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BF Servizi is the technical sponsor of the 2010 Mantua
Literary Fair, devoted to the world of culture, with almost 200 events
including meetings with authors, readings, performances, concerts, and laboratories
for adults and children.
Festivaletteratura is a lively culture-fest that has long attracted readers as well as the just-curious, who know that they will meet writers, musicians, and actors in the city's streets and squares.
The Festivaletteratura of Mantua has always been a great success with the public thanks to the originality of its formula and to the quality and variety of its presentations. Meetings with authors, readings, theatre and music are presented in unusual locations of great historical-artistic value.
This formula, well known in Anglo-Saxon countries (Mantua draws inspiration from the famous event held at Hay-on-Wye in Wales), is ideal in the lovely, people-friendly city of the Gonzagas.
During the Festival, culture and reading become entertainment, a live performance framed in a city of art, easy to see on foot, where in September the public mixes with authors in total freedom.
Writers, spectators, organizers, and volunteers from the Associazione Filofestival all contribute to creating a festive atmosphere.
The literary encounters - heart of the programme - feature Italian novelists and poets, internationally renown writers, and young authors, interviewed by famous colleagues, journalists, and experts.
Special attention is paid to children, with a separate area of the Festival offering meetings, laboratories, and activities.
Festivaletteratura also offers guided tours of the city's historical and cultural heritage; theatrical performances of works by major playwrights; readings by poets, whose voices communicate the meaning of their world and of their feelings; concerts where performers pay homage to various literary traditions; meetings on art, architecture, design, and illustration. Plus lunches with authors and original-language readings in Piazza Concordia.
During the Festival, Mantua opens the doors to its monumental buildings and private gardens, and offers its squares and streets for meetings and performances. Going beyond the city's most famous artistic treasures, Festivaletteratura enters less "touristy" but equally precious locations, discovering new spaces every year.
The entire city takes part in the celebrations: the historical centre with its shops, coffee houses, and restaurants are involved in a variety of initiatives to promote the discovery, knowledge, and appreciation of Mantua.
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