Report from "Expo of the Dolomites" 2012 edition

Report from "Expo of the Dolomites" 2012 edition

The second edition of Expo of the Dolomites held in the Longarone exhibition center at the foot of the magnificent mountains recognized as a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Expo delle Dolomiti is an event created to promote and make the Dolomites known through a series of itineraries and meetings which, in the three days conceived by Longarone Fiere, combine the excellence of this territory. From typical local products to local companies that promote nature and culture through a transversal tourist offer.
All 3 Italian regions that have the honor of hosting the Dolomites, Veneto, Friuli and Trentino Alto Adige were present to animate this event.

Contrary to what one might think Expo Dolomiti is not just a fair, indeed to define it in this way is an understatement. We took part in it and therefore we can tell our experience, our story will be divided into key points that can best represent:


Exhibitions, Galleries and historical re-enactments.

paintings of the dolomites
The beauty of the Dolomites has always been the inspiring muse of the works of great artists from all over the world.These large bare rock walls and the green meadows that surround them leave you breathless and make the desire to photograph or immortalize them on canvas, wood or any other form of painting / sculpture.

In the pavilions this art has been able to be relived thanks to the photo galleries and art galleries present on different points of the fair complex. The photographic exhibition of the competition in honor of Dino Buzzati with fantastic photos of the Dolomites recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the paintings on canvas of the mountain groups of the Dolomites, technical information sheets with photographs of the Dolomites and explanations on the geological and historical characteristics, an emotional journey with giant photographs projected on the large white walls with background music almost simulating a spiritual journey into the world of the Dolomites, and again the exhibition of tree trunks cut in half - created by Mauro Corona - accompanied by tables describing the typical characteristics of wood through poetic verses.
dolomites dino contest photo

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mauro corona trunks

silver fir poetic description

And then the pavilion dedicated to the “works of the past” and the works of local craftsmanship. A corner where you can relive life in the Dolomites as in the past when cereals were ground by hand, when the cobs were left to dry outdoors, when at school there is only one book for all subjects, all well represented by figures from the place dressed in the clothes of yesteryear. Even the corner of craftsmanship where the Dolomite culture takes shape with wood carving and the creation of objects with the resources of nature.
works of the past
school of the dolomites

wood bas-reliefs

Flavors of the Dolomites, typical products to try

flavors of the DolomitesGreat space has been reserved for typical products of the Dolomites, those food and wine specialties that the mountains can offer, mountain cheeses, homemade bread, Belluno honey, speck from Alto Adige, speck from Sauris, tortelloni typical of the Venetian mountains and many others flavors to try thanks to the restaurant of typical products prepared by CONFARTIGIANATO with local producers and chefs who served thousands of courses to the guests of Expo Dolomiti for 3 days.
A journey through the flavors of these lands, the result of an uncontaminated environment and a knowledge that has been handed down from generation to generation for centuries.

Guests and public figures

Daniele Molmenti interviewed at the Friuli stand

Daniele Molmenti interviewed at the Friuli stand

Another characteristic element of Expo Dolomiti were the guests who visited the Longarone event. By political authorities such as theCouncilor for Tourism of the Veneto Region Marino Finozzi, President of the Autonomous Province of Trento Lorenzo Dellai, the directors of the tourism consortia of Friuli and Trentino and many other illustrious political figures of the Dolomites.
But not only authorities, those who have visited the fair will probably have noticed the presence of Daniel Molmenti gold medal in the Canoe specialty in London 2012 e Mauro Corona written and extravagant character friend of nature and great witness of the Vajont disaster.
Mauro Corona

Mauro Corona

During the 3 days, the stands were also visited by some delegations from Friuli-Veneto-Trentino people around the world, who returned "home" to rediscover the Dolomite roots, to welcome Chori of Alpini and local Poets gave a Dolomite atmosphere.

Tourist and mountain operators

Friuli and Belle Dolomiti stand

Friuli and Belle Dolomiti stand


Culture, art, food and wine, personality and tourism. Because the Dolomites are one of the most important tourist destinations in the world, as confirmed by the presence of all the Dolomite territories with information stands in Veneto, Friuli and Trentino. In addition to UNESCO Dolomites Foundation (protagonist of this event), local tourist associations such as Cadore, the municipality of Sagron Mis, the Dolomiti Prealpi Consortium, the Carnia tourist board, and other important mountain realities such as CAI, the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the Museums of the Dolomites, and interesting local realities such as Dolomiti Project, Dolomiti Channel, Editori Trentini and of course we at MontagnaEstate.it

In our opinion, the desire, expressed by the President of Longarone Fiere Oscar De Bona, to make Expo of the Dolomites not just a fair but an event in honor of the Dolomites, is fully successful.
The vastness of topics and protagonists manages well to represent the Dolomites as a whole, not just mountains but a mix of nature, history, traditions, culture, art and peoples capable of transmitting the same emotions of the past and thus making people discover today. to all visitors the true essence of the Dolomites.

the official website can be found here: expodolomiti.it, until next time!

MontagnaEstate.it staff

MontagnaEstate.it staff

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