Date: 26 January 2022 (ended)
Section: EXTRA, TALK
Location: Antico Caffè San Marco
Via Cesare Battisti, 18, 34125 Trieste
THE MOTTLED WOODS OF AGIARA. HITCHHIKING THROUGH THE MYSTICAL MOUNTAINS OF GEORGIA
con / with Eleonora Sacco / Pain De Route
Travel tales with Eleonora Sacco, who since 2015 has been reporting on the East through the Pain de Route blog, the podcast Cemento, organising trips and offering travel advice on Russia, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
The squawking of the seagulls and the throbbing of the discos is far away, yet Batumi remains so close, with its great port, the Georgian tiger of casinos, empty skyscrapers, the most fragrant breads in the Caucasus and improvised markets as far as the eye can see. A few minutes of marshrutka and the mountains loom ever steeper and wilder, terraced with tobacco and tea. The clouds coming in from the sea are low over Adjaria, nestling in the high forests, throwing downpours of water in summer and avalanches of snow in winter. Ottoman until 1878, for 260 years, this exotic autonomous region of Georgia was a secret that few people know about: small, beautiful wooden mosques, built as Istanbul wanted, but in the unique style of the Georgian mountains, a stone’s throw from the sea and Turkey. After many trips to the Caucasus, Eleonora Sacco, author and podcaster, went in search of some of them, venturing on foot and hitchhiking through forgotten villages.
please note that a Green Pass Rafforzato and a FFP2 mask are required for access to the festival sites
Wednesday January 26
Antico Caffè San Marco