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  • Couple Creates Unique Sound Path for Italy’s Museum of Sacred Art

    The installation was created by Madhava and Margherita at their Grotta Sonora, or “The Sounding Cave.” Consisting of unique handmade gongs and other instruments, called “sound sculptures,” the sound path makes tours of MOSA an auditory as well as a visual experience.

  • Several ISKCON Temples Begin to Reopen with Restrictions

    After months under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some ISKCON temples around the world are gradually starting to reopen in phases, with safety restrictions in place according to their local government recommendations. 

  • All ISKCON Temples in Italy Closed Down Due to Coronavirus

    In Italy, the worst hit country in Europe, neither the general public nor devotees can visit the temple because all places of worship – churches, mosques, temples – have been closed down, and everyone has been quarantined in their homes.

  • Villa Vrindavana Yoga Center Provides Authenticity and Variety

    Villa Vrindavana Yoga Center is providing yoga enthusiasts an authentic experience in a spiritual community, as well as a non-judgemental, pressure-free zone where they can decide how deep they want to dive.

  • Devotees in Piacenza, Italy Meet Prefect to Promote Interfaith Dialogue

    This January, Prefect Maurizio Falco and Deputy Mayor Elena Baio of the Italian city of Piacenza received representatives from the main religions in the area, including ISKCON devotees Raghunath Das (Renato Dacarro) and Pritha Dasi (Paola Rossi).

  • Nimai Pandit Das, Pioneer of the Italian Yatra, Passes Away

    Although he had serious health problems for many years, he never complained or even talked about his struggle with disease; nor did he give up.

  • Life in Villa Vrindavan, Italy

    This is a film about the Hare Krishna community in Villa Vrindavana near Florence in Italy. It shows the different aspects of the project and we hear from some of the residents. A video by Vrisabhanu Das.

  • IC Conference to Discuss Politics, Gaudiya Math and Religious Freedom

    Forty communications staff will meet in Villa Vrindavana, Italy from May 13th to 16th for the European ISKCON Communications Conference. The conference will tackle several issues that are very relevant to ISKCON today. These include ISKCON and Politics, ISKCON and the Gaudiya Math, and Media and Religious Freedom.

  • Italian Deity Worship Academy Launches Successfully

    Mayapur Academy's new Italian branch allows devotees in the Western World and particularly Europe to learn the knowledge, skills and values they need to serve as pujaris in ISKCON without traveling all the way to Mayapur in India. Units include astrology Tulasi care and worship, jewelry making, cooking, festivals, yajnas, turban making, and flower decorations.

  • Villa Vrindavan, Italy

    A film by Vrisahbhanu Das.

  • Mayapur Academy Opens Regional Deity Worship School in Villa Vrindavana

    For the past ten years, the Mayapur Academy – run by the ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry – has offered devotees a four-month intensive training course that equips them with all the knowledge, skills and values they need to serve as pujaris in ISKCON. Many successful graduates have come away from the course with diplomas in archana. But it’s not always easy for devotees to travel so far and be away from their services or homes for four months.

  • The Villa Vrindavan (Italy) Experience
  • Local VIPs Praise New Villa Vrindavana Museum at Opening

    The Indian Ambassador to Italy, as well as the mayor of local municipality San Casciano,  both praised the new Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) at Italy’s Villa Vrindavana during its opening late last month. The museum – MOSA’s second branch after the original in Radhadesh, Belgium – is located near Florence, in Villa Vrindavana’s historic 16th century wing.

  • Museum of Sacred Art to Open in Villa Vrindavana, Italy

    After several internal events celebrating its progress so far, the Museum of Sacred Art (MOSA) is set to officially open in Villa Vrindavana, Italy, at the end of this month. The museum is MOSA’s second branch, with the first running in Radhadesh, Belgium since 2009 and currently attracting around 12,000 visitors a year.

  • Holi Festival in Villa Vrindavana, Italy

    Villa Vrindavana, Florence, Italy.

  • Bhakti Festival Draws Yoga Practioners to Italy’s Villa Vrindavana

    On the weekend of Friday June 6th to Sunday June 8th, around 500 yoga practioners from Tuscany and beyond attended a yoga festival with a difference: the third annual Bhakti Festival at Villa Vrindavana,  Italy. The festival was established in 2012 by ISKCON Villa Vrindavana and Yogendra, leader of the Samadhi yoga school in Florence

  • Ramayana Collection to Open at Villa Vrindavan Museum

    On Friday July 11th, the second floor of the Museum of Spiritual Art (MOSA) in Villa Vrindavana, Italy will be completed and receive an internal opening ceremony attended by devotees. The museum is the second branch of MOSA in ISKCON, modeled after the original in Radhadesh, Belgium. It is located in the most historic part of Villa Vrindavana’s Villa, dating back to the 16th century.

  • Museum of Sacred Art - Villa Vrindavana, Italy

    In 2013, a new Sacred Art Museum opened in Villa Vrindavana, Tuscany, Italy.

  • The Pandava Sena Group's Visit to Villa Vrindavana, Italy

    Music by Hanumen.

  • ISKCON Italy Joins Official Government Interfaith Council in Florence

    This January, ISKCON Italy was made a member of the Florence Council for Religious Dialogue, an official government entity. This is a major development for ISKCON, which has been working with non-government interfaith groups since 2005 and has held many interfaith conferences and events at the Villa Vrindavana community.

  • A Spectacular “Museum of Spiritual Art” Opens in Florence

    The first phase of the Villa Vrindavana museum which just opened, fills five large rooms with twenty grand sized paintings of India’s classic literature, the Mahabharata. The paintings reveal in vibrant colors the drama, emotion, intrigue, and divine purposes of the Mahabharata and its epic battle between the forces of good and evil. 

  • “Meeting God”: Interfaith Convention in Italy
    "Meeting God." Ambitious, maybe even scary title for an interfaith meeting, as this topic can lead to sophisticated philosophical debates, over-opinionated, heated position statements, or even to direct oppositions to one another among representatives of the different religious groups.
  • "Keep Your Faith Alive" Party in Italy's Villa Vrindavan

    For the 4th time in a row, Italy's Villa Vrindavana will host the "Sravana Kirtanam - Keep Your Faith Alive by Hearing and Singing" festival on 6th and the 7th of July, 2013.

  • Villa Vrindavana to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Deity Installation
    “The idea is to have spirituality, culture, agriculture, and ecology working together to create a model that can inspire society,” says Parabhakti Das. “I strongly feel in my heart that we have something very important to say. And when people see we are doing something useful, they will come to hear it.”
  • Italy’s Villa Vrindavana Earns “Special Farm” Status
    The local government gave Villa Vrindavana the "special farm" status which recognizes the farm as a place where agriculture, spirituality, culture and social events work together. The new status allows Villa Vrindavana to perform new activities, which they did not have the opportunity for in the past.
  • Villa Vrindavana TV Show Appearance Changes Hearts
    ISKCON Italy’s flagship center, the rural community of Villa Vrindavana, was thrust into the public’s attention when the TV show 24/7 chose it as the focus of one of its episodes this spring.
  • First 24hr Kirtana in Florence, Italy
    In june, Villa Vrindavana (Florence, Italy), will hold its first 24hours kirtan entitled "Sravanam Kirtanam: keep your faith alive by hearing and singing".
  • Snowstorm Destroys Villa Vrindavana Cow Shelter
    Devotees in ISKCON Italy’s rural Villa Vrindavana community are still struggling to recover after a violent snowfall in the Florence area on Friday, December 17th paralyzed the farm and completely destroyed the tent-shelter in which its cows were housed.