Since 2009 Expo Alta Val Trebbia has become an unmissable event of the summer season. Organised in the woods of Loco di Rovegno (location Giaia), the event takes place in July. We spoke to Stefano Parodi, one of the organisers, who in this post unveils the backstage of the Expo which, started as a grass roots event, is now attracting more than ten thousand visitors eager to discover the entrepreneurial spirit of Val Trebbia. Continue reading
From April 21st to the 24th, the villages of Rovegno and Fontanarossa will welcome more than 500 athletes for the Liguria 2012 orienteering competition. We spoke to Gianluca Carbone, one of the organisers, and Barbara Bologna, secretary of Sport in Val Trebbia, the organisation created by Carlo Carenini, head of the tourism office of Rovegno.
By now everybody should be quite clear about the many possibilities the Internet can offer for the development of local communities.
In case some of you are still skeptical, here comes a further example of how ordinary people are making a difference all over the world, day after day, step by step, through small grass roots projects. Continue reading
It is ironic that the promotion of the valley should be carried out by an elephant. Surus, the elephant of the Trebbia, created by the skillful touch of photographer Paolo Guglielmetti , unwitingly became the promoter of Val Trebbia. It is ironic that a fantasy creation now represents the need of the valley to open up to the rest of the world but at the same time this is also a spot-on metaphor for Val Trebbia itself: a sleeping beauty waiting to be rediscovered, an enchanted creature forgotten by time that now can come back to life thanks to the imagination and the initiative of the inhabitants of the valley where it rests. We asked Paolo Guglielmetti to tell us more about the back-stage of the pictures he took and that portray Surus as well as the comics/newspaper which carries its name and of his personal link to Val Trebbia. Continue reading