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viking Feb 4th, 2010 07:58 PM

No "culture week" in Italy this spring?
Normally by now a "Culture Week" is announced for sometime in the spring in Italy, such as in . Not only are most museums free, but some places are specially opened for only one day a year.

What happened to it - budget crunch? I think the Italian name is Settimana Cultura . By waiting longer, budget hotels in Rome anyway seem to be filling up... it looks like I can stay in Venice much cheaper than Rome for some reason. thanks

Zerlina Feb 4th, 2010 08:10 PM

It's Settimana della Cultura.

In recent years, it has been in early spring (March-April); in earlier years, it was often in May.

If it's being put back to a later date this year, it will also be announced later.

YvonneT Feb 4th, 2010 11:42 PM

I had written to the Public Relations Office for this Ministry, regarding the date for 2010. They suggested writing back in March, as the date had not yet been set.

alihutch Feb 4th, 2010 11:54 PM

for Rome at least there appear to be dates...

alihutch Feb 4th, 2010 11:57 PM

However also found this....!

Zerlina Feb 5th, 2010 12:01 AM

No, no, no! The March dates were for the year *2008*!

The Settimana della Cultura is a nation-wide event; it doesn't have different dates in Rome than in the rest of the country.

alihutch Feb 5th, 2010 12:16 AM

No, no, no! The March dates were for the year *2008*!

oops sorry! Miss-read....However that 2nd document seems to say April 165h-25th 2010

alihutch Feb 5th, 2010 12:16 AM

that should be 16th-25th......typo this time!

viking Feb 5th, 2010 12:42 PM

Thanks so much. Is that memo pretty definite on apr 16-25 being culture week? Is it asking participating museums to have details finalized for a mar 16 announcement?

For some reason I can't get this memo to even convert to text, let alone run thru googles italian pdf translator...

Zerlina Feb 5th, 2010 01:11 PM

Yes, it's definite, and yes, that's what it's asking.

Details communicated before March 16 will be published in pamphlets and such and on the Web site; details communicated after March 16 only on the Web site.

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