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The ancient fruits in Italy and Cyprus



The ancient fruits in Italy and Cyprus

The ancient fruits in Italy and Cyprus

Watercolors exhibition by Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti

Tasting of artisanal gelato by the ice cream maker Lorenza Bernini

Hosted in February at the Accademia dei Georgofili in Florence, Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti's watercolors exhibition is presented for the first time in Cyprus by the Italian Embassy in Nicosia under the auspices of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and of Culture of the Republic of Cyprus and the Municipality of Strovolos. The botanical tables of Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti will be exhibited at the Cultural Center of Strovolos from 25 November to 6 December 2019.

Being the result of careful research, the exhibition intends to bring the visitor on the trail of the Florentine Giovanni Mariti during his stay on the island between 1760 and 1768 to discover the ancient fruit varieties of the island, currently reviewed thanks to the careful work of the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus. Equally meticulous is the work carried out by the author to illustrate the varieties of ancient fruits present in Italy, traced thanks to the work of the Italian Fruit Research Centers and the collection of information on site.

The exhibition is part of the program of events held in Cyprus for the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. On November 25th and 26th, the gelato maker Lorenza Bernini will perform a tasting of artisanal ice cream and sorbet, prepared on site with tastes inspired by the fruits illustrated in the paintings of Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti.

Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti, a Cypriot and Italian citizen, studied drawing at Coventry University, formerly Lancester Polytechnic, and since 1971 she has been a freelance professional in the advertising and publishing field in Milan and Rome. Since 1992 she has mainly devoted herself to naturalistic-botanical design accompanied by related cognitive research. She lives in Italy and works throughout Europe.

Lorenza Bernini, following her PhD in Science for Cultural Heritage at the University of Florence, she decides in 2016 to devote herself entirely to the production of artisanal gelato from fresh and selected raw materials. Her ice cream shop in Bolsena (Viterbo) is considered among the best 100 ice cream shops in Italy and among the 15 best emerging. In 2018 and 2019 she received the distinction "Due Coni" from the Italian Gambero Rosso Ice Cream Guide.

Cultural Center of Strovolos, Nicosia
25 November – 6 December 2019

Inauguration on 25 November at 19:00

Tastings on 25 November following the inauguration and on 26 November at 17.00