Güllüdere e Kizilçukur: la Valle delle Rose e la Valle Rossa in Cappadocia

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The event will be an occasion to get closer to and discovermore about the culturaland natural features of the context of the two valleys that are the focus of the Prize campaign, revealing to us the extent and the deep, lasting value of a landscape in constant flux, where the forms of human settlement and geology of the land bear the traces of an ancient way of living in these predominantly rock environments, balancing the various manifestations of nature and of the different cultures passing through this landscape through the centuries until the present day.

This represents another occasion to acquire in-depth knowledge about this place, aimed not only at landscape experts and scholars but also at the world of education and everyone interested in the culture of places, in general, and follows in the wake of a series of encounters on specific themes held in December last year and January of this year, the publication of the collective volume in October, and the documentary film and exhibition held in Ca’ Scarpa.


Conference programme

Introduction and coordinationedited by Patrizia Boschiero and Luigi Latini


> 3 – 5.30 pm, firstsession

Maria Andaloro, art historian, head of the Missionof the Tuscia University in Cappadocia: Güllüdere andKizilçukur. Amid forests of cones, inhabited rocks, and painted churches

Gino Mirocle Crisci, geologist, professor at the Calabria University: The geological nature of the Cappadocian landscape

Murat Ertuğrul Gülyaz, archaeologist and photographer, Nevşehir Archaeological Museum, Cappadocia: The heritage of rupestrian Cappadocia and its image in local and international culture

Aslı Özbay, architect, Uçhisar, Cappadocia: Cappadocian civil architecture: safeguarding and inhabiting ancient rock-cut settlements



> ore 6–7.30 pm, second session

Fabio Salomoni, sociologist, researcher at theKoç University, Istanbul: Cappadocia in the Anatolian plateau: spaces and times in movement

Monique Mosser, historian of art, architecture, and gardens, CNRS, Centre André Chastel, Paris: World Heritage Sites and the museumification in the era of mass tourism and in times of pandemic

discussion and conclusions