Giacobbe Giusti: Rome at night
Rome, the great beauty: the Fori illuminated at night
lighting Oscar for the Fori Imperiali, a show at night, a Christmas Rome celebrated between art and history. Last night the lights artistic designed by Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro and his daughter, the architect Francesca Storaro, debuted in the heart of Rome. The eagerly awaited ignition, it will revive the archaeological area even at night, took off around 20.30 from the Forum of Nerva , and then get to the Forum of Augusto and Trajan . “It’s a dream come true – the comments of the mayor Ignazio Marino – See this space in the dark gave death to the heart, because it is a space that we only archaeological us all over the planet.”
All ‘ inauguration also the Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini who did not hesitate to say: “It’s really an amazing thing what did the City of Rome, this work makes the archaeological center of Rome a wonderful thing where only a walk, in the Via dei Fori Imperiali pedestrian. It is really important that happens in the evening which concludes a very important day, historic, where we signed the agreement between Mibact and City of Rome that will lead to a management finally only after decades of lack of communication. ” The permanent lighting project had the support of ACEA, with the president Catia Tomasetti who explained: “The funds invested in the project come from savings feasible.” And among the thousands of people present in the street to see the holes in their new look “by night”, the invitation of Vittorio Storaro was: “Enjoy this thing every night.”
The party for Christmas in Rome is not going to end up here: the long white night of the Imperial Forums , as he called the commissioner for culture of Rome Giovanna Marinelli, will continue at least until April 24 when the light show and historical narrative of Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano will debut at the Forum of Caesar . On the same day will be revealed the first two columns of quadripartivo that surrounded the Temple of Peace, remittances standing thanks to the technique dell’anastilosi. “A Russian donor has agreed to give the city two million of euro, which will raise two order of columns in the vicinity of the column of Trajan. Again – the announcement of the mayor – will ask Vittorio Storaro to help with the lights. ” As to the Trajan’s Column, Marino concluded with a joke: “So, the night, did not see even the Emperor Trajan, with these details highlighted by LED light.”
For the first time the area archaeological center of Rome, the heritage of unique wonders of the world that goes from the Colosseum to the Forum, the Circus Maximus, the Palatine and Colle Oppio with the Domus Aurea, will for the first time a single management, regardless of the properties of the individual monument. Thus was born the Consortium for the Forum of Rome , with the agreement signed by Mibact and Roma Capitale that brings together under a single control room what history wanted linked, in spite of the jurisdiction. A “historic act,” as defined by the Minister Dario Franceschini, which heals a broken secular, overcoming divisions of responsibilities and functions between the State and the City, in the name of one goal: the enhancement of our heritage. The new consortium for the Forum in Rome will be a sort of control room only for the whole area. Everyone will keep the property and income, but overcoming the division of powers and functions provides a single management, dynamic and efficient of an area that has 78 hectares, 6.5 million visitors a year and 42 million of receipts from ticket .