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Last updateLun, 27 Feb 2017 8pm

Italian Wine Pavilion at Expo 2015 unveiled. Mr. Livio Felluga: "wine is an expression of beauty"

Italian Wine Pavilion at Expo 2015 unveiled. Mr. Livio Felluga:

Rome - The new Italian Wine Pavilion at Expo 2015 was presented for the first time during a press conference held in Rome on July, 31. The official hashtag, #vino2015, was also presented.

The Minister of Agricultural Policies, Maurizio Martina, was joined on the stage by top brasses of Veronafiere, dr. Italo Rota and other members of the Scientific Committee appointed to give birth to the pavilion.

The new project was presented to a public of Institutional figures, journalists and wine producers. Amongst these, mr. Piero Antinori of Marchesi Antinori Winery and member of the Scientific Commettee, who together with many others, expressed an optimistic view on the positive impact that the Italian Wine Pavilion will have on the world of Italian wine: “I think that this is a great opportunity for Italian Wine to present Italy as a major wine producing country to the world. 20-24 million people are expected to come so I think that this area devoted to fine wines is really going to be a great opportunity.”

“Italian Wine Pavilion as a "house" for Italian Vino is a great concept” - added mr. Livio Felluga of Livio Felluga Ltd. Winery in Cormons (Gorizia, Friuli Venezia Giulia). - “Vino not only as something that is good, but also as the expression of the beauty, tradition, passion, history, culture, art of our country. In my opinion this "house" should be as close as possible to nature”.

Vino | A Taste of Italy will be developed on a three-level 2000 sqm area where visitors will be able to physically immerse themselves in an emotional, interactive and multisensory experience.

“In this Pavilion, the world of wine, which may sometimes appear highly subjective and difficult to communicate, becomes tactile and multi-sensorial, opening hearts and minds to the truly all-round experiential nature of wine” explains Marilisa Allegrini, owner of Allegrini Estates who was also present at the conference. “The space showcases a fantastic new way of communicating all the artistry, creativity and innovation that lies at the very heart of Italian personality and shows us how Italian oenology can help to underline our unique Italian artistic and cultural heritage acting as a powerhouse for our economy and our reputation as a nation on the world stage of Expo 2015.”

The second level of the Italian Wine Pavilion will be entirely dedicated to Italy’s diverse and extensive wine production, strongly entrenched in its past and tradition but, at the same time, intensely projected towards the future. But the future of Italian Wine also lies in an in–depth knowledge of the present, of the great diversity of Italian wines and terroirs. With this in mind, the Scientific Committee in collaboration with Vinitaly International, will be organizing an intensive educational program where the Vinitaly International Academy will once again take centre stage: the new educational project was launched back in February by Stevie Kim (Managing Director of Vinitaly International) and Ian D’Agata (Scientific Director of VIA) with the aim of explaining, divulging and broadcasting the characteristics of Italy’s myriad grape varieties and the high quality of its many wines.

“It is clear that one of the main objectives of this new project we have presented today is to broadcast the Italian wine experience,” explained Maurizio Martina, Minister of Agricultural Policies. “With this purpose in mind we are now in the position of using a combination of different tools: the Italian pavilion on the one hand and the Vinitaly International Academy on the other. I think that in the months to come we will have the opportunity to work on this combination and take the Italian wine experience around the world, way beyond Italy’s borders, also thanks to educational initiatives such as this”.

“I think Italian wine has many challenges around the globe” said Architect Italo Rota when speaking about the exclusive Academy ”and one of these is also to educate: many of its wines are excellent, even the most simple, the most popular and hence they need to be broadcasted and explained within the context of their territory. This is very important. Italy, from Trentino to Sicily, is made up of different realities and different wine making processes”.

Veronafiere is the leading organizer of trade shows in Italy including Vinitaly (http://www.vinitaly.com), the largest wine event in the world. The 48th edition of Vinitaly counted some 155,000 visitors (+6%) in four days of event, of which 56.000 were international attendees representing 36% of the total. On 100.000 square meters, 4.000 exhibitors welcomed trade professionals, media and producers alike. The next instalment of the fair will take place on 22 – 25 March 2015. The premier event to Vinitaly, OperaWine (http://www.vinitalyinternational.com) “Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers” will unite international wine professionals on March 21st 2015 in the heart of Verona, offering them the unique opportunity to discover and taste the 100 best Italian wines, as selected by Wine Spectator. In 1998 Veronafiere also created Vinitaly International to develop a global platform for the promotion of Italian wine producers in foreign markets such as Russia, China, USA and Hong Kong.

Regatta Barcolana in Trieste, want to join? Get on board: tickets available now online

Regatta Barcolana in Trieste, want to join? Get on board: tickets available now online

Trieste - The “Barcolana” is the most crowded regatta of the world. Every second Sunday in October almost 2000 sailing boats meet in the bay of Trieste (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy).

