54th; International Boat Show
Ucina Genova In Blue

GenoaInBlue - Genoa during the International Boat Show

On the occasion of its 51st edition, Genoa International Boat Show will open up to the city by launching the ‘zero edition’ of GenovaInBlu, a series of events held outside the Boat Show and forming a virtual itinerary that will connect the Show to Genoa's throbbing heart.

As part of this special programme, Genoa’s outstanding artistic and cultural heritage will be in the spotlight thanks to events, performances and unique opportunities that all citizens and tourists will be able to enjoy throughout the 9 days of the number-one Boat Show in the world.

The GenovaInBlue project is the result of the cooperation between UCINA (the Boating Industry Confederation) and Fiera di Genova (Genoa Fair & Exhibition Centre), and will directly involve the bodies making up Genoa Promotion Board, particularly Genoa Chamber of Commerce and Genoa City Council.

The very heart of the GenovaInBlu programme will be the 16th century Strada Nuova (today’s Via Garibaldi), which – together with the Palazzi dei Rolli (from Piazza della Meridiana to Piazza Fontane Marose) – has been inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List. During Genoa Boat Show, the magnificent courtyards and halls of Palazzo Carrega Cataldi, Palazzo della Meridiana (which is currently hosting the Liguria section of the 54th Biennial of Venice), Palazzo Lomellino, Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso will showcase their treasures and host a large number of special exhibitions and events.

Throughout the nine days of the Boat Show, all GenovaInBlu events will take place against a really unique setting – an artistic experimentation project by Marco Rotelli entitled Scie di luce in città (Luminous traces in town): luminous traces of poetry that will light up Via Garibaldi and Piazza De Ferrari, quoting verses by Eugenio Montale, Edoardo Sanguineti and Giorgio Caproni.

• Night-time events will make their debut with the exceptional opening of the Boat Show until 10.30 pm on the opening day, Saturday 1 October, and will then continue throughout the nine days of the Show.
• Thanks to the cooperation with the magazine Yacht&Sail (published by the RCS Group), the shops of one of Genoa’s main shopping streets – via Roma – will be “dressed up” by RCS magazines, which will unite all points of sale under the common denominator of ‘love for the sea’.  The “Yacht&Sail” street will be inaugurated on Sunday 2 October by a special cocktail party. On that night, the shops will remain open until 9.00 pm, while on the following days original events will be held in the participating points of sale and special installations will be set up in the shop windows: one of them - thanks to the cooperation with ADI (Italian Industrial Design Association) - will be the display of some projects that were recently awarded the Compasso d’oro award.
• On Thursday 6 October (and Friday 7 in the morning for schools) the hall Sala del Maggior Consiglio of Palazzo Ducale will host the performance “Disco Risorgimento” by Edoardo Sylos Labini, an initiative organised under the aegis of the Italian Prime Minister’s Office and sponsored by the Committee for the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
• On Friday 7 October in the evening the three floors of department store La Rinascente will be enlivened by shows, catwalks and cuisine events, while Piazza Fontane Marose will become the stage for the RIVA Gucci event, for which the luxury Gucci boutique in Via XXV Aprile will open up to the public. Still on Friday, all Genoa modern and contemporary art galleries will exceptionally stay open between 6.00 pm and midnight.
• On Saturday 8 October the GenovaInBlu programme will culminate in a fashion show organised at the fruit and vegetable market in Genova Bolzaneto, thanks to the cooperation with Genoa City Council’s Department for the Economy.

During Genoa International Boat Show, Theatre Carlo Felice will take part in the GenovaInBlu project with the ballet “Chanson”, featuring music by Aznavour, Gainsbourg, Piaf, and Becaud; moreover, the Theatre’s symphony orchestra will play some pieces during the Show’s opening night.

• As part of GenovaInBlu, UCINA’s project Navigar m’è dolce (Sweet Navigation) – aiming to spread sea culture and pleasure boating – will not only be present at the Show (with sailing trials and performances), but will also land downtown: special workshops will be organised in the mornings of Monday 3 and Friday 7 October by Acquario di Genova, Città dei Bambini, Port Center, Galata Museo del Mare and the Italian Sailing Federation at the Palazzo della Borsa (formerly the Stock Exchange).

All the initiatives will be gathered in the guide “Guida di GenovaInBlu”, which will also include a useful map of all the events taking place in Genoa during the Boat Show.

