CONFERENCE IN PERU ON 'ITALIAN TRAVELLERS AND EXPLORERS'

(VELINO) Roma, 9 Jun - A delegation from the ItalianGeographical Society (SGI) will visit the Italian embassy inLima and the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). For theoccasion, the secretary general and the deputy secretary (alsoresponsible for the archives), respectively professors SimoneBozzato and Nadia Fusco, will hold a conference on "The ItalianGeographic Society and Peru: Italian travellers and explorers".The event, which will take place on June 11 at the Pier PaoloPasolini Auditorium, will look at the relations between Peruand the Geographical Society, also analysing the work ofItalian travellers and explorers. Prominent among

(VELINO) Roma, 9 Jun - A delegation from the ItalianGeographical Society (SGI) will visit the Italian embassy inLima and the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC). For theoccasion, the secretary general and the deputy secretary (alsoresponsible for the archives), respectively professors SimoneBozzato and Nadia Fusco, will hold a conference on "The ItalianGeographic Society and Peru: Italian travellers and explorers".The event, which will take place on June 11 at the Pier PaoloPasolini Auditorium, will look at the relations between Peruand the Geographical Society, also analysing the work ofItalian travellers and explorers. Prominent among them is thefigure of Antonio Raimondi, a Milanese geographer,cartographer, botanist and archaeologist active in Peru in thesecond half of the 19th century. In his 19 years of travellingfar and wide in the country between 1851 and 1869, thenaturalist systematically recorded resources and culturalevidence of the country's natural history. He visited theregion of Cajamarca, travelling through the provinces ofContumaza, Cajamarca, Hualgayoc, Chota, Celendin, Cutervo, SanPablo, San Marcos and Cajabamba. He systematically collectedplants, animals, insects, and minerals while making barometricmeasurements, meteorological observations and accurate maps tocomplement the information on the various regions he explored.In addition, he had a special interest in the localinhabitants, both modern and ancient, observing them in theirmodern homes and glimpsing something of their past from ancienthistorical monuments. In addition, he navigated the Maranon,the Ucayali and the Amazon and drew maps of the cities ofChachapoyas, Huancavelica and Cajamarca. The conference willend with a ceremony during which the Italian ambassador to LimaMauro Marsili will be made an honorary member of the SGI. vel.