This year, the ‘Primavera Italiana’ Festival in Visby was dedicated to Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, and was opened by Italian Ambassador Mario Cospito. Organised for the first time in 2017, the biannual Festival is dedicated to an Italian city or region which is made known to the public through a dense programme of events. For the 2019 two-day event, the Almedal Library hosted concerts of chamber music, short films on Matera, cookery courses and seminars on Italian literature. A novelty this year was the creation of a scholarship through the cooperation between the Wisbygymnasiet and the Italian Embassy, to enable a couple of selected students to visit Matera. The photographs taken by the two scholarship winners during their trip to Matera will be displayed at the Festival.