FAI Spring Days: In Bagheria protagonist Villa Cattolica and the Guttuso Museum

Saturday 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2024

For lovers of art, culture and beauty, the FAI Spring Days are back. Among the most important public square events dedicated to the cultural heritage and landscape of our country: 750 places in 400 cities will be visited with free contribution, thanks to the volunteers of 350 delegations and FAI Groups active in all regions. Bagheria and its Villa Cattolica home of the Guttuso Museum will be the venue deputed this year to be the protagonist of the FAI days that will take place on March 23 and 24.
During the press conference held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Villa Cattolica, which can be followed again on the municipality’s facebook page or on the municipal website, the program of the two FAI days was presented, which is not only a cultural and tourist visit, but is to live an experience between art, culture and tradition, where students of the educational direction of Ficarazzi and Casteldaccia, of the state comprehensive institutes T. Aiello, Bagheria-Aspra, Ciro Scianna, Ignazio Buttitta, of IIS Luigi Sturzo and Liceo Ginnasio Francesco Scaduto will act as ciceroni. The conference, moderated by journalist Marina Mancini, was attended by Tourism Councillor Provvidenza Tripoli, Vice Mayor and Culture Councillor Daniele Vella, Professor of Philosophy of Language at the University of Palermo Franco Lo Piparo and cart decorator Michele Ducato.
Explaining in detail the entire program of the Bagheria FAI days was the head of the Bagheria section of FAI Professor Giuseppina Greco. Professor Lo Piparo dwelt on the history of Bagheria, its origins connected to Bagheria’s historic villas and the redevelopment of the Guttuso Museum, while Michele Ducato, from the historic family of Sicilian cart decorators, explained the presence of the museum section dedicated to the cart, also citing a letter written by Renato Guttuso, in September 1952, in which the 20th-century master defined the Sicilian cart as a symbol of the imagination, pride, and vitality of the Sicilian people.
On the occasion of the FAI Days visit, the Scirocco Room, little known to most, will be open to the public. Professor Vincenzo Gennaro author of the bronze work in the garden of the Villa will also be present.
Councillor Providence Tripoli, after thanking Professor Greco, for involving the administration in the initiative and the schools that participated in the “Cicerone Project,” with students, principals and professors, stressed, <<The FAI days are for the students who participate an educational experience of great importance. The children learn to know, appreciate and love the artistic and cultural heritage they study… and then they “donate” what they have received, passing on the appreciation to visitors and making an authentic promotion of our sites. In addition, the Cicerone project is of interest to all schools of all ages, and thus to children of different age groups, even the youngest, who learn from an early age to care for and love historical and cultural heritage and landscapes>>.

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

The Animaphix festival opens its 10th edition with Svankmajer Day: A Tribute to Film Noir Surrealism – Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Animaphix festival opens its 10th edition with Svankmajer Day: A Tribute to Film Noir Surrealism – Tuesday, April 30, 2024

50th Guttuso Museum: ‘Tales of the artist: students at the museum’. 2nd meeting aimed at students of the Guttuso Art School in Bagheria met Arrigo Musti – Thursday 11 April 2024

50th Guttuso Museum: ‘Tales of the artist: students at the museum’. 2nd meeting aimed at students of the Guttuso Art School in Bagheria met Arrigo Musti – Thursday 11 April 2024

50th Guttuso Museum: “Tales of the artist: students at the museum”. 1st Meeting addressed to the students of the Guttuso Art School of Bagheria with Michele Ducato – Today 10 April 2024

50th Guttuso Museum: “Tales of the artist: students at the museum”. 1st Meeting addressed to the students of the Guttuso Art School of Bagheria with Michele Ducato – Today 10 April 2024

50th Guttuso Museum: “Artist’s Tales: students at the museum” kicks off. Cycle of educational meetings for students to meet 5 local artists at the Guttuso Museum

50th Guttuso Museum: “Artist’s Tales: students at the museum” kicks off. Cycle of educational meetings for students to meet 5 local artists at the Guttuso Museum

LIONS DAY 2024 in Bagheria. Free screening and entertainment for children at the “Giuseppe Bagnera” Primary School – Sunday, April 14, 2024

