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Alfano: Italy is a real superpower of culture and beauty

“I am happy that Rai public service TV dedicated its attention to the wealth of Italy’s cultural heritage that is included in the list of the UNESCO sites, with a programme of excellent quality and great impact for the image of our Country. The programme highlights the qualities that we are acknowledged to have by the whole the world and that must make us proud to belong to an extraordinary Nation, a real superpower of culture and beauty.” This was the statement made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano, when commenting the programme “Meraviglie, la penisola dei tesori” (“Marvels, the Treasure Peninsula”) broadcast by Rai.

The Foreign Minister also said that “the year that has just ended saw our Country be a major player in many sectors of UNESCO’s activities, starting from the role we played in defining UNESCO’s strategy on the so-called “Blue Helmets for Culture”.  Italy also succeed to have the Venetian Works of Defence (Bergamo, Palmanova and Peschiera del Garda) and the Primeval Beech Forests included in the list of World Heritage Sites and the art of Neapolitan pizza makers listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage.