All Events and Initiatives || Year by Year

The Fondazione Mediterraneo sponsored the free webinar "SOUND and MEDICINE" coordinated by dr. Fabio Perricone and by dr. Marco Lombardi. The webinar aimed to:

  1. stimulate and encourage the musical sense of the person
  2. provide basic elements on the use of music in medicine
  3. support conventional medical therapy
  4. to report on applications of music to some branches of medicine

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The Pope's trip to Iraq was important for various reasons, both political and religious, but one of them stands out: having wrested the region from the resignation of conflicts and blood, terrorism and the law of interference by the strongest, 'impotence of diplomacy and law; all the more so at a time when the traumatic impact of the pandemic contributes to canceling the other crises of the contemporary world.
Francis, on the other hand, not only took a historic step in interreligious dialogue by meeting one of the greatest authorities of Shiite Islam, the great Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, but he reaffirmed the principles of equality between all the ethnic, social and religious components of the country on citizenship; on this path he was accompanied by Al Sistani himself who in a declaration wished to ensure his commitment so that "Christian citizens live like all Iraqis in peace and security, with all their constitutional rights".

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The "Churchill Room" of the Museum of Peace - MAMT represents a unique testimony of history that attracts visitors, even remotely, from all over the world.
Within these walls, the great statesman laid the foundations for the historic speech on the "United States of Europe" and many "European" visitors reread the text next to the historic desk.
Among objects, artifacts, videos, rare documents and so on, there are also high-definition reproductions of the main paintings by Winston Churchill.
Among these the latest recently sold at auction: the view of Marrakech made by the former British premier in January 1943, until now part of the art collection of Angelina Jolie who received it as a gift in 2011 from her ex-husband Brad Pitt .
"The tower of the Koutoubia mosque" - whose high definition image can be enjoyed in the Museum, along with other paintings by the statesman such as the famous view of the Pompeii excavations - was sold for 7 million pounds in London by the auction house Christie's.
President Capasso retraces the history of the painting: "Churchill, in love with Marrocco, gave 'The tower of the Koutoubia mosque' to the US president, his ally, Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the Second World War. Churchill visited Morocco for the first time in 1935 and fell in love with it for the quality of the light he found there. The work, which bears the initials W.S.C, was donated by Churchill to Roosevelt after the Casablanca conference of 1943, in which they agreed on the strategy to defeat Nazi Germany, and on the eve of the Neapolitan stay at the Grand Hotel de Londres. After ten days at the summit, the British leader invited his North American counterpart to accompany him to visit one of his favorite places, stating: 'You can't go as far as North Africa without seeing Marrakech [...]. I have to be with you when you see the sunset over the Atlas Mountains, "the British Prime Minister told the US president. After five hours of travel, the two leaders arrived in the Moroccan city and Roosevelt was so fascinated by that sunset that the premier did not hesitate to extend his stay in Marrakech to immortalize the scene and offer it as a souvenir to the American president. Sir Winston Churchill had started painting Moroccan scenes after being encouraged to visit the country by his painting master, Sir John Lavery. On his first visit in 1935, he felt that the light and the landscape were unrivaled, creating some 45 paintings of the country. "The tower of the Koutoubia mosque" stands out as the only painting created between 1939 and 1945. When Roosevelt died the painting was inherited by his son and has since passed through the hands of various owners until 2011, when it was acquired. by Brad Pitt ”.

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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 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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