Forgotten Food

Viarŏl, capù màgher, chissöl, lagana, pica sö, rafioli, consada, maiassa are terms by many strangers that indicate traditional Bergamo dishes lost in the meanders of memory. Forgotten food will be proposed by eighteen restaurateurs of Bergamo Alta during the annual review of I Maestri del Paesaggio. These are real “Cochi bergamaschi” that have adhered with immediacy, driven by the passion for their work, pride for the fruits that this territory offers, but also for gratitude to those who have not forgotten and remember bringing back and consecrating the authentic soul of traditional cuisine: our grandparents. No matter if the dishes do not totally respect the recipes, the tradition continues just as a successful innovation. Forgotten Food is not meant to be an expression of antiques or modern antiques, but of living, current cuisine. Many wanted to propose little-known spontaneous herbs, unusual ingredients or with bizarre names. Others preferred to stick to the dishes of grandparents, keepers of endless recipes, but with innovative and eye-catching presentations.

The project was also joined by two restaurants outside the Venetian walls that in many dishes offered in their daily lives revive the history of local cuisine.
The first two recipes are the result of historical research; they have long been forgotten even if they are extremely current and pleasant to the palate. We give them to readers and customers greedy and curious with the hope that they will try and become “keepers of dishes to be delivered to the memory of the future”.

De Cibo, a non-profit association that wants to deepen the history and culture of food and wine, coordinated with Arketipos the project Forgotten Food.

Landscape Festival 2022

Landscape Festival 2021

The eleventh edition sees the participation of Nigel Dunnett (1962), professor of Planting Design and Urban Horticulture at the Department of Landscape Architecture of the University of Sheffield, one of the most authoritative voices in the world for innovative and ecological approaches in the design of green, which was entrusted with Green Square 2021, a green reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia and the center of Landscape Festival.


Among the novelties of this XI edition involving the English landscape artist:


. Nigel Dunnett’s Exhibition for the first time an exhibition dedicated to the guest designer at the Ex University of Bergamo, thanks to the collaboration with Liceo Artistico Fantoni and Salvatore Falci, teacher of the Academy of Fine Arts Giacomo Carrara, an opportunity for the public to get to know the work and path of Dunnett, in addition to the inspiring thought and backstage of Green Square 2021.

. Lectio Magistralis: the English landscape painter is the protagonist of a lesson, organized in collaboration with A.N.C.I. (National Association of Italian Municipalities), to share good practices and ideas on landscape. A training meeting open to professionals and administrators dealing with urban planning and environment.


. Arketipos for Bergamo: a green regeneration project in an area of the city, in collaboration with the City of Bergamo and Department of Urban Planning, commissioned to Nigel Dunnett. This initiative, which starts in 2021, will bring to the city, over the years, a series of permanent works. With Nigel Dunnett the first gift (which will be completed in the course of next year) of a series intended for the territory and citizens, which intends to prolong the effects of the event well beyond the days of the festival.


From Nature to Nature (a journey in the city of the future) is the theme of the new edition of the festival in Bergamo, an ambitious theme, where "city" certainly means the urban context but, more broadly, all possible cities, every center of aggregation, from villages to metropolises. The key words for this commitment are: ecology, functionality and beauty, harmonious integration between nature and human intervention, sustainability, concepts as fundamental as they can no longer be postponed.

The necessary actions: love, honor, bring, study, guard and no longer destroy, live together. And again: tap without affecting, take care of the climate, safeguard the species, restore the varieties, re-use, reactivate the green cycle in the arid lands, reverse the trend of the pollution process. Respecting nature means also and above all building a future, acting on the present.


Arketipos and Bergamo Municipality
Landscape Festival 2021
9 > September 26, 2021


Landscape Festival 2021 will be celebrating its second decade with many exciting changes: a new protagonist, a new and important theme, an even greater awareness of landscape and its many implications and applications, together with the reorganization of the Board of Arketipos, the association that has organized the event since 2011.


Grateful for the extraordinary work of Maurizio Vegini (president from 2011 to 2021) and Lucia Nusiner, the board has undergone  major changes: the new Chairman is Vittorio Rodeschini, the vice-chairmanship is confirmed in favor of Lorenzo Crescini and so is the role of secretary for Domenico Piazzini, along with Elena Stucchi for the position of treasurer.


Arketipos, in collaboration with the City of Bergamo, has identified the calendar for the 2021 event which, as always, will focus on Green Square, a green reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia entrusted to Nigel Dunnett, Professor of Planting Design and Urban Horticulture at the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield (UK).


