High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

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PROGRAMME 2011
Italiano
THURSDAY 23
All participants
3.00 pm Official opening of the Tourism Exchange and Stands, Presentation to the public and Press (Conference H.)
Welcome speeches by regional and local Authorities, Institutions and Partner
5.00 pm Thematic conference The European Network of Sacred Representations: an opportunity of tourist development, managed by Europassione per l’Italia and Associazione Teatro Popolare di Sordevolo
Dressed characters by "Passione di Sordevolo" and by "Venerdì Santo di Romagnano Sesia" will be present
At the end, Menabrea Moment with tasting of the renowned beer of Biella and typical products of the Biella area managed by Associazione Teatro Popolare di Sordevolo
6.30 pm Reserved for International Buyers only: welcome briefing about technical aspects of the 2011 Edition
From the afternoon, during the whole period of the Exchange:
Institutional Exhibitors Fair OPEN TO THE PUBLIC under the Sanctuary’s monumental arcades
Free visit of the Travelling Exhibition "From Canterbury to Rome: 1.800 km through Europe" (Dottrina H.)
9.45 pm International premiere of the film The Fifth Spirit, realized by the film director Marco Santinelli and subtitled in English (Conference H.)
FRIDAY 24
Educational tour "Places of Worship, History and Art"
Reserved for International Buyers only
All day at Oropa:
Institutional Exhibitors Fair
Travelling Exhibition "From Canterbury to Rome: 1.800 km through Europe"
10.00 am

Presentation of the project "Prayer to the Gods". A Mariana Route in the Province of Trapani, managed by Elimovalley - European Workshop for the promotion of tourism and territory's culture

10.30 am Presentation of the “Via Francigena" magazine, editorial tool of the European Association of Vie Francigene. At the end, tasting session of the Cathedral's Cake by the Museums of the Duomo's Canonica of Novara with wines by the Consorzio di Tutela dei Vini "Colli di Parma" (Frassati H.)

In the afternoon, Association's Presidency Board meeting (reserved for Members only)

2.30 pm Technical meeting for Tourist Offer representatives (free entrance) managed by ATL Biella in cooperation with Iniziative Turistiche Scarl - Art and Events 100 Italian Cities Tourism Exchange (Frassati H.)
3.30 pm Presentation of the project "Green Technology". The Borromeo Footpath and the Sasso Simone and Simoncello Interregional Park's Paths in one hand, managed by Ente Parco Sasso Simone e Simoncello in cooperation with Rimini and Pesaro e Urbino Provinces (Conference H.)
5.00 pm 5pm Herbal Tea, tasting session managed by the Herbalist Shop and the Botanical Garden of Oropa with the Cathedral's Cake produced by the Museums of the Duomo's Canonica of Novara (Frassati H.)
5.30 pm Presentation of the book In cammino sui Sentieri Frassati managed by Sentieri Frassati - Club Alpino Italiano and national preview of the new Frassati Footpaths in Trentino and Puglia Regions (Conference H.)
At the end, Menabrea Moment with tasting of the renowned beer of Biella and typical Trentino and Valle d'Aosta products managed by SAT Società degli Alpinisti Tridentini and Comune di Fontainemore - Riserva del Monte Mars
9.15 pm Concert Missa “Ecce Ancilla Domini" managed by Associazione Triacamusicale on the occasion of the International Festival of Ancient Music "Gaudete!" (Ancient Basilica)
SATURDAY 25
International Buyers / Italian Tourist Offer
9.30 am / 1.00 pm
Supply and demand WORKSHOP
2.30 pm / 5.30 pm
Supply and demand WORKSHOP
10.00 am Educational seminar managed by the Italian Association of Geography Teachers - Piedmont Section (reserved for Members only)
10.00 am

Presentation of the project San Francesco's Way in cooperation with the Umbria Tourism Promotion Agency

11.00 am

Presentation "The white gold's paths". Faith symbols and popular traditions along the salt routes between Piedmont and Ligury, managed by Associazione Culturale Ligure Piemontese Accademia Aleramica (Conference H.)

At the end, Menabrea Moment with tasting of the renowned beer of Biella and typical Biella products managed by Provincia di Biella - Biella & Buona and Consorzio Terre Biellesi
3.00 pm Presentation of the editorial activity of the Unesco "Sacri Monti" and of the Documentation Centre of the European Sacred Mountains, Calvaries and Devotional Complexes (Frassati H.)
5.00 pm

Presentation of the book Monselice Sacro Monte Giubilare managed by Comune di Monselice (Frassati H.)

All day:
Institutional Exhibitors Fair
Travelling Exhibition "From Canterbury to Rome: 1.800 km through Europe"
0.30 / 6.30 pm Philatelic postmark of the 2011 Exchange at the temporary office of Poste Italiane set up on the occasion at Oropa (near Dottrina H.)
SUNDAY 26
All participants
11.00 am Presentation of footpaths in the Biella area discovering the devotional worth represented by the Saints on the walls, managed by DocBi - Centro Studi Biellesi. At the end, tasting session of typical local products by Sapori Biellesi (Frassati H.)
In the morning:
Institutional Exhibitors Fair
Travelling Exhibition "From Canterbury to Rome: 1.800 km through Europe"
From the afternoon, departures and dismantling of Stands

Furhter information at the page Other Events