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Ana Juan receives Emmanuele Manzitti, Italian consul in Barcelona

foto 2022 consol italiaToday Ana Juan, President of the Consell de Formentera, received Emanuele Manzitti, the Italian consul in Barcelona, as part of Manzitti's tour of the Balearic Islands. Talk at the meeting, which was also attended by the Alejandra Ferrer, Vice President and Councillor of Tourism, and representatives of the Italian consulate, focused on Formentera's substantial number of Italian tourists (Italy is currently the island's second biggest source market) and residents. There are 1,699 people of Italian origin registered on Formentera today.

20 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Formentera agrees to let Correos use island's system to geolocate rural homes to improve local service

foto 2022 gps correus The Consell de Formentera is pleased to report that it has allowed the Formentera branch of the national postal service to use its GPS system to geolocate 3,600 rural homes and 800 roads, beaches and places of interest. The Consell launched this geolocation system in 2016 to improve the response times of the island's emergency services.

"By enabling Correos to use this system, we hope that letter carriers can identify parcel delivery points more easily and offer a better service to islanders", explained Rafael González, Councillor of Mobility and Territory.

Formentera's letter carriers have already begun to use the system to identify addresses in remote corners of the island and the routes to access them. In the first days of operation, Correos improved ratios of shipments delivered in the Sant Francesc delivery unit by more than 60%. The local Correos office also asserts that the GPS system has helped reduce the number of items returned due to unknown or incorrect addresses.

The Consell de Formentera has collaborated by providing five free licences of the associated app, which is now used by letter carriers on their mobile terminals.

20 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Es Pujols' Plaça d'Europa welcomes "50 fotografías con historia"

foto 2022 50 fotosAna Juan, President of the Consell de Formentera; Alejandra Ferrer, Vice President and Councillor of Tourism; Isabel Izquierdo, director of programming at Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), and Carlos Bernús, the local head of tourism promotion, presented "50 fotografías con historia", a display of 50 photographs from the last eighty years of our country. The exhibition is curated by José María Díaz-Maroto and Gonzalo Revidiego.

Vice President Ferrer thanked organisers for giving Formentera the chance to host an exhibition "of great historical importance" and invited residents and tourists to "visit it and get to know in an educational and artistic way a collection of snapshots from the last eight decades in our country".

Ms. Izquierdo explained that the exhibition, which is presented by the state-owned AC/E, "has met with rave reviews due to its quality and the breadth of topics shown, and because it brings together the most prominent names in Spanish photography of the twentieth century". With 50 images that tell 50 stories, "50 fotografías con historia" takes visitors on a visual journey from the Spanish Civil War to our world today. The exhibition has toured several Spanish cities.

The director of Formentera Fotogràfica asserted, "Bringing the AC/E's magnificent exhibition to the island in parallel with the tenth Formentera Fotogràfica is a point of pride. Many of the photographers who are part of this journey through the history of photography –Chema Madoz, Juan Foncuberta, Isabel Muñoz, Sandra Balsells, Juana Biarnés, Ricardo Casas, Cristina García Rodero, Alberto García-Alix, Cristina de Middel, Carlos Pérez-Siquier and Gervasio Sánchez– have also been integral to the life of the festival, so we are very excited to share this special edition with all of them again. Plus, this year we will welcome Chema Conesa and Ramon Masats, to whom we pay a well-deserved tribute on the centenary of Francesc Català-Roca".

The collective exhibition is on display in Es Pujols' Plaça d'Europa until 3 July. Seventeen of the featured photographers are also recipients of Spain's National Photography Prize. The exhibition offers visitors the chance to take a guided tour by using their mobile phones to scan the QR codes that accompany each photograph.

The exhibition is organised by AC/E, the Consell de Formentera and Formentera Fotogràfica, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary on the island between 26 and 29 May.

20 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Piano concert in Plaça de la Constitució next Thursday

On Thursday 26 May at 10.00pm, Alessandro Martire will offer a concert with his waves piano in Sant Francesc's Plaça de la Constitució.

This young Italian pianist and composer, born in 1992, will play compositions inspired by classical tradition and contemporary elements which he distils into evocative and catchy melodies and harmonies. Martire's music undefinable, so the Consell encourages residents and tourists to see him live.

Admission is free. This event is sponsored by the Formentera Office of Tourism.

20 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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