Tradition and modernity: The Ballet School of Accademia Teatro alla Scala


Opening dates

For year 2017, the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation's Online Application System will be open on the following dates:

  1. from February 28th to March 17th, 2017;
  2. from May 31st to June 16th, 2017;
  3. from October 31st to November 17th, 2017.
Please know that the decision-making process of our Foundation can take up to six months. Therefore, carefully consider when to apply, depending on the planned start-date of your project's activities.


Practical Actions for Preserving the Main European Population of the Lanner Falcon

 This is a press review for this project:

  1. Strage di rapaci in Sicilia, i dati inediti della politica che dorme e dei fucili che uccidono, 31/01/2017.
  2. “Il grande ratto dei piccoli falchi” Falcon conservation su “Il Venerdì di Repubblica”, Francesco Mezzatesta ”Il Venerdì di Repubblica”, 30/12/2016



Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara (Roma) ospiti a RAI2: STASERA CASA MIKA

Tra gli ospiti Rossy De Palma, Ramazzotti, Fazio, Giorgia ed Elio

29/11/2016 - 21:20
Terzo appuntamento con “Stasera Casa Mika” lo show di Rai2 in onda martedì 29 novembre alle 21.20. Mika apre nuovamente le porte della sua casa insieme alla sua coinquilina speciale, Sarah Felberbaum e la partecipazione straordinaria di Virginia Raffaele.
Anche questa settimana Mika accoglierà nel suo programma tanti amici, grandi nomi dello spettacolo italiano e internazionale, a partire dall’affascinante Rossy De Palma, la musa di Pedro Almodóvar. La resident band di 16 elementi diretta da Valeriano Chiaravalle accompagnerà le speciali performance di Eros Ramazzotti, Giorgia, Elio e Kendji. Entreranno in Casa Mika anche Fabio Fazio e Sabrina Impacciatore.Tassista a Bologna. Questa settimana scopriremo come se l’è cavata, nelle vesti di tassista, nel traffico bolognese, giungendo a sorpresa a prelevare i clienti del servizio taxi, ignari di trovare proprio lui come conducente del mezzo.
Tornano anche le storie positive in cui la musica è diventata un elemento di salvezza, come quella della Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara (Roma), un’orchestra multietnica nata nel 2012 formata da ragazzi tra i 13 e i 18 anni, immigrati di seconda generazione e romani, che ha il suo cuore nel quartiere popolare di Tor Pignattara. Concepita come un laboratorio, un luogo di incontro, di creazione, di scambio e di crescita, la Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara è diventata un simbolo della Roma che cambia, caratterizzata da tanta bellezza e molte contraddizioni.
In chiusura il pigiama party notturno “in bianco” organizzato a Rimini per registrare la sigla finale dello show. Come sempre, non mancheranno le sorprese e i grandi successi canori di Mika.

I progetti della Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara su


The Nando Peretti Foundation DELEGACIÓ A CATALUNYA


The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation is also present in Catalonia:  The Nando Peretti Foundation DELEGACIÓ A CATALUNYA


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The Nando Peretti Foundation has changed its name to: The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation.


VEURE # 2 is inaugurated in Barcelona as a "metaphor about the unknown"


press release

VEURE # 2 is inaugurated in Barcelona as a
"metaphor about the unknown"

Marcello Smarrelli, curator of the exhibition, presents "Veure #
2, Robert Llimós’s limitless space" in the own Home and Studio
of the artist.

Barcelona, June 8, 2016. Marcello Smarrelli, the curator of the exhibition Veure # 2,
Robert Llimós’s limitless space, has presented this morning the surprising exhibition
project of the international Catalan artist Robert Llimós. Llimós lived in 2009 an
experience that marked him forever and changed the subject of his work. After going
out for a walk in a Brazilian town he saw UFOs. In one of them, there was an open
window and inside, two figures were watching him, something like a man and a woman
with long necks and scaly skin. There, he took some notes and once he came back to
Barcelona he began to focus on representing that vital moment. You can visit the results
of this work in Barcelona in the space Marc Llimós, the home and studio of Robert
Llimós: c / Sant Pere de més alt, 43. From the 8th of June to the 8th of July, from 16h
to 20h and Thursday to Sunday.
For Marcello Smarrelli and, citing the words of the vice director of the Nando Peretti
Foundation, Antonella Dentamaro, " Aliens, this "strangers" represented by Llimós, are
similar to our current historical moment, where everything seems to be focused on our
confrontations with what is strange and different... The two figures that observe us from
that spaceship are not so different from those people that reach Europe shores on
unsafe ship". The project is sponsored by the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation,
Delegació a Catalunya, and organized by the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere and has
the support of Barcelona City Council.

