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Festival della Mente

August 30- September 1st in Sarzana (La Spezia)


Sarzana hosts the Festival of the Mind, the first festival in Europe dedicated to creativity and creative processes, design and direction of Giulia Cogoli, promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio della Spezia and the City of Sarzana.
The history of the festival began in 2004 as a project of deepening and cultural sharing, cultivated and grown steadily until today: the event in the past ten years has proposed 650 meetings, involved a total of 500 speakers and more than 4,000 young volunteers, with a successful public more and more. In nine previous editions has recorded some 300,000 visitors, from 12,000 to 42,000 in the first of 2012.
The festival is meant as a crossroads between humanistic and scientific knowledge through intellectual and artistic reflections on the theme of the creative process: between 90 lectures, performances and workshops specially made by some of the most significant thinkers Italians and foreigners.
This year the festival is scheduled from August 30 to September 1. Among the guests there will be Guido Rossi, Toni e Peppe Servillo, Alessandro Bergonzoni, Lella Costa, Stefano Bartezzaghi, Massimo Cacciari.


Palio del Golfo


August 4, in La Spezia

“Palio del Golfo” of La Spezia is coming: the event takes place every year on the first Sunday of August in the waters off the promenade of the city of La Spezia. The rowing contest between 13 boats similar to the national goiter but handmade by local artisans with unique features that make them more agile and fast.

The Palio is born probably from impromptu games between the crews of boats loaded with fish or the ancient “black gold” of the Gulf of La Spezia: mussels or “muscles” as they are better known in the whole of the Gulf.

Major challenges as the victory was not then a sporting victory but could not afford the priority of unloading at the quay of the catch or the product transported, thereby increasing the possibility of gain or while still allowing you to enjoy with a little advance well-earned rest.

Even today, the event is lived with passion by all citizens and especially by the inhabitants of the modern districts or townships renowned Countries – overlooking the sea in Portovenere, Le Grazie, Fezzano, Cadimare, Marola, CRDD, Canaletto, Fossamastra, Muggiano San Terenzo, Venere Azzurra, Lerici and Tellar.