Pergine Valdarno was the Cultural Village of the year.
Saterday 6th of april - Pieve a Presciano- openingsconference
Sunday 7th of April - Pergine Valdarno.
Openingsceremonies of Cultural Village 2002 under presence of different authorities of the province of Arezzo and Toscane.
Opening speech by the Mayor of Pergine Valdarno.
Visits of the European villages:
9-13 May: Wijk Aan Zee (Olanda).
23-27 May: Mellionec (Francia).
6-10 June : Bystré (Rep. Ceca).
13-17 June : Paxos (Grecia).
27 June / 1 July: Kilingi-Nõmme (Estonia).
11-15 July: Strobek (Germania).
18-22 July: Palkonya (Ungheria).
5-9 September: Tommerup (Danimarca).
12-16 September: Porrua (Spagna).
26-30 September: Aldeburgh (Inghilterra).
27 July / 3 August - Pieve a Presciano:
Summercamp for youth from 10 countries.
23-24 November: Conclusive Conference about local products.
Report from Prof. Enrico Cheli - University of Siena.
Villages not only visited Pergine Valdarno.
Palkonya was visited by the Czech village Trpin, the place near Bystré where Pakonya was hosted last year.
A delegation of the Austrian village Kirchheim visited Aldeburgh.
The Music "Kapelle" of Kirchheim visited Pergine Valdarno and gave a concert on the central place of the village.
A delegation of Wijk aan Zee visited Porrúa during the yearmarket.
A small Dutch delegation was present at the yearly carnival in august in Aldeburgh.
The Wijk aan Zee chessclub played on the tournement in Schachdorf Ströbeck in spring.
And a lot of private travels have been made between the different villages.