Calici di Stelle event celebrates Giuseppe Verdi on the 200th anniversary of his birth

04/07/2013 The most anticipated toast of the summer in Italy on august 10 with Movimento Turismo del Vino and Citt

The magic of stars goes hand in hand with music and wine on the night of San Lorenzo, traditionally the night of the shooting stars, with the Calici di Stelle event (Glasses of Stars) commemorating the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth on August 10th. The day is entirely dedicated to the famous composer from Busseto, the 2013 edition backed by Movimento Turismo del Vino in collaboration with Città del Vino (Cities of Wine), which returns to hundreds of town squares and dozens of cellars throughout Italy.

From the Valle d’Aosta to Sicily with the most captivating locations in the Boot as a backdrop, wine lovers will take part in the most awaited toast of the summer at tastings and other initiatives under the stars including music, shows, exhibitions and art. An opportunity to live the magic of the territories on the night of San Lorenzo dedicated to the best wines and the cultural treasures of Italian regions.

“Wine and cultural events are a winning pair,” states the president of Movimento Turismo del Vino, Daniela Mastroberardino, “to promote wine tourism in Italy. This is confirmed by the growing success of Calici di Stelle which unites the philosophy of the art of a good drink with the different initiatives scheduled in Movimento cellars which will open their doors but also in Italian town squares. The homage to Giuseppe Verdi will be a way to unite culture and the millenary history of Italian wine with the greatness and universality of the famous composer’s music, an Italian ambassador the world over. All this is topped off with the atmosphere of the night of the shooting stars which will give wine lovers all over Italy a unique experience.”
“The goal of the 2013 edition of Calici di Stelle,” explains president of Città del Vino, Pietro Iadanza, “is that of reinforcing the messages that increasingly affirm the link between ‘wine- territory’, ‘wine-culture’, ‘wine-tourism’ and ‘wine-hospitality’. For this reason our Cities are invited to enhance their historic town centres, for example with longer hours for shops that sell typical products or artistic craft work, wine bars and wine shops in addition to obviously museums and the most representative monuments of the territory. The blending of such excellence can only generate further excellence. It is an important opportunity to draw attention to and to raise the curtain on the most beautiful places in Italy. Let’s make it so that this event will carry on the best of what each local place has to offer in Italy, made up of big and small cities, each with its own uniqueness and characteristics, all to discover and taste. In this case, on the night of the shooting stars.”