Italy of the Future

'Italia del Futuro' ('Italy of the Future') is an interactive exhibition that presents a selection of 'excellent' results developed by the most important Italian research institutions. The aim is to show an image of Italy in which science and technology represent the pivots of development, training opportunities and investment, beside the common belief that mainly links Italy to its artistic and literary culture.

The exhibition presents examples of technologies or projects in which Italy has a leading role and consists of stations (also called 'islands'), each devoted to a specific subject area: 'Sea and transport', 'Medicine', 'Robotics', 'Archaeology and cultural heritage', 'Particle Physics' and 'A new Made in Italy’. Many exhibits are complemented by impressive artistic or photographic images, some of which are taken from the archive of 'RiScattiamo la Scienza', the contest launched by Cnr in 2013 for the celebrations of its 90th anniversary. It is an innovative exhibition itinerary in which 'art' and 'science' are integrated and 'complement each other to provide the necessary keys to understand nature' (see Frank Oppenheimer, founder of the Exploratorium Museum of San Francisco).

Video and multimedia stations complete the workspace.

The learning pattern is based on a 'hands-on' approach, according to which direct experience is the most effective gateway to science laws and phenomena.


An exhibition constantly updated, that revises the legacy of centuries of genius, returning an image of Italy as a country in which the advancement of knowledge becomes an instrument to improve the quality of life of the entire society.


  • 7 July – 30 October 2016: Mexico City, Universum Museo de las Ciencias (Year of Italy in Latin America) 
  • 24 February – 30 April 2016: Santiago del Estero, Centro Cultural del Bicentenario (Year of Italy in Latin America) 
  • 27 November - 14 February 2016: Cordoba, Centro Cultural (Year of Italy in Latin America) 
  • 15 July - 1 November 2015: Buenos Aires, Tecnopolis (Year of Italy in Latin America) 
  • 10 December – 3 January 2015: Bruxelles, Autoworld Brussels Museum
  • 6 - 21 November 2014: Madrid, Italian Cultural Institute
  • 22 September - 20 October 2014: Podgorica, Atlas Capital Center
  • 27 June - 24 August: Stockholm, Tekniska Museet
  • November 27th (2013) – January 10th (2014): Budapest, Italian Cultural Institute
  • September 4th - October 1 2013: Los Angeles, Italian Cultural Institute (2013 Year  of Italian Culture in the Usa) 
  • July 12th  - August 23 2013: San Francisco, Italian Cultural Institute (2013 Year  of Italian Culture in the Usa) 
  • April 17th - May 17th 2013: Tokyo,  Italian Cultural Institute (Italy in Japan 2013
  • 27 November (2013) – 10 January (2014): Budapest, Italian Cultural Institute
  • 4 September - 1 October 2013: Los Angeles, Italian Cultural Institute (2013 Year of Italian Culture in the USA) 
  • 12 July – 23 August 2013: San Francisco, Italian Cultural Institute (2013 Year of Italian Culture in the USA) 
  • 17 April – 17 May 2013: Tokyo, Italian Cultural Institute (Italy in Japan 2013) 

Last update: 15/07/2022