Veure # 1 is the first step of the project, which was exhibited in Rome and presented the
latest works focused on the representation of alien figures through paintings and
Veure # 2 is the second step and exhibits both the last production and a selection of
works belonging to the historical production of the artist. On this occasion, it is located
in the studio where Llimós lives and works, which becomes an inner way into his
personal and artistic life.

Thus, the Fondazione Pastificio Cerere and the Nando Peretti Foundation, Delegació a
Catalunya, pay tribute to 40 years career of the artist. The first phase of the exhibition
has been presented with great critics and audience success previously in Rome from
March 15 to April 16, 2016. The project, entitled VEURE, benefits from the
collaboration of the architectural firm stARTT for the installation in both locations. The
exhibition of Barcelona, which also has the support of the City Council, has been
designed to work the verticality of the ladder as a metaphor with things coming out
from darkness to light, with lights that guide you through a single exhibition space
which allow the access to the artist's home.
Llimós presents more than 50 works -including paintings, sculptures, prints and
drawings- which represent, almost obsessively, creatures from different galaxies, with
enigmatic, melancholy, haunting and familiar appearance. Despite this anthropomorphic
appearance we are constantly asking ourselves about alien. This discussion on the
existence of aliens, always present and open, is encouraged by continuous studies and
witnesses. This is a fascinating subject because our approach to reality divides the
public between skeptics and "faithful".

The exhibition invites us to reflect on human condition. We are used to analyze the
universe and ask questions according to our own point of view. Llimós suggests new
levels of interpretation of the reality around us and some ideas to try to make sense. At
VEURE # 2 works create a retrospective tour that reaches the port city where we can
admire the most important Llimós’ public works, the dreamy silhouette of Miraestels
(2006). The retracted figure in this monumental sculpture directs his gaze upwards,
almost to make contact with aliens who are in the exhibition.


La conservazione del giardino storico.

La conservazione del giardino storico.
Teoria e Prassi
Convegno internazionale di studi
Aula Magna della Facoltà di Architettura (Via A. Gramsci 53, Roma)
6 e 7 aprile 2016
Bagnaia, Villa Lante
8 aprile 2016


Robert Llimós: Spaces exhibition in Rome from March 15th to April 16th 2016

The Catalan artist Robert Llimós is the protagonist of a double exhibition, by which Fondazione Pastificio Cerere and Nando Peretti Foundation, Delegació a Catalunya pay homage to his forty-year-long career: firstly, in Rome, from March 15th to April 16th 2016, at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere and Spazio Cerere; later in Barcelona, in June 2016, in the artist’s atelier-home. The whole exhibition project, which is named VEURE, is curated by Marcello Smarrelli and the two locations are set up in cooperation with the architectural firm stARTT. This is a traveling exhibit that was conceived as a tale. Its purpose is allowing the audience to familiarize with Llimós’ research and poetry, which are able to amuse and make people think, thanks to the favorite subjects in the artist’s latest production: aliens.

On the occasion of his first personal exhibition in Italy, Llimós presents more than 50 works –paintings, sculptures, engravings and drawings. These works represent, in a nearly obsessive way, enigmatic melancholic creatures, coming from different galaxies, which are unsettling and familiar at the same time.

Pastificio Cerere: Robert Llimós: Spaces

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The NPF strongly condemns the illegal trapping of millions of birds along Egypt’s coasts and is actively involved to help stop this deplorable practice.


Trapping of millions of birds in Egypt threatens European bird populations

Migratory murder on Egypt's coast

May 2013. Disturbing evidence has emerged from the Mediterranean coast of Egypt: Bavarian Broadcasting have documented a total of 700 kilometres of nets set to catch birds. The birds are then offered as a delicacy in markets and restaurants across Egypt.
The nets are very difficult to avoid for many migratory birds as they form a barrier across their flight path either across the Mediterranean or the Sahara when they are looking for a place to rest. The exact number of birds caught in this way can only be estimated, but experts believe that tens of millions are killed each year.

That songbirds are on the menu (and targeted by many hunters) in many countries of southern Europe and North Africa is nothing new. The existence of fishing nets on the coast of Egypt has long been known, but what is new is the scale of netting, which now extends from Libya across almost the entire coastline of the Egypt to the Sinai - interrupted only in a few places by military installations or major cities.

