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I Marchigiani dell’Anno premiati a Portonovo

Friday, September 7 at 19.45 at the Hotel Excelsior La Fonte in Portonovo there were the 29th edition of the "Marchigiani dell'Anno" Prize, people from Marche of the year prize, and the 25th edition of the International Prize of Portonovo.

Giuseppe Blasi, Franca Foronchi, Maurizio Compagnoni, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Cucine Lube, Maria Francesca Merloni, Paolo Antinori, Luca Lattanzio, Ditta Silvio Meletti srl and Fonderie Valchienti srl. These are the ten big names that received the Marchigiani dell'Anno Prize and the International Prize of Portonovo.

Two awards that reward the personalities who have distinguished themselves in the cultural, sports, entrepreneurial, political, artistic, journalistic, and diplomatic field, but also in voluntary and solidarity, bringing the Marche region to a national and international prominence.

Within the framework of Marchigiani dell'Anno - Ankon, the award was given to two companies: Silvio Meletti of Ascoli Piceno, whose founder created the famous Anisetta, the typical aniseed liqueur, and opened the Caffe Meletti in the splendid setting of Piazza del Popolo in Ascoli Piceno; the Fonderie Valchienti of Civitanova Marche, one of the few Italian companies still working with cast iron.

Among the personalities awarded as the Marchigiani dell'Anno, there is Giuseppe Blasi, head of the Department of European and International policies and rural development, at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Tourism. Giuseppe Ottaviani, receives the prize for his sports achievements: the 102-year-old is a master athlete in athletics and will compete in the next world cup in Spain, despite having already collected 11 world records in the years. Franca Foronchi, former mayor of Gradara, will be honored for all the territory promotion she did. Maurizio Compagnoni, born in San Benedetto del Tronto, Sky sports commentator, received the prize for his journalistic work. To the Cucine Lube, industry recognition. This company is among the six most important kitchens producer nationally.

The Premio Internazionale Portonovo, was given to Maria Francesca Merloni, for her work as UNESCO ambassador and to Paolo Antinori, chef of Fortino Napoleonico and vice president of the Provincial Association of Chefs Ancona. This year's new entry is the Beniamino Gigli award, gave to Luca Lattanzio, the singer who lived in Numana for several years and who has distinguished himself for his international performances. He sang with the Red Army choir too.

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