Blue Night - Florence European City of Sport

Saturday, May 12 the Rowing Club Florence, in the prestigious location in Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, was celebrated with an extraordinary success "BLUE NIGHT - FLORENCE CITY OF EUROPEAN SPORT" with an impressive race, a sprint four it has seen starring the universe's most spectacular rowing boat, eight, on which you are challenged "Rowing Florence" and "Rowing Limit" (the oldest club in Italy, founded in 1861).

The hosts have won and, in the magical atmosphere of the Arno, have received from the hands of the Deputy Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, and the President of the Cultural Association Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini, On Monica Baldi, a framework of "Pinocchio on Arno" painted by Massimo Ruffilli, whereas the wooden puppet performance sports, is

 the mascot chosen for Florence European City of Sport 2012. The winners were also awarded by the Councilor for Sport of the City of Empoli, the President of the Rowing Club Limit, Filippo Busoni, and the President of the Rowing Club Florence, Cristiano Calussi, who hosted and organized the event.

During the lovely sunset, before the competition, the esteemed actors Fabio Baronti and Sabrina Tinalli, by the Compagnia delle Seggiole, have had a warm welcome in interpreting Chapter XXXV of the fairy tale "Pinocchio finds someone in the Shark's body ... who finds ? "... up to the kiss of gratitude given by Pinocchio with tuna just come on shore.

It was a spectacular representation of the Flag-wavers of the Borghi and Sestieri Florentines that together with the exhibition of Pinocchio made by Master Geppetto Gabriele Maselli and in the presence of the Blue Fairy makeup by Gherardo Filistrucchi,  with some delicacies and Pinocchio’s cookies created by Andreina Mancini of Pastry Sieni, made the evening unique.

They are also attended by the President of the European University Institute, On Josep Borrell, President of City Council, Eugenio Giani, the President of the Exhibition of Art and Restoration, Cav. Franco Sottani, and other personalities from the worlds of culture and sport.

20:00 - Hilarious performance by the Cultural Association “Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini” animated characters from Pinocchio and interesting surprises.
21.00 - Welcome Group of flag-waving of the Borghi e Sestieri Fiorentini.
21.30 - Challenge of the 8 rowers “Firenze" in opposition to "Limite".
22.30 - Celebration of victory and the final show.