WHAT ABOUT A GOOD MEETING REGARDING THE COVERED MARKET?

18/01/2020

It seems strange to us to have to constantly remind our institutions and politicians which and how many treasures Gorizia has to do without. We say this after the rediscovery the other day of the Conference Centre, scandalously forgotten since 2002 and on which millions of euros have been spent. The fact reveals even to the most distracted or disillusioned that there are too many things wrong in the city. The "small colosseum on the banks of the Isonzo" was built by the Chamber of Commerce to enhance the international role of the city but it never worked. But we try, as we feel our duty as Gorizians to (re)throw a few more stones in the pond, maybe wondering what are today the "international vocations" of Gorizia, once out of the myth of the "Nice of Austria. A stone or rather a boulder: the covered Market. It's not easy but you can't repeat mistakes like those concerning this wonderful structure of our old town. In a perspective of international revaluation of Gorizia also the Covered Market is essential, being the topical place for a revival of the city, especially where you know the alphabet of tourism that reads: "People travel to see, know and taste". A place that should host in an almost philological way the products of the Goriziano territory, from Grado to Caporetto, from Aquileia to Doberd√≤, from Collio to Carso. Where tourists and consumers should find the best seasonal products of Gorizia and FVG. 

A place where you can breathe and taste the food and wine culture of our territory. A city like Gorizia can't throw this heritage to the wind, as it is doing. The covered market is dying (few banquets, even if of great quality) and it is useless and cunning to argue the contrary, especially after Coldiretti has created another covered market (kilometre zero) in Via IX Agosto, thus inflicting a perhaps fatal blow to the historical one and making it even more difficult for the old market to survive. An error that adds to the hypermarket that was placed nearby. In this way talking about the revival of the covered market is even mocking. Or we would like to know, but Urbi et Orbi and not in the secret rooms, what the future owner of the structure, the Chamber of Commerce of Venezia Giulia, intends to do with it. And let's repeat: wouldn't it be the case that the Chamber of Commerce, the Municipality, Fondazione Carigo and the Regione FVG through the ERSA (Ente Regionale Sviluppo Agricoltura -- Regional Agriculture Development Fund) based in Gorizia (SIC!) decide on a course of action, starting from the assumption that the covered market is essential for the future of the city and not a small reward for those who manage a small box inside?



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