The Fest of Grains 2015

V EDITION – June 9 to 12, 2015

 “The woman and the grains. The seeds of life

From June 9th to the 12th took place the V edition of Cerealia organized by M.Th.I., ArcheoClub of Italy- district of Rome, in collaboration with the Embassy of The Republic of Croatia in Italy, the National Board of the Croatia Tourism Organization and Casa Croata. Among the patronage granted by the Italian institutions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism, Expo Milano 2015 and Expo Lazio 2015. The festival received the “EFFE Label 2015/2016” (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe). The main topic of this year festival was “the woman and grains: the seeds of life”.

As festival throughout the territory, in  2015 Cerealia was articulated with initiatives in anticipation of the program starting from May 30; activities were presented in several museums and archaeological sites in Rome, including Capo di Bove, the Ara Pacis Augustae, the Museum of Porta S. Paolo. Restaurants also host activities such as Chinappi, Pasta Asciutta, Bibliothè; training institutions such as the CTS Study Center. Other events took place at the Farmer’s Market of Campagna Amica at Circus Maximus, at the Farmer’s Market Capannelle, Domus Romana and Theatre SalaUno. Rich was the program dedicated to Croatia with two important exhibitions, seminars, concerts, book presentations and video, workshops and tastings of traditional cuisine. The long list of events was also enrich by activities devoted to the main course of Italian cuisine: pasta; but attention was also given to rice, corn and minor cereals. In the lineup for the first time, workshops for agronomists, journalists and communicators. 2015 sees the renewed partnership with the Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies and a new partnership with two other masters: in Cultural and Gastronomy Tourism held by the CTS Study Center and in Culture of Gastronomy and Food Traditions by BAICR Cultura delle Relazioni, in agreement with the University of Rome Tor Vergata. 46 events which, as in past years, involved Rome and other cities of Lazio (Artena, Ariccia, Tarquinia), Calabria (Vibo Valentia), Veneto (Altino, Forte Marghera), Umbria (Gualdo Cattaneo), Puglia (Bovino, Minervino Murge). Cerealia 2015 also features two special dedications: to the International Year of Soils FAO and – together with the Farmer’s Market Castelli Romani and Capannelle – to the miller Silvio Paoselli, who sacrificed his lives to defend his mill and dignity. We thank all the public and private organizations that have supported the festival and have contributed to its realization.

FESTIVAL PROGRAM 2015 / EVENTS IN ANTICIPATION AND POST FESTIVAL

 

PROMOTERS / SUPPORTES / PARTNERS / MEDIA PARTNERS / SPONSORS / COLLABORATIONS / TWINS ORGANIZATIONS

Promoters: M.Th.I., Archeoclub d’Italia sede di Roma / In collaboration with: Ambasciata della Repubblica di Croazia in Italia, Ente del Turismo Croato in Italia, Casa Croata / Institutional supporters: Commissione Nazionale Italiana per l’Unesco, Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico,  MiBACT, Ministero delle Politiche Agricole e Forestali, Regione Lazio – Roma Capitale (Lazio Expo 205), Comune di Roncade, Comune di Tarquinia / Other patronages: Expo Milano 2015, Festival of Festivals, FederBio – Federazione per l’Agricoltura Biologica e Biodinamica, Roma in campagna, AIAB- Associazione Italiana per l’Agricoltura Biologica, Fondazione Campagna Amica, ARDAF – Associazione Romana Dottori in Agraria e Forestali, Università Agraria di Tarquinia, Associazione Italiana Amici dei Mulini Storici, Società Umanitaria, Museo Nazionale delle Paste Alimentari, Forum del Terzo Settore Lazio, ArcheoClub d’Italia, Con.Me., ConsMaremma, Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Ordine dei Dottori Agronomi e dei Dottori Forestali della Provincia di Roma / Partners: La Lestra – Tarquinia, APS Km0 – Mercato Contadino Castelli Romani e Capannelle, Archeclub d’Italia sede di Vibo Valentia, Valle Corta / Media partners: Saperi e Sapori, SlowTourism, Roming / Technical partner: H-earth, Minimo impatto, PureJute, SpotZone, Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia, Hilterland Bar GelatiDivini, EcoZema, Domus Romana, Hotel Genova, Birrificio Castelli Romani, Ivan “Il Re del Pane”, Irene Badalà-Vini dell’Etna, Castrianni pianoforti, Centro Sistema Bibliotecario Vibonese, Romacostumi, Tenuta Tre Cancelli / Other collaborations: Agroalimentare in Rosa, Specchio Romano, Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies, BAICR Cultura della Relazione, Lazio Innova, La Feltrinelli, Forte Marghera, Centro Studi CTS e Master in Turismo Culturale ed Enogastronomico, Istituto Tecnico Agrario “Emilio Sereni”, Esperimenti GDO Dance Company, Bibliothè, Slow Food Veneto e Mestre, Il futuro nel cucchiaio, Teatro del Pane, Ristorante Le Vie, Archeoclub d’Italia sede di Venezia, ArcheoClub d’Italia sede di Altamura, Pastasciutta, OneDayChef, Legio Secunda Parthica Severiana, Villa Adriana Nostra, Giocarté, St-Art Danza Teatro Pilates, Stewardship, Arca Colonia Felina della Piramide Onlus, , FIDAF – Federazione Italiana Dottori in Agraria e Forestali, Agriturismo il Quadrifoglio, ass. cult. Mnemosune, Chinappi, Gruppo Storico Publio Elio Adriano, Strada del Vino Terre Etrusco Romane / Sponsors: Panella l’arte del pane, BCC Roma, UniCoop Tirreno / Twins organizations and events: Le Idi Adrianensi, La Rotta dei Fenici, European Festival della Via Francigena, Open Air Expo 2015, ViniCibando, I Vicoli del vino, ARCI

FESTIVAL’S STAFF 2015

artistic and management directors Paola Sarcina, Letizia Staccioli
technical coordinator / Institutional relations Paolo Cermelj (Archeoclub d’Italia)
archeological tours organized by Archeoclub of Italy/ Rome Alessandra Pignotti 
event in Veneto Francesca Lamon, Alessandra Zucconi, Marta Sperandio
production staff Angela Palmieri, Carlo Paglia,  Maria Marzilli, Fabrizio Picchiarelli, Giulia Zucchelli
press office Tizia Briguglio
visual communication SpotZone
fundraising Antonella Padolecchia
intern Chloé Guilini (France)
official photografers of the festival Franco Gerino, Giulia Salvatori (C.S.F.)

Mentor  and consultants

Matteo Nimis agronomist
Ugo Laneri biologist
Veronica Pacella biologist – Nutritionist
Giuseppe Nocca agronomist and historical of feeding
Ernesto Di Renzo anthropologist – Univ. Tor Vergata
Tiziana Briguglio communication agribusiness and B2B – Agribusiness in Pink
Annalisa Venditti laboratories historians and archaeo-taste – professional journalist, novelist and TV author