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Tuesday 21 June in Sant’Anatolia ‘(re) discovery of Umbria’s intangible heritage and know-how for territorial improvement’


The food culture geoportal continues its journey of improving food and wine throughout national territory and reaching its new stage in Umbria to celebrate Valnerina’s intangible food heritage.

The valley of the Nera river, from the Sibillini mountains to the Conca Ternana, where it flows into the Tiber near Orte, Valnerina is known for its lush nature and the many villages with timeless charm. Area of ​​great excellence, it offers a cuisine disputed between land and water, and boasts several high quality foods recognized nationally and internationally, including the IGP ham from Norcia, the BOB spelling of Monteleone di Spoleto, lentil -IGP from Castelluccio di Norcia, pure saffron from Cascia, black truffle Melanosporum from Norcia, trout from the Nera river, Cicerchia and Roveja from Civita di Cascia, salted ricotta from Valnerina, goat and pecorino cheese IGP and DOP

In the center of Valnerina, arriving from Spoleto, lies the village of Sant’Anatolia di Narco, where GeCA has set the new stage to tell the latest developments of the interdisciplinary path that started with the pilot project Basilicata, promoted by the Central Institute for Intangible Heritage and funded by PON Culture and Development (National Operational Program), with the aim of protecting the demo-ethno-anthropological heritage,

The intangible heritage associated with food culture represents the joint mission that activated the dialogue between GeCA and the Umbrian municipality, and the new scene is an opportunity to tell and carry out the important initiative of the Ministry of Culture, which aims to contribute in an innovative way to territorial development, through research and mapping of food and wine products.

The ultimate goal of the Food Culture Geoportal, which has recently launched a phase of enriching content, restyling and renewing the digital experience, is actually the involvement of all regions to gather expertise in Italian knowledge and taste in line with the ecosystem and local memories, the focal point of the improvement of the place.

The meeting on 21 June will be moderated by Glenda Giampaoli – Director of the Hemp Museum in Sant’Anatolia di Narco, one of the antennas at the Ecomuseum of the Umbrian Apennine Ridge, which offers a rich documentation of the entire processing cycle and transformation of hemp. , which is historically linked to, above all, the production of ropes and weaving for household and family use.

The program includes the institutional greetings of Tullio Fibraroli, Mayor of Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Paola Agabiti, Councilor for European Planning, Budget, Human Resources and Assets, Tourism, Education and the Right to Study, Sport, Culture – Umbria Region, Daniele Parbuono, Director of the School of Specialization in Demo-Ethnantropological Heritage, University of Perugia, Massimo Messi, Chair of Cedrav – Center for Demo-Ethno-Anthropological Research in Valnerina, Cristina Papa, Chair of Alessandro and the Tullio Seppilli Foundation.

The conference intends to present the Food Culture Geoportal as a tool to tell and strengthen the intangible heritage, and through which one can create community and share traditions.

The first part of the meeting will be attended by Leandro Ventura, Director of the Central Intellectual Property Institute, who will emphasize the importance of protecting and enhancing the intangible heritage as a concrete tool for improving the territory; Angelo Boscarino, CEO of BIA, who exemplifies the “Call for Partnership” concept and the desire to extend the pilot project in the Basilicata region to other national territories.

This will be followed by the contribution of Cinzia Marchesini, Head of the Protection of the Demo-Ethno-Anthropological and Intangible Heritage in Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche and Umbria – Central Institute for Intangible Heritage, which will focus on the state of implementation of the Interinstitutional Agreements on the Protection and Improvement of the Intangible Heritage in the Umbrian Territory.

Monica Petronio, President of Slow Food – Umbria, will present to the public Valnerina’s slow food presidencies: the products, the stories and good practice, a symbol of the territorial genius loci.

Luciano Giacchè, Valnerinolog, will talk about Valnerina’s agricultural food basket, about its cultural recognition and about the variety characterization; Cristina Papa, president of the Alessandro and Tullio Seppili Foundation, professor of landscape anthropology, University of Perugia, will focus her attention on the culture of a crop, taking as an example the story of spelled from Monteleone di Spoleto.

Marco Caffarelli, Partner Agri-food Technological Park 3A – PTA Region of Umbria, will finally present the population of the Facciuta goat, a heritage that has shaped Valnerina’s history and taught communities the value of zootechnical agrobiodiversity, followed by the screening of video La “Facciuta Goat”.

A toast to all those present at the conference concludes the day’s work and precedes a visit to the hemp museum and the village of Sant’Anatolia di Narco.


The Food Culture Geoportal (www.culturalimentare.beniculturali.it), born with Expo2015 as a pilot project under the Ministry of Culture, stems from the desire to divide the documentary archives found in the national territory associated with food into a single digital identity . with the aim of contributing to the development of the areas on a tourist-cultural basis. The development of the project has been handed over to the Central Institute for Imtangible Heritage, which works by sharing the values ​​from the 2003 UNESCO Convention on Intangible Assets as a World Heritage Site. Today, the intangible cultural heritage, and especially the demo-ethno-anthropological ones, is considered a fundamental heritage, not only for human knowledge and history, but also a contribution to economic growth, as a vital source for the development of the territories: food is , that they reflect people’s identities, their products, knowledge and traditions. The future The future of the Geoportal focuses on the implementation of this material combined with the continuous search for documentary archives.

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