Summer exhibitions in Italy: 6 unmissable events

Italy has always been one of the most coveted destinations: be it winter or summer, you can always find beautiful landscapes, monuments or historical sites, ready to be explored by travelers or, why not, by people who want to be tourists in their own homes and look at their hometown in a new light.

The 2018 Italian summer offer is full with unmissable events and exhibitions to taste as snack between a gelato and a pizza: from north to south, wherever you go you won’t be disappointed!

We have selected for you 6 among the most interesting summer exhibitions in Italy. Are you a lover of photography, sculpture, painting or anything else? There’s something of everything – enjoy the trip!

1. Henri Cartier-Bresson: Landscapes/Paysages

Exposed ad the majestic Bard Fort, in Aosta Valley, until the next October 21st, this display is a collection of photographs taken and personally chosen by Henri Cartier-Bresson between the Thirties and the Nineties: they are images which capture the decisive moment as the artist saw it – “the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression”.

2. L’autre Vivian. The other Vivian Maier

Speaking of photography, we can’t but talk about the exposition which, up to October 14, will immerse you in the deep relationship the great American photographer had with France, her mother’s country of origin.
In Castelnuovo Magra (Liguria), photos, videos, recordings and musics will take you inside the world of the artist who revolutionized photography in the Twentieth century.

3. México – discovering Los Tres Grandes

Up to September 9, in Genoa’s Palazzo Ducale, you will have a chance to admire the exposicion pendiente, as this exhibition was called for over 40 years.

The display, initially planned for 1973 but abruptly interrupted after Pinochet’s coup, is a collection of about 70 artworks by three great Mexican artists (José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera e David Alfaro Siqueiros, los Tres Grandes), and about fifty original pictures taken by relatives and friends of the artists, among which Guillermo Kahlo (Frida’s father), Ansel Adams and Juan Guzman.

4. Modigliani Opera – Art and Innovation

Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait of Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919.

Among this year’s summer exhibitions in Italy we cannot ignore this multi-sensorial travel, as this interactive path was defined: it will immerse you in Modigliani’s life with videos and documentaries through virtual reality visors, 4K holograms and a 360 degrees monitor, taking you to the past to discover the origins of the artist’s myth.
The exhibition will be open until October 1, 2018, in the Royal Palace of Caserta.

5. Picasso – Half of Heaven


Oils, ceramics and photographs – two hundred and seventeen are the works of the Spanish artist who revolutionized the last century that have been displayed across Apulia.

Martina Franca, Mesagne and Ostuni are the three locations (but just one ticket) which, up to November 4, will host the exhibition dedicated to the women loved by Picasso, unifying Italy and Spain by combining their artistic offer and a beautiful territory.

6. Hidden treasures – from Giotto to De Chirico


Our suggestions on this year’s summer exhibitions in Italy end in Sicily: the Ursino Castle, in Catania, is a perfect scenery for this rich display telling how art history developed in Italy.
About a hundred “hidden” works, belonging to institutions and private collectors, will illustrate the artistic geography from the Middle Ages to last century, showing the evolution of a country such as Italy, which has produced an enviable artistic patrimony.