Recanati: a day dedicated to the "Terre di Centro"
On the morning of Saturday 15 September, in the Aula Magna of the Palazzo Comunale of Recanati (MC), on the occasion of the presentation of the Memorandum of Understanding approved by the Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga Park and Monti Sibillini Park Authorities, the conference was held "The magnificent central lands - Saving memory between destruction and rebirth".
In the afternoon, a round table was held at the Convent of the Capuchin Friars on the theme "Sustainable development and cultural heritage, opportunities and good practices in comparison".
During the morning, the central theme of the speakers' interventions concerned what we could define as a "collective identity" of the populations of central Italy. From the analysis of the historical artifacts to the study of the language and traditions, the desire to reinforce a sense of belonging to these territories, in recent years under the threat of the phenomenon of depopulation, was perceived without distinction.
Various projects have been presented, including those promoted by the "Appennino Solidale" movement: the creation of historical-naturalistic routes that cross the four regions of central Italy (Lazio, Abruzzo, Marche and Umbria), and the creation of a relative museum complex to these lands hit by the earthquake. A shared desire is to be able to nominate these "Terre di Centro" as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After the presentation of the memorandum of understanding between the two parks and the tasting of some typical products, we moved on to lunch (based on amatriciana) organized by the association Laga Together Onlus.
In the afternoon the round table took place Psy + Onlus actively participated. We presented our activities, underlining the continuity of the interventions active since 25 August 2016 and the differentiation of the same based on the moments and needs encountered. We also reiterated our desire to implement community empowerment activities in the area.