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The International Center of Contemporary Art, located inside the castle, was opened in 1979 with an exhibition of ‘Transavanguardia’ curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. After this first event others followed that were always in the spirit of a modern reinterpretation of the past.

Since 2007 the museum has a stable direction for continuously organizing events of great depth. A space of the inner courtyard called ‘Casting Room’ was allocated to special projects for young artists.

In addition, the CIAC includes the city library, an archive and a space of ​​over 10,000 modern books.