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Mariah Carey in Milan.

Pop: Mariah Carey

Milan (Assago) Pop singer Mariah Carey in concert. One show only, April 16 at 9 p.m. See Mediolanum website or TicketOne for details. Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
April 16, p.m.
Tickets: €50
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
Jakob Tuggener's works in Bologna.

Photography: Jakob Tuggener

Bologna Images by acclaimed Swiss photographer Jacob Tuggener (1904-1988), most focused on factories and industry during World War II and immediately after. Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Fondazione MAST. Via Speranza, 42. Bologna.
Through April 17
MAST Bologna - tel. +39.051.647.4345 Map
Dining in Bologna
Works by Italian Pablo Echaurren in Rome.

Exhibit: Pablo Echaurren

Rome Works by Rome-born artist Pablo Echaurren, whose Futurist-influenced career has included book design and comics. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Tue.-Sat.; Sunday 2 p.m.-7:30. Closed Monday. GNAM: Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Viale delle Belle Arti 131.
Nov. 20-April 16
Tickets: €12
GNAM: Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - tel. 06.322.982.21 Map
Dining in Rome
Rokia Traoré.

VOCALIST: Rokia Traoré

Rome Acclaimed Malian singer Rokia Traoré, who is promoting her latest album, "Né So." One show, Feb. 29 at 9 p.m. Sala Sinopoli, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale de Coubertin 30, Rome.
Feb. 29; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €25-27
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoii - tel. 06.802.42501 Map
Dining in Rome
Degas and others in Rome.

Exhibit: Impressionists and Moderns

Rome Dozens of major works on loan from the Phillips Gallery in Washington, D.C., with Degas and other Impressionists featured. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194, Rome.
Oct. 16-Jan. 14
Tickets: €12.50
Palazzo delle Esposizioni - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
Symbolism, Belle Époque through the Great War in Milan.

Exhibit: Symbolism, Belle Époque through the Great War

Milan A look at Symbolist artists in Italy and elsewhere in Europe, including works by Odillon Redon, Alfred Kubin, Gustave Moreau, Hodler, von Stuck, Klimt, Giovanni Segantini and Galileo Chini. See exhibit website for details. Hours: Mon. 2.30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thursday and Sat. 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Palazzo Reale, Piazza Duomo 12, Milan.
Through June 5
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Reale - tel. 02.8050.9362/02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
"Prototypology" at the Gagosian Gallery.

Exhibits: "Prototypology"

Rome "Prototypology" explores research and development in the work of thirty contemporary artists, tracing the evolution from idea to finished artwork through drawings, archives, maquettes, and bricolage. Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and by appointment. Closed Monday. Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crispi, 16, Rome.
Through March 5
Gagosian Gallery - tel. 06.4208.6498 Map
Dining in Rome
All about Barbie at MUDEC.

Exhibit: Barbie, The Icon

Milan A wide-ranging look at iconic 56-year-old American doll Barbie, who still doesn't look a day old than 16 and now comes in various races. Hours vary by day, see website for details. MUDEC, Museo delle Culture di Milano. Via Tortona, 56. Milan.
Through March 13
Tickets: €10-12
MUDEC - tel. +39.02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Matisse and contemporaries in Turin.

Exhibit: Matisse and his Times

Turin Works by Matisse and 47 artists who were his contemporaries, including Picasso, Renoir, Bonnard, Modigliani, Mirò, Derain, Braque, Marquet, and Léger. All are on loan from Centre Pompidou in Paris. Hours: Mon. 2.30-7.30; Thurs. 9:30-10:30; all other days 9.30-7.30. Palazzo Chiablese, Piazza San Giovanni, 2. Turin.
Through May 15
Tickets: €13
Palazzo Chiablese - tel. +39.011.5220.403 Map
Dining in Turin
In Milan, Gaugin works from Copenhagen.

Exhibit: Gaugin: Tales from Paradise

Milan From Copenhagen's Glyptotek collection, 35 works by Paul Gauguin. Also on display are paintings by Cézanne, Pissarro and Van Gogh. Hours vary by day, see website for details. MUDEC, Museo delle Culture di Milano. Via Tortona, 56. Milan.
Through Feb. 21
Tickets: €12
MUDEC - tel. +39.02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Picasso in Pavia.

Exhibit: Picasso and his Passions

Pavia Some 200 Picasso works, many on loan from private collections and Spanish museums. See the exhibit site (in Italian) for detailed information.Palazzo Vistarino. Via Sant'Ennodio, 26. Pavia.
Through March 20
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Vistarino - tel. +39.0382.20658 Map
Dining in Pavia
Anastacia in Padua, Milan and Bolzano.