The Barcolana 2014 will be held on 12th october. The enrollments were opened on 31st July.

In this edition, for the first time, the regatta opens its doors to the general public.

In fact, it will be possible for tourists, fans and sportsmen to join the regatta getting on board of a sailing boat, by paying a ticket. The deal can be made online on the website www.barcheyacht.com starting from August 2nd 2014.

“You have never been on board? - says the ad on barcheyacht.com - Don’t worry, buy the ticket “Ticket to sail” and enjoy the most crowded regatta of all Europe in complete safety, thanks to the presence of very experienced skippers, that will deal with all the technical aspects of navigation”.

There are two possibilities: with the ticket “Regatta”  it will be possible to participate just on Sunday 12th: the meeting is at 8 a.m. and the start of the regatta is at 9 a.m. The cost is: 250 euro plus FIV card (25 €; it is possible to buy the card in Trieste through the Barcola and Grignano sailing club). A medical certificate is needed.

Buying the ticket “Weekend” it will be possible to take part also to the race course test on Saturday 11st (starting at 11 a.m.). In this case, the cost is of 350 euro plus FIV card.

For groups of sailors there is the possibility to rent an entire boat right in Trieste. The option “Barcolana Charter” is the solution for a group of friends that love sailing and want to take part in the Regatta, with or without a skipper.

The aim of the organizers is to give to the general public the possibility to have fun with sailing and to encourage tourism in the beautiful city of Trieste.

A bridge between Vienna and Trieste in the name of contemporary art and culture

A bridge between Vienna and Trieste in the name of contemporary art and culture

Trieste – Vienna in 1914 was the capital city of Austro-Hungarian Empire. At this time, the city of Trieste (Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia) was part of the Empire as well.

The two cities shared strong cultural and economic connections. Trieste was the unique harbor of the Empire.

As a prosperous seaport in the Mediterranean region, Trieste was the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The First World War brought to disruption the imperial power of Vienna. At the end of the war, the city of Trieste was assigned to Italy, according to provisions of the 1915 Treaty of London and the Italian-Yugoslav 1920 Treaty of Rapallo.

Nevertheless, the contacts between the two cities were always alive. On the occasion of the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the beginning of First World War, a special cultural event has been organized in Trieste, involving more than 200 artists from Austria.

In the last years, Vienna has invested many resources in contemporary art. The aim of the Municipality is to bring the city back to its role of european leader in music, theater and art.

From August 1st  to September 14th  the Mak - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, which by the way celebrates its 150th anniversary, on invitation from the Municipality of Trieste, will bring in the historical Fish Market a wide range of cultural events, such as art exhibitions, music performances, talks and film showings.

The aim of the event is to strengthen the link between Vienna e Trieste in order to implement the dialogue between artists and cultural operators of the two cities.

The opening of the event will take place on August 1st, at 7,30 p.m. The exhibition “Gemeinde Baut. Wiener Wohnen 1920 bis 2020” will open its doors at the same time.

The Mayor of Trieste Mr. Roberto Cosolini and the councillor in charge for culture Mr. Franco Miracco will be present to give the welcome of the city.

Every evening from 8,30 p.m. to 1,00 a.m. (on Saturdays till 4,00 a.m.), performances, talks and shows will be on stage, in a relaxed atmosphere.

Main sponsors of the event are Generali, Fondazione CRTrieste and Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Mr. Jürgen Weishäupl, a Viennese professional organizer of cultural events and art exhibitions, is the referent of the whole project.

Explains Mr. Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, director of the MAK and promoter of multidisciplinary programs: “The Salotto viennese in Trieste will give to the public the opportunity to discover the contemporary creativity from an unexpected perspective. MAK, in such an informal way, aims to promote interregional exchanges between artists”.

Mr. Jürgen Weishäupl has intended the cultural exchange more like a personal relationship than a static exhibition: "instead of bringing the artworks - says Mr. Weishäupl - we have worked to bring the artists. We want to create a place where people meet in person, exchange ideas and opinions; where the artist, the performer, the director of economic and even cultural institutions are invited to present their projects and discuss together”.

Guests of the inaugural evening will be some of the most prestigious names of the international cultural stage, like Mr. Christoph Thun-Hohenstein - director of MAK - Vienna, Mr. Peter Weinhäupl - director of the Leopold Museum, Mr. Christian Schantl - Wiener Wohnen, City of Vienna, Mrs. Marlene Ropac - director of Austrian Film Academy, Mrs. Eva Fischer - director of sound:frame festival.

The program of the event is available on the website www.salotto-vienna.net

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Direttore: Maurizio Pertegato
Capo redattore: Tiziana Melloni
Redazione di Trieste: Serenella Dorigo
Redazione di Udine: Fabiana Dallavalle


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