LIONS DAY 2024 in Bagheria. Free screening and entertainment for children at the “Giuseppe Bagnera” Primary School – Sunday, April 14, 2024

“Magic of a Violin”: Benefit concert at the parish oratory. Maria Santissima Addolorata of Aspra – Saturday, April 06, 2024

“Magic of a Violin”: Benefit concert at the parish oratory. Maria Santissima Addolorata of Aspra – Saturday, April 06, 2024

At villa Butera the presentation of the book: “The Great Lost Love” – Wednesday, April 10, 2024

At villa Butera the presentation of the book: “The Great Lost Love” – Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Aspra: “…Walking, Listening…”. Musical entertainment on the seafront every Sunday in April – From 07 to 28 April 2024

Aspra: “…Walking, Listening…”. Musical entertainment on the seafront every Sunday in April – From 07 to 28 April 2024

Presentation of the essay: ‘Feminicide and Pathological Narcissism’ at the Villa Butera Theatre – Friday 05 April 2024

Presentation of the essay: ‘Feminicide and Pathological Narcissism’ at the Villa Butera Theatre – Friday 05 April 2024

19th Easter Concert conducted by Salvatore Di Blasi – Saturday, April 6, 2024

19th Easter Concert conducted by Salvatore Di Blasi – Saturday, April 6, 2024

“To each his talent: the various forms of Communication.” Day dedicated to Inclusion at villa San Cataldo – Saturday, April 6, 2024

“To each his talent: the various forms of Communication.” Day dedicated to Inclusion at villa San Cataldo – Saturday, April 6, 2024

2nd Edition of the “SMALL FESTIVAL” in Bagheria. Here are the names of the first two guests: ONLY DATE IN SICILY by ANGELINA MANGO winner of Sanremo Festival 2024 and the revelation band BNKR44 – Friday, August 2 at the Small Urban Park

2nd Edition of the “SMALL FESTIVAL” in Bagheria. Here are the names of the first two guests: ONLY DATE IN SICILY by ANGELINA MANGO winner of Sanremo Festival 2024 and the revelation band BNKR44 – Friday, August 2 at the Small Urban Park

Holy week in Bagheria between religion, tradition and folklore: “Holy Easter” – Sunday, March 31, 2024

Holy week in Bagheria between religion, tradition and folklore: “Holy Easter” – Sunday, March 31, 2024

At Villa Butera the photo event: “Baaria 50 in Photo” – Sunday, April 14, 2024

At Villa Butera the photo event: “Baaria 50 in Photo” – Sunday, April 14, 2024

Presentation of the book: “The Mayor’s Speech” by Antonio Belvedere – Monday, March 25, 2024

Presentation of the book: “The Mayor’s Speech” by Antonio Belvedere – Monday, March 25, 2024

XXXIII Edition of the “Via Crucis” in Aspra – Saturday, March 23, 2024

XXXIII Edition of the “Via Crucis” in Aspra – Saturday, March 23, 2024

Easter 2024: First edition of “Happy Easter and Pupu cu l’Ova” – Monday, March 25, 2024

Easter 2024: First edition of “Happy Easter and Pupu cu l’Ova” – Monday, March 25, 2024

In Bagheria the “XXIX Day of Memory and Commitment in Remembrance of the innocent victims of mafia” Organized by LLL4EU, Youth Council of Bagheria and the Municipality of Bagheria – Thursday, March 21, 2024

In Bagheria the “XXIX Day of Memory and Commitment in Remembrance of the innocent victims of mafia” Organized by LLL4EU, Youth Council of Bagheria and the Municipality of Bagheria – Thursday, March 21, 2024

FAI Spring Days: In Bagheria protagonist Villa Cattolica and the Guttuso Museum – Saturday 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2024

FAI Spring Days: In Bagheria protagonist Villa Cattolica and the Guttuso Museum – Saturday 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2024

In Bagheria Assostampa, Municipality and Pa Social tell the story of art. Journalism and museum communication in the digital age – Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 09:30 a.m. at the Guttuso Museum.

In Bagheria Assostampa, Municipality and Pa Social tell the story of art. Journalism and museum communication in the digital age – Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 09:30 a.m. at the Guttuso Museum.

