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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton's whimsical latest has a better chance of appealing to grandchildren than adults.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Stephen Frears' biopic has star power (Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant) but remains ordinary.


A World Apart

In 1951, Polish writer Gustaw Herling recalled his Gulag days, and entered a rare class of writers.

Missing Person

Modiano's slender 1978 psychological thriller remains a superb and disturbing Parisian novel.

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Federico Zandomeneghi's works in Padua.

Exhibit: Federico Zandomeneghi

Padua Works by Italian painter Federico Zandomeneghi (1841-1917), a consummate chronicler of the Belle Époque after moving to Paris. He took a particular interest in portraying then so-called emancipated women. Hours: Tue'-Sun. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo Zabarella, Via San Francesco 27, Padua.
Through Jan. 29
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Zabarella - tel. 049.875.3100 Map
Dining in Padova
GI and peasant in Italy in a Capa shot.

Photography: Robert Capa in Italy

Florence Dozens of black and white shots taken by acclaimed American war photographer Robert Capa while with Allied troops in Italy in World War II. Hours: 10 a.m-6 p.m. daily. Closed Monday. MNAF, Alinari National Museum of Photography, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 14a, Florence.
Through Jan. 16
Tickets: €8
Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia - tel. 055.216.310. Map
Dining in Florence
"Time Is Out of Joint" in Rome.

Exhibit: Time is Out of Joint

Rome Works by Giacomo Balla, Gustav Klimt, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Giacometti a Cristina Lucas, Adrian Paci, Sophie Ristelhueber, among others The standing exhibit attempts to use works from across the historical spectrum to illustrate themes and ideas. 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.
April 15, 2018
Tickets: €12
GNAM: Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - tel. 06.322.982.21 Map
Dining in Rome
Relics from "lost" cities.

Exhibit: Ebla, Nimrud, and Palmyra

Rome Inside the Coliseum, some 17,000 friezes and relics from three great ancient cities now located in Syria and Iraq, an area that was — once the cradle of civilization. The exhibit is titled "Reborn from Destruction." Hours: through Oct. 29: 8.30 a.m.-6.30 p.m.; beginning Oct. 30: 8.30-4:30. Tickets at Coliseum box office.
Through Dec. 11
Tickets: €12 (including Coliseum entry)
Coliseum - tel. 06.399.6770/06.700.426 Map
Dining in Rome
Edward Hopper in Rome.

Exhibit: Edward Hopper

Rome Dozens of renowned works by 20th-century American artist Edward Hopper on loan from New York's Whitney Museum. Book ahead. 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. 2
Tickets: €14
Complesso del Vittoriano di Roma - tel. 06.678.0664 Map
Dining in Rome
Exhibit: Jean-Michel Basquiat's works in Milan.

Exhibit: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Milan More than 100 works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, who died in 1988 at age 27. Hours: Monday, 2:30 p.m.-7:30; Tuesday, Wed.. Fri., Sun. 9:30 a.m.-7:30; Thur. and Sat. 9:30-10:30 p.m.Mudec (Museo delle Culture di Milano). Via Tortona, 56. Milan.
Oct. 28-Feb. 26
Tickets: €12
Mudec (Museo delle Culture di Milano) - tel. +39.02 54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Dalí in Pisa.

Exhibit: Dalí, Dreams of the Classical

Pisa More than 150 works on loan from the Museo Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí di Figueres and the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The painters drawings published in the 1945 autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini are also on display. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Monday. Palazzo Blu, Lungarno Gambacorti 9, Pisa.
Through Feb. 5
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Blu - tel. 050.500.197/050.285.15 Map
Dining in Pisa
The Breughel "family" in Turin.

Exhibit: Brueghel. Masterpieces of Flemish Art

Turin The exhibit covers Flemish masters of the 16th and the 17th centuries, headed by Peter Brueghel the Elder, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, and Jan Brueghel the Elder. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Venaria Reale, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Turin.
Through Feb. 17
Tickets: €14
La Venaria Reale - tel. 011.499.23.33 Map
Dining in Venaria Reale
Youth on display ay the Palazzo delle Esposizione.