Concert: Anastacia

Padua American singer-songwriter Anastacia in concert. One Padua show only, April 3 at 9 p.m. She will also appear in Milan and Bolzano. See ticketone.it for details. Gran Teatro Geox, Via Tassinari, 1. Padua
April 3; 9 p.m.
Tickets: €40-46
Gran Teatro GEOX - tel. 049.807.8685 ‎ Map
Dining in Padua
A look at Italian design in the four decades before World War II.

Exhibit: Italian design, 1900-1940

Rome A sweeping look at artists who helped influence Italian design from the early 1900s to the fall of Fascism, including the Liberty and Futuristic periods (Una dolce vita? Dal Liberty al design italiano. 1900-1940.) Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194. Rome.
Oct. 16-Jan. 17
Tickets: €12.50
Palazzo delle Esposizioni - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
Eugenio Prati, among others, at Mart.

Exhibit: Courbet to Segantini

Rovereto, Trento A look at painters actve between the end of Romanticism and the beginning of Impressionism (1840-1895), including Gustave Courbet, Giovanni Segantini, Francesco Hayez, Giovanni Boldini, Franz Lenbach, Carlo Bellosio, Mosè Bianchi, Giustiniani Degli Avancini, Alessandro Guardassoni, Pompeo Marino Molmenti, Eugenio Prati, and Giuseppe Tominz. Hours: Tue.-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Monday. Mart, Corso Bettini 43, Rovereto, Trento.
Through April 3
Tickets: €11
Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (Mart) - tel. 800.397760/0464.438.887 Map
Dining in Rovereto
A look at Roman-era nutrition.

Exhibit: How Romans Ate

Rome Titled Nutrire l'Impero, or Feeding the Empire, the exhibit examines how and what Romans ate in the first few centuries after Christ, which marked the beginnings of the so-called Mediterranean Diet. Open Tue.-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (corner of Via Tomacelli). Rome.
Through Nov. 15
Tickets: €10
Museo dell'Ara Pacis - tel. 06.0608 Map
Dining in Rome
Works by Frenchman James Tissot Rome.

Exhibit: James Tissot

Rome On display are 80 works by French painter and illustrator Jacques Joseph Tissot, or James Tissot (1836-1902), most of them on loan from Paris and London museums. Tissot focused on Paris high society. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Weekends 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Chiostro del Bramante, Via della Pace, 5, Rome.
Through Feb. 21
Tickets: €13
Chiostro del Bramante - tel. 06.6880.9036 Map
Dining in Rome
Brian May and Kerry Ellis in Rome.

Rock: Brian May and Kerry Ellis

Rome Brian May (former Queen lead guitarist) and Kerry Ellis in concert as part of the "One Voice" tour. One show, Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. Sala Santa Cecilia, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale de Coubertin 30, Rome.
Feb. 28, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €35-65
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Santa Cecilia - tel. 06.802.42501 Map
Dining in Rome
Uriah Heep in Bologna.

Rock: Uriah Heep

Bologna Veteran British rockers Uriah Heep. One show only, March 20 at 9 p.m. Estragon, Via Stalingrado, 83, Bologna.
March 20, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €25
Estragon Bologna - tel. 051.323490 Map
Dining in Bologna
Aspen Sante Fe Ballet at La Fenice.

Ballet: Aspen Sante Fe Ballet

Venice Aspen Sante Fe Ballet performs "1st Flash," "Silent Ghost" and "The Heart(s)pace." Choreography by Jorma Elo, Alejandro Cerrudo and Nicolo Fonte, respectively. March 10-11, 7 p.m.; March 12 at 3:30 p.m. Teatro La Fenice, Campo S. Fantin 1965, Venice.
March 10-12 (3 performances)
Tickets: €16-66
Teatro La Fenice - tel. 041.2424 Map
Dining in Venice
Egyptian antiquities, many dating back more than 3,000 years.

Exhibit: Egypt's Millennial Splendor

Bologna Hundreds of Egyptian antiquities on loan from Leiden, Holland's National Museum of Antiquities. Most date to between 1300 and 1900 BC. Hours: Tue.-Thur. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-10.p.m.; weekends 10-6:30. Museo Civico Archeologico. Via dell'Archiginnasio, 2. Bologna.
Through July 17
Tickets: €5
Museo Civico Archeologico (Bologna) - tel. +39.051.27.57.211 Map
Dining in Bologna
Mariella Devia.

