteries classified earlier.

The district winner of the Palio has the right to retain in their own church, until the following year, the Cross of Ariberto Intimiano, which is a plaster sculpture from 1935 by sculptor Legnano Gersam Turri, which faithfully reproduces the original cross.



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