Thursday 17 November 2011

Some of the world's most famous Italians to visit Canberra

World Famous Renaissance Masterpieces Visit Canberra

Crowne Plaza Canberra Celebrates with Renaissance Package

Canberra will be home to some of the world's most celebrated Renaissance artworks, with a new exhibition at National Gallery of Australia from December 9, 2011 to April 9, 2012.

With a selection of works never before seen in Australia, the Renaissance - 15th & 16th Century Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo exhibition will feature more than 70 masterpieces by famous Italian artists, including Botticelli, Titian and Raphael.

The only venue in Australia to have access to this collection of priceless pieces, the National Gallery of Australia has put together an accompanying events program to celebrate the new exhibition. Activities include a dedicated children's art Discovery Trail and Italian themed food and drinks menus at the gallery's restaurant.

Art aficionados can enhance their experience and make a trip out of the occasion, with a stay at Crowne Plaza Canberra, located just a few minutes' drive from the National Gallery of Australia.

Crowne Plaza Canberra's onsite concierge can advise the best way to travel to and from the gallery, whether via public transport, hire car or on foot. The team is also on-hand to provide suggestions on other great experiences around the city, from a variety of art galleries and museums to iconic local attractions such as Parliament House and Questacon.

To celebrate the arrival of the Renaissance exhibition, Crowne Plaza Canberra is offering a Renaissance Package, including overnight accommodation, buffet breakfast for two in Redsalt Restaurant, car parking, late check-out and two adult tickets to the exhibition (valued at $25 each), all from $250 per night*.

For details or to book, call 138 388 or visit

* The package is valid for stays between December 9, 2011 and April 9, 2012. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions and black-out periods apply.

Crowne Plaza Canberra

Take a trip to the Nation's Capital and stay at the Crowne Plaza Canberra, within minutes walk to the CBD and attractions such as Questacon and Parliament House. The hotel offers spacious guest rooms with luxurious beds and lounges, pool, complimentary access to the Pro-Fit Health Club with sauna, wireless connectivity in public areas, Earth Day Spa, Redsalt Restaurant and the newly refurbished Binara One bar.

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