Enit President Girogio Palmucci (right) in conversation with the Ambassador of Italy in Berlin, Armando Varricchio. Photo: Enit
Good travel reading makes you want to travel. And ideally, it also makes travelers aware of areas and destinations that they have not yet had on their bucket list and that are off the hotspots.
With this motto, the Italian tourism agency Enit awards the best radio and TV contributions, travel guides, travel reports and blogs with the Enit Premio every year parallel to the Frankfurt Book Fair. The 27th award ceremony took place on October 20th in the boathouse of Germania Frankfurt am Main.
Best travel guide: “My Italian trip”
The award for the best travel guide – a road trip across Italy – went to Marco Maurer and his book “Meine Italienische Reise”. Other award winners included Sönke Krüger from Welt am Sonntag, who traveled by train from Hamburg across the Alps to Italy, and radio journalist Ernst Vogt (Bayerischer Rundfunk). He was awarded for a report on Abruzzo, in which he describes the wild and barren beauty of the mountain range together with a colleague and many live voices.
Enit President Girogio Palmucci was one of the guests of the evening – and in an interview with ta editor-in-chief and jury member Matthias Gürtler he was impressed by the reports and stories: “I keep finding that Germans know Italy better than many Italian. What our country has to offer is simply great. “