sicily-en - Commissariato Italiano Esposizione Universale di Shanghai 2010

Sicily: an extraordinary historical heritage forging the future

The Italian Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo host the 7th Exhibition of Italian Regions: Sicily, from the 16th to the 23rd of August. The Councilor of Cultural Heritage of the Sicilian Region, Gaetano Armao, and the Councilor of Education Mario Centorrino, with Maria Assunta Accili, Secretary General of the Commission of Italy for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, inaugurated the exhibition on the 2nd floor of the Italian Pavilion.

For the very first time in Shanghai, unique art masterpieces - part of Sicily’s extraordinary historical heritage – were displayed. Treasures such as the Caltavuturo Phial from Palermo - a sold gold drinking cup, considered to be a masterpiece of ancient jewellery -;  the Treasure from Morgantina - sophisticated silver vessels from the Hellenistic Period - and the original manuscript “Sinarum scientia politico-moralis” by the Sicilian Jesuit missionary Prospero Intorcetta, of the first Latin translation of Confucius’s work “The Doctrine of the Mean”.
Furthermore, the Sicilian economic delegation was also in China to evaluate the possibility for a direct flight from Sicily to China to strengthen future economic and cultural arrangements.