Bologna Welcomes Dutch Masterpieces

girlOpening soon is an exhibition of Dutch paintings  at Palazzo Fava in Bologna, ticket sales are already going through the roof for the show, which will run from February 8 to May 25.  The exhibition will feature works by seventeenth-century Dutch painters, on loan from the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague, among them Johannes Vermeer’s world-famous ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, on display  for the first time  in Italy. More than 70,000 tickets have already been sold. A  theatre performance with music by Franco Battiato to open the exhibition sold out within minutes.  Area hotels are offering special room packages in junction with the exhibition – some include entry tickets to the showing.

For more information, see theflr.net/vermeer.

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