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Gastronomia Umbra at the Florence Festival of Europe

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napolitano 2Over the last few days “;Gastronomia Umbra”; has participated in ;Excellent Gusto for The State of the Union –; Festival of Europe”;, an initiative linking Gusto &; Europe, which took place in Florence, and Expo Milan 2015.
The purpose of Excellent Gusto was the promotion of Italian food and wine with a rich program of events at Palazzo Vecchio, Villa Salviati and Badia Fiesolana. Numerous initiatives were scheduled including: ;The Face of Food”;, a conference in which internationally acclaimed academics and experts discussed food as an element linked to the local territory, health, Lifestyle and work; ;Food Lab”;, giving children the chance to participate in the educational and entertaining food laboratory, a journey of discovery of different geographic areas and eating habits around the world; ;The Sandwiches of Friendship”;, an international and intercultural project created by Excellent Gusto to raise awareness of different types of cuisine from countries all around the world, by showcasing a typical sandwich from each area.
Numerous guests of honour attended, including the former President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano, the Florentine painter Giovanni Bruzzi, Cavaliere Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana for artistic merit and the artist Luana Raia.