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Eldorato: the next steps

In June 2018, Giovanni de Gara started his project “Eldorato”, for which he covers church doors with golden thermal blankets all over Italy. The objective of the project is, to encourage a deep reflexion about the subject of welcome towards every individual person, without distinction of race, gender, faith, to give a sign of warmth and salvation. Last month, we did an interview with Giovanni, where he explains the project and its realisation. Meanwhile he did some more installations of the project. See below some photos from the events up to now:


Florence: San Miniato al Monte, 28 June – 1 July 2018
Santomato/Pistoia: Santa Maria Assunta, 6 – 9 July 2018
Lampedusa: San Gerlando, piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 3 October 2018
Lampedusa: Santuario Beata Maria Vergine di Porto Salvo, 3 October 2018
Palermo: Chiesa Evangelica Valdese, 10 – 17 October 2018
Bologna: Chiesa Metodista Valdese, 13 – 20 October 2018
Parma: San Giovanni Evangelista: 20 – 28 October 2018



The upcoming events are:

Agrigento: 30 October
Marghera (Venice): 15 November
Val di Ledro (Trento): 25 December

For the following cities, the dates have yet to be confirmed: Riace, Genova, Assisi, Perugia, Torino (Valdese Church), Palermo (commune), Padua, Lucca and Rome.

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