Cultural heritage as something to be felt as one's own, in the belief that enjoying it is an inalienable right for everyone, regardless of age, origin, ethnicity, disability: the invitation to participate is what the GEP - European Days on 25 and 26 September del Patrimonio (European Heritage Days), promoted by the Council of Europe and the European Commission and organized by the Ministry of Culture (MIC), extend to anyone who wants to share art, history, beauty. Following the theme chosen for 2021 "Cultural Heritage: All Included!" (the official hashtag is # GEP2021), once again this year there is a great membership throughout Italy of museums and cultural sites, both state and non, which will organize guided tours, extraordinary openings (on the evening of Saturday 25 in state museums l 'admission is possible at the symbolic cost of 1 euro), digital initiatives and events with special attention to people with disabilities.
At the Royal Palace of Naples on 25th extraordinary opening of the Historic Apartment (from 20.00 to 23.00 with a 1 euro ticket) and preview of the Short film About Almost Home, dedicated to the installation "Almost Home - The Rosa Parks House Project" by Ryan Mendoza , at the Cortile d'Onore at 19.30. Furthermore, in the Pompeian Halls of the Palazzo, the construction site opened on the restoration of The Baptism of Christ by Cesare Turco, coming from the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Caponapoli, will start as a preview. In Ravello on the 25th there will be the extraordinary opening of Villa Rufolo, while on the 26th the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium will host the concert of the "Accademia di Santa Sofia" Chamber Orchestra accompanied by Anna Tifu as an exceptional soloist: the program includes 'performance of the Chaconne in G minor for violin, strings and continuo by Tomaso Antonio Vitali, the Concerto in G major for strings and continuo "Alla rustica", RV 151 and the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi.
At the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome two days of conferences, workshops, guided tours, extraordinary openings of places normally closed to the public such as the Nymphaeum, the Sala dello Zodiaco and Villa Poniatowski, in addition to the concert (on the 25th evening) "La vigna of Pope Julius and Palestrina "edited by Musica immagine; the Museum also hosts on the occasion of the GEP "Etruscan Festival! History tells itself", the first archaeological festival dedicated to archeology and history.
Also in the capital, the National Galleries of Ancient Art offer three guided tours in Italian Sign Language, dedicated to the deaf public, at Palazzo Barberini on Saturday 25, at 15.30 and 17.00, and Sunday 26 September, at 11.00. Galleria Borghese participates with the evening opening on the 25th and with the project All together in the name of Scipione Borghese (on the 26th), an experiential path, outdoors, organized together with the Not Equal association, dedicated to Cardinal Scipione Borghese to involve people which are part of the rehabilitation programs of the Department of Mental Health; on both days, for younger visitors, the Borghese Gallery offers the Little Guide, designed for children and teenagers and elaborated with an appropriate language, format and graphics.Special program also at the Uffizi in Florence: on the evening of the 25th the Gallery of Statues and Paintings will be open from 7 pm to 10 pm (cost 1 euro) while both Saturday and Sunday it will be possible to visit (by reservation) the Apartment of the Duchess of Aosta, on the second floor of the former palace of Palazzo Pitti (here there will also be visits with the support of an LIS interpreter, on the occasion of the International Week of Deaf People) and the Porcelain Museum, housed in the heart of the Boboli Gardens, at inside the Palazzina del Cavaliere. Also at the Historical Museum and the Park of the Miramare Castle in Trieste there will be events not to be missed: on the 25th from 7.00 pm extraordinary evening opening of the Castle with the review "Concerts at the Castle" in collaboration with theAssociazione Arte e Musica and in the Throne Room "In the middle of the journey of our life", reading - concert for reciting voice and flutes; for Sunday 26 instead guided tours of the Apartments of the Duke of Aosta (recently restored), the Torretta del Castello and the Bagno Ducale, which opens to the public for the first time, after the recent restoration.
In Milan evening openings on the 25th at the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano, while at the Duomo special visits for children and families.
A rich weekend also at the Scaligero Castle in Sirmione: alongside the extraordinary opening, there are also special visits to the dock, closed since the beginning of the pandemic, with an appointment dedicated to Dante.
In fact, on Sunday afternoon there will be a Dante reading in the dock by Mirco Cittadini, with the dock that will be open for the first time with entry from the water (from the gate to the lake) and the public will be able to attend the event by canoe.