a very important award
Bergamo and Brescia are the Italian Capitals of Culture 2023, a very important award and an exceptional occasion for the two cities of Northern Italy to offer many cultural events, projects and activities for their visitors all over the year. The nomination of the two cities located in Lombardy region arose from the need to recognize their suffering and resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic, during which they were particularly affected, and to support them with a revitalization action in which culture is catalyst for innovations and visions in the most diverse areas of coexistence. The dossier presented for the Italian capital of culture focuses on the theme of “the illuminated city”, the symbol of the light-city, a point of reference and leadership.
The project is developed on four thematic macro-areas: culture as a cure, the city of nature, the city of hidden treasures, the city that invents, around which there will be a rich programme of events, organized in collaboration with public and private organizations, such as meetings and conferences, arts competitions, exhibitions, music and theatre festivals, the creation of nature trails, actions to raise awareness among children of environmental sustainability, sporting events and finally infrastructural interventions to improve accessibility to the many cultural places.