The Bergamot of Reggio Calabria and the Bronzes of Riace, two identity assets
The month of August is going closeing at the National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria with a “tasty” appointment, in the wonderful setting of the Terrace on the Sea, for the program of the Summer Nights 2019.
On Saturday, August 31st, starting at 20.30, in collaboration with the International Writers’ Center of Calabria and with the Artisan Pastry Association of Reggio, there will be a Conversation with the historian Pasquale Amato, professor at the University for Foreigners” Dante Alighieri “of Reggio Calabria, head of the History Section of the CIS of Calabria and spokesman of the Committee for the Bergamot of Reggio Calabria, on the theme: “The Bergamot of Reggio Calabria and the Bronzes of Riace. Two world excellences of Reggio Metropolitan”.
The meeting is celebrating its fourth edition and is the occasion for the first official presentation of the Committee for the Bergamot of Reggio Calabria.
Speakers will greet: the director of the MArRC Carmelo Malacrino and the president of the CIS of Calabria Loreley Rosita Borruto.
“This meeting takes place at an important time. The ongoing procedure for the recognition of the UNESCO of Reggio Calabria’s Bergamot as a World Heritage Good is at an advanced stage. Together with the Riace Bronzes, they are the world excellences that the Metropolitan City can boast as identity assets”, professor Amato says. “The ‘world citrus prince’ is linked to the territory in which it grows flourishing. The PDO mark (Protected Designation of Origin) is closely linked to the production area, which is usually a municipality or a province. Bergamot is linked to the area of Reggio Calabria. The microclimatic and ventilation conditions and the characteristics of the land, connected to the sea and to terracing, make it take root and develop flourishing only in this area”, the scholar explains. «The so-called channel wind creeps into the streams, lowering the temperatures so as to protect the Bergamot plant from the heat. This is why it does not take root on the other side of the Strait or in the area of the Plain instead”.
A tasting of sweets with Bergamot from Reggio Calabria will be offered in collaboration with the APAR at the end of the evening.