MovEat Expo: over 3,000 visitors to the exhibition promoted by FS Italiane

The interactive exhibition on food hosted by Gruppo FS Italiane in Pavilion 112 Partner 1 of Expo Milano 2015 is a huge success

Milan, 10 July 2015

The public flocks to the exhibition entitled “MovEat Expo - The routes of food: from ancient Rome to modern Europe" promoted by Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane set up in FS Italiane Expo Partner 1 Pavilion 112.

Since its inauguration on 25 May, over 3,000 people have “crossed” the interactive itinerary set up by Andrea Schiavo and “Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’area archeologica di Roma” – especially foreign visitors, who represented around 70% of the overall number of guests.

The routes of food

MovEat Expo tells the story of the leading role of Italy in European and international routes and development in food transportation by rail, from the origins of trains to the current day.

These routes led to progress for the territories involved and witnessed how great railway lines overlaid the itineraries made by man over the centuries, on foot or by horse, with a multiplying effect on development of the western civilisation in terms of trade, customs and traditions.

As far as Italy is concerned, it’s enough to think about the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts that led to extensive production of fruit and vegetables moved from Puglia and Sicily to markets in northern Italy and throughout Europe after the World War 1.

Exhibited finds

Display cases exhibit twenty-five dining-room vases (from the 8th century BC to the Imperial Age) including priceless pieces and every-day ceramics - a Latium-style amphora with pointed handles form the Latin city of Crustumerium, an oenochoe and a high-step krater probably used to mix wine and water, a wine chalice and a “bucchero” oenochoe from the Fidenae necropolis and a splendid ceramic oven from Fidenae (first Iron Age – end of Archaic Era).

There is a monitor alongside each display case showing a three-dimensional reproduction of the displayed items.

An interactive puzzle allows visitors to choose items and see relative information for a personal all-round view of their chosen item.

Two films accompany this exhibition: the first is dedicated to frescoes and mosaics from Pompei and archaeological sites in the area of Vesuvius showing food and game, whereas the second shows all the works carried out at the international excavation campaign held annually at Crustumerium.