150° of the Italian Unity

Fondazione Mediterraneo actively participated in many initiatives for the 150° Anniversary of the Italian Unity.

It also carried out the project of the Tricolored Totem for Peace by Italian sculptor Mario Molinari which will be inaugurated in Turin on May the 4th 2011, between Corso Regina Margherita and Corso Lecce, as symbol of Peace and Unity.

The realization of the “Tricolored Totem for Peace” in Turin has been started up after the Municipal Council’s resolution approved on 15 March 2011. It is the work of the Turinese sculptor Mario Molinari that, on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity,  will be the greatest tricolour artwork ever realized in Italy.

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The Fondazione Mediterraneo took part in the press conference presenting initiatives to be undertaken in Turin for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity.

The press conference took place in the Teatro Carignano of Turin with speeches by Antonio Saitta, Vice president of the Committee Italia 150 and President of the Province of Turin, Renato Cigliuti, coordinator of Notte Tricolore, Marcello Vitella, organisational director of the exhibition and Roberto Vecchioni.

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On the occasion  of the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity, the president of Fondazione  Mediterraneo Michele Capasso has informed the President of the Province of Turin Antonio Saitta that he has been granted the “Medal Honour” of the Mediterranean Award 2011, representing the Totem for Peace  realized by the sculptor Mario Molinari. The official awarding ceremony will be held in Naples during the month of May.

President Saitta is the sponsor  of the  Tricolored Totem for Peace that will be realized in Turin over the next weeks in the Pellerina Park on the corner of corso Regina Margherita and corso Lecce.

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On Friday  4 March 2011 at  12: 20 a.m., in  the Sala Vesuvio at the seat of the Fondazione Mediterraneo – “Maison de la Paix” (130, Via Depretis, Naples – 4th floor ), the official programme of the initiatives to be held in Turin for the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity was presented.

The press conference started with the greeting of Michele Capasso, president of the Fondazione Mediterraneo. Then followed speeches by:  Fiorenzo Alfieri, in charge of   Culture and of the 150th Anniversary of the Italian Unity  at the  Municipality of Turin,  Carla Testore, for the Communication and Press Bureau of the Cultural Valorisation Consortium La Venaria Reale and Prof. Pierluigi Leone de Castris, curator of the Naples section within the exhibition “La Bella Italia”. The works were coordinated by  Roberto Race, member of the international scientific committee of the Fondazione Mediterraneo.

On this occasion the project “TRICOLORED TOTEM FOR PEACE” by the Turinese sculptor Mario Molinari which is due to be realized  in Turin along  Corso Regina Margherita and   Corso Lecce, as a symbol of Peace and Unity,  was presented. During the same day,  Abdelwahed Radi, president of the Moroccan Parliament and of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean handed over symbolically the Totem for Peace to the mayor of Turin Sergio Chiamparino: in fact the “Totem for Peace” has been recently realized at the seat of the Moroccan Parliament.

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