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A SEASON OF EVENTS


The spectacular surroundings of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria are a focal point for the very best in art, culture, gastronomy and social occasions. With a reputation for luxury, comfort and indulgence, you can be sure of a unique and memorable experience, whatever your reason for visiting.
With concerts, art exhibitions, gourmet dinners, Christmas and New Year celebrations and more, our 2018 season puts the Excelsior Vittoria at the heart of the local art and entertainment scene.
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VERNISSAGE & DINNER WITH ARTISTS

A vernissage, an evening dedicated to art, will be followed by dinner with celebrated artists, Andrea Pacanowski and Giacinto Bosco. The evening is a cooperation between Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria and Franco Senesi, owner of the Liquid Art System, a contemporary art organisation with galleries in Capri, Positano, London and Istanbul. The meal that follows will also be a work of art, with the menu bearing the signature of Executive Chef Antonino Montefusco.
Andrea Pacanowski was born in Rome in 1962 into an artistic family. His father was an architect, his aunt was an Ecole de Paris painter, and his grandmother was a sculptor. Pacanowski followed the artistic path, graduating from a school of fine arts to take on an apprenticeship under the tutelage of Alberta Tiburzi, the internationally renowned Italian photographer. Pacanowski has been a fashion photo-grapher for over 20 years, working on shoots in Italy and abroad, primarily in Canada and the US. His work has been featured in a number of fashion magazines (Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue Italia, L'Uomo Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Kult), photography publications, and advertising campaigns. He continues to experiment with the medium, recently blending photography and painting to create works of art. In this, the virtual and the real are often indistinguishable, pushing the photographic language beyond its traditional boundaries to create unique, three-dimensional ‘layered-paint’ images, without the need for any post-production manipulation.
Giacinto Bosco was born in Alcamo, Sicily in 1956. At the age of 15, he moved to Milan to work as an artistic caster. The foundry he worked at became the focal point for the very best in art. Taking inspiration, he developed his own artistic talent. In 1990, he became a member of ‘Società per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente’ (known as ‘La Permanente’) and received his first public commission. Following this, his ‘Aphorisms of the Moon’ took his art into a more poetic dimension, producing dream-like sculptures which celebrate primordial feelings. Starting with a personal exhibition at the White Room Gallery in Capri’s Liquid Art System, Bosco went on to hold many international exhibitions (Moscow, New York, Istanbul, Miami), culminating in his partici-pation in the Expo Belle Arti Lombardia, promoted by Regione Lombardia by Vittorio Sgarbi in 2015. The art critic Paolo Levi describes Bosco’s works as a rare ability to capture historic memory using an innovative and unconventional technique of lost wax casting. This fusion results in sculptures that represent a perfect combination of pathos and ratio.
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PERFECTION TIMES TWO

We are delighted to announce a unique culinary event. Heinz Beck, the award-winning chef from La Pergola, the 3-star Michelin restaurant in Rome’s Walford Cavalieri Astoria Hotel and Resort, will join his former assistant at La Pergola, Antonino Montefusco, now Executive Chef of the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria and Chef of the Michelin starred Terrazza Bosquet. Together, they will create an exceptional meal for our guests.
Born in Friedrichshafen, Germany in 1963, Heinz Beck trained to be a chef in Passau. Then, after gaining experience at a number of Michelin-starred kitchens, he moved to Rome in 1994 to join La Pergola, which he guided to two Michelin stars in 2001 and a third in 2005.
Antonino Montefusco, born in Sorrento, gained extensive experience working in many of the best Michelin starred kitchens in Europe. He joined the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria as Executive Chef in 2016, maintaining the Terrazza Bosquet’s Michelin star. With the menu being kept a closely guarded secret, the evening promises a celebration of Michelin-starred cuisine. It sees a master and his celebrated pupil side-by-side. An exquisite treat for lovers of fine food.