Slovenia presented itself in Rome under the slogan "Green. Active. Healthy"
Rim, 13 November - As part of the project "Rome to EXPO" (Roma verso EXPO) and under the patronage of the Municipality of Rome, Slovenia presented itself in the central Roman exhibition complex Vittoriano and at San Silvestro square in the centre of Rome from 13 to 27 November 2014. The focus of the presentation was Slovenia's participation in the EXPO 2015 in Milan and Slovenia's slogan in this world exposition - "I feel Slovenia. Green. Active. Healthy".
San Silvestro square was the venue of the photo exhibition by the acclaimed Slovenian photographers. The motifs of nature, cultural heritage and architectural masterpieces captured in the photographs emphasised the rich natural and cultural heritage of Slovenia, the well-known and lesser-known jewels of its diverse landscape and the activities of people living in it. The exhibits at San Silvestro included the model of Slovenia's EXPO Milano 2015 pavilion.
The exhibition of photographs and wooden products was held in the central Roman exhibition complex Vittoriano. Two more exhibitions were displayed, "The Appeal of Wood" and "Slovenia in Us". The purpose of the exhibition "The Appeal of Wood" is to show how Slovenia, rich as it is in forests, takes advantage of its immense opportunities for energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly development. Slovenia's biodiversity has been exceptionally well preserved; one of best-recognised symbols of Slovenia is undoubtedly the Lipizzaner horse. "Slovenia in Us" is a photographic exhibition by Alenka Slavinec dedicated to this noble creature.
The presentation of Slovenia was prepared by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Italy, Government of the Republic of Slovenia Communication Office and SPIRIT Slovenia under the patronage of the Municipality of Rome and in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Defence, the Slovenia Press Photo Institute, SoNo Architects, Biotechnical Faculty, and photographer Alenka Slavinec. The project was supported by Ljubljana Tourism, the Postojna Cave and Nova Gorica HIT Casino.