The second day of our study visit in Italy
Last time, I've presented you how our study visit in Vicenza looked like. The second day of it took place in Verona and now I'd like to give you some information about that.
The whole day of 13 September, 2019 we spent in Verona. With this occassion, on behalf of the attendants of that study visit, I'd like to thank to each of its or organizer for preparation of such inspiring study visit and for giving us a chance to be some part of it.
Is you know, Verona is a beautiful city, situated in northern Italy. The city owns one of the richest collection of Roman remains in that part of the country. the elements preserved from that era are (for example): the city gate, Porta Borsari, the remains of Porta Leoni, Arco dei Gavi that were destroyed in Napoleonic period and rebuilt in 1930s. Other remains worth mentioning are Ponte Pietra, Roman Theater and Amphitheater Arena. In ancient time, Verona was an important point of land communication. We can also find there a very well preserved old town that its existence dates back to the 1st century BC and that's why the city is inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
All participants of the study visit were welcomed by Project Leader at the Chamber of Commerce of Verona. At the beginning we had a chance to get some interesting and important facts about the company itself and its important initiatives. The second point of the meeting, was a very interesting speech of MA Annachiara De Carlo, who presented us more facts about Verona City, its charm, importance and the role of Verona Chamber in Commerce in this area.
Later, we had the chance to meet representative of Associazione Giochi Antichi, the organizer of Tocati Festival, who gave us some information about the Festival.
During the meeting, we were surprised as we had the opportunity to meet representatives of Italian ICH creators, who are going to conduct crowdfunding campaign. We were enchanted by their performance. We hop we'll have a chance to listen to them more in the future. Some part of this performance you may see here.
After that part we went for a long walk through Verona where we could feel the charm of Tocati Festival.
Tocati is an annual festival, taking place an the streets of Verona. Guests from the whole world have there the opportunity to take part in one of over forty street games. That gives the great opportunity to get to know the city from a slightly different angle.
During our walk, we were visiting the most important Romanremains in Verona and taking part in Tocati events that were located in different parts of the city. We had a chance to see and even play games such as Backgammon, Checkers, Carrom, Wari, Chess, Frisbee, and so on. We also attended beautiful and colorful parade opening the XVII Edition of Tocati Festival.
That study visit prepared by our Leader, for us, was a great opportunity to feet the charm of Tocati and to get to know the tradition of that area.
Thank you for that great opportunity. :)