Happy 150th, Italy!

This item appears on page 4 of the June 2011 issue.

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. Through November, special events are planned in Turin (the country’s first capital) at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni, a complex of workshops, and La Venaria Reale, a royal palace.

Among the offerings are exhibitions on 150 years of Italian fashion and the history of Italy since its unification.

And once a month until November, Royal Dinners will be held in the Great Gallery of the Reggia di Venaria, each featuring different regional specialties. Dinner tables seat eight to 10 people each. €60 (near $89) per person. Inquire availability and reserve ahead. For info and tickets, phone +39 011 4992333 or visit www.italia150.it.