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'Casa' to highlight Italian marine life at Katara 8th Dhow Festival.

Santhosh Chandran DOHA An Italian Casa, a pavilion that showcases Italian marine life, will be one of the highlights of the 8th edition of Dhow Festival at Katara Cultural Village on November 20. The pavilion, the first-time initiative of Italian Embassy Traditional Dhow Festival in Qatar, will showcase Italian traditions. A team of seven artisans from Italy will arrive in Doha for the event. Announcing the participation of Italy in Dhow Festival on Wednesday, Italian Ambassador to Qatar HE Pasquale Salzano said,"Italy and Qatar have long tradition of marine life and many common features. Our Casa at the festival will offer an opportunity for young generation to know about our long history of traditional marine life, different from the modern life, that is known to everybody. Sharing knowledge on common ground of our ancient traditions at the sea during Dhow Festival will strengthen our bonds as well as encourage tourists to visit both Italy and Qatar." The envoy added that demonstration of making Capri Sandals, Italian Pizza and ancient techniques of making fishing net as well as music band will be another highlight of Italian pavilion at the festival. "Casa Italia at the festival intends to pay a tribute to the ancient trades of former Italian seaside villages that are popular destinations of Italy today," Salzano added. The press conference was attended by Director of Beach Management at Katara and Director of the Katara Traditional Dhow Festival Ahmed al Hitmi and officials of Italian embassy in Qatar.

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Date:Nov 15, 2018
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