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Giotto’s exhibition in Viareggio

“The Stories of Saint Francis” is the Giotto’s exhibition set up in Viareggio until Tuesday 31 March 2020.

At the Viani Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, (at the Palazzo delle Muse), and the Churches of Sant’Andrea and San Paolino, it will be possible to admire high-quality reproductions of the Giotto’s famous frescoes on the life of the saint from Assisi.

Protagonists are the works that pay homage to the frescoes that the painter made towards the end of the 1200s and which decorate the vaults of the Upper Basilica of Assisi.

“Stories of St. Francis” is a tale of images, a journey into the revolutionary painting of an artist who gave plasticity to the figures with a masterly use of chiaroscuro.

A journey that narrates the life of St. Francis: from the renunciation of possessions to the miracle of the spring, from the sermon to the birds to the donation of the mantle to a poor person, up to the canonization.

Among the exhibited works, St. Francis honoured by a simple man, Francis gives his cloak to a poor man, the Renunciation of possessions and the Dream of Innocent III.

28 tables two meters high that faithfully reproduce Giotto’s frescoes in high quality.

16 reproductions are exhibited at the Viani Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, the others at the churches of Sant’Andrea and San Paolino.

 

The exhibition is free and it can be visited during the Gallery’s opening hours:

  • from Wednesday to Saturday from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm;
  • Sunday from 9.30am to 1.30pm – from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Closed on Monday and on Tuesday.

Free admission the third Sunday of the month.

Closing days: 25 and 26 December, 1 January, 25 March (Patron).

During the days dedicated to the visit of the exhibition, you could stay at the Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte.

The 4-star hotel is comfortable, elegant, full of services and, above all, strategically located: at just 1.5 km away from the Viani Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, at 2.1 km away from the church of Sant’Andrea and at 1.6 km away from the church of San Paolino.

All locations that can be easily reached on foot along a part of the characteristic Viareggio seafront.

The hotel has rooms and suites; wellness centre with water games, sauna, fitness centre, massages, beauty treatments; outdoor panoramic swimming pool heated to 36°.

And two restaurants: the “Regina” and the two Michelin stars “Il Piccolo Principe”!

 

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