Basilicata Treasures. The secret garden of Southern Italy

Dec 10, 2015 598

"It's with great satisfaction and pleasure that we present to New York the Nativity Scene (the traditional Italian "Presepe") created by the worldwide known artist Franco Artese. The first Italian artisan/artist to have the privilege of presenting a Presepe in St. Peter's Square, Rome in 2012, during the pontificate of Benedict XVI, as an expression of artistic excellence both of religious and Italian cultural tradition.

We present this work of art as a tribute not only to the Italian-American community" - says the President of the Basilicata Region Mr. Marcello Pittella – "but also to all immigrants and the entire US community. The Basilicata Region (Southern Italy) and its Tourism Board (APT) are deeply grateful to the Diocese of New York for the warm welcome to this project and thank the Italian Consulate, ENIT and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York for their precious cooperation". 

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