Nordic culture moves to Milan

MILAN - Starting on Thursday, thanks to the 4th Boreali Nordic Festival, Milan city will change into a corner of Northern Europe for a total of four days. Events of all types will allow you to go on a cultural journey - both real and virtual – and discover Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Latvia.

 The initiative from Feb. 22 to 25 offers an opportunity to raise awareness of the particularities and uniqueness of the Nordic countries and promote cultural exchange with Italy. 

 The main protagonist of the festival is Nordic culture, in all its aspects: design, food, music, literature, and sustainability. In this way, the event, which will involve a diverse audience in an active way, becomes an opportunity to discover firsthand the commonalities and differences that characterise the culture and values ​​of the countries of Northern Europe. 

 The event, organised by the Iperborea publishing house, who have specialized since 1987 in spreading Nordic literature in Italy, have assembled a rafter of events including musicians, writers and chefs, as well as numerous organisations and companies of those countries that share with visitors their ideas and their philosophy in an innovative and stimulating manner. A rich calendar of cultural events and entertainment that will continue until Feb 25.

 The detailed program of I Boreali is on the web site:

By Gianfranco Nitti
Norwedian writer Hanne Ørstavik with Festival curator, Cristina Gerosa. Photo: G. Nitti.