If we say Munch, what do you think? We are almost sure that the first thing that comes to your mind is the image of “The Scream”.

But how many of you know the story behind this great work? The scene portrays a life experience of the Norwegian artist who, one day while walking with friends on a bridge in Oslo, was suddenly filled with a sort of anguish towards life. The same author described it in his diary:

I was walking down the road with two friends when the sun set; suddenly, the sky turned as red as blood. I stopped and leaned against the fence, feeling unspeakably tired. Tongues of fire and blood stretched over the bluish black fjord. My friends went on walking, while I lagged behind, shivering with fear. Then I heard the enormous, infinite scream of nature.” by Wikipedia

We talk about this because on the 12th of December  we’ll celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous artist. Among the scheduled exhibitions around the world for his anniversary, the city of Genoa has certainly not shied away and from the 6th of November, 2013 to the 27th of April, 2014 the works of Munch will be at Palazzo Ducale.

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Planetaria Hotels is a totally Italian hotel chain, established in the mid-1990s, which started out far from the neutral style and standardised layouts then in favour, taking the risk of creating a new product on the hotel industry scene. The hotels of the group are in Milan, Trezzo sull'Adda, Genoa, Florence and Rome.