Here is a program of the opportunities offered by the city:

Galata Museo del Mare
• Submarine Nazario Sauro
The culture and history of navigation will welcome the visitors of the show at the Galata Museo del Mare museum, where it is possible to personally experience the living conditions on board of a submarine by visiting the submarine Nazario Sauro, moored in front of the museum. The visitor can start his diving by going down to the lower part of the submarine wearing a helmet for h safety and listening to an interactive guide, which automatically activates in some peculiar points during the visit to give information about the life on board. A pre-show area has been fitted on the third floor of the Museum to prepare the visit to the submarine and to allow interacting with some of the tools which are not accessible on board, due to safety reasons or for the limit space available. This amazing experience continues on the third floor of the museum with the famous ocean crossing on steamships of Italian migrants going to America, with a new opening (19th October) towards Brazil and Argentina, with an outlook on contemporary emigration/immigration.

• Yachts Portraits – The Beppe Croce Collection
The Museum hosts the area “Yachts Portraits – The Beppe Croce Collection”, which reproduces the atmosphere of an English Yacht Club of the late 19th century and the donation by the family of Ambrogio Fogar of the life raft on which the Italian sailor and the journalist of the newspaper “La Nazione” Mauro Mancini spent 74 days in 1978, after the shipwreck of the Surprise, their boat, in the Atlantic Ocean.
Info: The Galata Museo del Mare grants a special 3 € discount to the owners of the exhibitor card of the Boat Show (adults and children 4-12) and a 2 € discount to visitors showing the ticket of the show (adults and children 4-12). The promotion is valid both for the Galata and for the Galata + the submarine. www.galatamuseodelmare.it

Genoa Aquarium
• Race. Conquering the South Pole
During the Boat Show, those who are interested in living an experience close to sea and nature will have the chance to visit the Genoa Aquarium, where the hosts of the 70 tanks will welcome them: 80,000 animals of 400 fish, marine mammal, reptiles, amphibian, and bird species. This year a special focus is on Antarctic tanks, the only ones in Europe, suitable for organisms coming from the “ice desert”. The same continent where the challenge between Scott and Amundsen took place will be the subject of the exhibition "Race. Alla conquista del Polo Sud” (Race. Conquering the South Pole), organized by Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura in collaboration with Costa Edutainment and Codice Idee per la Cultura, which ca be visited under the arcade of Palazzo Ducale between 15th October – 18th March 2012. For the whole period of the exhibition “Race. Alla conquista del Polo Sud”, Costa Edutainment grants the opportunity to visit it for free by buying the ticket of the Genoa Aquarium or AcquarioVillage.
Info: The Genoa Aquarium grants a special 3 € discount to the owners of the exhibitor card of the Boat Show (adults and children 4-12) and a 2 € discount to visitors showing the ticket of the show (adults and children 4-12). www.acquariodigenova.it

La città dei bambini e dei ragazzi
This “city” devoted to children and young people, after a period of maintenance works, will reopen on 4th October 2011.
• Vita da Stagno
“Vita da Stagno” (Life in the pond) is the animation for children between 6-12 years of age for discovering by playing the characteristics, habits, and curiosities of turtles and reptiles, who are often mistreated and are, in some cases, at risk of extinction.
Info: Opening: Saturdays and Sundays, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

• Nel Sottobosco
 “Nel sottobosco” (In the brushwood) is the animation for children between 3-5 years of age, who must recognize the inhabitants of this silent world which, in autumn, hides wonders to observe, harvest, and taste: there is someone who withdraws in its shell of spines, and something that comes out after rainy days and grows fast.
Info: Opening: Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Visitors and exhibitors, adults and children, of the Boat Show will be granted a 1 € discount on the entry ticket by showing the ticket or the exhibitor card to the ticket office of the centre. www.cittadeibambini.net

Special Promotion for the Boat Show
Costa Endutainment grants a special promotion to the public of the Boat Show, who can discover the world of AcquarioVillage: € 1.00 discount for visitors and € 2.00 discount for exhibitors. The AcquarioVillage ticket, valid for one year from the first visit, allows experiencing the world of Costa Edutainment not only during the Boat Show, but for the following 12 months according to time availability and to the interest of each visitor and exhibitor.
Info: www.acquariovillage.it

