GORIZIA AND THE TREASURES SNATCHED THE LESSON OF VITTORIO SGARBI (1)

23/12/2019

Since a few months on this Facebook page, we insist on the need to rediscover and enhance the many treasures of Gorizia. We are denouncing incredible forgetfulness, daughters of a sloppiness that our city does not deserve. Any examples? The treasure of Aquileia and the Treasure of the Cathedral that lie in some closet unknown to most people; the indifference with which the Covered Market is turned off; those provincial museums of which the people of Gorizia have been snatched by the Region, to a phantom institution called Erpac that knows nothing better than to organize, at the Museum of the Great War, an out-of-context exhibition on fashion (?). The topics of discussion range from Christmas decorations, to unresolved airport issues, to the arrangement of the Soča river banks, which the friends of Nova Gorica have achieved good results through GECT: always in Slovenia, the beautiful idea of the European City of Culture was born. And in this not exciting picture, it seems appropriate to note how in the last conference at the Teatro Verdi Vittorio Sgarbi reminded the Gorizians how their city represents a priceless heritage of history, culture and beauty and has been a place of convergence and interweaving of different civilizations: Jewish, Italian, Slavic, German and Friulian: he said it with full knowledge of the facts and not as a pointless nursery rhyme with which our politicians decorate their speeches. Precisely this character - has contributed to enrich the culture of this territory and to make it unique and authentically Central European. That of Gorizia is a beauty that emerges in the unfolding of the city streets and buildings, but in particular - said Sgarbi - in that melting pot of harmony and art that manifests itself at Villa Coronini. A magical place, as the art critic himself, has defined it. He expressed his grateful admiration for Count Guglielmo Coronini and for what he was able to create by putting together precious objects in an ensemble that builds a style, revealing an inner richness and a peculiar beauty that only Gorizia possesses. Because Gorizia - we want to repeat it - is full of culture, but it is full of ignorance (the Latin ignòro), which does not allow it to enhance its treasures, which could finally succeed in developing consistent tourist flows. And let us return to the Treasure of Aquileia on which, except for us, everyone is silent: an immense wealth that belongs to us, that those who hold it hide cannot be understood by what reasoning. Something sis ta moving - we have remembered - even within the Curia. Let us hope.


Rossella Dosso - Gorizia3.0