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BULGARIA – Exhibition “Raffaello Sanzio from Urbino to Sofia” opens

An exhibition dedicated to Raffaello Sanzio that opened in Sofia, Bulgaria included the painting “St. Catherine in Alexandria” along with ten 17th, 18th and 19th century prints of his most famous works, on loan from the Accademia Raffaello in Urbino. The event was organised by the City of Sofia, the Marches region, the city of Urbino, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and the National Museum of Bulgarian Art, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Sofia and with the patronage of Ambassador of Italy to Bulgaria Marco Conticelli.

Candidate for 2019 European Capital of Culture

Urbino, the painter’s native city, and Sofia and the Southwest Region are both candidates for 2019’s European Capital of Culture. A memorandum of cultural cooperation was signed this past June between Italy’s Marches Region and Urbino and the Southwest Region, which outlines a list of shared events that will include exhibits and concerts aimed at promoting creative development and exchanges of ideas between the artists and young people of both regions.

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