(VELINO) Roma, 1 Oct - An exhibition on 15th to 19th centuryItalian painters was recently inaugurated in the Argentineancapital, Buenos Aires. Titled "Meraviglie delle Marche", theexhibition features 36 paintings by artists either born orbased in Italy's east-central Marche region, including Titian,Lorenzo Lotto, Pietro Perugino, Filippo Bellini, Tintoretto,Guercino and Guido Reni. The exhibits, many of which showingoutside Italy for the first time, testify to the Roman CatholicChurch's patronage of the arts between the early Renaissanceand the early 800s. The travelling exhibition builds on loansbrokered by the Marche regional administration which, thanks toconcerted heritage policies, currently boasts more than 300museums and listed Church exhibits. In her address at theexhibition's inauguration, Italian ambassador Teresa Castaldohighlighted ongoing cultural cooperation between Italy andArgentina and reviewed past successes, which include the loanof Polykleitos's Spear-Bearer in 2011 and the Caravaggioexhibition in 2012. With Argentina and Italy annually hostingthe "Verano Italiano" Italian culture festival, the ambassadorpledged to double Rome's cooperation efforts in conjunctionwith the Year of Italian Culture in Latin America. Theexhibition's other sponsors and organisers include the ItalianConsulate, the Italian Cultural Institute, Italian touristboard Enit, the ICE foreign trade institute, the Marcheregional administration, and event managers Artifex. vel.