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History 150th anniversary of the birth of d’Annunzio

150th anniversary of the birth of d’Annunzio

The year 2013 has marked the 150th anniversary of Gabriele d’Annunzio’s birth.

The Foundation has organized many events to pay a tribute to the fervent spirit of a genius who (also thanks to his foresight, international respite and love for Italy) was able to impress the history of our country with a sign of modernity – contributing decisively to the consolidation of its identifying image.

Many Municipalities participated in the celebrations, from Rome to his native Pescara, then Turin, Bologna, Verona, Trento, Genoa, Pisa, the Versilia area and many others. Under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defence, celebrations landed in Tokyo, Lugano, Athens, Krakow, Budapest, Cairo. The Foundation counted upon important collaborations, such as those provided by principal Italian universities, Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice, Ugo Bordoni Foundation in Rome, Mondadori at the Salone Internazionale del Libro (International Book Fair) in Turin, to La Versiliana Foundation.

The committee promoting celebrations for d’Annunzio in 2013 was chaired by Giordano Bruno Guerri, President of Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation, and its members were:

  1. Maestro Giorgio Albertazzi, one of the most important representatives of Italian theatre, who has paid homage to d’Annunzio several times
  2. Architect Andrea Alberti, superintendent of Architectural Heritage and Landscapes of the Provincesof Brescia, Cremona and Mantua
  3. Lawyer Luigi Albore Mascia, mayor of the city of Pescara
  4. Professor Annamaria Andreoli, d’Annunzian scholar, former president of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  5. Valentina Aprea, councillor for Education, training and culture in the Lombardy region
  6. Lucia Arbace, Superintendent of the historical, artistic and ethno-anthropological heritage in Abruzzo
  7. Lawyer Andrea Arcai, councillor for Culture in Brescia City Council
  8. Flavio Arensi, member of the cultural technical committee of the Vittoriale
  9. Osvaldo Avallone, Director of the Central National Library in Rome
  10. Amleto Ballarini, Chairman of the Society of Studies on Fiume
  11. Ugo Gussalli Beretta, eminent representative of the historical Beretta company
  12. Francesco Bettoni, councillor of Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  13. Professor Maria Bocci, councillor of Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  14. Professor Gaetano Bonetta, Dean of the Faculty of Education of the University of Chieti
  15. Caterina Bon Valsassina, councillor of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  16. Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, Chairman of the Fondo Ambiente Italiano
  17. Angelo Bucarelli, curator of the design of the Secret d’Annunzio Museum
  18. Silvia Calandrelli, Director of Rai Educational
  19. Countess Maria Fede Caproni, donor to the Vittoriale and keeper of an important number of d’Annunzian documents
  20. Professor Franco Cardini, eminent representative of the academic world and the creator of the Convention “The Medieval of Gabriele d’Annunzio”
  21. Salvatore Carrubba, councillor of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  22. Maurizio Cattaneo, Chif Editor of Bresciaoggi
  23. Giovanni Chiodi, President of the Region of Abruzzo
  24. Professoressa Giovanna Ciccarelli, member of the technical cultural committee of theVittoriale
  25. Andrea Cipani, councillor of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation and Mayor of Gardone Riviera Council
  26. Professor Carlo Cresti, curator of th ebook “Gabriele d’Annunzio. Architetto imaginifico” and of the exhibition of d’Annunzio’s wardrobe at the Vittoriale
  27. Virman Cusenza, Chief Editor of Il Messaggero
  28. Federico d’Annunzio, descendant of the family of d’Annunzio
  29. Luigi De Fanis, councillor forcultural, veterinary, food safety and collective prevention policies of the Region of Abruzzo
  30. Annarita Della Penna, Director of the Aurum of Pescara
  31. Giuseppe De Tomaso, Director of theGazzetta del Mezzogiorno
  32. Licio Di Biase, President of Pescara City Council, historian and writer
  33. Giovanni di Iacovo, town councillor of the City of Pescara, Councillor of the Events Association of Pescara, writer
  34. Augusto di Luzio, Presidentof the Culture Commission of Pescara City Council