From Nature to Nature (a journey in the city of the future) is the topic of the new edition of the Bergamo Festival. It is   an important and ambitious theme,  where "city" certainly means the urban context but, more broadly, all possible cities, every center of aggregation, from villages to metropolises.


The goal of Green Square 2021 and Landscape Festival, thanks to the design and extraordinary professional expertise of Nigel Dunnett, is to imagine environments that are as natural as possible, yet at the same time measured and carefully conceived, weighted in their rhythms and colours, in the harmonious alternation of essences and forms, pleasant in their interaction and contemplation.


A commitment, that of Bergamo as a City of Landscape, which originates and draws inspiration also thanks to its extraordinary conformation, a virtuous encounter between landscape and built environment, and which continues also thanks to some important recognitions that have confirmed that the direction is the right one: the inclusion of the Venetian Walls among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2017 and, in 2021, the National Landscape Award recognized to Valle d'Astino and promoted by the Ministry of Culture.

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Piazza Vecchia Bergamo
the first book of Landscape Festival

"Green Square - Piazza Vecchia Bergamo" is the new book, published by Corponove, which tells through texts, images and interviews the ten years of Green Square, a green reinterpretation of an extraordinary space, and Landscape Festival


Since 2011 Piazza Vecchia becomes a garden every September; or better, many possible gardens, thanks to nationally and internationally renowned designers: Lodewijk Baljon, Michele De Lucchi, Peter Fink, Luciano Giubbilei, Lucia Nusiner, Piet Oudolf, Andy Sturgeon e Stefan Tischer.


This book tells, through a gallery of images, texts and curiosities, the ten editions of Green Square: green reinterpretation of an extraordinary space. Ten years of nature, passion, commitment to create unique experiences involving the public, ten years of landscape, sociality, ten years of shared projects and amazement. 


"Green Square - Piazza Vecchia Bergamo", edited by Mario Bonicelli for Arketipos, is the story of these first ten years characterized by nature, passion, commitment to create unique experiences involving the public, ten years of landscape, of sociality , ten years of shared projects and amazement.


edited by | Mario Bonicelli
scientific consultation | Lorenzo Crescini, Mauro Crescini, Lucia Nusiner


text - bilingue | Giorgio Gori, Claudia Maria Terzi, Maria Paola Esposito, Maurizio Vegini, Mario Bonicelli, Michele De Lucchi, Luciano Giubbilei, Piet Oudolf, Lodewijk Baljon, Stefan Tischer, Andy Sturgeon, Peter Fink, Lucia Nusiner, Maurizio Quargnale, Lorenzo Crescini, Daniele Simonelli
principal photographer | Rosanna Castrini, Dario Fusaro, Matteo Carassale, Leonardo Tagliabue



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Donate towards and construct Green to the People: the garden for the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital. Green Square 2020 becomes even bigger thanks to you and a fundraiser for Green to the People, a garden created by Arketipos.

Everything that you in Piazza Vecchia – the tables designed by Michele De Lucchi, the native and forest plants from Ersaf and the lamps by Zafferano e Luce IN, are available for small and large donations.

Make a donation and take home a plant: elms, beeches, lindens, hornbeams, oaks and cherry trees.

Donate and book one of the tables made of beech, ash or fir, from Il Legno dalla Natura alle Cose or a Poldina lamp. Donate and distance-adopt a plant, dedicate it to someone and his name will find a place in the Book of Trees of the Bergamo Town Council.

Until 31 December you can donate by bank transfer, also from home:
with bank transfer
iban: IT17V0326711100000020191067
made out to: Arketipos - Green to the People01
description: Erogazione liberale - Green to the People 2020



Landscape Festival 2020


Hai voglia di aiutare Landscape Festival?
Essere portavoce del paesaggio?
Promuovere la raccolta fondi in favore di Green to the People?


Arketipos, l’associazione che ha ideato e promuove Landscape Festival – I Maestri del Paesaggio, cerca appassionati, curiosi, esperti, ragazzi e adulti innamorati della propria città e della natura, che mettano a disposizione entusiasmo e un poco di tempo per animare Green Square nei 20 giorni di apertura, contribuendo così a un progetto simbolo di ripartenza e solidarietà e alla raccolta fondi che permetterà di realizzare Green to the People, il giardino dell’incontro.

