Pinocchio celebrates 130 years

In Florence, Thursday, July 7 took the celebratory event "PINOCCHIO CELEBRATES 130 YEARS" organized under the patronage of the Municipality of Florence by the Educational and Cultural Association Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini who promoted the initiative.
It is intended to pay homage to Pinocchio and its author on the occasion of the 130th Anniversary of the publication "THE STORY OF A PUPPET" on the "Newspaper for Children" of 7 July 1881.
The day began at 9 am with the laying of a wreath at the birthplace of Carlo Lorenzini, in via Taddea 21, in the presence of the authorities and flag-waving of the Borghi and Sestieri Fiorentini.
The program continued on the first floor of the Central Market in San Lorenzo where he took the form "Path Pinocchio Tricolore" full of activities and surprises for young and old with the intervention of the Councillor for Education Rosa Maria Di Giorgi, the President of District 1 Stefano Marmugi, and the President of Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini On Monica Baldi. With the game of Pinocchio Im-relevant small books were created using recycled material. In the path you are animated laboratories such as: Bottega di Mastro Mastro Geppetto with Gabriele, who has produced wooden Pinocchios, the Tree of Zecchini in which you drew the Zecchino Gigliato of Pinocchio then delivered to the Master Paolo Penko and Toyland where they were made the characters of the story in colorful brooches and pendants on polyshrink.  And the magic sound of the harmonica by the Colombo Endre Vazul Mandli, started the show with Mangiafoco by the Puppets of Stac and the Comagnia delle Seggiole have interpreted "Once upon a time ... the newspaper for children." All this while the Jiminy Cricket showed the texts of the Historical joints and the Cat and the Fox accompanied among the collections of Gianni Greco and Maurizio Sessa. L'Osteria del Gambero Rosso presented the theme of Richard Ginori table with the medical advice of Gianni Serni and the buffet offered by operators in the market. For the occasion they have been exhibited paintings by: Viviana Arena, Paolo Favi, Roberto Greco, Silvano Picchi, Grazia Tomberli, Ottavio Troiano and Elisabetta Rogai who realized the image of the celebration.
At 16 hours in the Palazzo Vecchio was attended by the President of the Municipal Council, Eugenio Giani, the Deputy Mayor, Dario Nardella, President of the Province, Andrea Barducci, the Secretary General of the Foundation Carlo Collodi, Pier Francesco Bernacchi, the Chairman Committee Lorenzini Florence, Massimo Ruffilli, and the President of the Scientific Committee of Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini, Antonia Ida Fontana. The debate "Lorenzini journalist and ... Jiminy Cricket in the Media" was moderated by Simonetta Bartolini with the participation of Paolo Ermini, Director Corriere Fiorentino and Daniele Magrini, Director Tuscany TV with the conclusions Councillor Rosa Maria Di Giorgi and On Monica Baldi, who also designed the set-up and said: "Thanks for having provided Pinocchio for over 130 years universal values??."
An exhibition of works presented at Expo 2010 Shanghai "Metamorphosis" by Paola Crema and "Pinocchio Art" by Giuseppe Bartolozzi and Clara Tesi. 

Thanks to: The District 1, the Friends of the Headscarf, Foundation Angeli del Bello, Richard Ginori 1735 and Wavers of the Villages and Sestieri Florentines, Quadrifoglio SpA, Istituto Lorenzo de 'Medici, Trattoria ZàZà, Ristorante Amor Divino, Ancient Polleria Trevisan, Gastronomy Brothers Perini, Tripperia Nerbone, Rotisserie "I Rostai" by Giacomo Franci, Florist Simone Bertini, the baker Ivana Bruschi and Antica Pasticceria Sieni.

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