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Experiences for ITALIA 150

2011 - Piedmont and its history - the programme of the celebrations

Everything will start the 17th of March, when Italy will celebrate 150 year of unification.
Nine months of celebrations, expositions, events, military parades, sport events, concerts and festival: experiences of ITALIA 150.
The two main locations will be OFFICINE GRANDI RIPARAZIONI in Turin and the REGGIA DI VENARIA REALE that will host the most important expositions.

  • "La bella Italia. Art e identity of the capital cities". From the 17th of March to  the 11th of September 2011. 300 masterworks from ancient times to 1861, through the capitals before the unification: Turin, Florence and Rome and then Milan, Venice, Genova, Bologna, Neaples and Palermo. This different visions of identities and differences is brought to life in the work of aritsts like Giotto, Beato Angelico, Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Correggio, Bronzino, Tiziano, Veronese, Caravaggio, Rubens, Tiepolo, Canova, Hayez and many more.

  • "L'Italia loos at itself in the mirror. 150 years of fashion from the unification to today". From the 10th of July to the 11th of December 2011. Style and fashion from unification to today, from the clothes of the nobility of the XIX century to the works of the contemporary stylists.

  • "Leonardo. From genius to myth". From the 21. of October 2011 to the 8. of January 2012. A unique exposition. Among the other works, Leonardo's self-portrait will be exposed in the Reggia di Venaria Reale.

  • "The gardens and the new Potager Royal. Gardens, kitchen-gardens and royal meals". From the 15th of  April 2011. Extraordinary kitchen-gardens and orchards to disocover the landscape and the extraordinary flavours of Italy, in the gardens of the Reggia. Potager Royal opens to the visitors, with its  10 hectares of kitchen gardens and orchards cultivated with thousands vegetables and cereals of the region.


  • "Fare gli Italiani. 150 years of history of the Nation". From the 17th of March to the 20th of November, 2011. The exposition tells the history of Italy from the unification to today: not just a series of events, but the history of the people. Protagosts are the Italians.
  • "Stazione Futuro: Qui si rifà l'Italia". From the 17th of  March to the 20th of November 2011. The exposition is a travel, that starts in the present and leads to the Italy of the future, through the exposition of products, ideas that will be part of our lives as citizens of the future.
  • "Il futuro nelle mani. Artieri domani". From the 17th of March to the 20th of November 2011. The raise of the need of a new and different work, hand made and mind made, is for sure a skill of the Italians of XXI century.
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