Opera: Roberto Devereux (5 performances)

Genoa Donizetti's "Roberto Devereux," directed by Alfonso Antoniozzi. Set by Monica Manganellii. With Mariella Devia as Queen Elizabeth. March 17, 20 23, 24 and 29. See website for details. Teatro Carlo Felice, Passo Eugenio Montale 4.
March 17-29
Tickets: €16-80
Teatro Carlo Felice - tel. 010.53811 Map
Dining in Genoa
Israel Galván in Ferrara.

Dance: Israel Galván

Ferrara Acclaimed Flamenco dancer Spaniard Israel Galván. Davod Lagos, vocals; Alfredo Lagos, guitar. One show only, April 14 at 9 p.m. Teatro Comunale, Corso Martiri della Libertà 5, Ferrara.
April 14, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €16-32
Teatro Comunale (Ferrara) - tel. 0532.20.26.75 Map
Dining in Ferrara
Photos and drawings by Pier Luigi Nervi at MAXXI.

Exhibit: Pier Luigi Nervi

Rome Photographs, models and drawings by acclaimed Italian architect Pier Luigi Nervi, responsible for landmark sports constructions, including planning for the 1960 Rome Olympics. Hours: Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs/Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Via Guido Reni, 4 A, Rome.
Nov. 11-May 3
Tickets: €10
MAXXI Museum Rome - tel. 06.321.9089 Map
Dining in Rome
Adam Lambert in Milan.

Pop: Adam Lambert

Milan American singer and songwriter Adam Lambert in concert. One night only, May 4 at 9 p.m. For information, see Alcatraz site or Call Center TicketOne 892.101 (from Italy). Alcatraz, Via Valtellina 25/27, Milan.
May 4, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €34.50
Alcatraz - tel. 02.690.163.52 Map
Dining in Milan
Placido Domingo sang Verdi in the 2014 edition of the festival.

Opera: Arena's 2016 Opera Festival

Verona As part of its 2016 Opera Festival, Verona's Arena will stage "Aida," "Don Giovanni," "Romeo and Juliet," "Tosca" and "Nabucco," among others in a summer season that includes more than 75 performances and begins June 19, 2015 and runs through Sept. 6. See Arena website below for details, including dates, show times and performers. Teatro Filarmonica di Verona, Via Teatro Filarmonico. Verona.
June 19-Sept. 6
Tickets: €23-250
Arena di Verona - tel. 045.800.5151 Map
Dining in Verona
Impressionist works on loan from Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Exhibit: Impressionists, Face-to-Face

Rome Dozens of Impressionist paintings on loan from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, including works by Manet, Renoir, Degas, Frédéric Bazille, Camille Pissarro, Cézanne, and Berthe Morisot. Reservations recommended via ticketone.it. Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9.30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 9.30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sun. 9.30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Complesso del Vittoriano, Via San Pietro in Carcere (Fori Imperiali), Rome.
Through Feb. 7
Tickets: €12
Complesso del Vittoriano di Roma - tel. 06.678.0664 Map
Dining in Rome
The last Bucintoro, or royal barge.

Exhibit: Royal Barges

Turin A look at 18th-century royal barges and carriages, most used by Italy's Savoy monarchy. Included is the last Bucintoro, or royal barge, manufactured by Vittorio Amedeo in Venice between 1729 and 1731. See exhibit website for details.Hours: Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Venaria Reale, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Turin.
Through Dec. 31
Tickets: €10
La Venaria Reale - tel. 011.499.23.33 Map
Dining in Venaria Reale
Diana Krall in Umbria.

Jazz: Umbria Jazz Festival

Perugia This year's edition of the Umbria Jazz Festival includes Dine Krall and Ola Onabule (July 9), Mika (July 10), Pat Metheny and Ron Carter (July 13), among others. See website for times, prices and ticket availability. Arena Santa Giuliana, Piazza Partigiani, Perugia.
July 8-17
Tickets: €23-88 (depending on show)
Umbria Jazz - tel. 075.573.2432 Map
Dining in Perugia
Andrea Bocelli.

