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Why give up visiting the most beautiful cities in Italy because of the global economic crisis? During certain times of the year, such as November to March, you can find excellent prices in splendid hotels and many good reasons to visit Italy's art cities including exhibitions, museums, fairs or simply the curiosity to try something new. Thanks to Space Hotels, you can make reservations directly online (www.spacehotels.it) choosing from many interesting hotels throughout Italy. Their wide range of affiliates includes pet-friendly hotels and hotels with wellness centres and gourmet restaurants. Moreover, at all Space Hotels, breakfast, bottled water and an internet connection are always included in your room rate!
Here are several destinations suggested by Space Hotels: Bologna, Città di Castello, Herculaneum, Ferrara, Florence, Genoa, Lecce, Mestre, Modena, Napoli, Padua, Pesaro, Pisa, Rimini, Rome, Treviso, Venice, Verona and Viareggio.
BOLOGNA (in the province of Bologna): with the fall of darkness, observe the sky and visit telescopes, radio telescopes, museums and planetariums.
From April to December, the museums and observatories of the city and province of Bologna will be hosting daytime and nighttime visits to telescopes, radio telescopes, museums and planetariums that offer nighttime observations, courses and conferences.
Aemilia Hotel in Via G. Zaccherini Alvisi no. 16
Albergo Al Cappello Rosso in Via de' Fusari no. 9
HC3 Hotel in Via dell'Arcoveggio no. 46/4
4 Viale Masini Hotel Design in Viale Masini no. 4/3
CITTÀ DI CASTELLO (in the province of Perugia): a national show-market of white truffles from 2 to 4 November 2012.
This show-market of white truffles and other gastronomic products of Tuscany and the Tiber River Valley is the perfect opportunity to visit the splendid medieval villages of Anghiari, Caprese, Citerna, Sansepolcro, Monterchi and Monte Santa Maria Tiberina.
- Hotel Tiferno in Piazza Raffaello Sanzio no. 13
HERCULANEUM (in the province of Napoli): the archaeological sites are open from November to March from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (last admission at 3:00 pm).
The archaeological sites in Herculaneum owe their uniqueness to the way in which the city was buried: it was submerged by a river of volcanic mud that solidified and captured it exactly as it was. This amazing conservation phenomenon is second only to the one in Pompeii.
- Miglio D'Oro Park Hotel in Corso Resina no. 296
FERRARA (in the province of Ferrara): the exhibition "Boldini, Previati and De Pisis. Two Centuries of Great Art in Ferrara" is showing in the "Palazzo Diamanti" from 13 October 2012 to 13 January 2013.This exhibition offers the masterpieces of the most important artists in Ferrara from the 1800s and 1900s including Boldini, Previati, Mentessi, Minerbi, Melli, Funi and De Pisis, along with a collection of works by such great Italian masters as Gemito, Boccioni, Carrà and Sironi.
- Hotel Carlton in Via Garibaldi no. 93
FLORENCE (in the province of Firenze): the "Autumn Flavours" market offers tastings of extra-virgin olive oil and other autumnal products in the city of Ponte a Cappiano from 18 November to 16 December 2012 (from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm).
This is an opportunity to taste many local autumnal products including extra-virgin olive oil, salamis, chestnuts, chestnut crêpes, sweets, wines, "vin santo" and mulled wine.
- Hotel Londra in Via Jacopo Da Diacceto no. 16-20
- Hotel Atlantic Palace in Via Nazionale no. 10
GENOA (in the province of Genova): the annual "Tuttantico Antique Fair" in Genoa from 7 to 9 December 2012.
The "Tuttantico" antique fair has both Italian and international exhibitors offering a wide selection products that will appeal to both collectors and first-time enthusiasts.
- Hotel Continental in Via Arsenale Di Terra no. 1
LECCE (in the province of Lecce): th "MUST" [History Museum] of the City of Lecce is open every day except Monday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
The monumental complex that houses the MUST was once a monastery dedicated to Saint Clare. It stands in the heart of Lecce's historic centre adjacent to the Church of Saint Clare and the ancient Roman Theatre. At the moment, only the modern and contemporary art collections on the ground floor are open to the public.
- Suite Hotel Santa Chiara in Via Degli Ammirati no. 24
MODENA (in the province of Modena): the "Museum of Scales" in Via Garibaldi no. 34/A in the city of Campogalliano.
The museum displays 823 weighing instruments and over 10,200 historical references that document the evolution of weighing scales from antiquity to today. It also offers workshops and interactive activities that explain the "science of precision".
- Hotel Canalgrande in Corso Canalgrande no. 6
- Rechigi Park Hotel in Via Emilia Est no. 1581
NAPLES (in the province of Napoli): the "PAN" [Arts Building of Naples] is open every day from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm (until 2:30 pm on Sunday).
As of March 2005, the PAN has been housed in the 18th-century "Palazzo Roccella" in Via dei Mille no. 60. The building has over 6,000 m2 of space for exhibitions and consultations, along with services and instruments for meetings and studies of the contemporary art collection, which covers painting, sculpture, photography, video art, architecture, design, film and comic books.
- Grand Hotel Oriente in Via Diaz no. 44
PADUA (in the province of Padova): the "Salt Cod Festival" in the city of Borgoricco from 9 to 11 November and 16 to 18 November 2012.
