(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 9 - Emilia-Romagna Governor Stefano
Bonaccini and former premier and European Commission chief
Romano Prodi on Wednesday visited the Italy pavilion at Expo
Bonaccini, who like Prodi is a member of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), said "it is a marvelous pavilion where you see the genius, excellence and quality of Italy, of which obviously as Emilia-Romagna we try to express the utmost potential possible".
The two senior PD figures were accompanied by Italy Pavilion Commissioner Paolo Glisenti.
Before the visit, Prodi addressed the Global Business Forum Asean at Expo.
"I have been very impressed, amazed even" by the Italy pavilion, the ex-PD chief said, dismissing "ridiculous polemics about its conception.
Prodi said he had also been "very pleased" by the fact that 70 young people have been trained to show people around and explain the various exhibits. (ANSA).