Sikkens Akzo Nobel: global sponsor of the Totem for Peace

Special paints of the Sikkens Akzo Nobel, resistant to temperature of 80 degrees, have been used for the Tricolored Totem for Peace inaugurated in Turin on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity.

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The Italian Army celebrates its 150 years with President Napolitano

The President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano participated in Turin to the party for the 150 years of the Italian Army. The Minister for Defence La Russa and the most important military, civil and religious representatives also attended the ceremony.

For the occasion the Fondazione Mediterraneo, together with the Province and the Municipality of Turino, inaugurated the biggest "tricolore" ever realized in Italy: an artwork by sculptor Mario Molinari.

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INAUGURATION of the Tricolored Totem for Peace by Molinari

On May 4, was opened in Turin the Tricolored Totem for Peace by the Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, during the visit of President Napolitano for the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.

Great audience participation for the opening ceremony of the monumental work "Tricolored Totem for Peace", including the youth of the civil service, the Moroccan community in Turin, the Moroccan Consul Nourredine Radhi. A number of messages were received, including that of President Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Republic of Malta George Abela, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, who have welcomed this initiative sharing its high purpose.

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Napolitano congratulates for the Tricolored Totem for Peace

In a message sent to the Mayor of Turin Sergio Chiamparino, the President ofthe Province of Turin, Antonio Saitta, and the President of the Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano expressed his satisfaction for the realization in Turin of the Tricolored Totem for Peace by sculptor Mario Molinari.


Napolitano expressed "deep appreciation for this important initiative with which Turin wanted to remember the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity".

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The long journey of the Tricolored Totem for Peace

The long journey of the Tricolored Totem for Peace continues: from Rabat to Turin, from Malta to Fez, from Coazze to Naples.

During the inauguration of the Tricolored Totem for Peace in Turin on May 4, between Corso Lecce and Corso Regina Margherita, it took place a symbolic passing of the baton from the hands of the President of the Parliament of Morocco Abdelwahed Radi and of the Mayor of Pescasseroli Nunzio Finamore to those of the Mayor of Turin Sergio Chiamparino.

The mayors of many towns of Piedmont and other cities where the work by Mario Molinari will be realized were present: Coazze May 8 2011, Naples May 20 2011, Malta June 16 2011, and so on... the long journey of the red sail for peace continues.

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Tricolored Totem for Peace: the big party

The party for the Tricolored Totem for Peace by sculptor Mario Molinari with the participation of the young people of the National Civil Service and the Collegno band.

Thousands of colours, a mix of sounds and expressions of joy characterized the inauguration of the Tricolored Totem for Peace in Turin. The young of the National Civil Service in Piemonte, with their t-shirts and caps of the Totem for Peace, well represented the spirit of "unity for peace and peace for unity". The Collegno band, conducted by Maestro Antonio Zizzamia, performed various gears and the Hymn of Mameli during the official opening ceremony.

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Chiamparino and Saitta received the title of "Peace-keeper"

On the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of the Tricolored Totem for Peace by Italian sculptor Mario Molinari, the President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso assigned to the Mayor of Turin Sergio Chiamparino and to the President of the Province of Turin Antonio Saitta the title of "Peace-keeper".

The reasons reads: "To Sergio Chiamparino, at the end of his mayoralty, for his efforts in promoting the values of coexistence and solidarity and to the President Saitta for his commitment at the head of the Mediterranean Commission of Arco Latino, supporting important initiatives  or the integration of different cultures and civilizations".

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Companies from North and South of Italy realized together the Tricolored Totem for Peace

Thanks to the synergy between two companies from the NorthAkzo Nobel Sikkens and Scarparo Costruzioni - and two from theSouthSaem srl and Project Stone - it has been possible to realize in only 20 days the monumental work Tricolored Totem for Peace in Turin.

The Mayor of Turin Sergio Chiamparino, the President of the Province of Turin Antonio Saitta and the President of Fondazione Mediterraneo Michele Capasso, thanked the representatives of the companies who participated to the opening ceremony of the work, underlining that the cooperation of these companies is an example of the unity of the Country.

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Chiamparino and Saitta express appreciation for the FM

The Mayor of Turin Sergio Chiamparino and the President of the Province of Turin Antonio Saitta expressed deep appreciation for the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the President Michele Capasso.

"Thanks for choosing Turin to realize this symbol of Unity and Peace: it is from almost two decades that the Fondazione Mediterraneo is  an institution of reference for the integration of peoples and cultures, which strongly supports the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership". These are the words that Sergio Chiamparino expressed in recognition of the President Capasso and his action.

President Antonio Saitta recalled the action of Fondazione Mediterraneo for peace and the old partnership with the Province of Turin.

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Tricolored Totem for Peace: finishing touches

On May 4 was opened in Turin the Tricolore Totem for Peace bi sculptor Mario Molinari,on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity. Until the day workers of construction companies worked to complete the work.

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