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THE NETHERLANDS – A weekend of Italian culture

A weekend of Italian culture in the Netherlands at the initiative of the Italian embassy.


The Italian Ambassador, Francesco Azzarello, and Sandra den Hamer, the Director of the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam, organised a screening of Luchino Visconti’s “Il Gattopardo” on 8 March. The event marked the 50th anniversary of the film based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, which has been translated into Dutch.


 The following day, 9 march 2013, saw a concert in the splendid setting of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden) in Leiden, featuring arias by the 19th century Sicilian composer Vincenzo Bellini. The event was the fruit of the cooperation between Ambassador Azzarello and the Head of the Italian Department at Leiden University, Prof. Roberta D’Alessandro. Read more, in Italian.