A journey through Italian regions
Matera and Basilicata: the culture of water. A strategic resource to nutrition, energy, innovation, solidarity and economic and social development.
The combination of culture and beautiful landscapes, the power of tradition and know-how, the value of innovation for future food: these are the messages that Calabria has brought to Expo through various initiatives. Among these "Calabria Handamade, from knowing to doing," an exhibition of silver and gold creations representing the Calabrian goldsmith tradition. Or "Food for the Gods, food for men", in which a hundred of archaeological finds, paintings and other objects from the National Museums of Calabria have showed the richness of the Region’s cultural heritage. Finally, the series of meetings "The new frontiers of food" have narrated an agriculture that from tradition looks toward the future, picking up global challenges and the new needs of consumers and markets.
An unexpected journey.
Portraits, actions and glimpses of daily life in Molise had been showed to visitors through the four natural elements: earth, fire, air and water. The lifeblood of a territory, the story of a Region as a “laboratory of the good living” and “of the good taste”, which keeps on working on the uniqueness of a place that has never been so open to innovation.
The tradition and the workmanship of Apulia had been narrated to the visitors of Expo Milano 2015 in a particular, unique and breathtaking “path lights”. The light of the rural landscapes of Apulia had been captured in an “emotional space” where the visitors, relaxing their bodies and their minds, were surrounded by the sounds and the images of a secular olive grove, the lights of a village festival, and into the white stones of Apulia’s cathedrals.
Sardinia, Endless Island.
A journey that started from the coasts and goes into a deeper knowledge of the endless Island, in a multisensorial experience: from touch to smell, from sound to taste.
The sense of space had been totally based on quality and sustainability, environmental excellence and innovation related to tradition, as well as on the great ability to recycle materials of all kinds.
Finally, a CRS4 (Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia) interactive installation on Giants of Mont'e Prama, a synthesis of Sardinia’s archaeological and cultural richness, had driven the visitors into a virtual 3D immersion on protected marine areas.
Sicily is a Region open to innovation, creativity, start-up, foreign investment specially related to food, safe food, cultural Heritage, tourism in extraordinary beautiful areas.
Sicily has been the leading actor of the schedule of the Italian Pavilion for three weeks:
In the first week, events have been related to the "land": biodiversity in the Mediterranean, Smart Land: smart cities and rural villages, the promotion of excellence in Sicily.
In the second week the theme has been "water" with meetings on healthy eating, on the Mediterranean border, the sea-related economy, the Sicilian wine and Sicilian cereals. Third week has been dedicated to the "fire" of innovation of a region that is changing dramatically and is looking head-on towards the innovation challenge.