The XI edition of Festival della Scienza will take place in Genoa from 23 October to 3 November 2013, the key word will be Beauty. I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. These are the words Marie Curie used to describe her idea of working with science, she then added: If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible. Festival della Scienza, in the year marking its tenth anniversary, decided to embrace the perspective that guided the great scientist, and to start again from beauty with that spirit of adventure that can help us find new paths to overcome the difficulties our society is experiencing. The spirit of the Festival has remained unchanged: make science available to everybody - people of all ages, students, and experts - thanks to the variety of topics and issues, the active participation to all events, and a widespread presence on the territory.