VENEZIA GIULIA: …siede la Patria mia tra il monte, e ‘l mare quasi theatro c’abbia fatto l’arte, non la natura… (Erasmo da Valvason)

RURAL LANDSCAPE COLLIO-BRDA BETWEEN ISONZIO AND JUDRIO. UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF MIRAMARE (CANDIDACY UNESCO)

MAB Ancient vineyards, small settlments, natural reserves run all along sweet hills, watching over a suggestive landscape with a unique microcosm, fully rich of different tradition with a millenial history. That’s Collio, a halfmoon of sunny hills in the province of Gorizia, norther east Italian, between alpi Giulie and Adriatic sea, close to the border with Slovenia.
This small piece of land can discover terrific beautyful glimpes (scorci): rivers, mountains, acacia forests, hills, vineyards, lagoons. This territory is rich of historical and cultural heritage, with a variety and contrasting/opposite influences, displayed by castels, lonely churches, legends and poems in different languages.
Collio between two rivers Judrio (to the west) and Isonzo (to the east), is about 1500 ha vineyards, inside 8 out of 25 municipalities in Gorizia area: Capriva, Cormòns, Dolegna del Collio, Farra d’Isonzo, Gorizia, Mossa, San Floriano del Collio e San Lorenzo Isontino.
The territory consists of eocenic and paleocenic hills, cut by narrow and small dales, except for the bigger Preval Valley.
The specific microclimatic conditions of this area, sited between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic sea, since the ancient times have favoured the development of high standard viticulture and the winemaking of excellent white wines, famous for their strong mineral notes and lifespan.
Four are the autochthonous vine varieties: Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla, Friulano and Picolit. The assembling of different winegrapes results in the production of the most distinctive wine, the Collio Bianco, the true essence and soul of this territory.
Not far away from the Collio, is located the multicultural and charming regional capital city, Trieste. Its most representative symbol is the austro hungarian Miramare Castle, sited close to the Protected marine area of Miramare, recognized as Biosphere reserves of Unesco’s Man and Biosphere – MAB Programme since 1979.


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1 The best way to discover the Collio area near Gorizia is to travel along the “Wine and Cherries route”. Leading from San Floriano to Dolegna, it has been the first wine route established in Italy in 1963. It is possible to visit the sites where the World War 1 has left its bloodiest evidences: among them, the Oslavia ossuary, hosting the remains of 60,000 soldiers. Other traces and thematic routes dedicated to World War 1 can be visited all over the Karst plateau area between Gorizia and Trieste.
Cross-border areas shared with the neighbouring Slovenia, Collio and Karst are rich with towers, castles and manors built by noble families in the past centuries.
Crossroads of cultures and border city, Gorizia has always had a central role in Mitteleuropa. Today the history of this town is highlighted by its streets, its parks, its middle ages, baroque and 19th century architecture.

2 Trieste, an international, multicultural and multi-religious city. Trieste recalls a small Vienna laying on the sea, with beautiful and elegant palaces built in baroque, neoclassic and liberty style. Trieste is a kind of unique and fascinating puzzle: among its pieces we can recall San Giusto and Miramare castles, the Synagogue, the Greek and the Serbian Orthodox temples, the Lutheran and the Helvetian churches. It is really worth spending the night in Trieste and have an evening sightseeing.

3 Grado, rich with peculiar Venetian athmospheres. A health spa center and seaside resort with finest sandy shores, Grado is not only a place for spending some wonderful relaxing days, but also the starting point for a tour along the lagoon and its protected areas of unique beauty.

