Le Venezie. Cultura e Territorio
The Masi Foundation has published its own bilingual (Italian and English) journal since 2005. This is the house-organ of the Foundation and records its life and activities as well as containing cultural and artistic information about the region, about Venetian personalities and about the ever-interesting worlds of wine and local gastronomy.
Below is the editorial of the autumn issue of the magazine.
"A PRIZE TO CULTIVATE REAL HOPE.
The Masi Prize reaches its 39th edition in a year that has seen the most dramatic events since the end of the Second World War, for our country and many others. The awards process itself, dealing with the choice of names and conferral of prizes, has been complicated by the lockdown and social distancing of the spring that were the result of the Covid-19 pandemic and then the strict rules imposed for the subsequent containment and prevention of contagion. However, the decision to award the prizes - as in every year since 1981 - has never wavered, and indeed, is intended to be a strong and precise sign of resilience in the context of a general restart - from the economy to schools, from the entertainment world to publishing, from tourism to food and wine. A restart that is really complicated and full of uncertainties, characterized as it is by the persistence of the epidemic and the wait for a vaccine. Massive doses of energy, determination and sheer imagination will be necessary to show the way through the difficult times that await us and ensure a real hope of success. At the same time, we must remember that we can still count on that solid human and cultural heritage that our territories have built up and still know how to express. So that we can return to enjoying it fully. We’re thinking of Venice and its lagoon, our art cities, the Dolomites, nearby Lessinia, the High Plains of Asiago… a heritage of universal value. This is what the Masi Prize seeks to remind us of, this year as well."