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Address: Casa Cuseni Via Leonardo da Vinci, 5 98039 Taormina ME (Italia)
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Casa Cuseni - Taormina

Casa Cuseni in Taormina was built by the English painter Robert Kitson at the beginning of the 900th and became soon an important International Artistic Centre. Von Gloeden, Alfred East, Albert Liberty, Charles Ashbee, Cecil Hunt, Frank Brangwyn, Charles Baskerville, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalì, Henry Moore, Ezra Pound, Tenneesse Williams, Rohal Dahl, Bertrand Russell, Greta Garbo are just few of the celebrities leaving here a memory of their stay.
The house keeps collections of paintings testifying the English Grand Tour in Sicily, and the famous Sir Frank Brangwyn’s dining-room, the only one existing in the world. In this secret room, Frank Brangwyn appears a mural representing homosexuality, in England at that time oppressed and persecuted, while in Taormina was free and protected.
An exceptional representation of a young male couple with an infant, the first civil partnership with adoption in the world art history; a shocking representation for the moral of the time, an issue still nowadays controversial. Casa Cuseni is nowadays official Museum of Fine Arts in Taormina. Its historical garden is part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani. The whole architectural complex, thanks to its high artistic and historic value, has been declared Italian National Monument.
 
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Address: Museo Casa Scelsi Via di San Teodoro 8 00186 Roma Tel 0669920344
Visiting Hours: Lunedì – venerdì 9.00 – 14.00 Apertura Archivio Lunedì 9.00 – 14.00 e 14.30 – 16.30 Martedì e mercoledì 9.00 – 14.00 Il giovedì e venerdì su appuntamento Per ottimizzare l’utilizzo delle postazioni dell’Archivio vi invitiamo a concordare le date della vostra presenza Visita al Museo Le visite si effettuano previo appuntamento Orari di apertura: lunedì - venerdì 10.00 - 13.00
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Roma

The Isabella Scelsi Foundation houses the Casa Scelsi Museum, occupying 100 squared metres of the building and first opened to the public in 1996. The project derived from the express wish of the Maestro himself, who left not only his music, his poetry, and his writing, but also the place where he lived and worked for many years.
The apartment boasts an imposing panoramic view of the Forums. Inside, we find his piano (played by Scelsi the virtuoso and still in use), the legendary “ondiole”, the rare oriental miscellanea, the antique Tibetan trumpets (which were a souvenir from his travels in the Far East), and a copy of Dali’s celebrated diptych “Coppia con le teste piene di nuvole”. The original is in the Mart Museum of Trento and Rovereto. A beautiful flowered terrace gives visitors a charming view of Rome.
 
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Address: Segreteria: 0541 622160 Via Don Minzoni, 64 Santarcangelo di Romagna, 47822 Italia
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Santarcangelo di Romagna

Giulio Turci’s house is located in Via Don Minzoni at No. 49 in the heart of Santarcangelo di Romagna. It is an attic built in the early 1960s, hidden on the roof of his family house, a building from the 20th century. It can be reached through a wooden staircase inside. Bright and discreet, it preserves the original character of the house, being filled as it is with objects, tools and personal belongings such as paintbrushes, colours, paintings, inks, spatulas, palette knives, chalks, easels, oil paints, books, records, toys, and essentially everything the artist loved. Turci chose this place in the early 1950s, after having lived in the old contrada, in Via della Cella, nearby the Rocca Malatestiana (Malatesta Fortress). Then he moved to the centre of the village, near the central square, eventually settling in this house at No. 49 of Via Don Minzoni.Even today it isrepresents the family gathering place, as his wife Anna Terza Giorgetti still lives in this house. The family takes care of the upkeep of the original furnishings and personal belongings. The artist’s life is still present within the rooms of this house-museum, as the artist personally chose the collection of paintings displayed on the walls, which date from the early 1940s up to his last works in 1978, along with their composition. The two floors on which the everyday life took place seem to present the same result: the artist’s life breathed and was fed on the daily experiences that are still encountered today. In this regard, we could almost smell the coffee wafting up from the kitchen into the attic, where two friends would sit, as if in a sparrow’s nest, whispering ideas on painting, music, the wind, and recollecting memories while out of the small windows they would gaze at the beauty of the hills, the distant mountains, the contrada and the ancient village... In May, the pleasant smell of the lime trees bordering the beautiful village avenue blends with the scents of oil paints or of turpentine.

