Roundup: Italy's Matera in spotlight as European Capital of Culture 2019
Saturday, 19 January 2019 ROME, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Italy's southern city of Matera officially inaugurated its status of European Capital of Culture 2019 with an opening ceremony on Saturday. A spectacular show themed "Open Future" was staged before the officials including Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli, and European Commissioner of Culture Tibor Navracsics. Yet, celebrations involved the entire Matera and its very core -- represented by the cave dwellings known as "Sassi" (Italian for stones) -- with initiatives, light installations, and some 2,000 musicians from Italian and European marching bands across its streets till late at night. The...
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