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Silvia Passini

A freelance journalist, she has worked in radio and in print media. She loves stories, those told in books and those told by people – which at times could be the same thing. She likes to explore and to discover who is trying to do something nice for himself and for the world. She has an obsessive love for words, for their sound, their weight and their kindness.
 
Silvia Passini

Traveling the world at Expo Milano 2015. The most beautiful cover images

Culture / Silvia Passini Andrea Mariani

A kaleidoscope of colors, flavors, traditions, dances, day after day, the countries participating in Expo Milano 2015 have celebrated National Days, festive occasions and the sharing of different cultures. ExpoNet, the official magazine of Expo Milano 2015, has shared many cultural insights through evocative images and original writing. Here are just some of the stunning landscapes taken from the photographs of the six months of the Universal Exhibition that illustrate natural, scenic and human riches. To travel with the mind, to be inspired, to open oneself….to the world.

Vicente Loscertales. Expo Milano 2015’s recipe for happiness

Editorial / Stefano Carnazzi Silvia Passini

Millions of visitors, the joy on people's faces on the Decumano and in the Pavilions over the last six months have given the Universal Exhibition added vitality. The Secretary-General of the Bureau International des Expositions explains what he considers to be the ingredients that have made Expo Milano 2015 such a success.

Greece. The cradle of civilization… unfailingly tasty

Culture / Silvia Passini

The cradle of democracy and philosophy, Greece has roots that feed deep in the earth of history. Here turquoise seas stretch out as a shining backdrop behind white island houses, and marble monuments embrace with nature in simple sunlit primeval beauty.

Albania. Between yesterday and tomorrow, boldly

Culture / Silvia Passini

A small but precious gem, set in one of the most suggestive and hidden corners of the continent: Albania embraces Europe, offering its natural beauty, its gastronomic specialities, its history and its popular traditions.

Food for the soul: culture in Expo Milano 2015

Culture / Silvia Passini
Sebastiao Salgado

Expo Milano 2015 is centered on the theme of nourishment: but reflections and discussions on food for the body, and the challenges facing mankind in ensuring healthy, secure and sufficient nutrition now and in the near future cannot be totally separated from nourishment for the soul, the food that feeds our thoughts, desires and sensibility.

Sebastião Salgado. The power of the Planet and the people who work the earth with their hands

Culture / Silvia Passini
Sebastiao Salgado 1 ottobre

The great Brazilian photographer doesn’t consider coffee simply as a product, but as an interweaving of stories: stories of the people who have grown it, stories of the hands which have worked the earth and the expressions on the faces in the plantations. Sebastião Salgado tells these stories in the Coffee Cluster at Expo Milano 2015 together with Illy.

Leyla Khalil. Food speaks all languages

Culture / Silvia Passini
Leyla Khalil

Leyla Khalil is a young Italian-Lebanese writer and the winner of the X edition of the Slow Food Special Award that rewards stories inspired by food and its production. The award is part of the National Literary Contest, Lingua Madre (Mother Tongue), the first one to be specifically dedicated to foreign women residing in Italy who, by using their new language, wish to deepen the relationship from identity to roots with their countries through writing.

Giovanni Visci. Feeding the mind and the heart: nutrition for growth

Lifestyle / Silvia Passini
Giovannni Visci

At Expo Milano 2015 the pediatrician and child psychiatrist moderated the conference entitled "Feeding the mind and the heart", aimed at raising awareness and provide training for professionals working with children and young people on the fundamental role that nutrition plays in our growth and development. In this interview he explains why food is important in terms of both psycho-emotional and social well-being, and how to pass on the message to children that food isn't just nourishment for the body, but also for the soul, and for the heart.

Mexico. From history, the seed of a new world

Culture / Silvia Passini

From the arid regions in the north to the lush tropical forests in the south, Mexico presents varieties of nature which reflect its varieties of lifestyle, custom and tradition and the way they have intermingled for centuries.

Pietro Leemann. Resolving problems by eating. Vegetarian

Sustainability / Simone Molteni Silvia Passini
Pietro Leemann

The Vegetarian Chance is a concept created by Pietro Leemann and Gabriele Eschenazi… an initiative involving competitions and study days focused on vegetarian gastronomic culture, to award and reward the best chefs in this field, which took place in Expo Milano 2015 on September 15.

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