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HOW TO GET THERE
By Air: Aeroporto Trieste Airport, Ronchi dei Legionari (GO) –: Cormons 18 km, Gorizia 28 km, Trieste 54 Km, Venezia 120 Km.
By Train: Railway Station: Gorizia and Cormons (GO) on the railway Udine-Trieste.
Other stations: Trieste Central Station, Monfalcone
Other stations on the railway Venice-Trieste: Cervignano-Aquileia-Grado
By Car: Highway A4 , exits Palmanova, Villesse-Gorizia, Redipuglia


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Today in Pavia the opening of the 7^ edition of the International Scholarship of Cultural Tourism and the 3^ edition of the Food & Drink Scholarship

Tomorrow 27th October in Pavia’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the meeting between the Chambers of Commerce is programmed

Starting with a success, today 26th October, the awaited event of the seventh edition of the “International Scholarship of Cultural Tourism” and the third edition of the “Food&Drink Scholarship” organized by Mirabilia Network, an association that gathers 17 Italian Chambers of Commerce and that links the “other Italy”, the lesser known territories recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage.

An event that represents an opportunity for the enterprises with more than 2600 business meetings between businessmen and foreigner buyers and b2b meetings between the tourist and agricultural demand and offer.

Today and tomorrow, 27th October, in Pavia’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni 250 professionals and 90 buyers of the tourism and food & drink field coming from European Countries, USA, Japan, China and Russia are reunited. In Pavia there are also twelve journalists from Germany, Estonia, Belgium, Greece, France and Sweden.

Tomorrow, 26th October, there will be the partnership meeting of Mirabilia with the Chamber of Commerce of France, Croatia, Greece, Hungary and Bulgary.

During the grand opening – introduced by the welcome of Franco Bosi, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Pavia; Angelo Tortorelli, President of the Mirabilia Network Association; Eric Giraudier, President of the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie (CCI) du Gard and Massimo Depaoli, Mayor of the Pavia district – the round table on the topic “Tourism, Culture and Agricultural Value in the UNESCO’s sites and their areas” was held, with the speeches of Lucia Borgonzoni, undersecretary for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism; Philippe Daverio, art critic, professor and essayist; Ivana Jelinic, President of Federazione Italiana Associazioni Imprese Viaggi e Turismo; Davide Rampello, university professor, director and art director and Giuseppe Tripoli, regional secretary of Unioncamere. The morning ended with the contribution of Silvia Piani, Assessor for Equal Opportunity of Regione Lombardia, and Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister for the Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and Tourism.

Today was also the occasion to testify the cultural, artistic and artisanal excellence Made in Italy, with the award ceremony of the Mirabilia ARTinART Contest’s second edition, a recognition that enhances the artistic craftsmanship in the Network Mirabilia’s UNESCO sites. The awards were assigned to Gerardo Sacco of the Crotone CCIAA for his silver tray (first place), to Marina Bertagnin of the Verona CCIAA for her sculpture “Via della Seta” (second place) and to Giulia Casellato of the Pavia CCIAA for her “Risaiola” ring (third place). An hors concours prize was also assigned to Giuseppe Albrizzi of the Pavia CCIAA for his golden silver goblet.

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SICILIA ORIENTALE: The marvels of a land waiting to be descovered

THE LATE BAROQUE CITIES OF THE VAL DI NOTO (UNESCO RECOGNITION 2002)

Tourism in the province of Ragusa has taken on a different dimension and importance than in other Sicilian provinces for many years now. The peculiarities of the territory, characterized by the great beauty of the cities and their monuments and its beautiful nature and scenery – especially along its stupendous coastline – create a mix of attractions that brook few comparisons. These characteristics, coupled with great food and wine production, can definitely be defined at levels of absolute excellence, and make the territory an area rich in tourism potential that deserves to be exploited to the fullest.
UNESCO’s recognition of the treasures in the Val di Noto has untimely helped motivate the entire sector, greatly increasing what is on offer to tourists injust a few years.
The province of Ragusa is the youngest of the Sicilian provinces, but also stili ancient enough for there to be many traces of civilizations that have lived there over the millennia. On January 11, 1693, an earthquake devastated part of the province’s territory. Massive reconstruction followed and that led to the extensive and splendid Baroque architecture that characterizes the Val di Noto, which was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2002.
The lblea area has turned up various archaeological findings, including the oldest yet recorded human findings discovered in Sicily namely scrapers and lithic blades dating back to 30,000 years ago that were found in a cave. The vast majority of the findings are housed in the Iblea Archaeological Museum.
It’s worth to pay a visit to the wonderful island of Ortigia, that represents the most ancient part of Siracusa. There you’ll find a lot of old baroque monuments and historical buildings, it’s a real jewel of the world heritage.

