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Zone C, Shanghai World Expo, Shanghai, China
  • Waiting in line was of course quite boring, although there were TV screens featuring some sights in Italy that helped pass the time
  • However, I noticed that aside from the arc that they had at the entrance which brings to mind the beautiful Italian culture and architecture, their focus was more on the modern Italy

    • by TheCity
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      I recently went to the Shanghai World Expo 2010. As there were so many pavilions, I was only able to enter around 10. The most beautiful one I was able to get into was the Italian Pavilion which is located in Zone C of the Expo area, beside other European pavilions such as France, UK, etc. Incidentally, the Expo 2015 will be held in Milan.

      The exterior design of the Italian Pavilion was okay, but not exactly one of the catchiest but it is classy and modern. It is white with slanted dividers and has a glass part wherein you can have a glimpse of what is inside. The whole pavilion is said to be around 6,000 square


      meters.

      We lined up for more than an hour before we were able to get in. The line moved pretty fast, except for when we were almost near the entrance when the line didn’t move for around 30 minutes. The cause of the delay was that there were some Italians who went in and they were toured around the pavilion. Waiting in line was of course quite boring, although there were TV screens featuring some sights in Italy that helped pass the time. However, there were a lot of people pushing and trying to get past that were really annoying.

      However, I guess the long wait was worth it because the Pavilion was really beautifully made. There ...


      • were car exhibits, furniture exhibits, shoes, clothes, music, pasta, wine, art, etc. There was also an Italian restaurant and a room with a multimedia screen with different sights on the second floor. There was also a beautiful part wherein sculptures lay on the floor which looked like a lake. The area of the pavilion was huge compared to the other pavilions I went to and would take around 30 minutes or more to appreciate everything in it. Right before the exit is also a souvenir shop which sells different stuff, including music from Pavarotti and other Italian artists.

        My favorite display were the mannequins which were displayed on the high walls as well as the orchestra instruments and seats that

        were glued on the wall facing down to the people, which sort of felt like a scene in Inception. I really loved the effect they created. Each part of the pavilion was really innovative and well thought out and I felt that they were able to showcase a lot of Italy’s good points. However, I noticed that aside from the arc that they had at the entrance which brings to mind the beautiful Italian culture and architecture, their focus was more on the modern Italy. It would have been nice if they put more of the old Italy in their exhibits. However, all in all, the Italian pavilion is a very beautiful and impressive pavilion and worth lining up for.




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