ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: 100 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF GIULIETTA MASINA

Great influx of links and contacts on the multimedia platform of the Museum of Peace - MAMT for the centenary of the birth of Giulietta Masina.
100 years ago in San Giorgio di Piano, a stone's throw from Bologna, Giulietta Masina was born, the unforgettable muse of Federico Fellini who would take leave of the stage lights on 23 March 1994, a few months after the death of her husband, the great Rimini.
The daughter of a violinist and a teacher, Giulietta grew up in Rome as a guest of a Milanese aunt who was widowed. She attends schools in an Ursuline college where she becomes familiar with the stage, in school plays and then at the university theater Ateneo. You began working on the radio in 1942, paired with the famous announcer Angelo Zanobini.
The two interpret the popular adventures of Cico and Pallina (first engaged and then newlyweds) in the column "Il terziglio": the skits are written by a very young Federico Fellini. Juliet marries him a year later, on 30 October 1943.
In 1945, after the dramatic mourning for the loss of her son Pier Federico who died just 11 days after her birth, Giulietta graduated in literature and returned to the theater paired with a very young Marcello Mastroianni with Leo Ferrero's "Angelica". She then she chooses the radio again with the new "Adventures of Cico and Pallina" and snatches a part in "Paisà" by Roberto Rossellini.

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THE FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO IS IN MOURNING FOR THE DEATH OF AMBASSADOR LUCA ATTANASIO

The president Michele Capasso, the members of the Executive Council and the International Scientific Committee, the heads of the Autonomous Sections of the Mediterranean Foundation express deep condolences for the death of the Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio and of the soldier of the Carabinieri.
The two were traveling aboard a car in a MONUSCO convoy, the United Nations organization's mission for stabilization in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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ANNIVERSARIES AT THE MUSEUM: 96th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF RAFFAELE CAPASSO AND 68th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF MASSIMO TROISI

Today the 96th anniversary of the birth of Raffaele Capasso and the 68th anniversary of the birth of Massimo Troisi were celebrated at the Museum of Peace - MAMT. Born on the same day 28 years apart. Raffaele smiled when in 1984 he met Massimo for the first time and told him: "We born on February 19th are stubborn but we were born to give our contribution to others".
A common thread unites these two "special" characters born on the slopes of Vesuvius in two neighboring countries (San Sebastiano al Vesuvio and San Giorgio a Cremano): a realistic pessimism and, at the same time, the stubbornness to reach the goal, at any cost.
Raffaele Capasso did it by dedicating his life to rebuild the destroyed town, until the day of his death.
Massimo Troisi did this by reciting in the masterpiece "Il Postino" until a few days before his death, even though he was aware of the weakness of his sick heart.
These anniversaries coincide with the inauguration of President Draghi who concluded his speech to the Italian Parliament yesterday by stating that "Unity is not an option but a duty of all".
Raffaele Capasso coined the motto "Only all united we will sing": where "singing together" meant committing oneself to fight the adversities of life and nature by carrying out a difficult work of reconstruction, transforming what appeared "impossible" into "possible". Massimo Troisi often said that his success was not "individual" but due to a "united team" that has always supported him. It is important, especially for the new generations, not to forget these indispensable examples for building a better future despite the difficult time humanity is going through
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INTERNATIONAL ATELIER OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET - MESA_MEDDIET ECO-SYSTEMS

The international Atelier on the Mediterranean Diet was held with the presentation of the partnership. Moderated by Carmela Cotrone, the following intervened:

  • Fondazione Mediterraneo [Lead Partner] - Michele Capasso
  • Cilento SCpA System - Aniello Onorati
  • BioDistretto Cilento Association - Emilio Buonomo
  • LivingLab MDnet Association - Maria Rosaria Nese / Luca Coppola
  • Futuridea Association - Carmine Nardone

Presentation of the MESA proposal Management project of the Palazzo dei Principi Capano International Mediterranean Diet Study Center 'Angelo Vassallo' by Maria Rosaria Nese. Suggestions of the Scientific Committee:

  • Filipe Themudo Barata
  • Salvatore Basile
  • Pilar Bonet
  • Maria Grazia Caso
  • Annamaria Colao
  • Giuseppe Gramigna
  • Domenico Nicoletti
  • Valeria Pezza 18:15-18:50

At the end of the workshop there was a discussion on the prospects and opportunities for a common strategy.

