The Geo Festival in Levanto!

The Geo Festival in Levanto

The second edition of the Geo Festival will be held from April 6th to 8th, between two lovely villages on the eastern Italian Riviera: Levanto and Bonassola.

The word geography was created and then developed by Eratosthenes: his γῆ γραφία meant the description of the earth and is traditionally the science that studies the earth and all the phenomena around it. In Levanto none of its nuances and facets will be omitted: the geography of the earth, but also that of the sea, space and mind.

The festival is dedicated to Matteo Vinzoni, a famous eighteenth-century local scientist, and will be offering a wide selection of tourist activities, free afternoon conferences hosting several great names of modern geography and finally evening performances. A very cool program!

 

    The Geo Festival in Levanto

The Geo festival program

April 6th:

  • Why SOS geography – with Riccardo Canesi of Genoa University at 3.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • Photo proofs of climate changes – with Luca Onorato of Arpal and Alessandro Benedetti of CNR at 4.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • How geography changes within climate changes – with Luca Mercalli  of the Italian Society of Climatology at 5.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • From GPS to Tolomeo – with Sergio Giudici at 6.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto

  • Barocco in Europe in Vinzoni’s era, “La carte de tendre”, a concert performed by the Regional Youth Orchestra of the Conservatorio Paganini of Genova – at 9.00 p.m. at Sant’Andrea Church in Levanto

 

April 7th:

  • Rural area potentiality – with Enrico Borghi at 3.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • Nautical and land charts – with Alfredo Gattai of SOSEC-CAI at 4.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • Geography of the Italian Riviera high paths – at 5.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • Moods… – with Beniamino Sidoti of Genoa University at 6.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto

  • Quixotterie, a piece by Fausto Cosentino, with Vittorio Ristagno, Andrea Benfante and Anna Giarrocco – at 9.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto

 

April 8th:

  • Physical geography as prevention of hydro geological risk – with Luigi Mucerino and Claudia Scopesi of Genoa University at 3.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • Walking into geography – with Pierangelo Miola  and Marco Imaiceli at 4.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • I tell you the European footpaths – with Federico Massimo Ceschin at 5.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto
  • New worlds beyond our planetary system – with Renato Dicati at 6.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the Ospitalia del Mare in Levanto

  • Liguriani, European Grand Tour – at 9.00 p.m. at Sant’Andrea Church in Levanto

 

The exhibitions of the Geo Festival

From March 31st to May 2nd you’ll also be able to visit a very special exhibition 🙂

  • “Maps and other charts”, at the Bonassola Castle, by Beppe Buccafusca

 

Till very soon at the Festival of Geographies!