CORTINA BECOMES PINK FOR THE GIRO D’ITALIA

Cortina is lit up in pink for the Giro d’Italia, starting in a month’s time.

By Andrea Shreurer

Translated by Jack Davidson Walmsley

Cortina turns pink for the Giro d’Italia. There is less than a month to go until the start of the Giro d’Italia, and the localities involved are celebrating the anticipation by turning pink. The leg to Cortina, with its 212 km and 5700 m of drop, it will be the most challenging of the competition.

Cortina lights up the Bell Tower of the Basilica of Saints Philip and James, in Corso Italia, to join the choir of the other locations involved in the competition, and send Italy a message of light, colour and hope;

Courtesy of Enel which is already a sponsor of the competition and a partner of the Municipality of Ampezzo.

A statement that begins with its origins, on the 160th anniversary of the unification of Italy and the 90th celebration of the iconic Maglia Rosa, looking towards a future in which sport can represent the economic and cultural rebirth of the country.

A cherished message for the Ampezzo destination, which boasts the deepest values of sport in its DNA, and which is preparing to host the most prestigious sporting events of the coming years, including the 2026 Olympics in Milan Cortina.

THE BELLTOWER OF CORTINA

Inaugurated in 1858, (the previous one dated back to the 12th century and was demolished in 1849) it stands 65.80 metres tall; 60 gold ducats were melted down in Innsbruck to cover the top sphere.

The bells are also from Innsbruck. They rung for the first time on the 19th of November 1858 to celebrate the name day of Empress Elisabeth of Wittelsbach, ‘Sissi’. The clock, on the other hand, dates back to the 1960s and plays the same tune of London’s Big Ben.

Jack Davidson Walmsley
Jack Davidson Walmsleyhttp://www.enjoyitalygo.com
Jack Walmsley, British blood but Italian in his heart. Passionate about Rugby, Food, Nature and tourism, have been working as Concierge in 5 stars hotels for many years. He's been working for EnjoyItalyGo since 2019.

Related Stories

Discover

LA CASA DELLE FATE

La magia a Milano arriva anche dalle Fate che sembra abbiano abiatato in una casa nei pressi di San Siro.

LA RIMINI SOSTENIBILE IN UNA MAPPA BY VISITRIMINI

Turismo sostenibile si può. Rimini lo è sempre di più e VisitRimini ha elaborato una mappa che ne evidenzia le attività.

Il 950° anniversario dell’Abbazia di Frassinoro

Calendario eventi in occasione del 950° anniversario dell'Abbazia di Frassinoro in provincia di Modena.

Chiudere per Riaprire

Il grande impegno sociale di un territorio. Siamo a Luino in provincia di Varese, dove l'inclusione viaggia a braccetto con sostenibilità e solidarietà.

La mazzarella di San Giuseppe

A Napoli abbiamo una famosa espressione: “Nun sfruculià ‘a mazzarella ‘e San Giuseppe”.Mai sentita?Molto...

A Milano la Fontana delle Quattro Stagioni

di Ugo Rossi Se avete occasione di passare nel nuovo quartiere di City Life, fermatevi...

Popular Categories

Comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here