On the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day, Global Greening is back, the Irish Tourism event, which sees iconic monuments around the world light up with green. Born to bring a sign of friendship to the over 70,000,000 people around the world linked to the emerald island, over the years it has assumed a value of communion between peoples, a value that this year is also strongly associated with a message of hope and peace.
Overall, the cultural initiative will globally involve over 700 sites and monuments, with strong support from Italy with 30 illuminated goods. For the next edition of Global Greening, now upon us, significant numbers are still awaited, with the confirmation of some monuments such as the Tower of Pisa, the Well of San Patrizio in Orvieto, the Isola del Liri Waterfall, the Trajan’s Column, Villa Spada and the Fontana dell’Acqua Paola in Rome, the Terrazza a Mare in Lignano Sabbiadoro, the Rocca in Lonato del Garda, the Torre del Bramante in Vigevano, the Bollente in Acqui Terme, the Palazzo del Municipio in Parma, and several others . Procida, Capital of Culture 2022, participates for the second consecutive year with Palazzo Merlato.
The Adriatic city returns to pay homage to Ireland and the writer James Joyce, whose “soul is in Trieste”. In fact, the statue that portrays him walking on the Grand Canal will be tinged with green. In addition, for the occasion, the historic lighthouse “La Lanterna” will also be dressed in the color of Ireland, built on a previous defensive structure reminiscent of the Martello Tower of Sandymount, setting in which the famous novel Ulysses, conceived by Joyce, opens. right in Trieste.
Milan, where the Irish Week will be in full swing, will light up the UniCredit Tower, the fountain in Piazza Gae Aulenti, the Spirit de Milan and Porta Romana in green.
Among the new entries at national level: Castel Nanno in Val di Non, Palazzo Cabrino in Novara, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Loreto in the Alta Valle Intelvi, the War Memorial in Castiglion della Pescaia.
Global Greening kicked off 13 years ago in Australia with the green lighting of the iconic Sidney Opera House, which will also join the celebrations this year.
The 2022 appointment represents one of the initiatives scheduled in the rich calendar of international events to celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland.
Also this year the official hashtag of the initiative will be #globalgreening.