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Historic palaces, ancient castles, archaeological parks, libraries, museums and even temples and caves from all over Italy, in places where the link between culture, wine and oil has deep roots in the beautiful country: this is where, tomorrow May 7, it will be back in attendance ” The National Day of Wine and Oil Culture ”, promoted by the Ais-Italian Sommelier Association again among the people with many organized appointments with the collaboration of the ICQRF-Central Inspectorate for the protection of quality and the repression of fraud of agri-food products of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, and, for initiatives in state museums, with the coordination of the Directorate General for Museums and the Directorate General for Education , research and cultural institutes of the Ministry of Culture, to train on the most representative products of the Italian cultural-gastronomic heritage, from students to enthusiasts.
With, through museum and educational itineraries, the renewal of the three-year agreement, the three Ministries of Education, Culture and Agricultural Policies and the AIS have undertaken to continue the work of disseminating and raising awareness on the knowledge, economy and traditions linked to the wine and oil production of the Regions Italian historical-documentaries. During the “National Day” the participation of students is promoted with particular attention and, while respecting school autonomy, the development of training courses dedicated to direct knowledge of the culture and socio-economic characteristics of the individual territories, relating to oenological and olive oil traditions, is encouraged. Training initiatives will also be carried out, including multimedia ones, on specific topics such as agri-food excellence and the fight against counterfeiting, and orientation activities in the lower secondary schools, in synergy between the Regional School Offices and the National Network of Agricultural Institutes (Renisa) , enhancing a wealth of experiences built in the past years with schools throughout Italy, not even interrupted by the epidemiological emergency.
“The day – explains the president of AIS, Antonello Maietta – this year will still have training as its theme. It seemed appropriate to continue this path to communicate the value of the territory to all citizens and, in particular, to students. We have thus renewed our commitment to disseminate and make known those places where the link between culture, wine and oil has deep roots “.
From North to south, there are numerous places and historic buildings that host “The National Day”. In Basilicata the appointment is at Palazzo Giustino Fortunato in Rionero in Vulture, in Piedmont at the Cloister of San Sebastiano in Biella, in Campania in Procida in the Citadel of the Mysteries of the Borgo di Terra Murata and at Palazzo d’Avalos, while in Emilia the meeting place is in Parma at the Monastic Library of the Benedictine Fathers of San Giovanni Evangelista. In Puglia the event is hosted in the Swabian Castle of Sannicandro di Bari, in the Marche region at La Collina delle Fate in Fossombrone, in Liguria at the Castle of Dolceacqua, in Sicily at the Castle of Lauria in Castiglione di Sicilia, in Veneto in the Tempio della Beata Virgin Mary of Help in Rovigo and in the Aosta Valley at the Grange of the Aymavilles Castle.
But there are also many museums that offer initiatives. In Calabria the Museum and the suggestive National Archaeological Park of Scolacium in Borgia participate in the “Day”. In Sardinia, the Wine Museum of Berchidda, the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari and the University Library of Sassari; in Molise the National Museum of the Paleolithic in Isernia and in Umbria the Museum of Wine and Oil in Torgiano. In Abruzzo initiatives at the Museum of Gabriele d’Annunzio’s birthplace in Pescara, and in Emilia-Romagna at the National Museum of Ravenna, the National Etruscan Museum of Marzabotto and the Pomposa Abbey and Pomposian Museum in Codigoro. In Lazio at the Central Institute for Archeology and at the Museum of Civilizations in Rome, in Lombardy at the fascinating Grotte di Catullo and at the Archaeological Museum of Sirmione, in the Marche at the Rocca Roveresca of Senigallia and at the Arcevia State Archaeological Museum. In Campania at the Archaeological Museum of ancient Capua and Mitreo of Santa Maria Capua Vetere and at the Galleria del Tempo of the Royal Palace of Naples, in Puglia at the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto, at the National Archaeological Museum “Giuseppe Andreassi” and at the Archaeological Park of Egnazia of Fasano, and at the National Archaeological Museum of Altamura.
To implement the provisions of the new Protocol, each within the scope of its own competences, will be, alongside the AIS, for the Ministry of Education the Directorate General for School Regulations, the evaluation and internationalization of the national education system, for the Ministry of Culture the Directorate General for Education, Research and Cultural Institutes and the Directorate General for Museums, for the Ministry of Agriculture the Directorate General for the Promotion of Agri-Food and Horse Racing Quality and the Department of the Central Inspectorate for Quality Protection and the Fraud Repression of Agri-food Products (Icqrf).


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Marco Ribaudo

Marco Ribaudo

For the love of food and wine! Marco Ribaudo, Certified Sommelier, with 25 years in the food and beverage industry now invites you to join him in his latest adventure, the opening of la Cucina del Vino to share his culture and passion for creating unforgettable memories around the table.

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