Maredolce-La Favara, Palermo

public ceremony for the presentation of the Carlo Scarpa Prize 2015
, from
Treviso, Teatro Comunale Mario Del Monaco

Introduction and coordination by Luigi Latini (Chairman of the Scientific Committee).

The ceremony will include the projection of the documentary film directed by Davide Gambino Maredolce-La Favara. Premio Internazionale Carlo Scarpa per il Giardino 2015, produced by the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, the reading of the Citation of the Prize and the presentation of the award seal, designed by Carlo Scarpa, to Lina Bellanca on behalf of the working group of the Superintendency for the Cultural and Environmental Heritage of Palermo, the authority responsible for the site; this will be followed by greetings from the Superintendent Maria Elena Volpes. Dignitaries invited to the ceremony include Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Cultural Assets and Activities and of Tourism, andGiovanni Manildo, Mayor of Treviso.

The dossier dedicated to Maredolce-La Favara, edited by Giuseppe Barbera, Patrizia Boschiero and Luigi Latini and published by the Foundation will be distributed to all members of the audience.

The ceremony will conclude with a performance of the Gran duello di Orlando e Ferraù nel Bosco della Foglia, a cunto by Mimmo Cuticchio, and refreshments.


The awareness-raising campaign associated with the XXVI Carlo Scarpa Prize will continue with other public events at various European venues (Paris, Institut du Monde Arabe, Friday 18th September; Granada, Alhambra, Palacio Carlos V, Friday 9th October) concluding in Palermo (Steri, University of Palermo, Friday 6th November) and with meetings specifically dedicated to schools.