pordenonelegge.it is one of the most important Italian literature festivals. It is held in September in Pordenone, a small but nice town situated less than sixty kilometres from Venice, in the region called Friuli Venezia Giulia. Pordenone, with its characteristic medieval centre, boasts the presence of an extraordinary audience keen on culture and literature every year. Going from success to success, pordenonelegge.it is approaching its twentieth edition. Every year, during the five days dedicated to the festival, more than a hundred thousand people - of all ages and backgrounds - enthusiastically attend the hundreds of events on the programme. It is a sort of peaceful and colourful invasion giving life to the city squares, cafes, historical palaces, restaurants and shops. From morning till late night, a real book feast. Writers, philosophers, journalists, poets and artists take turns on an imaginary stage where there are no differences in roles but there is only the language of a culture facing the real problems of our time, far the sake of truth or vocation, or out of necessity. pordenonelegge.it is also a place of dialogue among different disciplines and different views in the cultural world; after the professor, comes the writer, then the voyager and the sportsman; intense debates alternate shows, exhibitions, aperitifs with the authors. The aim being to bring the words everywhere, for a virtuous mixing of languages; a vital and "compromised" idea of culture. A new place for ideas, for words, stories and every form of creativity.