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Palermo, Sicily: 2018 Italian Capital of Culture

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Congratulations to the city of Palermo, which has been awarded the distinction of Italian Capital of Culture for 2018.

The Italian Culture Ministry (Ministero di Beni Culturali) awards the prize each year in an effort to promote tourism. Along with the distinction, the winning city receives 1 million euro which is to be used to promote cultural activities and artistic heritage.

“We saw that this virtuous competition creates a system of communal participation,” said Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, “Being on the shortlist is a bit like receiving an Oscar nomination: it allows them to do a lot of work, in terms of planning and promotions.”

Source: Palermo wins title of Italian Capital of Culture 2018

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