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From 4 September 2010 to 9 January 2011

Adolph Gottlieb, Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

Adolph-GottliebAt the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice from September 4, 2010 to January 9, 2011 there is the exhibition of the American artist Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) a special journey from his natural  Surrealism to his expressionism and abstractism. The popularity of Gottlieb derives from his invention of a visual language more basic and universal than written language, purged of symbols with historical precedents. His Pictographs are images of what appear to be archaic symbols in irregular grids; his Bursts and Landscapes are symbols of cosmic and universal, as well as uniquely aesthetic value and the exhibition includes sketches, prints and sculptures. The show has been organized in partnership with the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York and includes loans from the American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, various private collections, as well as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou), and the Museum Frieder Burda. Should you want to have additional information about the Adolph Gottlieb Exhibition in Venice, fell free to contact our team at the Hotel Alle Guglie; we shall be all more than pleased to provide you with all the information and with our best offer to spend an exciting break in Venice.

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From 24 October 2010 to 24 October 2010

25th Venice Marathon 2010

25VeniceMarathonThe 25th Venice Marathon shall be run on October 24th 2010 this year, the fourth Sunday of the month of October as usual and shall be a very special edition with a new distance along the Riviera, Mestre and Venice. The event is really unique and rare and take place in one of the most beautiful natural and cultural sceneries in the world: starting from Villa Pisani in Stra, the runners will pass along the Riviera del Brenta to end up at Riva dei Sette Martiri in Venice, just in St. Mark’s Square in front of the Basilca. The marathon, with its 7.000 enlistees coming from all over the words, has this year also some facilities to allow the disabled to participate to the competition, as the 13 bridges along the last bit of the route have specific temporary wooden ramps. The competition will start at 9.20 am, while the competition for the disabled will start at 9.15 am. The total lenght of the Marathon is 26,224 miles. The Venice Marathon is indeed sensitive to those social issues that mostly involve our society, and so this year the causes supported are three. The first of them “Run for Water, Run for Life”, created with Africa Mission – Cooperation and Development, is a fundraising initiative to build wells in the region of Karamoja, one of the poorest in Uganda. The Venice Marathon supports also “Bimbingamba”, a charity organization created by the former Formula 1 pilot Alex Zanardi and Sergio Campo, the founder of the Associazione Niccolò Campo, that wants to help all those children who have lost one or more limbs. “Adopt a Bridge for Venice”, the third initiative of this year, allows Companies to link their names to one of the thirteen bridges along the route, making them part of the causes that the Venice Marathon is supporting. Our Reception shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about all these events and invite you to visit our offer page to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.

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From 29 August 2010 to 21 November 2010

12th International Architecture Exhibition – The Biennale in Venice

Biennale ArchitetturaThis year the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice shall be held from August 29 till November 21, 2010 and shall have as new director the Japan architect Kazuyo Sejima. The aim of the exhibition, together with the Biennale, is to celebrate the art of building spaces and both shows no longer want to be the art of the representation and celebration and want, with optimism, to break with the past. What most strikes about this Biennale is the almost total absence of real architectural projects and examples of urban transformation whereas more weight has been given to the concepts of idea and research projected. Whereas the previous Exhibition in 2008 was characterized by a sort of pessimism, due to the smaller confidence deserved by the buildings in front of enormous and impersonal spaces, this one of 2010 is optimistic as it proposes a series of visions and real transformations of the spaces. In order to bring the Biennale back to the first place in the world, the organizers have tried to bring the world into the spaces of the Arsenale and the Giardini. The visitor must enter imagining the future of architecture on the Earth. You will see, then, suddenly, along the way, a cloud appear in a room: a sensory experience proposed by Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects, a small change within the space occupied by the cloud produces a transformation into the cloud itself and the environment. Immediately after you enter a dark space in which, at times, the water games and strobe lights by Olafur Eliasson explode: a stunning and hypnotic experience. Our Reception shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about all these events and invite you to visit our offer page to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.

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From 1 July 2010 to 31 July 2010

July 2010: Charles Aznavour, Pat Metheny and Norah Jones in concert in St.Mark’s Square

