– Marianna Jelicich Buić
Head of the Culture Sector of the Executive Council of the Italian Union

The Ex Tempore festival of Grožnjan is different from other events organised by the Italian Union because,…

…despite its high cultural and international value, it is held in an environment full of artistic lightness, free of any austerity. The black tie is not in harmony with the explosion of colours that impose creativity as a must. However, the absence of high heels and suits does not make the Ex Tempore any less important. Grožnjan is taken over by pure art and it melts with the music that makes the people dance and sing along the narrow streets, that makes them raise a toast to the creativity. Ex Tempore demonstrates that the greatest art can be magnificently expressed in a small town, beyond conformity and all our expectations.