Greece-Sicily Ties Set to Strengthen After Culture Minister Mendoni’s Visit — Greek City Times
The ties between Greece and Sicily will be strengthened following the meeting between the Greek Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni and the President of the Sicilian Parliament (ARS), Gianfranco Miccichè, during his visit to Italy.
According to a statement from the ministry on Friday, Miccichè gave a very warm welcome to the Greek minister at the Palazzo Reale, seat of the Sicilian Parliament.
The topic of their discussion was the strengthening of bilateral contacts and cooperation between Greece and Sicily, especially in the field of culture.
The meeting was attended by the Regional Councilor for Cultural Heritage, Alberto Samonà and the Director of the Archaeological Museum of Salinas, Caterina Greco.
During the subsequent visit to the Palazzo Reale, one of the most important museums and exhibition spaces in Sicily, the Greek Minister was accompanied by the Secretary General of the ARS, Fabrizio Scimè.
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She was also accompanied by the director of the Federico II Foundation, Patrizia Monterosso, the general director Nikos Stampolidis and the professor of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA), Mariangela Ielo.
Among the most interesting parts of the Palazzo Reale are the basement spaces, where the ancient underlying structures have been revealed in places, as well as the “Purification” exhibition on concepts such as spirituality, existence, salvation, life, death.
The exhibition deals with works of art ranging from the 6th century BC to the 18th century, from the museums and churches of Sicily, with creations by American videographer Bill Viola.
The Greek Minister of Culture also met with the Rector of the University of Palermo, Professor Massimo Midiri, with whom she discussed issues related to the teaching of the Greek language, and visited the monumental complex of Steri.
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