Bagheria celebrates the Sfincia di San Giuseppe: 18th edition of the Sfincia Festival – Sunday, March 17, 2024

Bagheria celebrates the Sfincia di San Giuseppe: 18th edition of the Sfincia Festival – Sunday, March 17, 2024

FAI Spring Days: In Bagheria. Press conference to present the Bagheria days on March 23 and 24 – Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m.

FAI Spring Days: In Bagheria. Press conference to present the Bagheria days on March 23 and 24 – Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m.

“Let’s celebrate Woman Baharia” – Sunday, March 17, 2024 at villa Cutò

“Let’s celebrate Woman Baharia” – Sunday, March 17, 2024 at villa Cutò

Opens its doors in Bagheria, on Aguglia Street, the Giorgio and Giovanni S. Santangelo Library and Archives “Ignazio Buttitta” – Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

Opens its doors in Bagheria, on Aguglia Street, the Giorgio and Giovanni S. Santangelo Library and Archives “Ignazio Buttitta” – Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

At Villa Butera the presentation of the book: “Once upon a time there was DC” by Elio Sanfilippo – Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

At Villa Butera the presentation of the book: “Once upon a time there was DC” by Elio Sanfilippo – Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 5:30 p.m.

“The Theorem of Happiness” with the Bagheria actor Orio Scaduto at the cinema in Bagheria. The administration’s congratulations – March 9 and 10 at the Excelsior cinema

“The Theorem of Happiness” with the Bagheria actor Orio Scaduto at the cinema in Bagheria. The administration’s congratulations – March 9 and 10 at the Excelsior cinema

City preview of the short film “Omayma” by Fabio Schifilliti with co-screenplay by Paolo Pintacuda from Bagheria – Friday 8 March 2024 at 09.15 am at the Excelsior cinema

City preview of the short film “Omayma” by Fabio Schifilliti with co-screenplay by Paolo Pintacuda from Bagheria – Friday 8 March 2024 at 09.15 am at the Excelsior cinema

8 March: Bagheria becomes “City of Women”. Event at Villa Cutò between civil commitment, fashion, music and art – Friday 8 March starting at 4.30pm

8 March: Bagheria becomes “City of Women”. Event at Villa Cutò between civil commitment, fashion, music and art – Friday 8 March starting at 4.30pm

“March 8 International Women’s Rights Day”: an event organized by the FemBocs International Transfeminist Collective and the City of Bagheria – At Villa Cutò on Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m.

“March 8 International Women’s Rights Day”: an event organized by the FemBocs International Transfeminist Collective and the City of Bagheria – At Villa Cutò on Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m.

The City of Bagheria inaugurates “Sports in the Parks” and enters the Sport and Health open-air gymnasium – Saturday, March 9 at 4 p.m. at Butera Square

The City of Bagheria inaugurates “Sports in the Parks” and enters the Sport and Health open-air gymnasium – Saturday, March 9 at 4 p.m. at Butera Square

At Villa Palagonia book presentation: “Nudi” by Gabriella Labate. Proceeds from the sale of the book presentation in Bagheria will be donated to Biagio Conte’s Hope and Charity Mission – Monday, March 11, 2024, at 6 p.m.

At Villa Palagonia book presentation: “Nudi” by Gabriella Labate. Proceeds from the sale of the book presentation in Bagheria will be donated to Biagio Conte’s Hope and Charity Mission – Monday, March 11, 2024, at 6 p.m.

On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Guttuso Museum, Villa Cattolica is enriched with works, including the “Daneu Thshinke” collection – On view from Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Guttuso Museum, Villa Cattolica is enriched with works, including the “Daneu Thshinke” collection – On view from Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

At the Villa Butera Theater “Desìata” the choral novel by Antonella Marascia – Friday, March 1, 2024, at 6 p.m.

At the Villa Butera Theater “Desìata” the choral novel by Antonella Marascia – Friday, March 1, 2024, at 6 p.m.