Arrivato al decimo anno, Landscape Festival si presenta nel 2020 con un’edizione straordinaria e, grazie alla generosa partecipazione dell’architetto Michele De Lucchi per Green Square, rilettura in chiave green di Piazza Vecchia, si arricchisce di una grande raccolta fondi destinata a realizzare il primo giardino dell’incontro, presso l’Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII, un format Arketipos intitolato Green to the People.


Dal 5 al 20 settembre, dalle 9.00 alle 22.00, abbiamo bisogno di voi tra:

  • volontari per la manutenzione e cura del verde
  • volontari per l’accoglienza e distribuzione informazioni
  • volontari promotori della raccolta fondi


Chiediamo una disponibilità minima di 2 ore e il domicilio a Bergamo e provincia.
Aspettiamo entro e non il oltre il 26 luglio le vostre candidature tramite email a
con una piccola presentazione e iniziale disponibilità.


5th - 20th September 2020


Landscape Festival has worked during these months and takes its place among the many confirmed and renewed appointments. It is now ready to present all of this year’s novelties, including a special act of solidarity. The Green Square (the annual green reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia in Bergamo) will, this year, be the protagonist of a collective fundraising project.

The 2020 Edition of the Festival has taken off with a special and renewed energy to react, to start again beginning from the values ​​that have always been shared: the landscape as a union of nature and culture, plants as bearers of hope and the opportunity to meet, community strength, and Bergamo – City of  Landscape.

With this as a basis, the Tenth Edition is dedicated to everyone and to the future. It is all set to be an extraordinary edition, not only of the Landscape Festival but also of the Green Square, thanks to the participation of the famous architect and designer Michele De Lucchi. The installation, set up as usual in Piazza Vecchia, will have at its centre a large table, made of many tables of precious and selected woods piled upon each other and realized by the group “Il Legno dalla Natura alle cose”. These tables will be ‘laid’ with native plants. The installation, at the end of the Event, will be available to the public for a donation. There will be many noted people involved, and, hopefully, many small and large acts of solidarity in favour of the fundraising dedicated to citizens and the territory will animate the Green Square.


Landscape Festival – I Maestri del Paesaggio 2020: 15 days to discover, learn and immerse oneself in the landscape, in many possible landscapes. The Event, conceived by Arketipos and promoted by the Bergamo Town Council and the Regione Lombardia, thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and the support of the companies ‘Il legno dalla natura alle cose’, ‘Uniacque’, ‘Mapei’ and the Lombardy Foundation for the Environment, is open to experts, workers in the sector, amateurs and enthusiasts and aims to be an edition to remember for many reasons:

  • Green Square our annual green reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia in Bergamo;
  • Green to the People a concept that puts into effect with the creation of a garden, a meeting-space for people and a space for people to meet nature. This idea, which comes from Arketipos, will be realized in the external area of the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, using the results of the fundraising project;
  • Landscape Webinar landscape lessons from the protagonists of the previous nine editions;
  • Landscape Call green events for the city resulting from an open call made during the last few months;
  • Green Book a book to celebrate the birth, history and development of the Landscape Festival through the 10 projects of the Green Square in the past 10 years.


With its slogan Nature + Culture = Landscape, the Event, for ten years, has been spokesman of values such as culture of community, of place and of resources that need to be promoted in order to recognise landscape as one of the key elements for social, economic and urban development.




Landscape Festival X edition
4> 20 September 2020

2020 for Landscape Festival is the year of an important milestone: the X edition, which we would like to celebrate and make even bigger thanks to all of you.

Landscape Festival, as many of you know, was conceived by a group of professionals, grown with the support of the Municipality of Bergamo, companies and individuals and has become a reference point at national and international level, transforming Bergamo into "City of Landscape".
To make this tenth year special, Arketipos - the cultural association that created the event - with the support of the Municipality of Bergamo and the Bergamo Chamber of Commerce, invites everyone to participate, because only with your help, the landscape, the culture of greenery and the protection can become truly widespread values.

We are looking for: institutions, museums, libraries, galleries, associations, foundations, private groups, shops, artists, schools that can become an active part of Landscape Festival by presenting their own "green" proposal, transforming Bergamo even more into a virtuous example to visit, admire, follow and study in Italy and worldwide.

We invite you to think and propose: installations, exhibitions, meetings, musical events, aperitifs, talks, green windows, temporary gardens, all initiatives that focus on the landscape in many and possible variations, appointments open to the public or by invitation, free or not, depending on the possibilities of each.