Bigo Panoramic Lift
Special Promotion for the Boat Show
The panoramic lift Bigo grants a special 1 € discount to the owners of the exhibitor card and to those showing the ticket of the show (adults and children 4-12). During the same period, the Bigo will be open for a longer time. Finally, Biosfera a special 1 € discount to the owners of the exhibitor card and to those showing the ticket of the show (adults and children 4-12).
Info: www.acquariovillage.it

Genoa Civic Museums
Promotion – Special prices for the Boat Show
From 27th September to 11th October 2011
On the occasion of the Boat Show, the Civic Museums grant the reduced entry to the owners of any access document of the show (exhibitor cards, full or reduced entry ticket) between 27th September – 11th October, starting 4 days before the opening of the Show and 2 days after its closure, at the following museums: Musei di Strada Nuova, Museo Sant'Agostino, Museo d'Arte Orientale "E. Chiossone", Museo d' Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Museo di Storia Naturale "G. Doria", Museo del Risorgimento, Mu.Ma Museo Navale di Pegli, Museo di Archeologia Ligure, Museo di Storia e Cultura Contadina, Museo Luxoro, Raccolte Frugone, Mu.Ma Museo Teatro della Commenda di Prè, Castello D’Albertis, Gam, Wolfsoniana.

Teatro Carlo Felice
• Concert – Opening of the symphonic season
Friday 7th October, 8:30 p.m. – repeat Sunday 9th October, 4:00 p.m.
The 51st Genoa International Boat Show offers the opportunity to enhance the participation of an international audience to the opening of the symphonic season, with the inaugural concert directed by Fabio Luisi, who will present the Ninth Symphony by Beethoven.
• Ballet – Chansons
4th – 6th – 8th October 2011 (part of the GenovaInBlu agenda)
In conjunction with the Boat Show, the theatre organizes three nights of ballet on the 4th, 6th and 8th October with the show Chansons, about the French 20th century songwriter songs. Choreography by  Adriana Mortelliti interpreted by the “Balletto di Milano” on recorded backing tracks of songs by Charles Aznavour, Jacques Breil, Edit Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Gilbert Becaud, Charles Tréne, Abd al Malik, Stromae.
Info: www.carlofelice.it

Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso
Exhibition – Galee, navi e vascelli nei disegni di grandi artisti e moderni progettisti (Galleys, ships, and vessels in the drawings by famous artists and modern designers) until 9th October 2011 (part of the GenovaInBlu agenda)
This exhibition displays, in a first area, about fifteen drawings of ships by great artists from the 17th, 18th, and 19th century taken from the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe di Palazzo Rosso: layouts for the carving decorations of galleys and vessels of the baroque period, views of ships in rough waters, drawings inspired by the Bible where navigation is relevant, 19th century theatre backcloths sketched by pencil for great sceneries of operas and ballets. Beside these fascinating great sheets, drawing by modern designers and architects will be displayed, defining the new lines of contemporary design of luxury boats and interior decoration of mega yachts. These works, which do not belong to the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe di Palazzo Rosso, sort of dialogue with ancient ones, setting a pleasant review of high quality “nautical projects”, between past and present. 
Exhibition – Le stanze della Duchessa (The rooms of the Duchess)
From 5th April 2011
This exhibition displays paintings and furniture coming from the Paris residence of the Duchess, the famous Hôtel de Matignon, today’s residence of the Prime Minister of the French Republic, and destined to Palazzo Rosso. There is the entire furniture of the bedroom by the cabinetmaker Jean-Jacques Werner (1791-1849) and a series of pieces of furniture and accessories suitable for entertainment areas, such as a living room, with works by the most famous artists of that time, who worked for the court and for the high society of Paris. There will also be oriental vases and the paintings bought by the Duchess in Paris by Dutch and Spanish painters of the 17th century, beside those she brought from Genoa.
Info: www.museidigenova.it tel. +39 010.542285

Castello D’Albertis
Exhibition – Occhi sull'Asia (e non solo) (A look on Asia. And more)
Until 16th October 2011
This exhibition is an anthology of the works made by Maria Rebecca Ballestra in Asia and in many European countries from 2005 to 2010, on the occasion of her participation to some residential programmes and international shows. Photos, videos and installations, where the theme of the double is the symbol of the circularity of the view used by the artist for escaping from the Eurocentric perspective, meeting other cultures, will be displayed along the exhibition path, interacting with the archaeological findings, the ethnographical objects and the furniture of the permanent collection.
Info: www.castellodalbertis.museidigenova.it

