The festival includes the first ever UK appearance of the Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona, who have exchanged their glorious Roman amphitheatre for Wembley Arena. There's a rare opportunity to take in some Italian theatre at the 14th International Playwriting festival in Croydon's Warehouse Theatre. Among several exhibitions, you can see the spectacular machines of the Renaissance engineers da Vinci and Brunelleschi in "The Art of Invention", an exhibition at the Science Museum in London.
For the chance to win the brand new Cagiva Cucciolo 125 motor scooter or a pair of tickets to the concert, answer the following three questions:
1) Where and when is Verdi's opera Nabucco set?
2) Which Italian film-maker directed Bicycle Thieves?
3) Which art movement is Boetti associated with?
Send your answers, with your name, address, and day-time phone number to: Italian Festival Competition, Culture, Independent on Sunday, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL, to arrive by Wednesday 17 November. The sender of the first correctly answered entry pulled from the hat after the closing date will win the scooter. Five runners-up will each receive a pair of tickets to the Orchestra and Choir of Saint Cecilia concert. No cash alternative. The editor's decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Usual competition rules apply. The results will be published next Sunday.
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