norah-jonesThis summer Charles Aznavour, Pat Metheny and Norah Jones shall be in concert in St.Mark’s Square in Venice. Pierre Cardin’s show “Casanova” and Roberto Bolle will be in the city as well. The festival will start on July 12, 2010 with the world premiere of Pierre Cardin’s Production: a new musical named “Casanova, loves and deceits in Venice”, whose setting up and stage designs are by Renato Balistreri whereas the costumes are designed by the Italian French Stylist. On Friday July 16 will be the day of Charles Aznavour, who has recently published  his new album registered with the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Called “Aznavoice“ with an obvious reference to Frank Sinatra, he can boast of a long carrier as a singer, song-writer and film actor. The Venice Jazz Festival shall host this year Pat Metheny, Norah Jones, Paco De Lucia and Esperanza Spalding. Pat Metheny Group will perform on the stage of St. Mark’s Square on Friday July 23 with “The Songbook Tour”. On July 24 will be the time of  Norah Jones and her new album “The Fall”. For this much-winner of Grammy Awards this album represents a new sound experimentation with many other artists and with her historical artistic partner Jesse Harris too. Norah Jones will not perform with her usual piano but with her guitar, which is her favourite instrument when registering too. Other summer concerts which must not be missed will be at La Fenice Theatre, as part of the Show organized by Veneto Jazz. Esperanza Spalding, namely a double bass player, singer and composer, new firmament star of the international jazz, will play on Tuesday 27th July at the Venetian theatre. Paco De Lucia virtuous genius of the flamenco guitar will perform at La Fenice Theatre on Thursday July 29 during the third edition of Venice Jazz Festival. The artist will present you his new masterpiece “Cositas Buenas”, an album containing Spanish and Mexican music, with which he will revolutionize history once again. The date of the dancing Roberto Bolle’s show on St. Mark’s Square has not been fixed yet. Our Reception shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about all these events and invite you to visit our offer page to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.

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From 1 May 2010 to 31 May 2010

Happyspritz@Guggenheim, Nightlife in Art with MTV in Venice

sottobicchiere_doppioThe ritual of taking an aperitif in the Palace Venier dei Leoni, one of the most beautiful palace on the Gran Canal, sipping it in harmony with the rhythm of joyful djs and meantime admiring some wonderful works of Contemporary Art: this is Happyspritz@Guggenheim, a successful idea of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Aperol. Every Monday of May 2010, from 19:00 to 21:30 in the magic frame of the Palace Venier, the nightlife event for those who want to share a stimulating cultural moment in a funny and unique way. With only 7 Euros you can drink 2 spritz and visit the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, and in particular the Gianni Mattioli Collection, the Nasher Sculpture Garden and the exhibition “Utopia Matters. Dalle confraternite al Bauhaus”. The unique partner of this event shall be the famous music network MTV with 5 great djs, one for every single appointment: Dj Stoner, the big Frankie Hi Nrg Mc and Migule Selekta, Dj Nanou, the rapper Dargen D’Amico and finally, Electrosacher dj’s Collective. This year there shall be a lot of musical events out of Venice as well, related to the Happyspritz@Guggenheim, in Padua and in Bologna. Our Reception shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about the event and invite you to visit our offer page to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.

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From 26 May 2010 to 12 June 2010

Capturing Emotions, the 5th International Dance Festival of Venice

biennale-danzaCapturing Emotions is the name of the 2010 International Dance Festival of Venice, from next 26th May to 12th June 2010. The name of the festival wants to underline the deepest meaning of the dance, described as a workshop of human emotions and shared visions. This year Venice will presents the works of the most innovative national and international choreographers with a special attention to Canada and Quebec, New Zealand and Australia. The program is very big as it counts 36 performances, 5 world premières, 7 European premières and 8 new performances directly from Italy. 20 choreographers, 16 companies, a new off section dedicated to unknown performances, in addition to all the others workshops and meetings with the artists. The Festival shall start at the Teatro alle Tese with Oxigen, namely the new choreography by Ismael Ivo, that will engage the young dancers of the Arsenale della Danza. Soon afterwards it will be the turn of Le Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal with Le Sacre Printemps, which has been revised by Stijn Celis, and two jewels by Jirì Kyliàn: Bella Figura and Six Dances. On 3rd June the Monumental by Ros Warby shall be on the stage and afterwards it shall be followed by 3 European premières of the Sydney Dance Company and Roadkill of Splintergroup. Lemi Ponifasio, from the New Zealand, will bring “Tempest without a body” on 5th and 6th June. The Golden Lion for the career will be given to the American choreographer William Forsythe, a leading figure in dance since the Nineties.  Our Reception shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about the Dance Festival and invite you to visit our offer page to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.

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From 25 March 2010 to 31 December 2010

Superior quality Books and Events in Venice

VenicebookIn Venice, San Marco 3717, you may find the editorial company Lineadacqua that, with more than 20.000 books sold every year, is an an innovative company whose philosophy is founded on the idea of a combination of diverse elements: quality and innovation, culture and passion, friendship and fine wine. Lineadacqua’s products include books and events of superior quality, both in content and in form. Some examples are “Venice Food and Wine” of M. E. Chojnacka, an unique trip in the the preparation and enjoyment of seafood in Venice, a city on the sea and of the sea; for Venetians the sea has historically represented nothing less than freedom: freedom to move by boat through the city and beyond, freedom from invasion, and freedom from hunger. The Venice of today is a mix of tradition and innovation, and this book is a celebration of that combination. With its recipes and reflections on fish and wine, this book offers you the chance to bring a bit of Venice into your kitchen and onto your table. And as you enjoy these dishes with family and friends, remember that you are sharing in the story of the Adriatic Sea, its bounty, its history and its crown jewel, Venice itself. And again “When Venice Floods” of Giannandrea Mencini, dedicated to the Venetian tides; because of its exceptional morphology, built inside a lagoon, Venice has always been sensitive to this happening. The city is deluged by water several times a year, particularly between October and February when low pressure and cyclonic disturbances are more frequent. For all the others books we invite you to visit www.venicebooks.it, we remind you that all the books can be bought in the Hotel Alle Guglie as well, and that we are more than pleased to let you have any information you need about our prices and special offer for the next seasons.

