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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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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Mirabilia Network assosiation 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.

 

DORDOGNE: Dordogne, Périgord – Best of France!

PREHISTORIC SITES AND DECORATED CAVES OF THE VÈZÈRE VALLEY (UNESCO SITE SINCE 1979)

Situated in Nouvelle Aquitaine, in south-west France, to the east of Bordeaux, at the gateway to Occitanie, the Dordogne offers visitors a host of sensations and emotions. A favourite destination with food-lovers, this is a fascinating area with plenty to see and do at any time of year.

Beautiful buildings such as castles, manor houses and Romanesque churches are dotted around the countryside, providing a magnet for anyone interested in culture and heritage. It’s not by chance that Prehistoric Man chose to settle in the area 17,000 years ago. He left exceptional works of art to Humanity,
such as the cave paintings in Lascaux and the 15 prehistoric sites concentrated in the Vézère valley, which are now listed UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Our 10 listed villages, our medieval bastides and our three “Towns of Art and History” make the Dordogne one of the richest départements in France in terms of listed historical monuments. Today, this extraordinary heritage is showcased thanks to new tours and experiences available to the public. A visit to the new Centre International de l’Art Pariétal Montignac Lascaux is the best example of this, with its concentration of technology and modern design combining to take visitors back on a journey to the origins of human history.

The area also offers numerous festivals and events dedicated to music, mime, film and food throughout the year. Nature-lovers and outdoor activity enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in the Dordogne – choose from activities as diverse as canoeing, hiking and cycle touring to golf, climbing and fishing, as well as wakeboarding and pot-holing.

Bon voyage!

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PROPOSED ROUTE

Day 1

Arrival in the capital of Prehistory, Les Eyzies, and hotel check in. You will be welcomed by your English speaking local guide for a visit of the National Museum of Prehistory. You will now enter in the Human Valley classified at the UNESCO Heritage. Cocktail and welcome dinner at your hotel.

Day 2

Your day is devoted to the origins of the human species. You will first enjoy a private guided tour of Lascaux 4, the International center of art painting. A complete new replica retraces the discovery of the famo us decorated cave and you will use new technologies to enrich your tour.
Continue with a prehistoric culinary experience in the Vezere valley. Salmon smoked in clay under the ground, duck cooked on hot stones … The visit of the site includes ten remarkable rock shelters. After the visit, practice hunting with a spear. Enjoy a flint knapping and fire-making demonstration. After the visit, with prehistoric tools and a piece of stone you will learn how to sculpt like a Cro-Magnon.
End your day in the one of the oldest castle in Perigord: the Castle of Commarque. This prehistoric and medieval site is located in the forest between the Dordogne and the Vezere valley.
Experience a gastronomic dinner in a chateau dating from the 17th century.

Day 3

You will discover many treasures in the rich medieval city of Sarlat with a guided tour.
Continue your day with a cooking class. Within the comfort of its traditional architecture lives a warm, welcoming family that has lived within these walls for the last 7 generations. Serge will share his cooking with you. Learn about the French bread technique. Discover some delicious local pastries like walnut cake. After the cooking class, feast on all the products you’ve made with a huge buffet of local products. Continue to a truffle farm to try your hand at truffle hunting with a dog. Taste the truffle with a glass of wine?

End your day at the medieval castle of Beynac and a enjoy a guided tour of the chateau and view on the Dordogne valley…

Diner at your hotel

Day 4

Before your departure, enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

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Surroundings

The Vézère Valley is a site of exceptional interest with 147 prehistorical sites dating from the Palaeolithic Age and 25 painted caves.
The Dordogne is nicknamed “the land ofa thousand and one castles” dating from the Middle Age to the Renaissance and Classic Style. The Dordogne has as well 10 villages baosting the title of the “most beautiful villages in France” and it’s one of the most famous gastronomic place in France!

Main Connections

By plane:
– The Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport l h 20
– Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport 2 h OO
– Toulouse-Blagnac Airport 2 h 30

By train :
– Bordeaux- Perigueux 1 h 15
– Toulouse – Périgueux 3 h O0

Motorways :
A20 Paris-Limoges; R21 Lirnoges Périgueux
A89 Bordeaux Périgueux

CCI DORDOGNE
CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D’lNDUSTRlE DE LA DORDOGNE
Tel: +33 (0)5 53 35 80 34
Email: p.siegler@dordogne.cci.fr
Web: www.dordogne.cci.fr

The French Network

Working in collaboration with Mirabilia, the Chambers of Commerce have created a network that comprises four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in France.

Following in the footsteps of its Italian experience, Mirabilia began its journey in pursuit of wonderful places to discover in France in 2015. Four Chambers of Commerce joined forces to tell the stories of places, food and extensive cultural heritage that is recognised or in the process of being recognised by UNESCO. (more…)

Places Mirabilia French Network of Unesco Sites

THE TARN: Albi, a city of splendours, history… And a gentle way o life

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PYRÉNÉES – CIRCUE DE GAVARNE: The most famous cirque walls in the world: a cultural and natural heritage between France and Spain

PYRENEES - MOUNT PERDU (UNESCO – WORLD HERITAGE SITE SINCE 1997) Classed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco, Gavarnie ...
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GARD: NIMES the Roman – The gard and its many treasures. A soul steeped in history

PONT DU GARD (ROMAN AQUEDUCT) (UNESCO SITE SINCE 1985) NIMES (UNESCO CANDIDATE 2017) The Gard is an authentic and generous ...
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DORDOGNE: Dordogne, Périgord – Best of France!

PREHISTORIC SITES AND DECORATED CAVES OF THE VÈZÈRE VALLEY (UNESCO SITE SINCE 1979) Situated in Nouvelle Aquitaine, in south-west France, ...
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