Exhibit: 16th Quadriennale d'Arte

Rome Works, some still in progress, by an array of promising Italian artists including Simone Ciglia, Luigia Lonardelli, Michele D’Aurizio,Luigi Fassi, Simone Frangi, Luca Lo Pinto, Matteo Lucchetti, Marta Papini, Cristiana Perrella, Domenico Quaranta, and Denis Viva. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Monday. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194, Rome.
Through Jan. 8
Tickets: €10
Palazzo delle Esposizioni - tel. 06.3996.7500 Map
Dining in Rome
"The Lasting" in Rome.

Exhibit: The Lasting

Rome Size and the role of dimension are the subjects of this exhibit. Works by young artists Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Emanuele Becheri, Antonio Catelani, Giulia Cenci, Daniela De Lorenzo, Antonio Fiorentino, Marie Lund, Elizabeth McAlpine, Alessandro Piangiamore, and Andrea Santarlasci. These are coupled with large pieces by Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, and Medardo Rosso, as well as videos and installations.. Hours: daily, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Viale delle Belle Arti, 131. Rome.
Through Jan. 20
Tickets: €8
GNAM: Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - tel. 06.322.982.21 Map
Dining in Rome
Arnaldo Pomodoro's works in Milan.

Exhibit: Arnaldo Pomodoro

Milan Works by acclaimed 20th-century Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. 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 Feb. 5
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Reale - tel. 02.8050.9362/02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Adriana Varejão at the Gagosian Gallery.

Exhibit: Adriana Varejão

Rome Works by acclaimed Brazilian artist Adriana Varejão, whose paintings simulate azulejos, or painted tiles. Hours: Tue.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and by appointment. Closed Monday. Gagosian Gallery, Via Francesco Crispi, 16, Rome.
Through Dec. 10
Gagosian Gallery - tel. 06.4208.6498 Map
Dining in Rome
Ara Pacis over the years.

Exhibit: Ara Pacis As It Was

Rome A multimedia look at the Ara Pacis monument as it has evolved over the decades, including its massive remodeling a decade ago. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.daily. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta (corner of Via Tomacelli). Rome.
Through Oct. 30, 2017
Tickets: €10.50 (with admission to Ara Pacis)
Museo dell'Ara Pacis - tel. 06.0608 Map
Dining in Rome
Works by Jean Arp in Rome.

Exhibit: Jean Arp

Rome Dozens of works by German-French sculptor, painter, poet, and abstract artist Jean Arp (1886-1966). Ticket office closes one hour before doors shut. Hours: 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Until 5 p.m. on Dec. 24 and 31/Museo Nazionale Romano. Palazzo Massimo. Viale Enrico de Nicola, 79. Rome
Through Jan. 15
Tickets: €10
Museo Nazionale Romano - tel. +39.06.3996.7700 Map
Dining in Rome
LOVE at Chiostro del Bramante.

Exhibit: LOVE

Rome Works on the subject of love by dozens of global artists, past and present, including Yayoi Kusama, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Gilbert & George, Francesco Vezzoli, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Francesco Clemente, and Joana Vasconcelos. The exhibit is titled "Contemporary Art Meets Love." Hours: Monday-Fri. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Chiostro del Bramante, Via Arco della Pace, 5. Rome.
Through Feb. 19
Tickets: €13
Chiostro del Bramante - tel. 06.6880.9036 Map
Dining in Rome
Escher in Milan.

Exhibit: Escher

Milan More than 200 works by Maurits Cornelis Escher, spanning the course of his career but with a focus on his personal and artistic affection for Italy (and Spain). 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, Milan.
Through Jan. 22
Tickets: €11
Palazzo Reale - tel. 02.8050.9362/02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Impressionist works, including Renoir, in Treviso.

Exhibit: Impressionism, A History

Treviso In all, 140 works on loan from several European museums. Paintings by Monet\t, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gaugin, among others, help demonstrate the evolution of the Impressionist movement. Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 9-7. Entry fee covers other exhibits in museum. Museo di Santa Caterina. Piazzetta Mario Botter, 1. Treviso.
Oct. 29-April 17
Tickets: €14
Museo di Santa Caterina - tel. +39.0422.658442 Map
Dining in Treviso
Ancient clocks in Florence.

