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Celebrate the arrival of King Umberto I in Lecce among shops, palaces and banquets

In 1889, King Umberto I and Prime Minister Francesco Crispi came to Lecce to inaugurate some important monuments. To celebrate the memory of this historic event, the Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane asked Fabio to put together a group of passionate volunteers to coordinate the production of an article and the preparation of a commemorative aperitif.
Fabio is waiting for you in Piazza Carducci, bring all your motivation together with lots of curiosity and creativity.

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Your roman mosaic in Verona

The Archeonaute Association of Verona has recently managed the excavation of the wonderful Roman Villa of Valdonega where precious mosaics and rare frescoes are kept. Francesca, an expert archaeologist, was commissioned to coordinate a group of creative Roman culture enthusiasts to promote this historic place that is still so little known.
So, take part with all your ideas in the workshop for the creation of a series of promotional gadgets, but first of all, to give you a general view of Roman history in Verona, Francesca is waiting for you near Ponte Pietra
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Reveal the architecture of a hidden Venice

The American magazine Architectural Heritage Online has launched a call for those creatives who will want to grapple with the promotion of some gems of Venetian architecture that are little known and usually less frequented by tourists. Stefano, architect, draftsman and deep expert of Venice, is the coordinator of the project that will lead creatives to discover and document a precious and authentic Venice with the aim of publishing their original material on a special insert of the magazine.
Do you feel ready to participate in this unconventional call? Stefano is ready to welcome you tomorrow in Campo dei Frari with the participation kit.
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Festival of the Venetian Serenade, you are the protagonist!

Sergio, musician and author of Venetian songs, has just composed a wonderful love song about a serenade of two lovers in a gondola. The song would be perfect to be a candidate for the next Venetian Serenade Festival but musicians, singers and videomakers are needed to make the video trailer.
Can you sing or play an instrument and are you passionate about Venetian music? Sergio also needs you to record a good audition and run for the prestigious festival. So, don’t hold back! Sergio is waiting for you to take the score and then, everybody in a gondola!… Read More

Invitation to the Carnival Grand Ball

The Carnival Grand Ball in Venice is an exclusive party, which becomes even more special for guests who know the period dances, especially those of the ‘700, such as the fabulous Minuetto. And you, do you want to earn your invitation for the Grand Ball and better enjoy this experience? Rely in Monica, a Venetian DOC and expert in Venetian Carnival traditions: surely she can help you prepare yourself to receive the exclusive invitation. You will be amazing at the Grand Ball!
Monica is waiting for you to introduce you to the experts in the Ball and its traditions: dance masters and costume designers will transform you into an authentic Venetian nobleman of the ‘700.
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Domus de Janas, fairies’ house and the music of the tree of life

In Sant’Andrea Priu there is a magical place. Next to an ancient olive tree there are the Domus de Janas, also called “the fairies’ houses”. The Rural Heritage association is looking for special people to let them try a truly unique experience: finding a deeper connection with nature through the vibrations that this mysterious archaeological site gives off.
Will your emotions be able to make “The Tree of Life” sound? If you have an open and free spirit, the shaman is waiting for you to guide you on your process of reconnection with nature.… Read More

The dances of “The Leopard”at the Palace of Pottino marquises

The Mediterranean Itineraries Association has decided to enhance the Palace of Pottino marquises of Petralia Soprana as an ideal place to shoot some scenes of the remake of the movie “Il Gattopardo” (The Leopard) and assigns Antonella, as a historical expert of the Palace and of the noble life of the late nineteenth century, to select the extras for the film.
Do you feel ready to pass the casting? Antonella is waiting for you “in the little square” in Petralia Soprana and, if you pass the selection, the contract will be yours!… Read More

The other face of the Madonna of Idris

Next month the marriage of Caterina, daughter of the Countess Beatrice, is planned, but tonight an earthquake has destroyed the facade of the rupestrian church of S. Maria dell’Idris and the marriage is at risk. The Countess Beatrice did not lose hope seeking skilful experts of tuff to whom assign the contract for rebuilding of the facade in record time.
The appointment is for tomorrow and if you think you are up to the task, come forward and show what you can do. Please do not forget to bring your work tools!… Read More

The Masks of the Palaces of Lecce…inside and outside of us

Rosemarie is a famous cultural anthropologist and has organized an international convention of art historians on the theme “Masks of the Palaces of Lecce of the 1600s and 1800s, good and evil, outside and inside us.” We will have to examine the masks located at the entrance of the noblest palaces of Lecce and the deeper dimension that the metaphor of the mask plays on each of us will be revealed.
Map in hand, the workshop starts tomorrow morning and it is open to all those who will have the courage to understand the deepest meaning of this ancient tradition.… Read More

The Enigma of Otranto and the Holy Grail

Archbishop Calabria commissioned Rosemarie, anthropologist and scholar of medieval mysteries, to establish an international commission to unveil the famous “Enigma of Otranto”. The challenge is bold because it is not just a matter of finding and freeing the greatest medieval European mosaic from stucco but also of revealing the more hidden meaning that is hidden in “the Tree of Life”, an iconography of the ancient mosaic which, according to the legend, seems to date back to the myth of the Holy Grail.
Rosemarie has already found the first clues; bring your history notes on medieval myths and legends and get ready to face the mystery!… Read More

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