Events - published on 10 May 2023
Source: Press office Diocesan Institute Beato Toniolo. The ways of the saints
“Today it is important to know, to understand, to make citizens and our communities more and more aware of the importance of being a UNESCO World Heritage territory, and to know how many people, intelligences and energies are spent every day in synergy for a rich, punctual and qualified communication and narration of an entire mosaic area of absolute excellence”. With these words the scientific director of the Beato Toniolo Diocesan Institute. Le vie dei Santi, Marco Zabotti, concluded the successful event on Sunday 7 May, which saw the hall of the Fondaco del Gusto in Pieve di Soligo packed to the rafters and many people happy about an important moment of culture and sharing. “Telling a UNESCO World Heritage Territory. Proposals, guides, books and videos in the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene and Terre Alte, Veneto City of Culture 2023′: this was the title of the meeting, after Fontanelle and Santa Lucia di Piave, the third and final stage of the ‘Springtime of History and Culture. Art, visions and landscapes in the Sinistra Piave area of Treviso” organised by the Beato Toniolo Institute.
The ninety minutes of the event – which began with the gratitude expressed to the president of the Consorzio Pro Loco Quartier del Piave, Roberto Franceschet, for the generous and exquisite cooperation offered even on this specific occasion – were marked by two guiding words: on the one hand, narrative, that is, the specific commitment to narrate the truth and beauty of everything that constitutes the splendid reality of this territory of the Upper Marchlands of Treviso, today a Unesco World Heritage Site and Veneto City of Culture 2023, already a finalist for the title of Italian Capital of Culture 2022; on the other hand, the commitment to network, synergy, cooperation and coordination, with a view to the overall growth, together, of the entire territory, even and especially with regard to the great opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, especially from the point of view of tourist hospitality.
The mayor of Pieve di Soligo and IPA president, Stefano Soldan, the councillor for culture, promotion of the territory and economy of San Pietro di Feletto, Claudia Meneghin, and the president of the Beato Toniolo Institute, Don Andrea Dal Cin, emphasised this in their introductory greetings. This was concretely demonstrated by the eloquence of their institutional, associative and editorial initiatives by the speakers at the conference table: Giuseppe Carlet, president of the GAL Alta Marca, who recalled the objectives and concrete achievements of the Local Action Group he leads together with the Distretto del Cibo, including the recent and much-appreciated multilingual guide to discovering the area; Jasmine Cattai Paladin, co-author of the tourist guide ‘111 Places in the Prosecco Hills that you really must discover’, the result of an unprecedented journey lasting several months to discover interesting and curious places and stories, together with Elena Zanardo; Cristina Falsarella, editor of the volume Prealpi SanBiagio. Una Banca per l’Arte, the fourth in the series after the first three by the late Giorgio Mies, which illustrates the restored works and enhancement interventions carried out in the period 2014 – 2016, especially in sacred art; Chiara Paludetti, of the Gruppo Giovani Ambasciatori delle Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene – Patrimonio dell’Umanità. San Pietro di Feletto, which is very much involved in many activities aimed at bringing the vision and sensitivity of the new generations to bear locally; Cristina Pin, institutional relations contact person for the newspaper Qdpnews. it, who recalled in particular the recent series of 51 videos featuring 74 churches in 29 municipalities in ‘Places of the Sacred in UNESCO Land’, produced together with IBT and the diocese of Vittorio Veneto, with the support of Banca Prealpi SanBiagio; Piera Vibbani, of the Consorzio Pro Loco Quartier del Piave, who recounted the history of the long and fruitful commitment of the Pro Loco in the service of promoting the area, with Debora Donadel illustrating important tools and data of the current communication initiative Eventi Venetando.
In short, from the event organised by the ‘Beato Toniolo’ came out a very significant and encouraging picture of a civil society, made up of people, local institutions and social aggregations, that is tackling the great opportunities opening up at this stage in the entire area of the Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene with overall vision and sure skill, enterprise and efficacy, making itself available for great and winning teamwork, as a protagonist.