Paratissima is an international art and culture event realised outside of the institutional contemporary art scene. Painters, photographers, designers, fashion designers, videographers and all artists alike are welcome at Paratissima. In 2013, Paratissima registered 119.510 visitors and the participation of 606 artists during the five days of the event. The initiative promoted 58 artistic projects and animated the city with more than 100 music initiatives. Since 2012, Paratissima is known for being the most visited event related to contemporary art, at national level in Italy Paratissima targets everyone, but its special aim is to support and promote the young, non-established authors, while in the same time it also presents established artists by offering them a new context and space for collaboration in a dynamic and energetic atmosphere.