Matera 2019 events, entitled a route to Matera to the province of Khorasan
Culture is the only way for friendship between distant peoples but united by the particular paths of the history of men who draw unexpected bridges.
The story of Raffaele Giannuzzi, the first Lucanian documentary maker, rediscovered by the journalist Pasquale Doria, has turned into a cultural bridge that after more than a century and a half unites Matera with Tus-Mashhad and which was sanctioned with the title of a city street to the Province of Khorasan (Levant in the Persian language) to which Tus-Moshad belongs.
The alliance between the two communities was sanctioned on Friday 11 October in the Sala Mandela of the Municipality of Matera in a meeting attended by: the Mayor of Matera, Raffaello de Ruggieri, the Councilor for Culture, Giampaolo D'Andrea, the Deputy Mayor , Giuseppe Tragni, the Under-Secretary of the Mayor of Moshhad in international affairs, Kashiri, the vice-president of the municipal council, Movahed Zadeh, the director of the Cultural Institute of the Embassy of Iran, Gholi, the journalist Pasquale Doria, and the president of the Abruzzo Avventure association, Antonio Corrado.
The Iranian delegation has officially invited the representatives of the city to visit Moshhad for the dedication of the road dedicated to Matera and to officially sanction the twinning between the two cities.