A wonderful cultural event is about to start in Italy and we want to invite all of you. It is called #invasionidigitali, which means digital invasions. The aim is to promote Italian heritage and cultural sites through the use of Internet and social media, involving as many people as possible.
How it works
From 20th to 28th April, bloggers and no bloggers have organised several visits (invasions) to museums and other art or cultural venues in different Italian locations. The events are open to everybody and are all listed here. Joining in is very simple: go to #invasionidigitali website, choose the event that you like the most, register on the Eventbrite link provided in the description of the event, show up at the given time and invade the location with smartphones, cameras and video, share your experience on any social channel you like: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube. The official hashtag of the event is #invasionidigitali and all the content shared on social media will be aggregated on #invasionidigitali website.
Tips 4 Italian Trips invasions in Vicenza
As travel bloggers, we believe that this is a precious occasion to promote our beautiful country; as parents we also believe that #invasionidigitali must be a kids-friendly event. This is why we have joined in as “invasors”, organising a family-friendly invasion, full of surprises!
Our invasion will take place on Saturday, 27th April in Vicenza, which is located in the Veneto region, about an hour drive from Venice. Along with Venice, Vicenza is probably the most important architectural heritage site in Northern Italy and is a World Heritage Listed town. It is internationally known for the work of one of the most important Renaissance architects ever existed: Andrea Palladio. His buildings are magnificent masterpieces and his style has influenced many other architects all over the world. The White House is probably the most famous example.
For #invasionidigiali, we have chosen two wonderful locations: the Teatro Olimpico and the Palladio Museum.
The Teatro Olimpico is the last work commissioned to Andrea Palladio and, although he died before finishing it, is considered his masterpiece. It was built copying the style of the ancient Greek and Roman theatres, but it is indoor and made with wood. The Theatre was officially opened in 1585 and you can still sit down in the original wooden seats built in XVI Century. It’s considered the first “public” modern theatre in Europe: the Globe Theatre in London, where Sheakspeare played his works, was built in 1599 and … it burnt few years later!
The Palladio Museum is a brand new museum, opened in the late 2012. Its aim is to divulgate the work of Andrea Palladio. Here, it is also possible to admire some some of his original drawings, many of them arrive from the Royal Institute British Library collections, in London. It is located in Palazzo Barbaran da Porto, the only big building in Vicenza which was enterily finished before Palladio died. The Palace is also sede of CISA (Palladio Architecture Studies International Centre), the most important centre on Palladio’s work in the world.
Both visits will be kids friendly, with activities dedicated to them and a couple of exciting surprises. Of course, if you do not have children, you are more than welcome to join in as you will enjoy the visits anyway. A guide from the Palladio Museum will tour the adults throughout the visit, so that everybody can enjoy the event.
Programme of the day
We have thought of a fun programme for the day, but – if you want – you can just show up to the visits (one or both). This is our schedule:
– 10:30 am: we will meet up in Viale Roma in Vicenza, in front of Hotel Campo Marzio. Meeting point is 200 metres from the railway station and just in front of a parking area (Park Verdi), for who’s coming by car
– 11:00 am Treasure Hunt in Vicenza‘s pedestrian area: a funny way to discover Palladio’s treasures
– Picnic in Giardini Salvi: time to relax and play. Please, bring your own food and drinks
– 13:45 pm: Kids-friendly invasion (visit) to the Teatro Olimpico
– 15:00 pm: Kids-friendly invasion (visit) to the Palladio Museum
A few important details for those who intend to join:
- All the activities will be free of charge. Entrance to the cultural venues are sponsored by the Teatro Olimpico and Palladio Museum. The Treasure Hunt is organised by Tips 4 Italian Trips.
- To partecipate to the event, register all the members of your family (also the kids) through Eventbrite. If you would like to partecipate to both the visits, remeber to register you in both the form.
- The Treasure Hunt is open only to those who will attend at least one of the two invasions and will not take place in case of rain.
- In order to better target the kids activities, please let us know the age of your children and if you be with us also for the Tresure Hunt, writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- As this event wants to divulgate Italian cultural heritage through social media, it will be most likely that all partecipants, adults and kids alike, will appear in pictures and videos which will be published online. Therefore, you will be required to sign a release form, which will authorise the publication of pictures and videos of your kids. Due to the very nature of the event, in order to take part to the activities, it is compulsory to sign the release.
- Please, bring your smarphone, camera, food and drinks! We will have fun!
These are the Hashtags of the event: #invasionidigitali #invasionikids #Liberiamolacultura
Here all the social channels:
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