European Capital of Culture 2019 – Six Italian cities make it to the ‘finals’

Dec 16, 2013 1115

Six Italian cities (Cagliari, Lecce, Matera, Perugia, Ravenna and Siena) short-listed for European Capital of Culture 2019. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.

The European City of Culture programme was launched in the summer of 1985 with Athens being the first title-holder. Marseille beat seven other French cities to become the capital for 2013 while only three cities in the Czech Republic vied to be the capital in 2015.

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