2013 (EN)

Vittorio di Pace, 106, architect promoter of the "Interethnic City", becomes a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and donates objects and furnishings for the Churchill Room under construction at the headquarters of the Fondazione Mediterraneo and the Museum of Peace - MAMT.
"I am proud to be part of this prestigious institution led by Michele Capasso" declared Di Pace "and even more to make a gift of objects and furnishings from the same room of the former Grand Hotel de Londres, where Winston Churchill stayed during the months of August and October of 1944".
And he continues: "At the time I was an established Neapolitan architect who, in the years to come, would also have designed the refurbishment of Piazza Municipio. I was contacted by the management of the “Grand Hotel de Londres” to better arrange the suite for Winston Churchill; it was located on the fourth floor and had balconies overlooking Piazza Municipio: exactly the sixth and seventh from the right when looking at the main facade. Given Churchill's size, we had to change the bed and, due to the heat, place one of the first rotating fans in the room.
When the Grand Hotel de Londres was decommissioned, I purchased the furnishings of that room which were very significant to me: I am happy and honored to donate them today to the Mediterranean Foundation for the Peace Museum - MAMT, which is currently being completed. Even more happy to contribute, in the past 105 years, to the faithful reconstruction of those environments in which pages of history have been written"