(ANSA) – REGGIO CALABRIA, 16 AUG – Happy Birthday Riace Bronzes. A special birthday for the two warriors, celebrated tonight with a lot of cake, strictly with bergamot from Reggio Calabria and pomegranate, in the great Paolo Orsi hall of Palazzo Piacentini. To blow out the candles, the director of the National Museum of Magna Graecia Carmelo Malacrino with the vice president of the regional council of Calabria Giusy Princi on an official visit before the “Night of the Bronzes” scheduled in the evening at the arena of the Strait.
“It was an honor for me to blow out those candles – said Malacrino – that celebrate an anniversary imported for the Riace Bronzes, marvelous masterpieces of Greek art that have become a symbol of Calabria and also of Italy in the world. It is one day party, not only for the museum and the Ministry of Culture, but for all of Calabria. We will work to make this anniversary a great opportunity to promote and enhance all the cultural heritage of this region “.
“The redemption of Calabria starts from culture – said Princi -. This anniversary is also and above all an opportunity found again, to talk about the Bronzes, Magna Graecia, the beauties linked to art, history and culture that belong to our land. And finally we have been recognized by “Time” as a Region capable of attracting important international tourist flows “.
“The awareness that we are the custodians of a priceless heritage linked to Magna Graecia has established itself in Calabria – added the vice president of the regional council. And the Bronzes come to encompass all this”. (HANDLE).