Patrimonio in gioco (Heritage at stake) is the rich program of initiatives carried out on the 23rd and 24th of February in occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, an initiative promoted in Italy by Mibact.

A program of appointments open to the public organized by Matera 2019 in collaboration with the UNESCO Youth Association, which includes an explorative itinerary of the tangible and intangible heritage through places, people and projects of Matera 2019 which will be divided into several stages ranging from Sassi district up to the South area with the Agna Le Piane district. The itinerary is free, but places are limited, registration is required.


Friday 23rd February

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Opening ceremony "Unesco Italian Youth Forum"
Auditorium Gervasio

The new course of #UNESCOgiovani, Paolo Petrocelli
Motivational speaker: Pierluigi Sacco
25 years of Matera Unesco heritage: Vito de Filippo, Undersecretary MIUR - Luisa Montevecchi, Director of Service I, Coordination - UNESCO Office - Marcello Pittella, President of the Basilicata Region - Raffaello De Ruggieri, Mayor of Matera - Aurelia Sole, President of Basilicata Foundation - Matera 2019 - Mariano Schiavone, Director of APT Basilicata

European Year of Heritage 
Motivational speaker: Fabio Maccione, Senior Public Affairs Manager Flixbus Italy
Speakers: Lorraine Aldana, Member of the European Cultural Heritage expert - Marta Ragozzino, Director of the Polo Museale Basilicata - Paolo Verri, General Director and Serafino Paternoster, Press Office Matera-Basilicata Foundation 2019 (Focus "Città invincibili") - Teresa Gualtieri, national manager FICLU of the implementation of the Agenda 2030

Youth for heritage 
Motivational speaker: Adama Sanneh, co- founder Moleskine Foundation 
Relatori: Tommaso Murè, UN Youth Delegate – Italy - Giuseppina Del Marco, UN Youth Delegate – Italy - Manon Champier, PhD candidate e You-tuber «C’est une autre histoire» 

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Opening of the exhibition Trecento'19 – Duemila'19 - 319 copertine d'autore della «Lettura» for Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019
Ridola Museum
Exhibition organized by Matera 2019, Corriere della Sera and Pole museum of Basilicata. The first 319 covers of the cultural supplement of the Corriere della Sera, "La Lettura", published from 13 November 2011 to 7 January 2018, will be exhibited.


Saturday 24th February

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tourism at the time of the sharing economy: utopia or dystopia? (by Matera 2019)
Casa Cava

Raffaello De Ruggieri, Mayor City of Matera
Francesco Tapinassi, Director of Tourism, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, MiBACT
Tommaso Sacchi, Head of the Cultural Secretariat, Curator of the Florentine Summer
Rossella Tarantino, Development and Relations Manager, Matera-Basilicata Foundation 2019
Ottavia Ricci, expert consultant for sustainable tourism policies, MIBACT
Case Study: Claartje van Ette, City of Amsterdam
Moderator: Emmanuele Curti 

5:00 - 7:30 pm
People, places and Purposes (by Matera 2019)

Explorative Itinerary of he tangible and intangible heritage through the places, people and projects of Matera 2019. We would like to experiment a new way for visitors to experience the city, putting at the heart not only the places ("the monuments"), but also the people who live there and make them live, and what can happen there, especially towards Matera 2019. Limited places. Reservation required at the link.


  • Open Design School
    Open Design School
  • Build UP 2019
    Play Now - Build Up
  • European Capital of Culture 2019
    plovdiv together 2019

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