During 2020, Urbino will host lectures, art exhibits, shows, theater plays, International meetings, and sports events.
One of the most significant projects is the art exhibit ”Raffaello e Baldassarre Castiglione” curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, Elisabetta Losetti, and Pietro Di Natale. With the author of The Courtier as a starting point, the exhibition portrays an entire part of Renaissance culture by presenting objects, books, paintings, and lifestyle.
Starting from April 2020, Urbino offers an original itinerary suitable for children and adults: following signs and stories the visitor will discover the city as it was at the time of Raphael’s childhood.
The 2020 program includes several plays and shows dedicated to Raphael and the Italian Renaissance. We would like to mention some original productions: “Raffaello. Una vita felice” by Antonio Forcellino with Alessandro Preziosi; “Raffaello, la Fornarina, il Cinquecento e altre storie” with David Riondino and Dario Vergassola; “Raphael Urbinas. Musica Picta de Divin Pittore” a performance based on a combination of sonnets and poems by Raphael and his father Giovanni Santi, accompanied by music, to take place in the Ducal Palace (by Simone Sorini); and “La leggenda del pittore divino” by and with Matthias Martelli.
During three days in June (3-4-5), Urbino will host the ”Italy Cycling Tour Under 23” where sports meets culture, lifestyle, and nature.
URBINO / RAPHAEL 2020
GENNAIO – DICEMBRE
JANUARY – DECEMBER
Conferenze Raffaello 2020 / Rapahel 2020 Letcures
(una conferenza al mese / one lecture a month)
6 APRILE / APRIL 6
Percorso alla scoperta di Urbino ai tempi dell’infanzia di Raffaello
A visit to discover Urbino at the time of Raphael’s childhood
“RAFFAELLO. UNA VITA FELICE”, di Antonio Forcellino, interpretato da Alessandro Preziosi
Theatre Play by Antonio Focellino with Alessandro Preziosi
MAGGIO – MAY
“RAFFAELLO, LA FORNARINA, IL CINQUECENTO e altre storie”, spettacolo con
David Riondino & Dario Vergassola – Teatro Sanzio
12 GIUGNO – JUNE 12 / 1 NOVEMBRE – NOVEMBER 1
Raffaello e Baldassarre Castiglione
Mostra a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi
Palazzo Ducale – Sale del Castellare
Art Exhibit curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
Ducal Palace – Sale del Castellare
AGOSTO – AUGUST
Raphael Urbinas – Musica Picta de Divin Pictore
I Sonetti di Raffaello e le Rime di Giovanni Santi in musica, a cura di Simone Sorini.
Raphael’s sonnets and Giovanni Santi’s poems in music by Simone Sorini
NOVEMBRE / NOVEMBER
“La leggenda del pittore divino” di e con Matthias Martelli
Theatre Play written and interpreted by Matthias Martelli