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Hi Everyone! My name is Paolo Grandi and I am an official tourist guide for the Emilia-Romagna region. Bologna is my hometown where I still live and where I graduated from the Alma Mater University in History of Modern Art with a thesis on Raphael and the music in the Ecstasy of St. Cecilia, a masterpiece at the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. For me being a tourist guide first of all means having a passion for the places and monuments we visit as well as competence and a customised approach towards my clients in order to awaken and stir the joy of knowledge. Thanks to the managerial expertise I have acquired in the tourism industry, I am able to coordinate cultural projects in the area, not only for individuals, but also for businesses, such as corporate team-building experiences (bike tours, city walks, hikes, urban events ...) to accompany managers and others through diverse and stimulating teamwork activities. I like to work on theme-based topics with my clients. I have written a brochure of short tours following the main trends of the cities of Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna ...: art galleries, music/theatres, Jewish routes, thermal waters and spas, wine & food, universities, venues/LGBT itineraries, relaxation and sports. Contact me!

Hanging laundry on a New York tenement roof

Ephemeral New York

John Sloan sure had a thing for painting rooftops.

“Red Kimono on the Roof,” from 1912, is just one of many Sloan paintings depicting the view from a roof, or featuring women hanging laundry or catching a breeze from the top of a tenement.


“This unglorified glimpse of a woman hanging laundry was probably painted from Sloan’s studio window,” states the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s website.

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Boldini. The show of Modernity

Art exhibition about the painter Giovanni Boldini
Musei San Domenico – Piazza Guido da Montefeltro, 12
Forlì (FC)

As of 1 February 2015, the major exhibition “Boldini. Lo spettacolo della modernità” (Boldini. The show of Modernity) is open at the San Domenico Museums in Forlì, proposing a review of the career of Giovanni Boldini, the most important and prolific Italian artist living in Paris. This new exhibition stages the ideal space between Forlì and Paris.

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MLK Holiday Observance 2015

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On Monday, January 19, we remember the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..  Here is a list of some of the events you can participate in as you observe MLK Holiday.

MLK Commemorative Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

Each year a commemorative service features tributes to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is free and open to the public with limited seating. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, President of Alabama State University.

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MLK March & Rally
March starts at Peachtree and Baker Streets and continues to Auburn Avenue. Rally begins at the King Center. 1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. .

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will host events celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and National Holiday. Visitors can make…

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The Etruscans and the voyage towards the Afterlife

A Journey beyond life. The Etruscans and Afterlife through masterpieces and virtual reality” is an exhibition held inside the Museum of theCity in Bologna (c/o Palazzo Pepoli) in collaboration with Villa Giulia National Etruscan Museum in Rome.

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25th anniversary since the fall of the wall in BERLIN

16th FEG Annual General Meeting and European Tourist Guide Meeting
Tuesday 18 November – Sunday 23 November 2014 in Berlin, Germany

This special experience has been made thanks to the BVGD of Berlin and which have organized a European annual meeting with the title “The Art of Guiding in a city of diversity and contrasts“.

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