FLORENCE, ITALY – Italy will bring to Expo Dubai the creativity and beauty that can unite people by giving centrality to talent and professionalism that we can found most of all in Florence and Naples, said Paolo Glisenti, the general commissioner for Italy at the 2020 Dubai Expo.
In Naples, the Festival delle Luci hosts a dialogue between the southern port city and Florence, two cities that will be protagonists of the Italian pavilion in Dubai as well as collateral initiatives.
«The network is widening – Glisenti told – we have this initiative in Naples as well as others in Catania and Treviso. Florence is very active, the mayor of Tuscany’s main city is enthusiastic and has had many ideas. The spontaneity of art cities is extraordinary as they understood the importance of Italy’s participation in Dubai».
This is a unique opportunity given that 25 million visitors are expected in Dubai for Expo, most of them 20-30-year-olds from all over Asia, Arab countries and northern Africa.
Expo 2020 is a Universal Exposition to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, opening on October 20, 2020. The main site of Expo Dubai 2020 will be a 438-hectare area located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi cities, near Dubai emirate’s western border with Abu Dhabi emirate.
Italy will be taking advantage of this, also through its cities: Florence and Naples will have an important role and they will have it from now until 2020, with events in Italy and the Mediterranean that will be like carrying an Italian Olympic torch, according to the general commissioner.