A production of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and storielibere.fm, in partnership with cultural association Monteverdelegge How did the cultural festivals held every year in so many Italian cities come about? Who are the people that attend them? What impact do they have on the places where they are held? Leafing through the Alfabeto Italiano, the page opens at the letter F, F for Festival. A word that, over the last twenty or thirty years, has gained increasing importance not only in the country’s cultural system but also in the social and economic life of many of Italy's cities and citizens. With Marzia Corraini (Festivalettatura) and Giulia Cogoli (Festival della Mente - Dialoghi di Pistoia)