Presentation of the book: “Our Father’s Shelter Center” by Fr. Francesco Michele Stabile at the church of the Vincentian Sisters in Palazzo Butera – Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

Presentation of the book: “Our Father’s Shelter Center” by Fr. Francesco Michele Stabile at the church of the Vincentian Sisters in Palazzo Butera – Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

50th Birth of the Guttuso Museum: Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Press conference for the opening of the new exhibit on the second floor – Open to visitors starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

50th Birth of the Guttuso Museum: Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Press conference for the opening of the new exhibit on the second floor – Open to visitors starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

CarniLivari Baaria 2024 concludes with “The carnival of Bagheria students” – Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 8:30 a.m.

CarniLivari Baaria 2024 concludes with “The carnival of Bagheria students” – Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 8:30 a.m.

“The Carnival of the Little Ones” continues CarniLivari Baaria 2024 – Monday, February 12 starting at 8:30 a.m.

“The Carnival of the Little Ones” continues CarniLivari Baaria 2024 – Monday, February 12 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The seaside hamlet of Aspra with “Carnival at Sea” – Sunday, February 11 at 3:30 p.m.

The seaside hamlet of Aspra with “Carnival at Sea” – Sunday, February 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day benefit concert at Villa Ramacca –  Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Valentine’s Day benefit concert at Villa Ramacca – Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Carnivarians Baaria 2024: “Carnival in progress.” – Thursday, Feb. 8 demonstration on Corso Umberto I

Carnivarians Baaria 2024: “Carnival in progress.” – Thursday, Feb. 8 demonstration on Corso Umberto I

Carnilivari in Baaria: “U carnalivari du Màu” will be inaugurated on 6 February – Visitable until February 13th at Villa San Cataldo

Carnilivari in Baaria: “U carnalivari du Màu” will be inaugurated on 6 February – Visitable until February 13th at Villa San Cataldo

Presentation of the book, “The Villa of Alchemy. Alchemical and esoteric elements of Villa Palagonia” by Piero Montana – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the book, “The Villa of Alchemy. Alchemical and esoteric elements of Villa Palagonia” by Piero Montana – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Bagheria prepares for “CarniLivari Baaria 2024” – Kicking off Feb. 4 program of carnival events

Bagheria prepares for “CarniLivari Baaria 2024” – Kicking off Feb. 4 program of carnival events

“Domina Bacharia” the fifth mural of the exhibition opens – Monday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m.

“Domina Bacharia” the fifth mural of the exhibition opens – Monday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Presentation of the book, “I am not a hero” by Roberto Ardizzone at the Anchovy Museum – Friday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the book, “I am not a hero” by Roberto Ardizzone at the Anchovy Museum – Friday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

“Terra d’aMare” solo exhibition of Silvana Lanza at villa San Cataldo – From Feb. 17 until March 03, 2024

“Terra d’aMare” solo exhibition of Silvana Lanza at villa San Cataldo – From Feb. 17 until March 03, 2024

“Discussions on Alchemy” by Rosanna Balistreri – Saturday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.

“Discussions on Alchemy” by Rosanna Balistreri – Saturday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Solo exhibition by Salvatore Gumina “Sotir” – From 27 January until 11 February 2024

Solo exhibition by Salvatore Gumina “Sotir” – From 27 January until 11 February 2024

At Putìa di Buttitta seminar: The memory of “Turiddu Carnivali” – Tuesday 23 January 2024

At Putìa di Buttitta seminar: The memory of “Turiddu Carnivali” – Tuesday 23 January 2024

Anniversary of the death of Renato Guttuso – Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Anniversary of the death of Renato Guttuso – Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m.

“Differently autonomous” conference by the association Una Marcia in Più ODV ETS – Friday, January 19, 2024

“Differently autonomous” conference by the association Una Marcia in Più ODV ETS – Friday, January 19, 2024

At the Museo Dell’Acciuga in Aspra the presentation of the book: “Ainda” – Friday, January 12, 2024

At the Museo Dell’Acciuga in Aspra the presentation of the book: “Ainda” – Friday, January 12, 2024

“Photographic visions” collective exhibition at Villa San Cataldo – From 5 to 25 January 2024

“Photographic visions” collective exhibition at Villa San Cataldo – From 5 to 25 January 2024

Concert by Maestro Giovanni Moncada on the piano – Thursday 4 January 2024

Concert by Maestro Giovanni Moncada on the piano – Thursday 4 January 2024