Concert: Andrea Bocelli

Lajatico, Pisa Tenor Andrea Bocelli performs at his hometown Teatro del Silenzio, an open-air amphitheater. The theater is used only once annually for his performance. This is the final year in a five-year singing project he began in 2006. Ticket information at website. Teatro del Silenzio‎, Via dell'Uccelliera, Lajatico, Pisa (Tuscany).
July 30; 8:15 p.m.
Tickets: €86-247
Teatro Del Silenzio - tel. 0587.643121‎ Map
Dining in Lajatico
In Milan, masterpieces on loan from Budapest.

Exhibit: From Raffaello to Schiele

Milan On loan from the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, an array of works by Raffaello, Tintoretto, Durer, Velasquez, Rubens, Goya, Murillo, Canaletto, Manet, Cezanne, and Gauguin, among others. See ticket.it for reservations. Hours: Mon. 2.30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun. 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thursday and Sat. 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Palazzo Reale, Piazza del Duomo 12.
Through Feb. 17
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Reale - tel. 02.8050.9362/02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Joan Miró.

Exhibit: Joan Miró

Codroipo, Udine Late works by Barcelona-born Miró, from the mid-1950s until his death in 1983. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Closed Monday. See website for details and directions. Villa Manin, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Piazzale Manin 10, Codroipo, Udine.
Through April 3
Tickets: €12
Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea - tel. 0432.821.211 Map
Dining in Codroipo
A look at the life of Gillo Dorfles.

Tribute: Gillo Dorfles

Rome A look at a lifetime of work by Gillo Dorfles, an Italian art critic, painter, and philosopher. He is now 105 years old. The exhibit is located in the Sale Collezione, MACRO Hall, Project room #2, Foyer, Terrazza. Hours: Tue-Sun. 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.. Box office closes one hour before. MACRO, Via Nizza, Rome.
Through April 17
Tickets: €9.50
MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma - tel. 06.671.070.400/06.0808 Map
Dining in Rome
Jack Tworkov, "Portrait of Z. Sharkey," 1948.

Exhibits: Homage to Jack Tworkov and Claire Falkenstein

Venice A fresh perspective on American and European art in the period between the end of World War II and 1979 through the eyes and works of Jack Tworkov (1900–1982) and Claire Falkenstein (1908–1997), key figures behind the Guggenheim collection. Daily: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Dorsoduro 701. Venice, Italy.
Through April 4
Tickets: €15
Peggy Guggenheim Collection - tel. 041.2405.411 Map
Dining in Venice
Works by Parmigianino in Rome.

Exhibit: Art in Parma in the 16th Century

Rome Works by Parma's golden age artists, Correggio (1489–1534) and Parmigianino (1503–40), many on loan from major European museums. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Check website for details. Scuderie del Quirinale, via XXIV Maggio 16, Rome.
March 3-June 15
Tickets: €12
Scuderie del Quirinale - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
Works by three Italian artists who focused on France.

Exhibit: La Belle Epoque

Milan Works by 19th-century Italian artists Giovanni Boldini, Giuseppe De Nittis and Federico Zandomeneghi, who all worked predominantly in Paris. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday.
Through Feb. 21
Tickets: €7.50
GAM Manzoni Centro Studi per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - tel. +39.02.6269.5107 Map
Dining in Milan
Harlem Globetrotters on tour through Italy.

Sports: Harlem Globetrotters

Rome The Harlem Globetrotters come to Rome for their one exhibition in the city. May 29, 6:30 p.m. The team will also perform in Ragusa, Desio, Ferrara, Brescia and Genoa. . See the TicketOne website for details. Palazzetto dello Sport. Piazza Apollodoro. Rome.
May 29, 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: €21+
Palalottomatica Roma - tel. 199.128.800 Map
Dining in Rome
Black Sabbath in Verona.

Rock: Black Sabbath

Verona Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler reunite as part of the heavy metal band's "The End"world tour. One show, June 13, 7:45 p.m. Arena di Verona, Via dei Mutilati, 4. Verona.
June 13, 7:45 p.m.
Tickets: €350+
Arena di Verona - tel. 045.800.5151 Map
Dining in Verona
Works by Choi Jeong-hwa, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Martino Gamper and Pedro Reyes in Rome.

Exhibit: Transformers

Rome Works by four artist-designers, Korean Choi Jeong-hwa, Italian Martino Gamper, Franco-Portuguese Didier Fiuza Fustino and Mexican Pedro Reyes are displayed to illustrate the evolving relationship between design and art, architecture and film. Tue.-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thur. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Monday. MAXXI Museum of Rome, Via Guido Reni, 4A, Rome.
Through March 28
Tickets: €10
MAXXI Museum Rome - tel. 06.321.9089 Map
Dining in Rome
The Cure in Milan.

