2018 Will be Palermo’s Art and Culture Year

Words by Carla Ingrasciotta
July 26, 2017

Waiting for Manifesta 12 to be held in Palermo, the Italian Ministry of Culture has officially named Palermo as the Italian Capital of Culture 2018.

This will result in extra funding for cultural promotion as well as a likely increase in tourist visits to the Sicilian city, especially attracting the art crowd around Manifesta art event.

In the meantime Manifesta 12 has opened a cultural programme for Palermitans in the historical Teatro Garibaldi, a platform that aims to engage the local community to share ideas with Manifesta 12 before the biennial opens in Palermo in 2018. “Aspettando Manifesta 12” (Waiting for Manifesta 12) is open to visitors from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm from 13 July 2017 until 29 October 2017.

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