The most highly-anticipated event for all the archaeologists, sector professionals and ancient art lovers, TourismA 2017 – the International Archaeology Exhibition organised by Archeologia Viva (Giunti Editore) in cooperation with Firenze Fiera – will be held at the Palacongressi from Friday, 17th to Sunday 19th, 2017. “Despite these times of crisis – says Piero Pruneti, director of the event – TourismA is rapidly expanding. Thanks also to the cooperation of Firenze Fiera, we created the most important European event devoted to the promotion of cultural and environmental heritage.”
Some new features of this event will take your breath away, among them the spectacular 1:1 scale reconstruction of Tutankhamun’s tomb within a project highlighting Egypt as the protagonist with the convention Omaggio a Tutankhamon (A Tribute to Tutankhamun). The convention will take place at the Auditorium on Friday, February 17th, seeing the participation of internationally renowned Egyptologists, such as Zahi Hawass, the famous Egyptian archaeologist with “Ultime notizie dalla tomba del faraone bambino” (Latest news from the tomb of a Child Pharaoh).
Among the exhibitors, the National Tourist Board of Cyprus, the National Tourist Board of Jordan, Algeria with its Unitour Tour Operator and Croatia, I Viaggi di Maurizio Levi, the Rallo Travel Agency, specialized in cultural trips to Egypt – which has been organizing the trips of Archeologia Viva for 28 years. Italy will be represented by many museums and institutions from Florence, Sardinia, Veneto – with the Ligabue Foundation in Venice, Friuli Venezia Giulia with the Aquileia Foundation, Emilia Romagna with the RavennAntica Foundation, and Campania with the National Museum of Naples. Sicily will participate with its Archaeological Park of the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento, the Tourist District of the Monti Iblei in Ragusa and the Resort Hotel Punta Spalmatore in Ustica.
Among the unmissable events, a great convention devoted to the Lombards, the shocking findings on sacrifices made by the Etruscans, the battle of the Teutoburg Forest with Valerio M.Manfredi, Monna Lisa with Alberto Angela, Dante’s Middle Ages with Franco Cardini, the Pompei excavations with Massimo Osanna, and the masterpieces of archaeological cinema. All this will be complemented by exhibiting booths, experimental archaeology and an exhaustive programme for educational workshops.
Check out the full programme on: www.tourisma.it