Museo d’Arte Orientale “E. Chiossone”
Exhibition – Fiori d’Oriente, Arte e Poesia. Metafore e simboli nella cultura artistica e letteraria del Giappone (Oriental flowers, Art and Poetry. Metaphors and symbols in the Japanese art and literary culture)
Until 16th October 2011
This exhibition of the collections of the Museo Chiossone is devoted to the Japanese way of considering flowers and the plant world, a particularly poetic and gentle view. Polychrome prints portraying “birds and flowers” (kachōga), by Hiroshige and other artists from the 18th and 19th century, bronze and porcelain vases for ikebana flower arrangements and other furnishings will be on display, to show the deep emotional and aesthetic connection of the Japanese civilization with flowers and their metaphorical and symbolic meanings.
Info: www.museidigenova.it tel. +39 010.542285. Opening: from Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Exhibition – Zuiganji. La vita dei monaci Zen (Zuiganji: The life of Zen monks)
Until 6th November 2011
Photo exhibition by Fabio Massimo Fioravanti.
A series of pictures on display showing the life and rituals of Zen monks of the Rinzai school of the Zuiganji monastery. Founded in 828 by the monk Jigaku Daishi and rebuilt as it is today during Momoyama’s period (1573 - 1603), the temple of Zuiganji has been declared National Heritage. It is located in Matsushima, enchanting coast place in the Province of Miyagi, facing a bay crowded with more than 260 islands covered with vegetation and pine trees, it is one of the Nihon sankei, the three most beautiful landscapes of Japan. The spiritual tradition of the Zuiganji temple and the amazing marine habitat of the Matsushima Bay have been contributing for more than a millennium to make these places an important place for religious pilgrimage and, more recently, a tourist destination.
Info: www.museidigenova.it tel. +39 010.542285

Palazzo Ducale
Exhibition – Un Dibbuk per l’Europa: la cultura ebraico-polacca attraverso l’opera artistica  di Andrzej Wajda (A Dybbuk for Europe: the Jewish-Polish culture through the art works by Andrzej Wajda)
From 10th September to 15th October 2011
The works of one of the great contemporary European artists, from the point of view of the relationship between Polish and Jewish culture, to stimulate important thoughts on the multicultural future of Europe, precisely in the year in which Poland, for the first time, takes on the Presidency of The Council of the European Union.
Info: opening 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., closed on Mondays. Entry 5.00 € - reduced 4.00 €.
For further information and group reservations tel. + 39 010 5574064/65; e-mail biglietteria@palazzoducale.genova.it

Guided tour – The Grimaldina Tower
Open all year
The Grimaldina Tower has been used since the 14th century as a prison. On the walls, there are ancient paintings, desperate pleas, and moving declarations of innocence. On the occasion of the Boat Show, the Tower and the ancient jails will be open until 8:00 p.m.
Info: opening 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (extraordinary opening until 8:00 p.m. during the Boat Show), closed on Mondays. Entry 5.00 € - reduced 4.00 €.

Meeting - Benedetta cultura. Il sapere di un paese per il bene comune. (Holy culture! The heritage of a country for the common good)
1st October 2011, 5:30 p.m. -  Sala del Maggior Consiglio
Culture, ancient heritage of Italy, as always distinguished our country from the rest f the world. It is tradition and innovation at the same time, it is the landscape of monuments, it is the knowledge of our universities and of the different skills, it is knowledge as food for growth. Holy culture, then. But unfortunately Governments and media, and often even those who should promote it, mistreat culture. Designed and organized by Anna Longo.
Info: tel. +39 010.5574012-826-071.

Meeting – Postmetropoli e architettura (Post metropolis and architecture)
3rd October, 5:45 p.m. - Salone del Maggior Consiglio
With the participation of Vittorio Gregotti. Architect of International renown, Gregotti has made many works in many European countries, in China and in North Africa. Author of books on architecture theory, he has been the director of the reviews "Casabella", "Rassegna" and "Edilizia moderna". His last publication is “L'ultimo hutong. Lavorare in architettura nella nuova Cina", (The last hutong. Working in the field of architecture in the new China) edited by Skirà. In November the volume "Postmetropoli e architettura"  will be published by Einaudi.
Info: tel. +39 010.5574012-826-071.

