Contrappunti in Cantina – Three events in collaboration with Consorzio Prosecco Doc

CartaCarbone awaits you in the cellar with Prosecco DOC

Events - published on 28 August 2023

Source: CartaCarbone Festival press office

Three event evenings in the winery, including visits, tastings and multimedia talk shows with the greatest Italian authors


Friday 8 September 2023 – Roncade Castle
Friday 15 September 2023 – Tenuta Giol
Friday 22 September 2023 – Giusti Wine


Treviso 22 August 2023 – From the brilliant synergy between two cultural realities of the territory comes Contrappunti in cantina (“Counterpoints in the Cellar”), a cycle of events realised by CartaCarbone Festival and Consorzio Prosecco DOC. CartaCarbone, the first autobiography festival in Italy, has as its main aim the diffusion and promotion of culture as a social and economic welfare of the territory through free events with a strong cultural impact. Prosecco DOC is an Italian excellence, an expression of a territory stretching between Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, a flag in the world of the Italian lifestyle, whose precious uniqueness is protected and promoted by the Consorzio di Tutela.

From the common intent of nourishing body and soul with products of excellence came the idea of Contrappunti in cantina, three events whose protagonists are Prosecco Doc and the most interesting authors on the national scene. Spurred on by a host at the conduction, the authors on stage will give life to unpublished conversations between personal anecdotes, stories and exchanges with the public. The evenings include a visit to the winery accompanied by a tasting and toast, followed by a multimedia show with the authors, with the possibility of meeting them at the end of the event for a book signing.

Contrappunti is a format with a unique mix in which the conversation is both devised and improvised, to transport the audience in a continuous flow of conversations, readings, music, images, videos and games to the discovery of original points of view and the blossoming of new stimuli. All in the setting of the most beautiful wineries in our wine district. Here are the events in detail.

Opening the cycle of events on Friday 8 September will be the magnificent winery of Roncade Castle and the authors Antonia Arslan, Alessandro Mezzena Lona and Elisabetta Baldisserotto, presented by Michela Fregona.

Antonia Arslan, a writer, translator and essayist of Armenian origin, has taught modern and contemporary Italian literature at the University of Padua. Her titles include La Masseria delle allodole (“The Lark Farm”) translated into twenty-three languages and made into a film by the Taviani brothers. Alessandro Mezzena Lona was for sixteen years in charge of the cultural pages of Trieste’s “Il Piccolo” newspaper and in 2013 won the Grado Giallo Mondadori Prize with the short story Non credere ai santi (“Don’t believe in saints”). Elisabetta Baldisserotto, a Venetian psychoanalyst and writer, has published articles and non-fiction and fiction books. At Contrappunti in Cantina she will present her latest work Gli occhi di Shiva (“Eyes of Shiva”).

The Roncade Castle is a majestic Renaissance complex, one of the only pre-Palladian walled Venetian villas. The Ciani Bassetti family took over the property at the beginning of the 20th century, renovating the castle and replanting the vineyards.

Friday 15 September will be the turn of Rick DuFer and Roberto Mercadini presented by Elena Sbrojavacca. Our host will be Tenuta Giol, which will offer the guests of Contrappunti an extra visit to the castle.

Roberto Mercadini, author-actor, writer, poet and populariser, has a YouTube channel with over 175,000 followers. At the evening event, he will present his latest work La donna che rise di Dio e altre storie della Bibbia (“The woman who laughed at God and other stories from the Bible”). Rick DuFer is a philosopher, author and theatre performer. He created the philosophical podcast Daily Cogito that garners almost two million monthly listeners on the web. The backdrop for the evening will be a complex of extraordinary emotional impact, the evocative spaces of Tenuta Giol, a majestic Venetian villa built on the remains of a defensive fort and then modified over the centuries to assume its current English Neo-Gothic style.

For its third appointment on Friday 22 September, Contrappunti in cantina will stop at Giusti Wine, with authors Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Lucia Valcepina and Massimo Giuntoli presented by Francesco De Filippo.

Piergiorgio Odifreddi is one of Italy’s most eminent mathematicians and popularisers of science with a prolific literary production to his credit. In 2011 he won the Galileo Prize for popularising science. Lucia Valcepina, author and performer, writes for the cultural supplements of the daily newspaper “La Provincia” in Como, Lecco and Sondrio. Il paradosso dell’ossigeno (“The Oxigen Paradox”) is her first novel. Massimo Giuntoli is a composer, performer, creative and multimedia artist. He will present his latest book Stralci ed estratti da libri immaginari (“Excerpts and extracts from imaginary books”).

Between the Montello hills and the Piave River, the Giusti Wine estates surround the territory of the Abbey of Nervesa della Battaglia. It is a splendid hypogeal construction, that is, developed mainly underground to integrate it as much as possible into the territory. Its shape was inspired by the gentle slopes and dolines that characterise this hillside.

All dates of Contrappunti in cantina are free admission with reservations recommended.

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