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Visitors gather in front of the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has opened for visitors. Located between the Opportunity and Sustainability Districts of the venue, the pavilion operates under the thematic title ‘Beauty connects people’.

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A replica of Michelangelo’s David at the Italy Pavilion. Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

Visitors can also embark on a journey to the past, present and future by experiencing Italian cinema produced and directed by Gabriele Salvatores, a famous Oscar-winning director, which capture the daily lives of Italian people and the manufacturing capabilities of theirs, whether it’s making pasta or a motorcycle. The cinema changes every 30 minutes.

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Visitors inside the Italy Pavilion on the first day of Expo 2020 Dubai. Image Credit: Stefan Lindeque/Gulf News

A green pool, which grows spirulina algae, converts carbon dioxide into oxygen, thereby indirectly helping the pavilion “breathe”. This algae is also edible.

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The Italy Pavilion has also planned to conduct several discussions, which will focus on creativity, culture, diplomacy and education over the span of the mega-event’s 182 days.