The “Europassion for Italy” assembly at the Colle del Duomo museum

The “Europassion for Italy” assembly at the Colle del Duomo museum
The “Europassion for Italy” assembly at the Colle del Duomo museum

Viterbo – On Saturday the re-enactments of the Passion of Christ in the various forms of popular-religious theater

The apostles


Viterbo – (sc) – The assembly of the National Association of “Europassione per Italia” will be held next Saturday 30 October in Viterbo, in the Limonaia room of the Colle del Duomo museum next to the prestigious Palazzo dei Papi.

A recurring appointment that brings together the representatives of the 38 Italian localities that adhere to the association to analyze and reorganize the programmatic activities and to strengthen the partnership that has united for almost twenty years the communities of some small and medium-sized centers of almost all the Italian regions on the theme of safeguarding the sacred representations and rites of Holy Week.

“Europassione per l’Italia” has been committed, since 2004, to creating a solid network of associations led since its origins by President Flavio Sialino, whose mission is linked and strongly motivated by the historic agreement with the “Passio Domini in Europe ”based in Ligny (Belgium), which since 1984 has involved 16 European countries in the dissemination and enhancement of the themes of Holy Week.


The initiative in Matera


Several communities, distributed along the boot, are united by a centuries-old representative tradition that evokes and stages, in some cases for centuries, the “Passion of Christ” in the various forms of popular-religious theater. A tradition that has become, over time, a sought-after historical, artistic and cultural heritage to be preserved and enhanced.

On the basis of the important shared path that has characterized the activities of the associations of the network, Europassione per l’Italia, which represents this immense heritage, in 2013 he launched the “Unesco Perspective” project followed by Patrizia Nardi, an expert in the enhancement of cultural heritage and Unesco nominations and technical-scientific manager of the course.

Saturday 30 October at 9.30, therefore, will begin with the institutional greetings of the mayor of Viterbo, Giovanni Maria Arena, the councilor for Culture Marco De Carolis, the president of the Sodalizio dei Facchini di Santa Rosa, Massimo Mecarini, by Patrizia Nardi , technical-scientific manager of the Unesco Network projects of large shoulder machines and Flavio Sialino president of “Europassione per l’Italia.


The kiss of Judas


The meeting in Viterbo will be particularly important, as the afternoon session of October 30 will include a meeting-conference on the themes of intangible cultural heritage and on the critical issues generated by the pandemic, organized by the technical-scientific coordination of the Network of large shoulder machines. UNESCO heritage – of which the city of Viterbo is part with the transport of the Car of Santa Rosa – in collaboration with Europassione per Italia, on the basis of the principle of reciprocity and collaboration which is good practice that animates the communities of intangible assets.

At the end of the meeting, from 5.30 pm, the conference meeting, face to face and online, “Resilience. Beyond the Covid emergency. Comparison of intangible cultural heritage “, with the participation of the representatives of Rete delle Macchine, the municipality of Viterbo, the prefecture, the Ministry of Culture – Unesco II service, the diocese of Viterbo, the Catholic University of Milan, the University of international studies of Rome, of Cultura Valore srl, of Archeoares, of the Study Center of Santa Rosa da Viterbo, of the Sodalizio dei Facchini, of Women for the network and The journey on the streets of exile of Santa Rosa. In connection from Mexico City, Francisco Javier Lopez Morales, former director of World Heritage for the federal states of Mexico, will take part in the work, one of the leading experts on UNESCO in the world.

October 28, 2021

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