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“The Journey of the Constitution” also made a stop in Catania.

After theopening in Milan, the Sicilian capital is the second of 12 cities to host the traveling exhibition-a true journey exploring our Constitutional Charter.

The inaugural ceremony was held in
Palace of the Elephants
, in the presence of the Mayor of Catania Enzo Bianco, the Prefect of the Province of Catania Silvana Riccio, prof. Romano Ugolini of the Historical Scientific Committee for Anniversaries of National Interest, the Provveditore agli Studi of the province of Catania Emilio Grasso and the Director of the Department of Law Roberto Pennisi.

The second leg of the journey is dedicated to the second article of the Constitution,The Republic recognizes and guarantees the inviolable rights of man, both as an individual and in the social formations where his personality takes place, and requires the fulfillment of the mandatory duties of political, economic and social solidarity.”

This time, therefore, the journey focuses on the theme of “Solidarity.”

Associated with each of the cities that will be destinations of the trip are one of the first twelve articles, bearing the basic principles, and the pivotal theme inspired by it. The purpose is to promote opportunities for useful discussions to guide students and citizens in understanding the historical and cultural value of the Constitutional Charter and the journey that led to its creation.

This journey takes an exhibition on the Constitution around Italy, with free admission, enhanced by graphic and multimedia insights: historical footage, famous phrases of key figures, and audio commentaries on the 12 fundamental articles entrusted to the words of Roberto Benigni. At the end of the tour, visitors will be able to renew their adherence to the Constitutional Charter and its journey with a symbolic act: the affixing of a “virtual” signature next to that of the Constituent Fathers. In Catania, the exhibition was open Oct. 5-19, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (including holidays), at the Sala D’Armi in Castello Ursino.

The theme “Solidarity” was then explored further on the Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m., at the Bellini Hall of Palazzo Degli Elefanti, as part of the Catania meeting of “Dialogues on the Constitution”: a series of lectures, curated by Editori Laterza, structured in the form of a debate between a jurist and a researcher of another subject, and coordinated by a journalist. Lorenza Carlassare and Chiara Saraceno will speak, moderated by Elisa Anzaldo, Editor-in-Chief of TG1’s Society Page.

In the year of the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Constitution of the Italian Republic, this project aims to trace a symbolic path between the birth of the Republic and our days, creating a representative space open to citizenship.

For the stage press release click here.