San Donato Milanese (Milan), 15 November 2012 – Eni is the main partner of the first ever “Book City Milan, Book and Reading City‘ project (16-18 November 2012, Castello Sforzesco). As part of this initiative, Eni is organising three events aimed at promoting reading as an activity to be shared with others.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of Eni’s founder, the book entitled “Enrico Mattei" Writings and Speeches: the inheritance of a forward-looking entrepreneur‘, published byRizzoli, will be presented on Friday 16th November, from 6.30pm at the Buzzati Hall of the Corriere della Sera Foundation (Via Balzan 3, with free entrance subject to booking by calling +39.02.87387707). The event will include a speech by Paolo Mieli, a reading of excerpts from the book by Massimo Popolizio, and a projection of videos from Eni’s Historical Archive.
On Saturday 17th November, texts by Albert Einstein and Friedrich Durrenmatt will be read at the Eni Energy Store (light and gas service shop) in Corso Sempione 20, from 10 am to 11 am, and at the ENI Cafè (the restaurant dedicated to the six-legged dog) in Via Forze Armate 34, from 5 pm to 6 pm.
On Sunday 18th November, the event Cupid and Psyche, held at the Castello Sforzesco (Sala Sforzesca, 3 pm), will offer a modern interpretation of the classical myth through the creative adaptation by the young writer Giulia Carcasi and performances by representatives of Milan’s international communities. The event will be followed by the show Cupid and Psyche, which opens to the public at Palazzo Marino on 1st December. The exhibition, organised by Eni in partnership with the Louvre Museum, is hosted by the City of Milan. The myth of Cupid and Psyche, interpreted by Antonio Canova and François Gérard, is a continuation of the partnership which in previous years brought the works of Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano and Georges de La Tour to Milan.