San Donato Milanese (Milan), 26 July 2013 - Eni is once again partnering the Mantua Literature Festival, now in its seventeenth edition. For five days, from 4 to 8 September, the city of Mantua will be transformed into a must-visit destination for literature lovers, hosting meetings with authors, open-air readings and performances in locations of great historical and artistic value.
Eni will participate via two special initiatives. The first, Il Giallo, is a series of meetings with emerging Italian crime writers, taking place between Casa del Mantegna, Piazza Castello and Palazzo dell'Arco from Wednesday to Saturday. The second is Inedita energia, now in its sixth edition, which will take place on Sunday, 8 September, at 11:30 am, in Piazza Castello.
The first event, the name of which - Il Giallo (Italian for "yellow" and also indicative of the genre of crime fiction) - echoes Eni's distinctive colour, is dedicated to emerging crime writers and demonstrates Eni’s commitment to supporting creativity and talent.
Inedita Energia, in Piazza Castello, will see the Italian actor Neri Marcorè discuss cuisine and its cultural connections with his guests, Stefania Sandrelli, Gian Luigi Beccaria and Massimiliano Alajmo. The talk will draw inspiration from some excerpts of Gatto Selvatico, Eni's historic magazine edited by the poet Attilio Bertolucci between 1955 and 1965. This year's volume, entitled “Gente di buona pasta‘ is dedicated to cuisine, and presents a series of recipes, short essays on etiquette, culinary curiosities and anecdotes of the bizarre foreign dining experiences of oilmen, accompanied by entertaining illustrations by Mino Maccari.
Ever since the initiation of Gatto Selvatico, Eni has placed culture at the heart of its activities, contributing to the development of the territories in which it operates in more than economic terms.
Eni's presence at Festivaletteratura highlights, once more, the company’s interest in Mantua's cultural scene, through its participation in one of the city’s most popular events.