Mantua: the 2016 Italian Capital of Culture

Nov 08, 2015 687

by Claudia Astarita

The Lombard city of Mantua vigorously beat its rivals out, namely the nine finalists Aquileia, Como, Ercolano, Parma, Pisa, Pistoia, Spoleto, Taranto and Terni. Not only it received the "glory of capital", but also 1 million Euros to carry out all the activities related to this new title awarded.

Dario Franceschini –Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism – joyfully commented the success on the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, also stating that "every year there will be a new Italian capital of culture". This initiative aims at fostering the planning ability of Italian cities in launching cultural activities. 

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Fonte: This is Italy

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