The Archaeology Nights

Cortona,

The Archaeology Nights

The "Archaeology Nights" enhanced by the Tuscany Region combine old and new, past and contemporary times bringing important names of theater, dancing and culture in a shortlist of places characterized by a strong ancient fascination, like Cortona, Sovana, Populonia and the Archaeo-mineral Park of San Silvestro. 

 

The programme of Archaeology Nights 2012 in Cortona includes:

From 30th June to 25th July
At MAEC
ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART: FROM THE MUSEUM TO THE TERRITORY
Art exhibition by Lucia Lucchini.

14th July 2012, from 9 PM to 11 PM
MAEC - P.zza Signorelli
MAEC by NIGHT
Special opening of the Museum at night.

22nd July 2012, at 10 AM
Tumulo II - at Sodo di Cortona
ARCHEOTOUR
Guided tour to the Etruscan tombs of Tumulo I and Tumulo II of Sodo in English and Italian.
Price: € 10 per person
Meeting point: at 10 AM at Tumulo II in Sodo di Cortona

22nd July 2012, at 6 PM
MAEC - P.zza Signorelli
BETWEEN ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Happy hour and meeting with contemporary artists connected with the ancient world, at 7 PM

22nd July 2012, at 9.15 PM
Cortona, fortress of Girifalco
ORLANDO IN PURGATORY
Show by Silvio Orlando with musician Pejman Tadayon.
Price: € 10
in collaboration with Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo
Tickets and advance sales can be found at the Circuito Box Office.
By showing the MAEC ticket office either the ticket or the seat reservation for this show, you are entitled to receive a discounted entrance ticket to the Museum from 22nd to 25th July.

23rd July 2012, at 5 PM
Cortona, piazzale del mercato, porta bifora
WALKING ALONG THE CITY WALLS OF ETRUSCAN CORTONA
Trekking along the archaeological circuit in the town of Cortona.
Price: € 5, upon reservation
Meeting point: 5PM in Cortona, piazzale del mercato, porta bifora.

23rd July 2012, at 9.30 PM
at Court of Palazzo Casali in Cortona
IMAGES TO TELL
Projections by Fotoclub Etruria.

24th July 2012, at 6 PM
in Ossaia di Cortona
TRAVEL, DISCOVERY, MEETING: 20 years of friendship and archaeology in Ossaia.
Trekking from Ossaia to Sepoltaglia, opening of the photographic exhibition about the Roman villa of Ossaia and buffet.
Price: € 5
Meeting point: at 6 PM in Ossaia, upon reservation

23rd-24th-25th July 2012, from 10 AM to 1 PM
MAEC - P.zza Signorelli
ARCHEO JUNIOR
Recreational and didactic activities for children aged from 5 to 12.
Price: € 10 per day, € 25 for three days.

25th July at 12 AM
Salone Mediceo
MAECARTOON
Preview of cartoon by Luca Frattini dedicated to museum didactics.

25th July 2012, at 6 PM
MAEC - P.zza Signorelli
BETWEEN LITTERATURE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Happy hour and meeting with Fulvia Gambaro, author of "Il mistero dei Rasna"

25th July 2012, at 9.15 PM
Cortona, fortress of Girifalco
E L’UOMO CREÒ SE STESSO e VERSO LA LUCE (AND THE MAN CREATED HIMSELF AND TOWARDS LIGHT)
Dancing performances by and with Leonardo Diana, in collaboration with Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo.
Price: € 10
Tickets and advance sales can be found at the Circuito Box Office.
By showing the MAEC ticket office either the ticket or the seat reservation for this show, you are entitled to receive a discounted entrance ticket to the Museum from 22nd to 25th July.

From 9th to 29th July
TUSCAN WINDOW
Etruscan menus will be available in the restaurants joining the Vetrina Toscana (Tuscan Window) initiative.
A free entrance ticket to the MAEC will be given to anyone who buys an Etruscan menu.

28th July 2012, at 9 AM
MAEC - P.zza Signorelli
ARCHENOVISITA
Guided visit in English and in Italian to the Museum and La Braccesca winery, with final wine tasting
Price: € 20
Length: 3 hours
Meeting point: at 9 AM at MAEC of Cortona and transfer to the winery by personal means of transport.
Upon reservation, minimum 10 persons.

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