Beginning at 6:00 pm on each evening of the festival, the public can enjoy local specialty dishes based on salt cod, along with a selection of first courses (risotto, ravioli, etc.) and grilled meats. The food stands will also be open for lunch on the Sundays (11 and 18 November).
- Hotel Methis in Riviera Paleocapa no. 70
PESARO (in the province of Pesaro): the Gradara Castle, in the city of the same name, is open every Sunday from 1 January to 31 December 2012.
Discover the myths and legends of the Grifo, Malatesta, Sforza and Della Rovere families. This ancient stronghold sits on a hill surrounded by a double ring of fortified walls with a magnificent view of the Adriatic Riviera and Montefeltro. The castle also houses a state museum containing 14 rooms decorated with antique furniture and works of art.
- Hotel Savoy in Viale della Repubblica no. 22
PISA (in the province of Pisa): the Ponsacco Antique Market will take place in the city of Ponsacco on the third Sunday of every month from 19 February to 16 December 2012.
This show-market offers antiques, furniture, giftware, books, paintings, antique and modern posters and various other collectables.
- Grand Hotel Duomo in Via Santa Maria no. 94 in the city of Pisa
RIMINI: the "FAR" [Rimini Art Factory] is a modern and contemporary art space open all year round from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
This new centre for the production and exhibition of the arts is housed in renovated spaces in both the "Palazzo del Podestà" and the "Palazzo dell'Arengo" [ancient government buildings], which are located in the heart of Rimini's historic centre. These spaces will be home new ideas, forms and feelings that will be expressed in drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, installations and performances.
- Hotel Ambasciatori in Viale Vespucci no. 22
- Hotel Luxor in Viale Tripoli no. 203
ROME (in the province of Roma): many concerts and films take place at the "Auditorium Parco della Musica" [Music Park Auditorium] all year round.
The Auditorium in Rome is a multi-functional complex dedicated to music that adds another valuable venue to the already immense cultural heritage of the eternal city.
- Abitart Hotel in Via Pellegrino Matteucci no. 10/20
- Ambasciatori Palace in Via Veneto no. 62
- Aran Park Hotel in Via Riccardo Forster no. 24
- Black Hotel in Via Sardiello no. 18
- Hotel Ariston in Via Filippo Turati no. 18
- Hotel Artemide in Via Nazionale no. 22
- Hotel Atlante Star in Via G. Vitelleschi no. 34
- Hotel Beverly Hills in Largo Benedetto Marcello no. 220
- Hotel Forum in Via Tor de' Conti no. 25
- Hotel Degli Imperatori in Via Guido Gonella no. 25
- Hotel Diocleziano in Via Gaeta no. 71
- Hotel Internazionale in Via Sistina no. 79
- Hotel Mascagni in Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando no. 90
- Hotel Panama Garden in Via Salaria no. 336
- Hotel Commodore in Via Torino no. 1
- Hotel Stendhal in Via del Tritone no. 113
TREVISO (in the province of Treviso): the exhibition "Tibet, Treasures from the Roof of the World" is showing from 20 October 2012 to 2 June 2013.
This extraordinary event illustrates the mysterious history, religion, art and everyday life of Tibet through over 300 unique archaeological finds including gifts from the Dalai Lamas to the Chinese emperors.
- Hotel Relais Monaco in Via Postumia no. 63 in the city of Ponzano Veneto
VENICE (in the province of Venezia): the exhibition "Titian's Unseen Work. The Flight into Egypt and Great Venetian Painting" is showing from 29 August to 2 December 2012.
After 12 years of restoration in the Hermitage museum, Titian's gigantic first masterpiece will leave Russia for the first and only time in 250 years to be included in an exhibition in Venice.
- Antico Hotel Panada in San Marco no. 646
- Hotel Metropole in Riva degli Schiavoni no. 4149
- Hotel Saturnia & International in Via XXII Marzo no. 2398
- Hotel Rialto in San Marco no. 5149
- Hotel Concordia in San Marco no. 367
MESTRE (in the province of Venezia): the exhibition "Vetro Murrino da Altino a Murano" [Murrine Glass from Altino to Murano] is showing in Venice until 6 January 2013.
This charming exhibition is being held in two locations: the National Archaeological Museum in Altino and the Glass Museum in Murano. It focuses on murrine glass, which is an extraordinarily beautiful and unique type of glass that is made by cutting and inserting coloured glass canes into blown glass objects. The technique was developed in the Veneto area during the Roman Age and was rediscovered and perfected in Murano in the late 1800s after having been lost for centuries.
- Hotel Michelangelo in Via Forte Marghera no. 69
- Hotel Ambasciatori Mestre in Corso del Popolo no. 221
- Hotel Tritone in Viale Stazione no. 16
VERONA: do not miss the charm of the antique markets in Verona.
On Saturdays and Sundays, the squares of Verona are filled with stands offering a wide variety of antiques that will appeal to both collectors and enthusiasts including cars, motorcycles, accessories, spare parts, fabrics, laces, embroideries, furniture, kitchenware and farm tools.
- Hotel Italia in Via G. Mameli no. 58
- Hotel Accademia in Via Scala no. 10/12
- Hotel San Luca in Vicolo Volto San Luca no. 8
VIAREGGIO: the exhibition "The 1900s in Florentine Civic Collections" is showing from 26 May to 25 November 2012.
This show offers a selection of eighty paintings and sculptures from the 20th-century collections conserved in the Florentine Civic Museums.
- Hotel Plaza & de Russie in Piazza D'Azeglio no. 1
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