“There is no value in the economic success of any industrial initiative, unless it is accompanied by a commitment to social progress.”
In San Ginesio, in the province of Macerata, a wooden reproduction of the famous work by Canova “Love and Psyche” was found
intact among the rubble of the earthquake. At the behest of Francesca Merloni, UNESCO Ambassador for Creative Cities, the
statue, as for the Greek myth of the Omphalos, has become the symbol of the resilience of central Italy and the desire for rebirth
of the whole Apennines. The statue is now the star piece of an important exhibition in San Ginesio, which has been opened by
Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO.