Europa in versi


The Casa della Poesia in Como (The Como House of Poetry) organizes an annual Festival that is also connected to the Poetry Prize which explicitly aims to discover and value the most interesting voices of national and international poetry.

The VII Edition of the Festival is called Poetry, Science and Technology and will take place on  April 7th and 8th 2017 in various prestigious locations in Como.

The program of the 2017 Edition is the following:

Friday April 7th

from 10 am to 12.30 am

Location - Aula Magna, Insubria University,

Via Sant'Abbondio 12, Como

Introduction by Barbara Pozzo

Stefano Serra Capizzano: Science, Poetry and Mathematics

Michela Prest: The tale of Nature : Poetry without borders

The meeting is moderated by Laura Garavaglia (President of The Como House of Poetry and Artistic Director of the Festival) and Elisabetta Broli (Journalist and Writer).



from 9.30 to 12.30

Location - Liceo Classico Alessandro Volta (Classical High School)

Via Cesare Cantu 57, Como

Meeting amongst the poets participating to the Festival, teachers and students.

Meeting moderator is Andrea Tavernati (Vice-President of The Como House of Poetry)


from 5 pm  to 7.30pm

COMONEXT - Science and Technology Park

Via Cavour 2, Lomazzo (Co)

Introduction by Roberto Galaverni (literary critic and cultural journalist)


Meeting between the public and the poets participating in the Festival.

Participation to the event is free of charge, you need to register by sending an email to with the subject title: "EUROPE IN VERSE - ComoNExT"


Saturday April  8th

from 10 am to 12 am

Scientific High School “Paolo Giovio”

Via Pasquale Paoli 28, Como

Meeting between poets participating to the Festival, professors and students.

Moderates the meeting Laura Garavaglia.


from 10 am to 12 am

Liceo Human Sciences, Music and Language Teresa Ciceri

Via Carducci 12, Como

Meeting between participating poets at the Festival, professors and students.

Andrea Tavernati moderates the meeting


From 2pm

Villa Gallia - Passeggiata Villa Olmo

Reading of International Poetry with the participation of poets from all over the world

2pm - Salute to the authorities by Laura Garavaglia

Salute by Dott.ssa Sassi Maria Grazia (Councillor for Culture of Casnate con Bernate, Provincial Councillor, member of the national leadership of municipalities and regions in Europe, Ccre - CLRAE)

Festival Introduction by Roberto Galaverni

Brief musical interlude by the students of the Conservatory of Como

Poets are presented by Wolfgang Testoni (Associate of The Como house of Poetry) and Andrea Tavernati (Vice-President of The Como House of Poetry)

The Poets:

Bruno Galluccio

Helen Soraghan

Giovanny Gomez

Ruben Dario Lotero

Ion Deaconesc

Marta Markoska

Víctor Rodríguez Núñez

Francoise Roy

Haydar Ergülen

Giovanni Darconza

Cinzia Dem

Monica Aasprong


8.30 pm - Refreshments in Villa Gallia

9.30 pm - Award Ceremony for the Winners of the International Prize for Poetry and Fiction in Europe in verses.


During the Festival from 2.30pm to 4pm, the poet and literary critic Mario Santagostini will host a "Poetry Workshop", already successfully tested during the previous editions, offering critical advice to anyone in the audience who wishes to read their verses.

For registration to the Workshop (“Bottega di Poesia”) write and email to, with the subject "EUROPE IN VERSE - BOTTEGA”.


Enaip students of Como and the Department of Law, Economics, and Culture of the University of Insubria will manage the reception of the public and poets, bookshop, management of the Poetry Workshop, etc.

Exhibition of Art Work inspired by the poems of the participating poets at the Festival by students of the Academy "Aldo Galli".

Bar service available during the event. Free admission

For information: The House of Poetry


Tel.+39 3440309088


View the program (PDF)


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