It is now official: Procida It will be there Italian Capital of Culture 2022. This was announced by the minister of MIBACT, Dario Franceschini, who read the response of the jury chaired by Stefano Baia Curioni. Roman College, which met on 14 e 15 last January, in fact, decreed that the project "Culture does not isolate”, In the municipality of Procida (an island a few hundred meters from Napoli) was the most deserving of the ten finalist projects. Great joy from the mayor of Procida, Raymond Ambrosino, which sees the victory of Procida like "a unique opportunity for the city and for the entire territory". Minister Dario Franceschini was also satisfied, commenting on the appointment of the small island in the Neapolitan area as follows: "Long live Procida who will accompany us in the year of rebirth».

Procida Italian capital of culture 2022: the revenge of small towns

The dossier "Culture does not isolate”Of Procida is focused on dualism of the island, which it distances and unites at the same time. As stated on the official website of the Procida Italian Capital of Culture 2022 committee: "The island is a kingdom of doubles: opening / closing, welcome / exclusion, freedom / confinement, bond / distance. Duality of identity that we will develop in the principles and cultural program of Procida Italian Capital of Culture for the year 2021, welcoming the opportunity of the island as a privileged perspective to experience the continuous contradictions, the eternal battle between the sense of belonging and the need to declare your difference». I 44 projects provided for in the dossier will develop in 330 days programming. They will also be involved 240 artists, will be exhibited 40 original works and regenerated 8 cultural spaces.

The choice of Procida as the new capital was not at all obvious. The small village has won among the 27 city in (many of which are larger) and their own dossiers. The other nine finalists were Ancona, Bari, Cervetri (Rome), L'Aquila, Parish church of Soligno (Treviso), Taranto, Trapani, Verbania (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola) e Volterra (Pisa). Procida will therefore be the eleventh Italian Capital of Culture, successor of Parma. The latter, Capital of 2020, will remain in office also for 2021 due to restrictions due to the pandemic from Covid-19. Procida's victory can be considered as the revenge of many small Italian villages, enchanting, but with little visibility. It is hoped that this appointment will pave the way for many other smaller towns which, like Procida, have a lot to give, not only in terms of tourism, but also culturally.

Procida Italian capital of culture 2022: the official announcement last edit: 2021-01-19T09:00:00+01:00 da Antonello Ciccarello

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