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1 You can’t visit the province of Ragusa without admiring the baroque beauties of Val di Noto, part of the UNESCO world heritage in 2002. You’ll find yourself astonished by the sites Ragusa, Modica, Scicli and Noto.

2 The worldwide famous series “Inspector Montalbano” was filmed in the area of Ragusa. Visiting Punta Secca, district of Santa Croce Camerina, you can see the home of the inspector and thanks to a visit to the town hall of Scicli you can feel the atmosphere of Vigata’s police station.

3 The more athletic guests can go for bike rides or jeep drives in the country of Iblei Mounts, or on the Etna volcano. Another option is the vist of a few natural reserves, like the Pino D’Aleppo one, the Forest Park Calaforno or the Integral Natural Reserve Cava Randello.

4 You can’t miss a visit to Siracusa, one of the most beautiful Mediterranian cities. If you are short on time you can visit the historical center and the Ortigia island (whose name derives from the ancient greek word meaning quail) in only one day. There are a lot of significant historical monuments, such as the Dome of Siracusa, the Apollo’s Temple, the spring of Aretusa and the calcareous cave named “Dionisio’s Ear”.

CAN’T MISS
Donnafugata’s Castle, Church of S. Giorgio, Church of S. Giovanni Battista, Church of S. Giuseppe, Church of S. Maria delle Scale, Cosentini Palace, La Rocca Palace, Palace of Cancelleria, Portale di San Giorgio, Bizantine’s Walls, Ponte vecchio, Torre Cabrera di Marina of Ragusa, Site of fascist architecture (Piazza Libertà, Piazza Poste, Ponte Nuovo)

HOW TO GET HERE
By plane: Catania Airport (45 min from Siracusa and Comiso)


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CROTONE: Sila Natural Park

SILA NATIONAL PARK (UNESCO SITE SINCE 2014 )

The lands in the province of Crotone belong to the Sila National Park, considered an important spot for the preservation of biodiversity by IUCN and WWF. The huge olive fields, the breathtaking landscapes and the big heart of the inhabitants, convinced UNESCO to declare these lands UNESCO World Heritage Site. In a just few minutes journey, you can pass from big shores and crystalline sea to amazing hills and to the luxurious plant life of the altopiano della Sila.
The lands around Crotone are remarkable both from the Naturalistic point of view (Riserva naturale Marina “Capo Rizzuto”, Parco Nazionale della Calabria, Area geologica Vica e Stuni) either from the artistic heritage (Parco Archeologico di Capo Colonna, Castello di Carlo V, Castello Normanno di Santa Severina, Castello Aragonese di Le Castella), giving the possibility to the tourist to visit these territories not only in the Summer, but all year long. You can not miss to get in contact with gastronomy, above all wines: they are produced by autochthon grapes and they are labelled by important recognition, such as COD and PGI. Other important products are bread, olive oil, sardella, cold cuts and cheeses. In the province of Crotone craftsmanship has a first class position, above all the goldsmith art.
This province is a unique and charming territory: when you come here, you will remember it for ever.

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1 Let’s start from Capo Colonna, where you can admire the sanctuary of Hera Lacinia, one of the most important sancturaies of Magna Grecia. After lunch you can arrive at La Castella. Here, in one of the most beautiful traits of the “Capo Rizzuto” Marine Protected Area, a castle rise up. Its foundation are greek, but the next alterations were done by the normans, the svevis, the byzantines, the angioinis and the aragonians.

