Italy Pavilion and the Territories:  Northern Italy

Padiglione Italia Expo Milano 2015

A journey through Italian regions

The Great Beauty of Italian territories
The relationship between local regions and the Italian Pavilion was one of cross-fertilization, whereby the venue successfully incorporated the vibrancy and creativity of local areas. The aggregation of the country’s various regions within the context of the permanent exhibition involved all three of the pivotal ideas established by the pavilion’s creator Marco Balich and the pavilion’s General Commissioner Diana Bracco, which were elaborated during the local seminars held between October and December 2013. To give meaning, drive and direction to the powers of beauty, limits, know-how and the future, it was necessary for the various regions to break away from their stereotypical portrayal in terms of landscapes, society and local areas. The regions also presented themselves to the public during the weeks allotted to them by rotation and through a rich programme of events of considerable social and scientific relevance organized within the Expo. In what later came to be regarded as a grand “fringe event”, the <a href="http://www.regioni.it/">Conferenza delle Regioni e delle Province Autonome</a> organized fourteen cross-regional seminars on several key themes that included water, the landscape, longevity, the Mediterranean diet, food research, art cities, quality of life, and health – among others. These meetings resonated with the vast number of people who attended. Through a truly collective effort, we have succeeded in presenting all the many different sides of our country: the Alps, central Italy, the Apennines, and the peninsula’s many seaboards. Instead of participating in isolation, these regions and towns worked together, giving a voice to all the local platforms that make up the remarkable patchwork of Italy.

The theme of Planet Lombardy is “Feeding the future, now”. Visitors have the opportunity to experience the wonders of the region while taking a virtual tour with holograms of Teodolinda and Virgilio.

In una regione montagnosa come il Sud Tirolo, la vita è un gioco di equilibrio. "Live the Balance" racconta le storie delle persone che provengono da questa regione e ne incoraggia la sperimentazione verticale.

The area, which has chosen the theme “Food for life, food for the mind”, offered to visitors an interactive journey through Emilia Romagna region and its excellent products.

Sunsets, views, landscapes, scents and experiences to arrive at the deepest roots of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia. "Roots of Biodiversity" tells the excellence of this unique territory.

The Liguria stand features a project to grow crops underwater. It's part of an effort that could prove a low-cost, low-energy solution to grow food in parts of the world where this is not possible.

PiemontEXPerience shows itself as "experience to live " at 360 degrees: from the beauty of the world heritage sites, to the products of excellence of food and wine

The participation of Trentino at the Universal Exposition focused on the energy of biodiversity, summarised in the concept “Trentino. Feeding the heart”.

“Frozen” pavilion demonstrated to visitors the meaning of “vertical angle”, altitude and emotion.
Val d’Aosta therefore gave voice to an installation which creates a sensorial experience.

“Veneto Mondo Novo, the age-old taste
for innovation” is the declaration of the Veneto program, to represent a dynamic region in the evolution of the primary sector, able to enhance the biodiversity.

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