The concept of "black gold" is associated in Norway to the oil that has made this country one of the wealthiest in the world. In Italy, when we talk about "black gold", we normally refer to something more sophisticated, tasteful, and environment-friendly: the Balsamic Vinegar from Modena. This fantastic product is very well appreciated also here in Norway, and it is one of the many icons associated with Modena and its province, together with Ferrari, Pavarotti, and many more.
On Friday 9th June, just when IKIS was celebrating the "Festa della Repubblica" at ENI Norge together with the Frecce Tricolori, the Italian Ambassador and many other guests, a bottle of balsamic vinegar was being ceremonially delivered at Cape North.
Gionata Sclavi (a policeman) and Mario Logiurato (a retired Carabiniere) have delivered the precious liquid to the restaurant manager of the Scandic Hotel in Nordkapp, after driving their motorbikes all the way there from their native Modena. The two bikers started their trip with the greetings of the mayor of Modena, who delivered a pennant of the municipality of Modena together with the bottle.
On the way to Cape North, Gionata and Mario stopped also in Oslo, where they symbolically met the Italian community in Norway, represented by Elisabetta Cassina, President of the Comites (Comitato Italiani all'Estero).
Their long motorbike ride was supported also by a small donation from IKIS, that sorted out their accommodation in Oslo.