Free-time activities -9-11 February 2007
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9-11 FEBRUARY 2007
A R T & E X H I B I T I O N S
This website gives details of all museums in Trieste and the
surrounding region: http://www.museifriuliveneziagiulia.it/
Carnival gets under way properly next week, and two exhibitions are
opening to mark the occasion: The first is at the Camera di Commercio
in piazza della Borsa, 14 and is a collection of works by 35 painters
and sculptors. Entitled "Carnevale, giochi di allegorie e allusioni"
it opens today, Friday 9 Feb. at 18 with a brief concert by the
accordionist, Igor Zobin. On display until 23 Feb. from 8.30-20
weekdays and 10-12 16-19 at weekends. The other exhibition with a
carnival theme is "Maschere allo Specchio", a collection of photographs
of carnival masks by Liliana Bomboschek on show at Marios Snack bar in
piazza V. Veneto until 26 February from 7-18.30 from Monday-Friday.
Below is a brief list of some other exhibitions going on locally.
The Exhibition to celebrate 100 years since the opening of the historic
Transalpina railway has been prolonged until 28 February in the railway
museum (Museo Ferroviario - via Giulio Cesare, 1). Open Saturday and
Sunday only. More information on 3383764446.
"Is there anybody out there?" at the LipanjePuntin Gallery (via Diaz)
displaying the works of well-known international artists like David
Byrne, Martino Coppes, Angel Marcos, Arash Radpour, Thomas Rose, Sergio
Scabar, Marco Citron. Open until 10 March 2007. Monday-Friday
15:30-19:30 and Saturday 16:30-19:30. Closed on holidays.
"The brain project 2006" and works by Edward Zajec at the Biblioteca
Statale (Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII, 6) dedicated to digital art. Open
until 10 February 2007. From Monday-Friday 8:30-18:30 and on Saturday
Photography exhibition at the Twins Club, via Economo 5, 1st floor.
Photographs of 6 young photographers dedicated to fashion and
accessories. Opening times Monday-Friday from 9-21 Open until 28
Ongoing at Miramare Castle until 25 February is "Queen of Europe": an
audiovisual project to raise public awareness of the themes of peace
and solidarity between peoples which was first displayed in Dublin and
Belfast, before moving to Trieste, another multi-ethnic city, with a
In Palazzo Costanzi (Piazza Piccola) until 28 February, you can see an
interesting exhibition on the subject of alberi genealogici - family
trees and how they are drawn up. 28 examples are on display. Apart
from individual family histories, there is also a large tree depicting
the history of Italy from ancient times up to 1911. Open daily from
10-13 and 17-20.
Group exhibition of well-known 1900 artists: Capogrossi, Carà,
Negrisin, Spacal, at the Ugo Carà museum in Muggia. Open until 28
February 2007. From Monday-Friday 17 - 19.
A new multimedia exhibition on the history of psychiatry, Pschiatria,
un viaggio senza ritorno, is on at the Stazione Marittima on the
waterfront in Trieste (Molo Bersaglieri 3) until 28 February daily from
C H I L D R E N's A C T I V I T I E S
This science museum (located on the ground floor level of the Adriatico
Hotel, entrance at the rear of the hotel, opposite the 36 bus stop) has
exhibits which are particularly suitable for children.
A children's laboratory will be held on Sunday from 15.45-16.45 for
those aged 4-7 and from 15:30-17:00 for 8-11 year olds. You can book
by e-mail at prenotazioni at immaginarioscientifico.it. More information
on their website: www.immaginarioscientifico.it. The museum now hosts
birthday parties for groups of children aged 4-13. More information on
040-224424 or online
Theatre for Children
On Sunday 11 February at 11:00 in the Teatro Silvio Pellico in via
Ananian in Trieste, there will be a puppet show for children entitled
"Il buio, la luce e il Carnevale". Tickets cost 3 euro each. More
information on 040-660428.
On Sunday 11 February at 16:00 at the Teatro Comunale in Monfalcone
(corso del Popolo), there will be a family show entitled "Pepe e
Stella", the story of a boy and a horse who were born on the same night
in a circus and become friends. Tickets cost 5 euro and can be
obtained directly from the box office of the theatre daily from 17-19
or online at www.greenticket.it.
F I L M
At 20:30 there will be a screening of the sci-fi film "Things to Come"
(William Cameron Menzies - 1936) in English with Italian subtitles.
There will be a debate, chaired by Fabio Pagan, on the theme "Futuro
passato - la prospettiva utopica". Free entrance.
M U S I C & C O N C E R T S
On Saturday 10 February at 21.30, as part of the festival of European
music, "Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari" by Edison Studio. Entrance 3
On Saturday 10 February at 20:30 at the Teatro Cristallo in via
Ghirlandaio in Trieste, there will be a concert in aid of the Coeliac
Foundation to raise funds for research into the condition. Performers
will sing and dance to songs from musicals such as Jesus Christ
Superstar, Grease, The Sound of Music, Pinocchio, and there will be a
performance by the "Due Tenori e Mezzo" and some tango dancers. All
donations are welcome. A minimum of 5 Euro is suggested. Free parking
for those attending the concert in the car park of the Fiera di
Trieste. Tickets can be requested via e-mail on aic.fvg at libero.it or
by calling 320-4057955.
Free Live Music at 21:00 at the Corsia Stadion - via Battisti - Friday
9th Feb. (cover band - i Maniax) and Saturday 10th Feb. (Nessun
pericolo per te, Magazzino Commerciale Jam Session).
Bar Crispi (via Crispi 18) - Friday 9th Feb. at 21:00 Pow Lean & Johnny
Stax (American music - The Doors, Neil Young, Elvis, Ryan Adams).
J. Martins pub (piazza Liberta') - Friday 9th Feb at 21:30 - Overfunk
S P O R T
Trieste offers several possibilities for swimmers. More information, in
English, on all the local swimming facilities (including the pools also
in Altura, Monfalcone and nearby Slovenia) can be found on the
following site: http://triestenet.tripod.com/aquamarina.htm.
Remember to take a swimming cap with you, as it is obligatory in all
The nearby seaside resort of Grado is nice to visit also in winter,
with its historical centre, basilica and roman remains. You can read
about the town (in English) on the site:
http://www.gravo.com/estor.html. Grado also has a great indoor spa
pool (more information in Italian on the site:
If you don't have a car, the best way to get to Grado is by bus. The
APT number 21 bus goes direct to Grado leaving the bus station in
Trieste at 7.50 on weekdays and Saturdays and 8.00 on Sundays (it
reaches Grignano bus stop about 5-10 minutes later). The return from
Grado bus station is 14.15 Monday-Saturday and 18.50 on Sundays.
T O U R S
Trieste by Bus
Every Saturday a bus leaves for a tour of Trieste from in front of the
train station at 14.00. It takes in all of the main sights to see
downtown, and there is also a 30-minute stop at St. Giusto Castle,
where you can walk along the Castle walls or visit the Cathedral or
simply enjoy the spectacular views. Tickets may be bought in the Sala
Eurostar in the main railway station and cost 5.20 Euro, with children
under 10 travelling free.
Trieste by Boat
You can travel from the Molo Pescheria to Muggia and visit the
Istro-Venetian fishing village. Take advantage to admire Trieste from
the sea. See the following web site for timetables and prices:
Have a look at Muggia on: http://www.muggia.info/. The Carnival season
is underway, so you will probably see children in fancy dress throwing
streamers in the streets and squares.
For more information on all of the above, and for more suggestions of
what to see and do locally, please contact the InfoPoint (ext. 433).
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