Rock: The Cure

Milan (Assago) Old school punk rockers The Cure in concert, with special guest The Twilight Sad. One show only, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Ticket purchase online at TicketOne. Mediolanum Forum (Milan), Via G. di Vittorio, 6, Assago.
Nov. 2, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €50+
Mediolanumforum - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Assago
Roman Brogli Sacher.

Concert: Glass and Gershwin

Genoa Swiss conductor Roman Brogli Sacher and the Signum Saxophone Quartet direct works by Philip Glass, George Gershwin ("Cuban Overture" and "An American in Paris") and Dmitri Shostakovich ("Jazz Suite no. 2). June 30 at 8:30 p.m. Teatro Carlo Felice, Passo Eugenio Montale 4. Genoa.
June 30; 8:30 p.m.
Tickets: €25
Teatro Carlo Felice - tel. 010.53811 Map
Dining in Genoa
Lausanne, Switzerland murder victim, 1925.

Photography: Scene of the Crime

Turin A look at the development of forensic photography over the decades using 11 case studies and the images that go with them. Hours: Wed.-Mon. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday closed. Centro Italiano per la Fotografia. Via delle Rosine 18. Turin.
Through May 1
Tickets: €10
Centro Italiano per la Fotografia - tel. +39.011.088.1150 Map
Dining in Turin
Mario Martone.

Opera: "La cena delle beffe" (The Jesters' Supper)

Milan "La cena delle beffe" (The Jesters' Supper), an opera in four acts by Umberto Giordano, in a new production directed by Mario Martone and staged by Margherita Palli. Carlo Rizzi, conductor, with singers Kristin Lewis, Marco Berti and Nicola Alaimo. See La Scala website for showtimes. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici, 2, Milan.
April 3-May 7 (6 performances)
Tickets: €13-210
Teatro alla Scala - tel. 02.72.003.744 Map
Dining in MIlan
CoBrA artists in Rome.

Exhibit: CoBrA, 1948-1951

Rome A look at the work of the avant-garde CoBrA movement, which from 1948 to 1951 included painters Asger Jorn, Karel Appel, Constant, Corneille and writers Christian Dotremont and Joseph Noiret. Hours: Tues.-Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Monday. Museo di Palazzo Cipolla, Via del Corso, 320, Rome. Wheelchair access at Via Montecatini, 18.
Through April 3
Tickets: €12
Museo del Corso - tel. 06.6786.2098/06.916.508.451 Map
Dining in Rome
American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny.

Jazz: Pat Metheny and Ron Carter

Perugia Umbria Jazz Festival presents American guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Ron Carter. July 13, 9 p.m. See website for festival details. Arena Santa Giuliana, Piazza Partigiani, Perugia.
July 13, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €23-45
Umbria Jazz - tel. 075.573.2432 Map
Dining in Perugia
In Rome, Chinese artifacts from the Han and Tang dynasties.

Exhibit: Treasures of Imperial China

Rome More than 100 pieces from the Han and Tang era dynasties of ancient China, spanning the period between 200 BC to the year 907 AD. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo Venezia, Sale Quattrocentesche, Via del Plebiscito, 118. Rome.
Through Feb. 28
Tickets: €5
Palazzo Venezia - tel. 06.699.9431 Map
Dining in Rome
Helmut Newton exhibit in Venice.

Photography: Helmut Newton

Venice "White Women/Sleepless Nights/Big Nudes" features some 200 photographs by Helmut Newton. The title is based on three Newton books of the same names. Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Casa Tre Oci, Giudecca 43, Venice (Zitelle stop).
April 7-Aug. 7
Tickets: €12
Casa dei Tre Oci - tel. +39.041.241.2332 Map
Dining in Venice
Matthew Bourne's Gothic "Sleeping Beauty" in Milan.

Ballet: Matthew Bourne's "Sleeping Beauty"

Milan. "Sleeping Beauty" as choreographed by Matthew Bourne, who transforms the ballet into a Gothic parable. Two performances a day on May 5, 7 and 8. Teatro Arcimboldi, Viale dell'Innovazione 20, Milan.
May 5-8 (6 performances)
Tickets: €28.50
Teatro degli Arcimboldi - tel. 02.6411.42.212/214 Map
Dining in Milan
A collection of German and Italian images of cities in Rome.