We are waiting for your projects, proposals, ideas, to be implemented during the period of the Festival, from 4 to 20 September 2020, by April 30 2020, by filling in a form available online

Arketipos, with the collaboration of the municipal administration and the Chamber of Commerce, will take care of evaluating and, once identified, coordinating the selected proposals, creating a real green wave. All the selected projects will become part of a dedicated calendar and a capillary communication and diffusion campaign in the city and in the area, will have a dedicated section on the site and visibility on social channels @imaestridelpaesaggio

Participation in the call is free and, if the project is selected, it does not include economic contributions.

Sure we can count on everyone's participation and enthusiasm, we look forward to your ideas and projects, in order to make Landscape Festival even bigger and more widespread in the city and in the area.

Maurizio Vegini - President of Arketipos


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We are glad to celebrate with you the end of the successful 9th edition of Landscape Festival. Here you can find some information:

  • 18 days and events
  • 89 projects
  • 320 thousand visitors
  • 198 appointments
  • 9 international relations
  • 500 participants in the International Meeting of the Landscape and Garden
  • 2.472 participants in educational initiatives - conferences, seminars, workshops -  from 20 countries and continents
  • 9 installations Green Design
  • installations Landscape Corner
  • 12.000 plant of 36 different species to Green Square 2019, project by Luciano Giubbilei
  • 140 interns of 7 schools
  • 12 professional volunteers
  • 11 students fot the 6th edition of Landscape School
  • 150 partners involved
  • 153.952 pages visited on by 23.000 users
  • 1 environmental project that allowed us to compensate 140,82 tons of CO2, by planting 50 trees


IX edition

Arketipos and the Bergamo Town Council present the Ninth Edition of Landscape Festival – I Maestri del Paesaggio from 5th to 22nd September 2019. This is a widespread event that, through an open-air calendar dedicated to landscape architecture and outdoor design, promotes nature and beauty, thus confirming Bergamo as the "City of Landscape".

Eighteen days to discover, to learn, to immerse oneself in the landscape, in many possible landscapes, thanks also to educational activities for children and adults. Open to experts and enthusiasts of all ages (children, adults, families), the Event presents appointments, for the most part free of cost, that include conferences, workshops, exhibitions, shows, competitions and tasting sessions.

At the centre of the Event are the Green Square, an extraordinary reinterpretation of Piazza Vecchia; Green Design, a project dedicated to the enhancement of public spaces; and the International Meeting of the Landscape and Gardens, in which the most important landscapers of the world participate. The theme for 2019 is Pioneer Landscape, which seeks to investigate the relationship between architecture and the natural environment, evoking the beauty of spontaneous vegetation that sometimes reappropriates man-made spaces.

The protagonist of this year’s Green Square is Luciano Giubbilei, the Anglo-Italian landscape architect and three-time winner of the Best in Show award at the Chelsea Flower Show, known throughout the world for the discreet elegance and serenity of his gardens.


Landscape Festival is looking for you

Bergamo from 5th to 22nd september 2019
18 days to discover, learn, and to immerse yourself in the landscape in a variety of nuances, through educational activities for students and adults.

call for the volunteers

Infopoint and Webpoint, conferences, hospitality, transfers, exhibitions;

for all volunteers a training course is planned, duration and method will be agreed;

from 27th August (start-up) to 22nd September 2019 (conclusion of dismantling)
request availability for the entire duration of the event or to be agreed with Arketipos in relation to availability (minimum period: one week);

anyone interested, starting at age 16.

Landscape Festival - I Maestri del Paesaggio is an event organised by the Arketipos Association and the Municipality of Bergamo.

Arketipos is a non-profit association which aims to promote, inform and enhance the culture of natural landscapes and those modified by human intervention to encourage sustainable development and the individual evaluation of each region through the disciplines of landscape architecture, environmental protection, creativity, art and the education of both professionals and ordinary citizens.

Work with Luciano Giubbilei

The invitation to work with Luciano Giubbilei in Bergamo from 26th August to 6th September 2019 towards completing "Green Square 2019" has come to a close.

The invitation was open to landscape architects, young architects or students in the sector, and offered the opportunity to work with Luciano Giubbilei during the Landscape Festrival – I Maestri del Paesaggio.

The selected candidates will participate in the creation of "Green Square 2019", the project that transforms Bergamo’s Piazza Vecchia into a beautiful garden.

From 26th August to 6th September 2019

Landscape architects, young architects, students in the sector

.what Arketipos offers
The selected candidates will be offered accommodation, breakfast and meal vouchers for the days of the work; a pass for public transport for all the areas related to the Event for its entire duration; and a free ticket to attend the International Meeting.