2 You can’t skip a visit to Crotone, where you can explore the National Archeological Museum, Carlo V Castle (a fortess built in the IX century to defend the city from the Saracenic incursions), Piazza Duomo and the Cathedral (IX century). You can end the morning with a walk on the seaside up to the touristic port. Another interesting spot is Santa Severina, known for its Castle built in the norman era, the Cathedral (XIII century) and the Baptistery, the only Byzantine sample that’s still intact nowadays. In the end there is also the opportunity to visit one of the many wineries of DOC wines in Val di Neto (I.G.T.), where you can taste the local products.

3 Nature lovers cannot skip an excursion of Sila’s National Park and the village of Palumbo, also known as Palumbosila, located in the Silian upland, near the south rivers of Lake Ampollino. It’s an important skiing area, equipped with ski lift, bob tracks, ice rink and a lot of renting center for the necessary gears. Palumbosila is blessed with a natural and uncontaminated landscape, with its forest of larch pines and white firs. In the summer you can also ride the chair lift to admire the scenary and, after June, it is possible to cross the lake in a peddle boat.

HOW TO GET HERE
Airoport Crotone S.Anna or International Airoport of Lamezia Terme.
By train: Station of Lamezia Terme Centrale
By car: Motorway A3 Reggio-Calabria

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BENEVENTO: Longobards in Italy. The places of power (568-774 d.C.)

COMPLEX OF SAINT SOFIA (UNESCO HERITAGE SITE 2011)

The Holy Wisdom Church is one of the most beautiful and original religious building of ltalian Middle Ages. The ancient façade of the church remembers a military Lombard tent. The stone drew-bell was built outside of the church, in a safety distance, because of the earthquakes that made it fall on the vestibule, in front of the entrance.
On the entrance door you can notice a beautiful bass-relief in the lunette. In the middle of a shining golden mosaic, there’s Jesus on the throne with the Virgin Mary and Saint Mercury at his sides and also a little character down on his knees that is supposed to be, by his crowned head, Prince Arechi the Second who, in 759 a.C., wanted the Holy Wisdom Church to be built. The building became the “Sanctuary of Lombard people” in ltaly. Inside, the aisle, once star-shaped and completely painted, now is geometrical ordered, and his circumferences measures 23 metres and 50 centimetres
Walking from the centre of it, you can cross an hexagon with six columns decorated by ancient Capitals, to a decagon of eight columns, each of them parallel to the corresponding perimetrical wall. The survivor frescos, that testify oriental art influences, represent on the left, looking at the altar, episodes of San Giovanni Battista’s life (e.g. the announcement to Zaccaria and his dumbness for the Battista’s birth); on the right, episodes of Virgin life (e.g. the Announcement and the Visit).
All the missing parts are due to earthquakes, a real problem for the Samnitic land. The ancient covering of the Church was supposed to be hut-shaped, based on the moving external structure. The cloister was a Benedectine nunnery and it was built up with the Church. The cloister has a squared shape (the square represents Jerusalem) and has a recess due to the trespassing of the connected church. The arcades are composed by fifteen windows with four lights and just one three millioned window. In the middle of the place there is a well, protected by and ancient capital.

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1 Visit of Benevento’s historic center. Rocca dei Rettori is the symbol of different historical changes: from the sunnis to the romans, and then longboards. Next to it is the Acros Museum with findings of Iside’s Temple. In front of it is the complex of St. Sofia. Sideways there are the Museum of Sannio and the Cloister. In the area there is also the Hortus Conclusus, an artistic installation realized in 1992 by the artist Mimmo Paladino. Going on you can find Arco di Traiano, erected in 114 d.C. in honor of emperor Traiano. Next to it is the church of St. Ilario, of Longobardian origin.

