Violins fight for Unesco protection

Cremonese lutherie and Neapolitan pizza battle for place on cultural heritage list

Violin making in Cremona and the pizzas of Naples head up Italy’s shortlist of candidates for Unesco’s ‘intangible’ cultural heritage list, according to a report in the Guardian. After Italy secured Unesco status for the Mediterranean diet last year (jointly with Spain, Greece and Morocco), the country is debating which two candidates it will submit to Unesco for inclusion in 2011. Other candidates include Sienna’s Palio horse race and Viareggio’s carnival.

via The Strad – Violins fight for Unesco protection – 29 March 2011.

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