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Brisbane. Presentation of the next stages of the Giro d'Italia through Queensland



Brisbane. Presentation of the next stages of the Giro d'Italia through Queensland

During the days of the cycling competition Giro d'Italia, on May 14 the Consulate of Italy announced the next stages of the Giro d'Italia through Queensland, the initiative to promote “root tourism”, commercial and cultural exchanges between Italian territories and Queensland. The presentation took place during the business lunch “Dreaming of Italy. Italian Tourism, The Recovery ", organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Queensland in the presence of about 80 guests and with the interventions of Senator Francesco Giacobbe, the ENIT Manager for Australia and New Zealand Emanuele Attanasio and the Consul of Italy in Brisbane Salvatore Napolitano.

After the launch of the Giro d'Italia through Queensland last November with Abruzzo, the initiative will continue on June 18 with Tuscany and will develop through an evening with a Dante menu on the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. The event will also feature the illustrations and contents of the first Australian translation of the Divine Comedy by the great Queensland political leader and jurist Sir Samuel Griffith. Other links between Tuscany and Queensland will be discussed, like the stories of the architect Stombuco, born in Florence and creator of works in the Australian and Queensland cultural heritage and Bert Hinkler, native of Bundaberg and pioneer of Australian aviation, who died in Pratomagno in 1933 and is buried in the Cimitero degli Allori in Florence. The Giro d’Italia through Queensland will continue with Lombardy on 6 June, Piedmont in September, Friuli Venezia Giulia on 7 November and immediately afterwards with Campania, Puglia and Basilicata.

Consul Napolitano assessed: "with the Giro d'Italia through Queensland, we continue the journey to promote root tourism, and the small villages of origin of the Italians of Queensland and Australia. It is a strategy fully in line with the policies for a resilient, sustainable, safe and inclusive tourism promoted by the Italian government, and recently included in the conclusions of the G-20 Ministerial Tourism Meeting of 4 May in Rome”.

The Giro d'Italia through Queensland can be followed through the website  . Everyone can join and participate in the initiative, writing their own histories connecting Italian Regions and Queensland through the contact section of the website.

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