2 Advancing into the center of the city you’ll find the Cathedral (V century), famous in the Medieval Europe for its bronze doors (that were destroyed by the bombing of ’43; only a few tiles with holy images survived). On the right, going through the Sacrament’s Arch (an honorary arch built between the end of the first century and the beginning of the second century in front of the roman city’s Foro), you’ll arrive to Triggio, the heart of the new Longobard city, where San Gennaro was born. Next there is the roman theatre, built in the second century by the order of emperor Adriano and enlarged by emperor Caracalla. In the end there is Leproso’s Bridge (third century a.C.) and the Basilica of Madonna delle Grazie.

3 Tour of Benevento’s districts, a territory full of touristic, historic, artistic, cultural and natural attractions (Paleolab Museum – geopaleontological area of Pietraroja, park of Taburno, Fortore, Telesina Valley, Caudina Valley, Terra di San Pio, the wines and the torrone sweet, ecc.).

HOW TO GET HERE
Aeroport of Naples Capodichino, Aeroport of Bari, Aeroport of Rome Fiumicino.
By train: from Naples and Caserta
By car: Motorway A1 Naples-Milan, Motorway A14 Milan-Bari, Motorway A16 Naples-Bari

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This year Pavia hosts the “Mirabilia International Scholarship of Cultural and Agroalimentar Tourism”

Buyers and sellers will meet on the 26th and 27th October in Pavia’s Palazzo Esposizioni
(Piazzale Europa, 2 – Pavia)

Palazzo Esposizioni of the Chamber of Commerce of Pavia will host the seventh edition of the “International Scholarship of Cultural Tourism” and the third edition of the “Mirabilia Food&Drink Scholarship” from the 26th to the 27th October. In this location the B2B meetings between 250 professionals and 90 international buyers of the food&drink and tourism field will take place. The event is organized by the National Association Mirabilia Network, an association that links 17 UNESCO sites or UNESCO nominees joined by the local Chambers of Commerce and Unioncamere.

Bari, Benevento, Campobasso, Caserta, Catania, Crotone, Genoa, Gorizia, Imperia, Isernia, La Spezia, Matera, Messina, Pavia, Perugia, Potenza, Ragusa, Savona, Sassari, Siracusa, Trieste, Udine and Verona with their UNESCO sites are the Italian locations that composed a Network present in the whole national territory, from north to south, Islands included.

The International Scholarship of Cultural Tourism is a B2B event reserved to the businessmen of the tourist field (tour operators, travel agencies, hotel managers, incoming agencies, etc.) operating in the territories with a site that can claim a candidacy or a qualification as UNESCO World Heritage, and to 90 buyers (incoming professionals, decision managers, luxury travel buyers, etc.) coming from EU Countries, USA, Japan and China.

The project started in 2012 with the realization of the International Scholarship in Lerici, followed by Matera in 2013, Perugia in 2014, Lipari in 2015, Udine in 2016 and Verona in 2017. It intends to promote an integrated tourist offer of the “lesser known” UNESCO sites that enlightens and strengthens the relationship between territories that are linked by tourism, culture, art and UNESCO’s recognition. The aim is to increase the promotional activity spreading knowledge about these locations.

The third edition of Mirabilia Food&Drink will take place together with the Scholarship. It’s a B2B event in food&drink field reserved to 100 businessmen coming from all the MIRABLIA locations that can claim a candidacy or a qualification as UNESCO World Heritage, and to about 40 buyers selected by ICE-Agenzia (partner of Mirabilia) coming from the Eurpean area, United States, Canada and Japan.

The grand opening is on Friday 26th October. You’ll be welcomed at 10.00 by Franco Bosi, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Pavia; Angelo Tortorelli, President of the Mirabilia Network Association; Eric Giraudier, President of the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie (CCI) du Gard and Massimo Depaoli, Mayor of the Pavia district.