Exhibit: A Matter of Time

Florence A detailed look at clocks and timepieces operating in the city's regal Palazzo Pitti in the 17th- and 18th-centuries. Hours: 8:15 a.m.-6:50 p.m. Closed Monday. Galleria del Costume, Palazzo Pitti, Florence.
Through Jan. 8
Tickets: €8.50
Galleria d'Arte Moderna - tel. 055.238.8601/616 Map
Dining in Florence
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
In Milan, how Rubens affected his contemporaries.

Exhibit: Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque

Milan Dozens of works by Rubens are on display in an effort to demonstrate how his sensibility affected contemporaries such as Pietro da Cortona, Bernini, Lanfranco and Luca Giordano. 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. 26
Tickets: €12
Palazzo Reale - tel. 02.8050.9362/02.54917 Map
Dining in Milan
Tancredi Parmeggiani in Venice.

Exhibit: My Weapon against the Atom Bomb is a Blade of Grass Tancredi. A Retrospective

Venice Works by Italian abstract artist and "spatialist" Tancredi Parmeggiani (1926-1964), the only artist after Jackson Pollock to be put under contract by Peggy Guggenheim. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Christmas Day. Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Dorsoduro 701. Venice, Italy.
Nov. 12-March 15
Tickets: €15
Peggy Guggenheim Collection - tel. 041.2405.411 Map
Dining in Venice
Detail from Édouard Toudouze's "Éros et Aphrodite", 1872.

Exhibit: 350 Years of Creativity

Rome A hundred works dating from 1666 to the present by artists including Fragonard, David, Ingres, Berlioz, Garnier, Carpeaux, Debussy, and Balthus — all former residents — as the French Academy celebrates its 350th anniversary. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Académie de France à Rome, Villa Medici, Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1.
Through Jan. 15
Tickets: €12
Accademia di Francia - tel. 06.67611 Map
Dining in Rome
Art Déco in Forlí.

Exhibit: Art Déco, Italian-style

Forlì The exhibit covers the "roaring years" of Italian Art Déco. from the late 19th-century through the outbreak of World War II.The focus, however, is very much on the 1920s. Hours: Tue.-Fri. 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.; 3 p.m.-5.30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 10-6. Closed Monday.Musei San Domenico, Piazza Guido da Montefeltro, 12. Forlì.
Feb. 11-June 18, 2017
Tickets: €11
Musei San Domenico - tel. 0543.191.2030 Map
Dining in Forlì
Detail from Rembrandt's "Woman in Bed," in Traveis.

Exhibit: The Female From - Tiziano, Rubens. Rembrandt

Treviso Three masterpieces, one each by Tiziano, Rubens and Rembrandt, in an exhibit focused entirely on studying the portrayal of the female form. All three are on loan from the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sun. 9-7. Entry fee covers other exhibits in museum. Museo di Santa Caterina. Piazzetta Mario Botter, 1. Treviso.
Oct. 29-April 17
Tickets: €14
Museo di Santa Caterina - tel. +39.0422.658442 Map
Dining in Treviso
Depeche Mode in Rome, Milan, Bologna

Rock: Depeche Mode (Rome, Milan, Bologna)

Milan Depeche Mode play Milan's San Siro soccer stadium. One show only, June 27 at 9 p.m. The band also play Rome (June 25) and Bologna (June 29). See Ticketone site for details. Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. Piazzale Angelo Moratti. Milan.
June 27, 9 p.m.
Tickets: €46 and up
Stadio San Siro - tel. 892.101 (call center) Map
Dining in Milan
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
Robert J. Wilson, "The head of Saint John the Baptist." 2013.

Exhibit: 56 i Video Portraits, Robert Wilson

Varese Videos by avant-garde American visual artist and playwright Robert J. Wilson on display in this verdant northern villa. Over the last decade, Wilson has produced dozens of high-definition videos known as the Voom Portraits, many of which will be shown in this exhibit. Subjects include Lady Gaga, Robert Downey Jr., Roberto Bolle, Marianne Faithfull and Chinese author Gao XingJian. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Villa e Collezione Panza Piazza Litta, 1. Varese.
Nov. 4-Oct. 15, 2017
Tickets: €7
Villa Panza - tel. +39.0332 283960 Map
Dining in Varese
Day and Boarding International High School in the Heart of Rome

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