In a strip of land compressed between sea and mountains for centuries the city of Genoa scrutinizes the horizon in search of ships and sailing ships that plowing the seas and oceans cleverly land in its enchanting port. As a major port during the maritime republics, when trade took place by ship, the city of Euroflora has been able to maintain its primacy worthy of a large sea port, which has always been open to trade with the whole world and at the dawn of third millennium still retains the charm of its narrow streets of its colorful and colorful houses hanging on the mountain. But it has also always been a city of flowers that thanks to the mild temperature of the sea and the mountain barrier that overlooks it has given us a manifestation of undoubted beauty, grandiose and fascinating but at the same time rich in exotic aromas as well as in the past centuries the aromas and the oriental spices perfumed the port and the stupendous port alleys.
The Euroflora 2001 has given the city the undisputed primacy of a fair with flakes. The participation of the public was not long in coming, they peacefully and joyfully invaded the three exhibition pavilions, in search of almost fairy-tale scenarios, diving into an immense sea colored with flowers and their essences.
The demonstration cut the ribbon on April 21st, after months and months of technical and organizational preparation, and received the High Patronage of the President of the Republic.
Many nations present at the event, the Austrian, French and Swiss neighbors, Belgium, Canada, Holland, Uruguay, Vietnam, Ecuador, the Principality of Monaco, Australia, China and the Philippines .
An event that saw 775 competitions scheduled with a prize pool of 405,000 euros and a team of 200 experts, both Italian and foreign, who judged and rewarded the floral works exhibited.
Great the spectacular impact of the event when at the entrance of pavilion S the great waterfall of almost twenty meters high, with a slice of Amazonian flora at the foot, attracts the attention of the visitor who is immediately struck by the fabulous 18th century villa where they are hosted lemons of rare beauty. Two goodies introduced by the Municipality of Genoa which has always believed in the grandeur and beauty of Euroflora.
At the center of the pavilion an immense azalea star gives a breathtaking visual effect, almost like fireworks.
The second pavilion is dedicated to regional presences with water features and fountains punctuated by water games and light effects.
Pavilions B presents an extraordinary mix of specimens and there is a space dedicated to Italian and foreign municipal gardens. Among the distinctive elements, the stylized reproduction of a real Victorian iron greenhouse stands out, which occupies a large part of the pavilion.
In the areas outside the Fair there were a succession of flowerbeds and gardens, including a cross-section of the Alpine environment created by the Val di Fiemme and an avenue with thirty palm trees at a height of five meters that accompanied the visitors between pavilions B and C. On the sea side of pavilion S the twenty-five gardens of the third millennium stood out, for which a creative design effort based on innovation was requested.
Euroflora has dedicated a space to equipment and products for amateur and professional gardening through Flortec that with the presence of 115 companies in the sector that have exhibited furniture for gardens and terraces, street furniture, items for florists and equipment and machinery for gardens.
The event was held on a total area of 150,000 square meters, remaining open to the public continuously from 7.00 am until midnight every day.