At 11.00, the round table “Tourism, Culture and Agricultural Value in the UNESCO’s sites and their areas” will take place, with the speeches of Lucia Borgonzoni, undersecretary for the Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism; Philippe Daverio, art critic, professor and essayist; Ivana Jelinic, President of Federazione Italiana Associazioni Imprese Viaggi e Turismo; Davide Rampello, university professor, director and art director and Giuseppe Tripoli, regional secretary of Unioncamere. The moderator is the anchor-man Patrizio Roversi.

At 12.15 there will be the speech of Attilio Fontana, President of Regione Lombardia, and the works will be concluded by Gian Marco Centinaio, Minister for the Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and Tourism.

The event will end at 12.30 with the award ceremony of the Mirabilia ARTinART Contest, a recognition that enhances the artistic craftsmanship of the MIRABILIA Network’s UNESCO sites. The theme of this year’s contest was “Mirabilia – A travel across the cities of art”. The works participating in the contest, selected at provincial level by a local commission, are exposed in Pavia during the International Scholarship of Cultural Tourism.

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SASSARI: Ancient regal city, rich of history and art

FEAST OF THE CHADELIERS (IMMATERIAL PATRIMONY OF THE UNESCO FROM 2013)

Sardinia is a treasure to be discovered with its beauties, unique and different in every territory, islands in the Island. Centuries long stories and still alive traditions give visitors always new and engaging experiences, such as the descent of candlesticks, the great feast on August 14th in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption. It is a religious procession that crosses the historical center of Sassari, tightening to itself the whole population in an event of great charm and transport, among the most important in Sardinia. In 2013, Unesco declared it Immaterial Patrimony. The descent comes from the vow made to the Madonna dell’Assunta, who in 1652 saved the city from the plague. A vote that the Gremi, the ancient guilds of Arts and Crafts – Butchers, Blacksmiths, Piccapietre, Viandanti, Contadini, Carpenters, Ortolani, Calzolai, Masons, Tailors and Masons in Sassari in the Middle Ages, dissolve each year. Each corporation is identified by a candlestick, a huge wooden candle weighing 300/400 kg, carried on the shoulders and arms of eight bearers, under the direction of a candlestick head.
The colors and scents that tell Sardinia, the real one, explode on the penultimate Sunday of May with the Cavalcata, the most important secular party on the island: a parade of groups from different centers that gather every year the popularity of tourists and fans of local traditions. Finally, the uncontaminated nature and the unmistakable sea represent the treasure chest capable of embodying emotions that history, art and culture are able to make visitors breathe every moment of their vacation.

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1 Walking tour of the historic center of Sassari, where you can admire the Cathedral of San Nicola, Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo di Città, the fulcrum of the Descent of the Candlesticks, with a projection of the relative short film. History enthusiasts, however, can visit the G.A Sanna National Archaeological Museum in via Roma. At dinner, we recommend tasting traditional recipes in a typical restaurant.

2 After admiring the Fountain of Rosello, we advice leaving for the prenururagic altar of Monte d’Accoddi, unique in its kind. In the afternoon, instead, you could visit the Argentiera mine, site of the Sardinian geominerary park and UNESCO heritage. To end the day in the best way you can do a tour of the beaches and the scenic spots of the Nurra coast.

3 If you are in Sassari on August 14th, you can not miss the preparation for the Descent of the Candlesticks in the evening at the Germans’ headquarters. From 6 pm the real event will begin, starting from Piazza Castello, and continuing along Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Corso Vico, to arrive in the church of Santa Maria di Betlem, where the vote for the Madonna dell’Assunta is dissolved in the night.

CAN’T MISS
At 15 minutes from Sassari is the archaeological site of Sardinia prenuragica, Monte d’Accoddi
15 minutes from Sassari is the Basilica of the Holy Trinity of Saccargia, a Romanesque Pisan style church.
At 30 minutes the city of Alghero with its Catalan Gothic style buildings
At 40 minutes from Sassari is the village of Castelsardo

HOW TO GET HERE
By plane : Alghero Airport – Fertilia (about 30 km away), Olbia Airport – Costa Smeralda (about 120 km away)
On boat: Port of Porto Torres (about 20 km away), Port of Olbia (about 107 km away) Port of Golfo Aranci (about 125 km away)

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Mirabilia Network association is extended to 17 Chambers of Commerce, in Matera the first shareholders’ meeting

The number of members of the “Mirabilia Network” association, established in December 2017, has risen to 17 “by Unioncamere Nazionale and by the 13 Chambers of Commerce that promote the places recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site”.

