Piazza Farnese shines again in Rome. The maintenance and redevelopment works of the systems that illuminate the fountains, Palazzo Farnese and the facade of the Church of Santa Brigida have been completed. The works have restored new charm to this jewel of the historic center, a site of great architectural and urban value that is returned to Romans and tourists in all its splendor.
Mayor Virginia Raggi presented the new lighting of the square, in the presence of the French Ambassador to Italy Christian Masset and the Operations Director of the ACEA Group Giovanni Papaleo.
At the opening of the event, the performances of the Music Band of the Local Police Corps of Rome, followed by that of 13 soloists of the Italian Cinema Orchestra – national excellence chaired by Marco Patrignani, the first orchestral institution dedicated to the heritage of cinema music – who performed pieces in homage to the masters Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, Piero Piccioni, Armando Trovajoli, Nino Rota and Nicola Piovani.
The interventions, carried out by Areti, a company of the ACEA Group that manages the electricity grid in Rome, in concert with the Capitoline Superintendence for Cultural Heritage, are part of the plan wanted by Roma Capitale for the enhancement of monuments and sites of cultural interest through lighting. artistic. The lighting bodies were replaced with latest generation LED lamps: 12 light points for each of the two fountains, four new lights for the lighting of Palazzo Farnese and one dedicated to the facade of the Church of Santa Brigida overlooking the square. The pools of the fountains have undergone redevelopment and cleaning under the coordination of the Superintendency. Furthermore, in the whole pedestrian area, including via dei Baullari, in the stretch between piazza del Teatro di Pompeo and piazza Farnese, parking has been forbidden and circulation is allowed only for certain categories.
“We give light to the monuments that characterize the symbolic places of the capital. The new lighting of Piazza Farnese is part of the path we have started to promote our immense artistic, historical and cultural heritage. Enhancing its beauty means taking care of it, protecting it and enhancing it. We have also protected the area by completely banning parking. Finally, tourists, residents and citizens will be able to enjoy this square in all its charm ”, says the mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi.
“With the renewed lighting of Piazza Farnese, the path to enhance the historical and artistic sites of the capital is now enriched with another piece – says the Operations Director of ACEA, Giovanni Papaleo -. All the interventions have always been carried out with innovative and sustainable criteria to combine energy saving and livability. In this case, the artistic lighting is integrated with the functional one: the architecture of the lights has been designed to harmonize with the urban context also thanks to the use of the latest generation projectors that enhance the architectural characteristics of the fountains and the square”. Among the interventions carried out by Roma Capitale and the ACEA Group, also the artistic lighting of Piazza del Popolo, the Arch of Constantine, the Pantheon, Santa Maria in Trastevere, Porta Pia, the Borgo di Ostia Antica, San Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Maria Maggiore, the Dome of the Tempio Maggiore and Piazza del Campidoglio, Torretta Valadier.