Catching birds in Egypt threatens European populations

This form of bird trapping is mostly illegal in Egypt; there are statutory requirements for minimum distances between the nets and maximum stipulated heights but these are largely ignored. Egypt has also signed international agreements on the protection of birds, but the resulting rules are not enforced at all.
Lars Lachmann, bird expert of NABU (NATURE AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION UNION, one of the oldest and largest environment associations in Germany.) states that the implications of bird trapping in Egypt to the European breeding population are not good: "The majority of our species are suffering from habitat loss and climate change; species such as willow warbler, nightingale, wheatear and nightjar will be adversely affected by the massive catch in Egypt."

Help the fight against this trapping

Any donations will go to NABU's partner organization "Nature Conservation Egypt" to enable it to campaign locally, through regular monitoring of the extent of bird trapping and also to develop specific projects to prevent bird trapping.

Countries agree to cooperate to end the illegal trapping of protected bird species in Egypt and Libya

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 Countries agree to cooperate to end the illegal trapping of protected bird species in Egypt and Libya

Countries agree to cooperate to end the illegal trapping of protected bird species in Egypt and Libya

Thu, Dec 5, 2013
International Coordination Meeting Agrees on Plan of Action to Address the Issue of Bird Trapping Along the Mediterranean Coasts of Egypt and Libya

Bonn, 5 December 2013 - The Government of Egypt, in cooperation with Germany, Switzerland and other partners, has pledged to assess and further address the issue of unregulated hunting and bird netting practices along the Mediterranean coast of Egypt.
The agreement came as top-level officials from those countries joined representatives from the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) and its relevant Agreements, NGOs and key wildlife experts at a one-day meeting at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany on 29 November.

The meeting, organized and facilitated by the UNEP-administered Secretariat of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) and sponsored by the Government of Germany, sought to take stock of available data on the issue of bird netting.

It resulted in a Plan of Action agreed by all stakeholders, which aims to ensure that the practice of bird trapping in Egypt and Libya is both sustainable and legal, and calls for efforts to better understand current trends in hunting and trapping.
Egyptian Minister of Environment, Laila Iskandar, said, "The Egyptian Government is working towards strengthening the enforcement of domestic laws which limit hunting and stipulate specifications for the nets so as to leave openings for bird species to complete their migration cycle. At the same time, Egypt welcomes cooperation with international partners to improve and strengthen enforcement and further assessments."

"The Egyptian Government, in cooperation with its Swiss counterpart, is currently carrying out a study to fill in gaps in current data. The problem of hunting birds has other socio-economic dimensions and we need to work with local communities to find alternative livelihood activities for those who have traditionally relied on bird hunting as a source of income," she added.

The hunting and trapping of migratory birds in Egypt and Libya - in particular through the use of mist nets along vast stretches of the Mediterranean coast - have become issues of growing public concern in a number of countries. Despite the presence of a number of regulatory frameworks, the challenge lies in the proper enforcement of these regulations.

The agreed Plan of Action includes four main objectives, ranging from increasing knowledge on the scale, impact, socio-economic and legal aspects of bird trapping, to ensuring that effective legislation and regulations are in place and being adequately enforced.

The plan also includes elements on building capacity of local Government, NGOs and local communities to effectively address the bird trapping issue as well as to increase awareness and promote bird conservation in both countries and internationally.

"The action points which were identified in Bonn are targeted and clear", said CMS Executive Secretary Bradnee Chambers. "We now have a strong basis for effective and coordinated actions on the ground in the months and years to come."

He added: "The agreement of the Plan of Action is a sterling example of collaboration between diverse partners under the auspices of an environmental convention. It proves that we can work together in a way that not only brings together the efforts of stakeholders, but actually amplifies them."

Quail catching in Egypt is a traditional form of hunting that takes place during the autumn season every year. Under the Egyptian law, licenses are issued to local communities to catch quail. In recent years, however, the number of quail around the world has been seen to decline due to hunting and a number of other factors - including pollution, habitat destruction, poisoning and climate change.

While quails themselves are not endangered, their hunting frequently results in the bycatch of many more non-huntable and protected species.

The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), a German environmental NGO, recently helped to raise awareness of the issue of illegal and indiscriminate trapping through a petition of 115,000 signatures. NABU has also made a commitment to continue to support and implement the agreed Plan of Action with part of the funds it raised in the recent campaign.

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