This ambitious historical and artistic project, coordinated by Irene Ficociello Calzetta , Vice Chairman 2015/2016 of District 210, Italy, was born from the discovery of some rose seeds in the archaeological site of Sinuessa (Campania – Italy), dating back to the ancient Romans.
It aims at promoting collaboration and unity between all 104 Inner Wheel countries, creating an archaeological, architectural, artistic, literary and environmental itinerary in the name of the rose. It is supposed to connect all IW Clubs with a golden thread, creating an imaginary journey to discover our identity and territory.
A rose next to a monument to mark the ideal partnership relating to the discovery in Sinuessa excavations. The metaphor of the rose was also confirmed by Her Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark who baptized a pink rose with the name of “Inner Wheel forever” in Copenhagen, at the IIW Convention in May 2015.
This project aims at enhancing and promoting our wonderful area rich in archaeological and architectural monuments and at bringing mainly the youth closer to the culture of the past, as a basis to build the future and to recover human values that are the basis for human relationships.
At the same time the rose embodies the strong and fragile feminine soul, yet able to persist through centuries like the seeds found in Sinuessa.
The project was presented in
The project “In the Name of the Rose” was also highly appreciated by other Bulgarian Clubs,
The project was supported by the District Chairman 2015 - 2016 Daniela Soderi, who organized the trip.