Set of meetings - Le città in evoluzione: nuovi paesaggi, socialità, sostenibilità (Evolving cities: new landscapes, sociality, sustainability)
October - December
A set of meetings to discuss about the present status and the future of contemporary cities with the participation of International architects, sociologists, and psychologists. A project by Palazzo Ducale Fondazione Cultura and Legambiente, directed by the architect Giovanni Spalla.
Info: tel. +39 010.5574012-826-071.

Museo di Sant’Agostino
Exhibition - Bestiario: mitologia del contemporaneo (Bestiary: mythology of contemporary)
Until 7th October 2011
Genoa art dealers involved in the Start project “invade” the areas of the Museum, which presents another contamination between contemporary and “classic”.
Info: www.museidigenova.it tel. +39 010.542285

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce
Exhibition – Sonorità del Sud. Un viaggio attraverso suoni, parole, musica (Southern sound. A journey through sounds, words, music)
Until 29th December 2011
A project organized in collaboration with the Goethe Institutes of Genoa, Barcelona and Lisbon and the conservatories of these same cities, and with the contribution of the MACBA of Barcelona and the Caxo Museum of Lisbon, which will explore in the areas of the museum the theme of the journey southward through visual and musical works.
Info: www.museidigenova.it tel. +39 010.542285

Museo Del Risorgimento
Exhibition – Il Giuramento per l'Italia. Da Manzoni a Mazzini (The oath for Italy. From Manzoni to Mazzini)
Until 15th October 2011
The topic and the symbols of the oath for the country in Italy during the Risorgimento, starting from the signed letter by Giuseppe Mazzini to Giuseppe Giglioli, with the text of the oath of the Giovine Italia.   A commemoration through objects, prints, original documents, and paintings.
Info: www.museidigenova.it tel. +39 010.542285

Museo Luzzati
Exhibition – Mordillo
7th July 2011 – 8th January 2012
At the Museo Luzzati, in the Porto Antico of Genoa, a great exhibition devoted to the works of the famous Argentine cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo has been organised for the first time in Italy. The drawings and the strips by Mordillo have been published on books and magazines al lover the world, and on exercise books, school diaries, greeting cards, t-shirts, mugs, and any kind of object. His surname is actually a brand. Born in Buenos Aires in 1932 from a family who migrated from Spain, he started drawing we he was a child. He lived in Argentina, where he drew for the magazine of the elementary school. Then he lived in Lima (Peru) where he worked in the field of advertising. He moved to New York, where he worked as animator of Popeye and, finally, he lived in Paris. In France he matured his very personal style: wordless drawings communicating with everyone everywhere. The universality of Mordillo is not only due to the capacity of his works to overcome language problems. The settings and the topics of his drawings are universal: the relationship between man and woman, the world of animals, the anonymity of cities, sports situations, football and golf in particular. His humour is deeply human and shares the values of all mankind and of any culture. The agenda of the exhibition foresees meetings with the artist and workshops with his peculiar colour technique.
Info: opening: from Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Entry 5.00 € - children free entry up to 6 years of age, from 7 to 18 2.00 €, over 65 4.00 €. Showing the ticket of the Pimpa, Kamillo e il libro magico entry will be reduced to 2.00 €. For further information: tel. +39 010.2530328 info@museoluzzati.it www.museoluzzati.it

Villa del Principe
Guided tour & Concert
Sunday 2nd October, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On the occasion f the 51st Boat Show, Villa del Principe opens its enchanting Italian gardens and the chambers of the Doria family on Sunday, 2nd October from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Extraordinarily, visitors will have the opportunity to attend at 11:30 a.m. the recorder and harpsichord concert with music by Scarlatti, Bach, and Telemann organised by the musical association “Il Cerchio Ornato” at the historic house. Free entry, limited seats available. Villa del Principe is the greatest and most sumptuous aristocratic villa in Genoa, the Palace of the only “prince” of the city. Today, Villa del Principe is a monumental place rich in hidden treasures, has one discovers visiting its rooms, admiring its frescoes and tapestries or walking around the fountains of its 16th century garden. The villa still belongs to the descendants of its founder, Princes Doria Pamphilj. The fitting of the museum respects the very nature of aristocratic villa which has characterised the palace from its origins, allowing visitors to plunge into a fairy tale atmosphere, personally experiencing this period of history.
Info: opening on Sunday, 2nd October 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (The villa can be visited during the rest of the year upon reservation); for further information: ph. +39 010.255509 didattica.ge@dopart.it www.dopart.it