This is what was decided today in Matera – where the Mirabilia network project was born in 2010 – the first assembly of members of the association: the Chamber of Commerce of Benevento, Crotone, Messina and Eastern Sicily also joined Syracuse, Catania and Ragusa.

The new corporate composition includes Uniocamere Nazionale and the Chambers of Commerce of Bari, Benevento, Caserta, Crotone, Genoa, Matera, Messina, Molise, Pavia, Perugia, Potenza, Riviera di Liguria, Sassari, Eastern Sicily, Udine, Venezia Giulia and Verona. The meeting was attended by the General Secretary of the Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce, Giuseppe Tripoli: “The characteristic of Mirabilia – explained Tripoli – is to develop many sectors with balance. Tourism promotion generates an ecosystem between technological know-how and allows the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in the cultural and creative sector, as well as tourism and food-processing. The tourism sector generates a chain of 250 billion euros per year. In Italy, we have 53 Unesco sites distributed in 18 regions, and 40% of the cultural and creative enterprises of the country are concentrated in the UNESCO sites “.

Finally, it was highlighted that “from a national network project, Mirabilia has opened up to Europe: relations with Spanish, Greek, Croatian, Bulgarian and Slovenian Chambers of Commerce are active, as well as with ten French Chambers of Commerce for a real development of a European network “.

Presentation of Mirabilia to “Italia, amore mio!” 2018 in Japan

Mirabilia- Italia Amore mio in Giappone

In the photo: Angelo Tortorelli, president of the Mirabilia Network association; Giorgio Starace, the Italian ambassador to Japan, Vito Signati, director at Cesp CCIA Matera; Tommaso D’Ercole, first Secretary of Economic Affairs Office of the Italian Embassy in Tokyo.

50,000 people attended “Italia, amore mio!” the event, which came to the third consecutive year and was organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ICCJ)
A festival that held all lovers of Italy in Japanese territory with bated breath has growing year by year and aims to update the image of Italy in Japan.
This year’s edition saw the Unesco sites at the centre of tourism promotion thanks to Mirabilia, the association that unites 13 Chambers of Commerce throughout Italy, linked, in fact, to UNESCO sites still less known in our area.

” Italia, amore mio! It was born from the idea of telling a new Italy, made up of young people and values. An Italy that looks at life with love and elegance in all its aspects, from food to engines, travel and all the other sectors in which our country expresses its excellence “proudly declares Antony Strianese, president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
An entertainment weekend for all ages will be also repeated in Nagoya and Osaka this year. In addition to the Italian Embassy in Japan that supported the initiative, 40 brand sponsors were also seen: from Lamborghini and Roger Dubuis as a platinum sponsor to golds like Barilla, Maserati, Ferrari, Matera 2019, Mirabilia European Network of Unesco Sites, Technogym to the silver as Alitalia, ColorWorks, University for Foreigners of Perugia to the many bronze, Aquaplannet, Bianchi, Biobalance, Birondo Giocondo, Decopa, Bar del Sole, Digiorgio Catering & Restaurant, Doi Farm, Elio Locanda, Foodliner Ltd., Gakken, Garde, Gioia , Glowbizstyle-Stainless, Gopremiere, Kokubu, Luce Co. Ltd, Magneti Marelli, Memos, Monte Bussan, Moto Guzzi, Nichifutsu Boeki, Nippon Liquor, OZ Japan, Refru (Romansilk), Risoli, Terre Paolini, Zoppini Firenze.