Photography: "Via!" Hamburg to Palermo

Rome A collection of German and Italian street shots marked by the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Robert Frank and Alex Webb. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m-8 p.m. Closed Monday. Free to EU residents under 18 and EU senior citizens over 65. Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza Sant'Egidio, Rome.
Through April 3
Tickets: €6
Museo di Rome in Trastevere - tel. 06.0608 Map
Dining in Rome
Pablo Echaurren's work in Rome.

Exhibit: Pablo Echaurren

Rome Works bu surrealist painter Pablo Echaurren in an exhibit titled Contrapittura. Hours: daily, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Viale delle Belle Arti, 131. Rome.
Through April 3
Tickets: €8
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna - tel. 06.322.981 Map
Dining in Rome
Carlo Portelli's work in Florence.

Exhibit: Carlo Portelli

Florence Carlo Portelli was an Italian Renaissance period, active mainly in Florence. He never acquired the fame of the likes of Vasari but is still seen as a major period artist. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli 58-60, Florence.
Through April 30
Tickets: €12.50
Galleria dell'Accademia (Florence) - tel. 055.238.8612 Map
Dining in Florence
Toulouse-Lautrec at Ara Pacis.

Exhibit: Toulouse-Lautrec

Rome Works by Toulouse-Lautrec (170 in all) on loan from the Budapest Art Museum Collection. The works cover the years just before his death at age 36. Hours: Tue.-Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Ticket office closes at 6 p.m. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (corner of Via Tomacelli). Rome.
Through May 8
Tickets: €11 (with admission to Ara Pacis)
Museo dell'Ara Pacis - tel. 06.0608 Map
Dining in Rome
Stefano Bollini in Ferrara.

Piano: Stefano Bollini

Ferrara Italian pianist and composer Stefano Bollini in concert. One show only, May 14 at 9 p.m. Teatro Comunale, Corso Martiri della Libertà 5, Ferrara.
May 14, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €20-54
Teatro Comunale (Ferrara) - tel. 0532.20.26.75 Map
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Detail from "Genesis."

Exhibit: Sebastião Salgado's "Genesis"

GenoaSebastião Salgado is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. His "Genesis" aims to present the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. Hours: Tue.-Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon. 2 p.m-7 p.m. Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti 9. Genoa.
Feb. 27-June 26
Tickets: €11
Palazzo Ducale - tel. 010.55.74.064/65 Map
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Graham Nash on tour.

Pop: Graham Nash

Rome British singer Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fame. One show only, June 4 at 9 p.m. Nash, who just released his first solo album in two decades, will also appear in Lucca, Como, Trento and Naples. Sala Sinopoli, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale de Coubertin 30, Rome.
June 4, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €30+
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoii - tel. 06.802.42501 Map
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Piotr Beczala.

Recital: Piotr Beczala

Milan Polish tenor Piotr Beczala. Piano Sarah Tysman. Music by Schumann, Karlowicz, Dvořák, Rachmaninov. June 12, 8 p.m. One performance only. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici, 2, Milan.
June 12, 8 p.m.
Tickets: €5.50-35
Teatro alla Scala - tel. 02.72.003.744 Map
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Ildar Abdrazakov.

Recital: Ildar Abdrazakov

Milan Russian basso Ildar Abdrazakov in concert. Piano: Mzia Bachtouridze. Music by Glinka, Musorgsky, Ibert e Fauré. May 30 at 8 p.m. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici, 2, Milan.
May 30, 8 p.m.
Tickets: €5-35
Teatro alla Scala - tel. 02.72.003.744 Map
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In 2016 at Palazzo Strozzi, a major look at the avant-garde movement.

Exhibit: The Guggenheims and the Avant-Garde

Florence A remarkable exhibit that tracks the genesis of the post-World War II avant-garde art with paintings by Pollock, Rothko, Motherwell, De Kooning, Gorky, Matta, Baziotes and Pousette-Dart. Hours: 9 a.m-8 p.m.; Thu. 9 a.m-11 p.m. Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, Florence.
March 19-July 24
Tickets: €10
Palazzo Strozzi - tel. 055.277.6461/06 Map
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Ai Weiwei.

Exhibit: Ai Weiwei

Florence New installations by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, who has made dozens of documentaries and contributed to hundreds of projects in connection to conditions in contemporary China. Hours: Daily and weekends 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Thursday until 11 p.m.) Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza Strozzi, Florence.
Sept. 22-Jan. 22, 2017
Tickets: €10
Palazzo Strozzi - tel. 055.277.6461/06 Map
Dining in Florence
Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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