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TEACHERS OF THE UIL SCHOOL VISITING THE CHURCHILL ROOM TO REAFFIRM THE FOUNDING VALUES OF EUROPE

UIL School teachers from various parts of Italy - in compliance with the distances and Covid rules - visited the "Churchill Room" of the Museum re-reading the text that the British statesman wrote about the "United States of Europe".
"A significant symbolic act - they said - necessary at this very moment to strengthen the minimal traces of a united and united Europe that are leaving a distinctive mark in this difficult moment in human history".
The teachers recalled the visit to the Museum and the "Churchill Room" on May 31, 2018 by viewing the photos and documents of that day in the visitors' archive.
At the end of the visit, President Capasso gave visitors the booklet on the "Churchill Room" containing documents and images on the history and authenticity of the site where the British statesman stayed in the months of August and October 1944
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VISITORS TO THE MUSEUM FOR THE ROUTES DEDICATED TO MIGRANTS

Visitors from various parts of Italy visited - in full compliance with COVID rules and with due distances - the Museum and, in particular, the paths dedicated to migrants, expressing emotion for a unique and extraordinary place.

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DON MIMMO BATTAGLIA, ARCHBISHOP OF NAPLES, TAKES OFFICE. SIGNS THAT BECOME DREAMS

On February 2, the inauguration ceremony of the new Archbishop of Naples took place: Monsignor Domenico Battaglia, or Don Mimmo, as he likes to be called. Don Mimmo's day - 57 years old, originally from Calabria but until 12 December bishop of the small diocese of Cerreto Sannita (just 90,000 inhabitants) - began very early with a prayer in the cloistered convent of the Sacramentine.
Then immediately after he wanted to touch and visit the city with the meeting with the relatives of a vigilantes killed, years ago, by some boys; so he wanted to hear the words of a Nigerian girl who arrived in Italy after a journey of exploitation and violence, then fell ill with AIDS. And again he was at the home of a worker at the Whirlpool plant in Naples, and in San Giovanni a Teduccio in the "Sons of Mary" association. And with some of them he wanted to enter the cathedral where his predecessor, Cardinal Sepe, was absent, because he was still recovering after Covid.
But for Battaglia the imperative, in the years that will see him at the helm of the largest diocese in the South, will have to be to reorganize the conscious hope that from today, he said during the meeting with the authorities, "a new stretch of road and my greatest desire is to be able to regain the ability to dream together "especially in a time, like that of the Covid emergency, which has" ended up increasing inequalities and with them social tensions ".
At the meeting with the authorities, in addition to the mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris and the governor of Campania, Vincenzo De Luca, the ministers Enzo Amendola and Gaetano Manfredi were also present. Battaglia said that "Signs that become dreams: right today here in Naples we must dream together, because if we really intend to regain possession of the dream, we know very well that it is necessary to return to reasoning in terms of ourselves, we must start again to think in the plural".
We all greatly appreciated his words full of hope and Christian values ​​and, above all, of hostility towards Love for the Power which must transform itself into the Power of Love. We will not let him miss our presence during his pastoral journey
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FEAST OF SAN GIOVANNI BOSCO AT THE MUSEUM OF PEACE

On the occasion of the Feast dedicated to San Giovanni Bosco, numerous initiatives were held at the Museum of Peace: meetings of young people, visits to the emotional itineraries dedicated to Don Bosco, common prayers in the Chapel with the relics of Don Bosco and Mother Mazzarello.
On this occasion, a celebration of Holy Mass was officiated with a moment of prayer and reflection on the work of Don Bosco for young people
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NOT TO FORGET: THE MEMORIAL DAY AT THE MUSEUM

Like every year, the Museum of Peace held various events with school students and various groups of visitors on the occasion of the "Memorial Day".
In the Sala Israel - inaugurated by Shimon Peres - various videos were projected, some unpublished, too, on the Shoah and on the deportation of Jews to the various concentration camps.
Emotion and participation in particular by looking at the testimonies of Andra and Tatiana Bucci on the occasion of their visit to the Peace Museum. Their story is moving: daughters of a Jewish mother, in 1944 - when they were only 6 and 4 years old - they were deported to Auschwitz and survived.
Today Tatiana lives in Brussels, while Andra between the United States and Europe.
On this occasion, the book "Storia di Sergio" by Alessandra Viola, Andra Bucci and Tatiana Bucci was presented: the story of their Neapolitan cousin who died in concentration camps
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WASHINGTON 01.20.2021, PRESIDENT BIDEN IS IN OFFICE

The 46th President of the United States of America Joe Biden took office in the White House.
The president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, the Board of Directors, the Scientific Council, the International Committee and the representatives of the branch offices express their wishes to the new president for a concrete action in this difficult moment in history based on freedom, solidarity and values shared for the Common Good.

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