Culture, a “sustainable” enterprise that relaunches tourism in Sangiuliano’s intervention in Taobuk


By John

A broad, intense reflection on culture as a resource capable of generating spiritual and material wealth. Yesterday in Taobuk a multi-voiced discussion between politics, institutions and those who concretely work on the cultural front. And the economic theme stood out: culture generates capital, but requires it, with necessary investments in the training of skills, but also in knowing how to remunerate them adequately, also – and above all – when it comes to professionals called to work for institutions public, otherwise it will be difficult to make the “brains” stay, or return.

Talking about it the minister Gennaro Sangiuliano, who yesterday at S. Domenico, in conversation with Paolo Conti of Corriere della Sera, described the importance of the Italian cultural heritage citing the Constitution and Vico, recalling Italy’s great pro-European tradition and the common roots in Roman law. And there was also space for differentiated autonomy in cultural heritage: «No to rhetoric about the South, we must not appeal to the past, but work and I think that autonomy can give the South an opportunity to demonstrate its value. Furthermore, in Sicily there is already autonomy in this field”.
The minister underlined the importance of the autonomy of museums, «initiated by Franceschini and on which I have continued», also in terms of cultural enterprise, reiterating however the need to protect cultural heritage, respecting its “sacral value”, while striving to make them “popular”. «I invite young people to study and specialize in the cultural field» reiterated Sangiuliano, underlining the commitment to creating jobs, adequately remunerated, with the spirit of the “good family man”, with the common sense that must make ends meet public accounts (and salary ceilings) compared to the profitable results of managerial skills. The minister was given the visual of the festival, created by Pomodoro, by the president and artistic director Antonella Ferrara.

In synergy with the Mondadori Foundation, there was also talk about publishing, readers and the market, in view of the Buchmesse of which Italy will be the guest country, and about cultural enterprise with Antonio Spadaro, Vatican undersecretary of the Dicastery of Culture and Education, Alessandra Priante, president ENIT, Alessandro Giuli, president of the MAXXI Foundation, Nino Rizzo Nervo, president of the Taobuk Scientific Committee, Marcella Cannariato, of the Women’s Business Committee, Angelo Argento, president of the Cultura Italiae association and with the moderation of Paolo Verri, general director of the Mondadori Foundation .

On the initiative of Enit, there was specific talk of “cinema tourism”, that is, the interest in destinations linked to literary and cinematographic works. Speaker Elvira Amata, Councilor for Tourism, Sport and Entertainment of the Region (who underlined the commitment to supporting Sicilian activities in synergy with Enit, as reiterated by Priante, also expressing appreciation for the “cultural enterprise” of Taobuk ), Stefania Auci, author of the Florio saga, Cristina Cassar Scalia, from whose pen the deputy commissioner Vanina was born, Gianluca Caramanna, parliamentarian, advisor to the Minister of Tourism, Fabrizio Ferrara, president of the V Culture, Training and Work Commission of the Ars, Gaetano Savatteri, author of Màkari, and the actor Alessio Vassallo, with the moderation of Elvira Terranova, head of the Sicilian editorial team of AdnKronos.