Festivals and local markets of Bardonecchia
Every summer Bardonecchia comes to life with festivals, local markets and samplings of local products. Tourists can discover the traditions, the history and the culture of the resort in some of the picturesque locations of Bardonecchia itself and its surrounding villages.
These festivals offer a perfect opportunity to discover local traditions and flavours which are kept keenly alive by the local inhabitants.
Wood sculptures – a timeless art
In Bardonecchia, like in many other villages of the High Val di Susa, woodwork and stonework are both very much part of the mountain tradition dating back to the past. For centuries people have worked with great skill using these two materials, and in particular, wood. Nowadays many of these artworks are on display in churches, monuments and buildings.
The art of wood sculpting dates back to the famous School of Melezet in Bardonecchia and in 1981, for the first time in Italy, a wood sculpting competition was held.
The competition has evolved into an international appointment called “Sculpture in the Alps” and takes place every July with sculptors coming from all over the world.
Not to be missed
Permanent Exhibition of Wood Sculptures – The Canal Walk
For the last few years there has been a permanent exhibition of Wood Sculptures along the Canal Walk which have been sculpted over several years at the annual Symposium. After each Symposium several works are chosen to remain as part of the permanent exhibition. Therefore, there are each year new exhibits to be seen.
The Palazzo delle Feste, stage of exhibitions, shows, concerts
A fine mix of Art Nouveau and ultra modern technology, elegance and functionality, the Festival Hall (Palazzo delle Feste) is a cultural centre for theatre performances, exhibitions and concerts. Although from the outside the Hall remains exactly as it was when built around a hundred years ago, inside there is a technologically sophisticated space. The building, at 1300 metres, was completely renovated and reopened on 5th February 1997.
It has 2 theatre/conference halls and a foyer of more than 500m² which is used as a gallery to host art and photo exhibitions. On the ground floor there is the Giolitti hall with 260 seats, a bar, a cloakroom and a multi-use area. On the first floor there is the Viglione hall with 450 seats. Behind the scenes there are 6 cubicles equipped for simultaneous translation and a projection room.
The stage area is very large and is suitable for big orchestras, theatrical shows and cabarets (numerous famous Italian and international artists have performed here). The technology is the very latest and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting.
- Outside parking with reserved spaces
- Disabled access
- Hall (reception, cash desk, bar, cloakroom, internet access).
- Meeting rooms and equipped press room.
- Foyer with a balcony area.
- Changing rooms.
- Simultaneous translation service.
- Audio and video recordings.
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