“The award has been rescheduled for the second path: this year 1400 Participants also came from many parts of Europe, even from Israel.
We did not expect in the first edition as now such a wide participation and talk about numbers does not like it because it seems to commodify something addressed to nice and not profit .
However I believe that the real reason of the feedback received both in the container, that is, the city of Como and its attractive tourist image of Como which we often seem to forget.
But because a Prize, since there are so many?
For those who participate in writing it allows you to find the real time flows in and is not measured by the clock; writing is putting more lives in what you've lived, why so many write.
Then there is the hope of having such an intellectual creation, maybe after colliding with the harsh reality editorial; it waits for good news and that makes the most enjoyable time.
The selection is unfortunately subject to human judgment that, Alas, It can sometimes be deceptive and that always is subjective.
For those who organizes, there is the belief of doing something that will appeal to beauty and best qualities of the individual to achieve an outcome certainly not cheap but more refined; a result that goes beyond, where the person is understood as a unit in which spirit and culture are important .
This award is in fact live for the participation of the authors and belongs to all of them that make it possible and also to the city of Como that houses, giving the name.
The association that issued the award INDEPENDENT,FREE AND INDEPENDENT, but in fact the prize It is all authors to whom I extend a sincere thank you.
Another aspect to note is that the texts - stories, novels and poems - have come from all over Italy and many from abroad.
The Greeks called Periegesis, now it called Cultural Tourism and tends to raise the level of the individual through the encounter with different cultures and histories, and people.
Because, as said S. Agostino, "The world is an open book and those who do not travel read only one page.".
I invite those who come from outside not to dwell on the villas of the lake but look at the little ins and outs, cemeteries along the hillside, docks lake, i cipressi a Brienno.
Como and its surroundings are not made to touristy glitz and mass.
The hope that motivates us for the future is that this initiative along with other in our city over time can increase the 'cultural identity of Como and qualify as a landmark, maybe even European.
While the belief is that, in a world too often it based on the logic of profit, to do something that will appeal to beauty, culture, to improve their inner qualities.
Thanks again to the authors, to all those who see us with sympathy and even those who look at us with greater indifference because they give us more motivation to continuare-“