|July 23, 2011 4:00 pm||to||September 30, 2011 4:00 pm|
Environment, architecture and photography are the themes of this exhibition organized by the Italian environmental organization FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) and winery Donnafugata.
The exhibition is called Emozioni di un paesaggio translated with Emotions of a landscape and displays 40 pictures by Renato Bazzoni, who was an architect and one of the funding members of FAI and died in 1996.
The photos, kindly lent by his wife Carla Bazzoni, were taken in the ’60s and ’70s and depict a rural architecture and integer landscape. Cotton, barley, olive trees capers and grapes were the major cultivations then. An attentive observer will notice the deep contrast with the actual status of the island, where agriculture is almost abandoned and the environmental degrade is rampant.
Bishop Domenico Mogavero in the small island of Pantelleria – South of Sicily – drew some criticism because he ordered new vestments from fashion designer Giorgio Armani, who owns a luxury villa in the island.
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In in this article from ABC News, Phoebe Natanson shares her memories of her trip to Pantelleria…
He writes: I fell in love with the Italian island of Pantelleria before I even saw it, just from the taste of the famous passito wine it produces.
Sipping it made me dream of Sicilian summers and everything about them: sun, sea, salt, wind. And all that deliciously ripe fruit: oranges, peaches, figs and apricots, but most of all those tempting Sicilian deserts filled with almonds, pistachios, candied fruit, raisins, honey and fresh ricotta. Sweetness, lots of it, in abundance everywhere!
The island of Pantelleria is right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s 58 miles from the Sicilian coast but only 45 miles from Tunisia, making it closer to Africa than Italy.
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