Tours of Tuscany

Tours of Tuscany
Join this small group tour and immerse yourself in the current of sensation for a week of food, wine and culture in Tuscany.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Delhi celebrates Italian language week

New Delhi, Oct 24, (IANS) Italian Language Week is being celebrated in the capital, as in other parts of the world, through film screenings, photography exhibitions and lectures under the theme 'Italian Language and the Sea'.

Organised by the Italian Cultural Institute, the celebrations began Monday and will stress on the intermingling of cultures through the chosen theme.

'It is a week-long celebration in the world at different Italian institutes and embassies,' Patrizia Raveggi, director of the cultural institute here, said late Tuesday.

The sea has been chosen as the focal point of this year's theme because a large part of Italy's history was based on the sea. The sea has inspired poets and artists from many parts of the world, has dictated joyful and melancholic songs to its inhabitants through its various moods.
Patrizia said intermingling of cultures had gained importance in today's world.
'Mixing of different cultures has become very important as it teaches a lot about (each other), helps an individual to grow in terms of education and in finding them better job opportunities,' she said.

The cultural week will include an exhibition of photographs by the Italian Geographical society, Rome, screening of Italian films, lectures and a tribute to late opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who died earlier this year.

The University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia, will also be hosting events marking the Italian Language Week celebrations.

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