Newsletter 15th February 2011
rendezvous for sports lovers - Granfondo Val Di Cecina
Elia Viviani, from Liquigas, won the 16th edition of the Costa degli Etruschi Grand Prize cycling competition, in the final sprint. The Veneto Region native cyclist, who will be 22 years old on Monday and is in his second professional year, preceded Roberto Ferrari and Elia Favilli.
Sunday, March 6th 2011 in Cecina (LI), a 10 minute drive from Marina di Bibbona, the Granfondo Val di Cecina will take place, with the intent to adjoin sports to our beautiful territory. Starting with this purpose, the participants will be able to enjoy the splendid pine wood which grows on the dune by the seashore, as well as the winding path through important inland towns...
Angry young men: Picasso, Mirˇ, Dalý exhibition in Florence
Over seventy works from the youth period of these three artists will be shown from March 12th to July 17th 2011 in Florence at Palazzo Strozzi for the exhibition "Angry Young Men. Picasso Mirˇ Dalý: The birth of modernity".
The theme of the exhibition is to shed light on the works of the youth period of these great masters. The exhibition is made up of a series of flashbacks that travel through time to sew the thread of a tale. The early sketches of Picasso will be shown, from which cubism will them subsequently be born, and Mirˇ and Dalý will be placed in comparison, highlighting the stylistic differences that characterise the period prior to the two artists' joining of the Surrealist movement.
For the first time outside of Spain, Picasso's notebook "Cahier 7" from 1907 will be exhibited, along with the revolutionary masterpiece "Les Damoiselles d'Avignon" which have proven to be a starting point for the birth of the language of modern art.
All three artists, born and raised in Catalonia, reached fame in France, where both Picasso and Mirˇ decided to base their careers, while Dalý chose to remain in Spain.
The path of the exhibition develops firstly through Dalý and Mirˇ, (1926) then traces the birth of modernity with the comparison Dalý-Mirˇ and lastly arrives at the crossroads between Mirˇ and Picasso.
"Giovani Arrabbiati. Picasso, Mirˇ, Dalý"
"Angry Young Men. Picasso, Mirˇ, Dalý"
March 12th 2011- July 17th 2011
Palazzo Strozzi ľ Florence
Luciano Zazzeri cooks at the New York Met
Chef Luciano Zazzeri conquers the Met. The New York Metropolitan Museum hosted a dinner by the patron of the starred Restaurant "La Pineta" in Marina di Bibbona. The event was organised by Filippo Bartolotta, food and wine journalist for Wine Tasting, who wanted to dedicate four evenings to Italian excellence.
The menu, created on the evening of the 10th of January, included: appetiser with marinated mackerel, olive oil sorbet and stuffed calamari in a foil parcel; first course, fresh "straccetti" pasta with mullets; main course, Tuscan cacciucco fish from the pine wood, and to finish burnt meringue with Bonajuto chocolate, Chantilly cream and berries.
The other menus, which will be prepared in the next weeks, have a geographical imprint dedicated respectively to the cuisines of Florence, Rome and Naples.