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From 10 March 2010 to 31 December 2010

Natural History Museum at Fondaco dei Turchi Venice

Museo Storia NaturaleThe Natural History Museum of Venice is going to open again from March 10, 2010 with a restored and welcoming venue for the scientific and naturalistic education of new generations in particular. This new and fascinating exhibition is held at the Fondaco dei Turchi in Venice, very closed to the Hotel Alle Guglie, and has new eleven rooms, a new reception area and big garden outside the building. A museological approach and a museological system, both of them with a  modern and original scheme. After the total restoration carried out over the last few years, which led to the reorganisation and updating of the museum system, and after the complete restoration of the collections (which cover a chronological scale spanning 700 million years, with two million exhibits; zoological, entomological and botanic collections; fossils and anatomical preparations, as well as ethnographic collections, “wonders”, and a library containing forty thousand works), another important phase of the new refurbishment has been finished. What is opening to the public today in one of the most famous palaces in the city, the Fondaco dei Turchi, that is radically restored museum, on the one hand reclaims and develops its scientific and educational tradition and on the other appraises and proposes new tools and methods in terms of its contents and the exhibition layout. All of this is the fruition of the work of a committed group, which sees architects and communication professionals working alongside the museum’s scientific directors. We shall be more than pleased to let you have any additional information about the Museum and invite you to visit our offer page to discover our prices and availability for your next holiday in Venice at the Hotel Alle Guglie.

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From 3 December 2009 to 7 March 2010

Zoran Music, Extreme Figure at Palazzo Franchetti, Venice

zoran-music-veneziaThe city of Venice is paying a tribute to Zoran Music, the Dalmatian artist considered among the most important personalities of the Twentieth century, with a great exhibition hosted at Palazzo Franchetti from 3rd December 2009 to 7th March 2010. ‘Zoran Music. Estreme figure’ celebrates the one hundredth anniversary of the artist’s birth and it is made of more than eighty works, among which oil paintings and works on paper, some of which are unknown and exhibited for the first time. In particular the latest thirty years of the artist’s painting career are the object of a study, when his stripped representation has become extreme. Music’s works, going through nearly all the last century, actually show, in their rough and simple mark, a stripping journey towards the attainment of the essence. Unfailing are the images of an interior and extremely intimate Venice, where the artist lived after the end of the Second World War, alternating it with Paris. Venice is the town where Music feels free and which, in his latest years, appears as enveloped in an ink darkness or in the orange glow of an oil pastel: there are the evocative visions of the Punta della Dogana, the Canale della Giudecca, the Molino Stucky and St. Mark’s Square.

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From 5 February 2010 to 16 February 2010

Sensation 2010, the Venice Carnival

carnevale2010The Venice Carnival is the most important and largest Venetian festival, a sparkling cocktail of tradition, entertainment, history and transgression in this unique city and a festival that attracts thousands of people from all around the world every year. The Carnival has very old origins, in fact it celebrates the passage from winter into spring, a time when seemingly anything is possible, including the illusion where the most humble of classes become the most powerful by wearing masks on their faces. The official start of the Venice Carnival dates back to 1296, when the Senate of the Republic made the Carnival official with an edict declaring the day before Lent a public holiday. After an interruption lasting almost two centuries, the tradition of Carnival was rediscovered by the Municipality in 1980 and since then it has taken place every year with huge success. The Venice Carnival 2010 shall be a “Sensation” Carnival again: to be heard, to be seen, to be touched, to be tasted and to be imagined.  A new Venice Carnival, concerning the five senses plus one, the mind, thought as the place of the soul: each sense will be located in a Venetian sestiere with the sixth one in St. Mark’s Square directly. Our Hotel Alle Guglie, being in Cannaregio district, shall be in the middle of the sense of “taste” that shall be the focus of the food and beverage events in all the sestiere, with lots of presentations dedicated to the theme along the streets and just in front of our hotel and the Guglie Bridge. This Carnival format will keep of course the events of its tradition, such as the flight of the Dove, the Feast of the Maries and all the streets and palaces fantastic and exciting parties but will decisively break off with the past as well, with the aim to join the city to all the sensations and feelings of the people. Should you want to have additional information about the Venice Carnival Sensation 2010, fell free to contact our team at the Hotel Alle Guglie; we shall be all more than pleased to provide you with the official program and with our best offer to spend an exciting break in Venice.

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