September 27, 2021 11:12 am
A super positive outcome for the 2021 edition of I Primi d’Italia, which in the year of the restart counted over 80 thousand visitors in the four days of the festival, Food experience, Cooking show, Starry dinners and special events all sold out, with over 200 full campers, hotels and accommodation facilities. This was confirmed by the president of Epta Confcommercio, Aldo Amoni: “Now we can say it, despite the pandemic and the security restrictions, thanks also to an exceptional organization, we have played bingo! It was a beautiful edition, which repays us for the difficulties we have suffered in the last two years. Now let’s start thinking about 2022 right away! ”.
Thousands of tastings in the Villaggi dei Primi, a city that has been able to welcome in total safety the many people who have come to Foligno from all over Italy and also from abroad. Pending an overall and punctual budget, the first indications speak of a review that has exceeded the expectations and difficulties due to the necessary health restrictions. Thanks to the accesses with green pass to the Villages and the appointments, the distancing and the active control of the organization, the Primi d’Italia represented for Umbria the example of a great event managed safely under a pandemic.
Closed on Sunday. Sunday, despite the cloudy sky, closed with a bang the edition of the restart after the 2020 stop of the Primi d’Italia, “thanks to all those who have worked hard in recent months, the sponsors, the institutions and the many who have worked hard to ensure that the Primi could be made ”, concludes Aldo Amoni.
On the last day of the festival, in addition to activities related to the world of pasta and cooking, space for two guests who have been awarded for their activities. Starting with Luca Manfredi, the director and screenwriter who, in addition to the ceramic work by Domiziani – exclusive Primi prize – received 100 kg of pasta that Manfredi himself decided to donate to the Municipality of Amelia where the mayor Laura Pernazza makes pack food packages for families in need. Another winner was Elia Alunni Tullini, a young artist from Foligno who starred with one of his works at the fifth edition of the London Biennale of Contemporary Art.