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Address: Casa Venturi - Atelier Venturino Venturi via Martiri della Libertà 7 52024 Loro Ciuffenna, Arezzo tel. 055-9175028 fax 055-0513027 cell. 348-7915877
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Loro Ciuffenna (Arezzo)

Venturino Venturi’s house was built at the end of the 1960s. Today it preserves his artwork, along with an archive, photo library, media library and newspaper library. The artwork is displayed in every room of the house, just as Venturino left it. The house also contains a 20th century art library. Among the main artworks, there are: Donna Seduta, made in gypsum and whose bronze version is in the Uffizi Gallery; the bronze Silvana al Sole; the portrait of Giuseppe Ungaretti; the scale model of Pinocchio for Collodi’s park; and the studio, full of sculptures and charm, inspired Mario Luzi’s poem, ‘Atelier’, written for Venturino in 1978.
 
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Address: Associazione Elemirezolla Vicolo Dell’ Unione 14 53045 Montepulciano (SI) tel: + 39 0578 758543
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Montepulciano

The apartment where Elémire Zolla lived between 1991 and 2002 is housed in a 17th century building in the historic centre of Montepulciano (near Siena). Its two rooms are adorned with frescoes by Piero Castagnoli di Prato, dating from the end of the 18th century. The living room might be described as a wunder kammer for the richness of its furniture and objects collected during several travels made through Asia by the writer and his wife, Grazia Marchianò. The frescoes in this room reflect the traditional symbolism of Greek mythology: four winds shooting arrows in four different directions and the kidnapping of the nymph Orizia by Borea, the wind. A large bookcase, with books of philosophy, literature, anthropology and orientalist texts, can be found in the house, beyond the ten thousand books’ library placed in another apartment in the historical centre. Here, are kept also the writer’s archive, the printed works and the translations by Zolla and Marchianò. In the room, are accommodated late 18th century furniture of Piedmont and a precious Japanese piece of furniture in baroque style, as far as a semi-abstract sculpture by Massimo Lippi from Siena, inspired by the vescica piscis; a precious Greek icon representing Virgin Stella Maris and a small collection of icons gathered by Zolla during his travels. The other rooms of the apartment are full with paintings by the artist Giuseppe Marchianò (1911-1988), the father of Grazia Marchianò, and some portraits of Elémire Zolla by his father Venanzio, a renowned Anglo-Piedmontese painter (1880-1961).
 
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Address: Casa Museo Luciano Pavarotti Stradello Nava, 6 Modena (MO) - ITALY Telefono: 059 460778
Visiting Hours: Open daily 10.00 to 18.00 (last admission)
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Modena

The house of Maestro Pavarotti was terminated in 2005; it is located in the area he had bought in the mid-eighties.
The villa (where he lived the last years of his life) has been designed following the instructions and drawings which Maestro gave to architects and engineers who have supervised the construction.
Even today this home reflects in every detail the personality of the one who imagined it. The house keeps personal items that he loved and contains the memories of his days spent in the company of family, friends and young students.
The visit to this house will enable visitors to experience Pavarotti in the light of its most intimate and warm rooms, to approach gently to his memory knowing his daily habits, finding the man he was once behind the scenes.
You will especially enjoy the costumes so dear to him, pictures and videos that have marked his great artistic career, the countless awards and awards in a career of over forty years in opera houses around the world.

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Address: Casa Museo Giuliani via Cardinale dell’Olio n 48 76011 Bisceglie (BT) cell 339 18 77576
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Bisceglie

Mauro, Giuseppe, Sergio, Pantaleo, Giuliani, (Bisceglie 1781-Naples 1829) was one of the most representative composers of the guitar. Equipped with an extraordinary ability to treat it instrument, he moved to Vienna in 1807 remaining there until 1819. In the capital of the Austrian Empire, he was admitted not only in court circles, but also in artistic circles, making friends with the pianists Moscheles, Diabelli, Hummel, and the violinist Mayseder and knowing Beethoven personally. In 1815 he exibited at the Congress of Vienna and in 1823 he settled in Naples at the Bourbon court, where he died on May 7, 1829 at Via Cavallerizza.

Giuliani House Museum was built in a building of 1794 in the heart of the historic center of Bisceglie, and houses a documentary center on the musician and his time. In the house museum they are in fact exposed first original editions of the master, epistolaries, portraits, ancient methods for guitar, and a splendid guitar built in 1804 by the most important Neapolitan luthier Gennaro Fabbricatore and played by Giuliani himself.
 
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