Canonisation of Pope John XXIIII

Canonisation of Pope John XXIIII

27th April 2014 will remain a historic date in the world, in Italy and above all Bergamo province: it is the date of the canonisation of Pope John XXIII, who came from Sotto il Monte, a town located 18 km from Bergamo. He was elected Pope in 1958, and in less than five years of papacy, he successfully launched an evangelical renewal of the Catholic Church. Notable were his convocation of the Second Vatican Council on October 11, 1962 and his encyclical “Pacem in Terris” during the Cold War, for which he was awarded the Balzan Award for Peace. Saint John XXIII died in Rome on June 3, 1963. Beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 3, 2000, he was proclaimed saint on April 27, 2014.
Bergamo towards Expo Milano

Bergamo towards Expo Milano

Bergamo, located only 50 km far from Milan, is an excellent starting point to let people visit Expo Milano in 2015. Expo Milano is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the visitors will have the possibility to take a trip around the world, sampling the food and traditions of people from all over the globe. THE BRAND "IDEAS FOR EXPO. Emotions, Enthusiasm, Energy". The payoff "Emotions, Enthusiasm, Energy" has become a brand that Turismo Bergamo gives to anyone who wants to organize events that pay attention to the important themes of Expo Milano 2015. The brand will be exhibited in the ITALY PAVILION - Bergamo area, during the 6 months of EXPO Milano 2015.
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