For a spring break or an Easter vacation here are 7 events and exhibitions not to be missed in March 2024 in Italy.

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March is the month of rebirth. Winter is nearing the end, the daily light is becoming stronger day by day and the temperatures are high enough to enjoy the spring in the streets, March is also a perfect month to plan a vacation to Italy and visit one of the fantastic exhibitions scheduled or attend one of the interesting events in program for this month. From art exhibitions with the new season just starting, to great events scheduled for Easter and the beginning of spring, we have selected for you 7 must-see events and exhibitions in March 2024 in Italy. Let's find out about them!

Events and exhibitions to visit in March 2024 in Italy

7  events and exhibitions to visit in March 2024 in Italy

March in Italy is considered the beginning of the beautiful season for the travel industry thanks to the spring equinox fixed on the 21st of March which marks the start of springtime, in addition this year at the end of the month it is expected Easter, the Christian holiday which falls on the 31st of March 2024.

This festivity gives the chance to taste traditional local plates made especially for Easter and overall to attend one of the religious events connected with this holy day in the country considered the heart of Christianity. In addition, the most important exhibition spaces and museums host amazing exhibitions scheduled for springtime. From North to South, crossing the biggest cities of Italy, follow our ultimate guide about the events and exhibitions not to be missed in March 2024 in Italy.

7. Bar Stories on Camera, Milan

Bar stories on camera

To explore and celebrate a place authentically Italian, Galleria Campari in Milan hosts a photography exhibition to tell about bars in Italy. Bar Stories on Camera, with 90 pictures from the Thirties until the 2000s, shows bars as a place of relationships, culture, and rituals. Made by famous photographers such as Robert Capa, Elliott Erwitt and Martin Parr and divided in three sections, the exhibition is a way to celebrate a unique Italian place, the bar, in a city, Milan, which has created the ritual of aperitif thanks to Campari, the famous beverage to drink alone or mixed in a cocktail like spritz, invented in 1860. Bar Stories on Camera will be open until the 7th of April 2024.

6. Bansky, Jago, TVBoy and other stories against the tide, Biella

It is one of the most important exhibitions dedicated in Italy to the most famous and appreciated living artists for their works in contemporary art and civic commitment: Bansky, Jago, TVBoy and other stories against the tide is hosted in Biella in two different locations, Palazzo Ferrero and Palazzo Gromo Losa. With 90 artworks made not only by Basky, Jago and TVBoy but also by David LaChapelle, Takashi Murakami, Liu Bolin, Obey, Mr. Brainwash and many other artists, the exhibition tells stories "against the tide" talking about life, death, social injustice and war to shake the consciences using the words of art. Bansky, Jago, TVBoy and other stories against the tide it will be open until the 1st of April 2024.

5. Hayez. The Romantic painter’s workshop, Turin

Hayez. The Romantic painter’s workshop

To celebrate the genius of the romantic painter Francesco Hayez the GAM, the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin hosts a solo exhibition dedicated to the Italian artist to discover his world and his art secrets. With more than 100 artworks from public and private prestigious collections the solo exhibition creates an interesting path between paintings and drawings made by Hayez during is worklife. Hayez. The Romantic painter's workshop will be open until the 1st of April 2024.

4. Father's day, Orvieto

Orvieto

The famous small town located in Umbria region is the place to be to attend on Father's day which is celebrated every year in Italy on the 19th of March, since it is traditionally the day marked as the day of Saint Joseph. Orvieto which guards its stunning Cathedral with gothic facade and the Saint Patrick's well a medieval incredible architecture dedicated to the Irish saint, celebrates every 19th of March its patron saint (Saint Joseph) with a rich program of religious traditions and folklore with processions and markets where it is possible to taste the famous frittelle of Saint Joseph, a delicious fried rice delicacy made especially for this day.

3. Anselm Kiefer fallen angels, Florence

Anselm Kiefer fallen angels

In the stunning location of Palazzo Strozzi, the city of Florence at the beginning of springtime hosts a solo exhibition dedicated to the German artist Anselm Kiefer, famous for his artworks with great impact and strong meanings. Fallen angels is focused on the main topics of Kiefer art, the nature and the abstraction, the creation and the destruction, using paintings, sculptures and installations. The masterpieces of Kiefer, known for his impactful works, create an interesting dialogue with the Renaissance architecture of Palazzo Strozzi. Anselm Kiefer Fallen angel is scheduled from the 22nd of March until 21st of July 2024.

2. Joan Mirò the joy of color, Catania

Joan Mirò the joy of color

After the retrospectives in Trieste and Turin, Catania will host the third Italian solo exhibition dedicated to Joan Mirò the Spanish artist, worldwide considered the father of Surrealism. With more than 100 masterpieces made with tempera, watercolors and sculptures realized in sixty years of work, and expose in 7 thematic areas, the exhibition on Joan Mirò is a unique occasion to discover in Sicily this authentic art genius. Joan Mirò The joy of color is hosted at Palazzo della Cultura and will be open until the 7th of July 2024.

1. Easter in Rome

Easter in Rome

There is always a good reason to visit Rome and for this March 2024 the cause will be at the end of the month, thanks to Christian Easter which is falls this year on the 31st of March 2024. Center of Christianity in the world since it hosts the Vatican City Rome is considered the Capital of Christianity and during Easter time is the place to be for all the christian believers and not to follow all the events organized in the eternal city the previous days before Easter and for Easter day.

The main religious appointments are on the evening holy Thursday with the re-enactment of washing feet (la lavanda dei piedi), on the holy Friday night with the re-enactment of way of the cross (via Crucis) and on Easter day morning with the holy mass and the benediction to the city of Rome and to the world (Urbi et Orbi). These events are traditionally hosted in three of the most beautiful Rome set: Saint John Lateran cathedral, the Colosseum and Palatin hill and Saint Peter square in Vatican, a unique occasion to discover these architectural masterpieces during the most important religious festivities in Italy.

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Exhibitions and events in Italy: choose your next destination for March 2024

Exhibitions and events in Italy: choose your next destination for March 2024

Exhibitions, celebrations, contemporary art and photography, there are so many reasons to visit Italy during this spring. From North to South crossing the eternal city until Sicily, choose your event or exhibition and don't miss the chance to travel to Italy this March, you will have the opportunity to attend one of these great events and to celebrate the beginning of spring time and Easter in Italy.

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