  35. Licio di Luzio, d’Annunziancollector and Friend of the Vittoriale
  36. Alain Elkann, writer and leading exponent of the world of culture
  37. Professor Maurizio Fallace, former chief executive of libraries, cultural institutes and copyright
  38. PieroFassino, Mayor of the City of Turin
  39. Gian Arturo Ferrari, Director of the Centre for Books and Reading of Rome
  40. Ernesto Ferrero, Director of the International Book Fair of Turin
  41. Professor Giorgio Ficara, representative of Italian academia and scholar of contemporary literature
  42. Alberto Folonari, President of the Credito Agrario Bresciano Foundation – Institute of Culture Giovanni Folonari
  43. Carla Fracci, councillor for Culture of the Province of Florence and eminent representative of the world of dance
  44. Professor Ernesto Galli della Loggia, leading exponent of Italian culture and leading expert of Italian twentieth-century history
  45. Alberto Garlandini, President of ICOM Italia
  46. Professor Roberto Gervaso, former member of the Board of Directors of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  47. Professor Giordano Bruno Guerri, President of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  48. Professor Giuseppe Langella, representative of Italian academia and scholar of contemporary literature
  49. Giancarlo Leone, Director of the Entertainment Area of the RAI
  50. Letizia Lizza, expert of music teachingand of cultural organization in Pescara
  51. Patrizia Lo Cicero, scholar of d’Annunzioand Friend of the Vittoriale
  52. Andrea Lombardinilo, co-ordinator of the National Centre of d’Annunzian Studies
  53. Lawyer Alessandro Luciano, President of the Ugo Bordoni Foundation
  54. Bernard Lummeaux, councillor for Culture of Arcachon Council
  55. AgostinoMantovani, secretary of the Cab Foundation
  56. Andrea Margelletti, President of Ce.S.I.
  57. Giancarlo Marinelli, councillor of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  58. Professoressa Clelia Martignoni, eminent scholar of d’Annunzio and member of the Scientific Committee for the national edition of all Gabriele d’Annunzio’s works
  59. Avvocato Carlo Masci, assessor of Institutional Reforms, Local Authorities, the Budget, Sporting Activities of the Abruzzo Region
  60. Professor Nicola Mattoscio, Presidentof the Pescarabruzzo Foundation
  61. Clemente Mimun, Director of TG5
  62. Franca Minnucci, artistand interpreter of tragedies and pages written by d’Annunzio
  63. Daniele Molgora, presidentof the Province of Brescia
  64. PinoMongiello, chairman of the Ateneo di Salò
  65. Professoressa Gioia Mori, illustrious scholar and art critic
  66. Professoressa Mariko Muramatsu, associate professor of Italian literature at the University of Tokyo, eminent scholar of d’Annunzio
  67. Daniela Musini, artist and actress of d’Annunzio’sworks and tragedies
  68. Mario Nardicchia, co-directorof the newspaper Abruzzo nel Mondo
  69. Professor Gianni Oliva, professor of Italian Literature at the Faculty of Humanities at the “G. D’Annunzio” University of Chieti, eminent scholar of d’Annunzio
  70. Maestro Ermanno Olmi, one of the most important representatives of Italian cinema and winner of the 2011 “Il Vittoriale” prize
  71. Isabella Orefice, director of the project for the Ministry for Arts and Culture – “Archives of fashion of the twentieth century”
  72. Minister Lorenzo Ornaghi, minister for Arts and Culture
  73. Professor Giorgio Orsoni, Mayor of the city of Venice
  74. Maestro Mimmo Paladino, one of the major representatives of contemporary Italian art, who has generously enriched the gardens of the Vittoriale
  75. Giovanna Paolozzi Maiorca Strozzi, Superintendent of the historical, artistic and ethno-anthropological heritage for the provinces of Mantova, Brescia and Cremona
  76. Roberto Papetti, director of the Gazzettino di Venezia
  77. Professor Giuseppe Parlato, professor of Contemporary History at the Faculty of Interpreting and Translation of the University for Innovation and Organisations of Rome, eminent d’Annunzian scholar
  78. Adriano Paroli, Mayor of the City of Brescia
  79. Minister Corrado Passera, Minister for Economic Development
  80. Professor Francesco Perfetti, eminent d’Annunzian scholar, former president of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  81. Dianora Poletti, president of the Foundation of La Versiliana
  82. Marco Polillo, president of the Italian Association of Editors
  83. Giovanna Porcaro, councillor for Culture in Pescara City Council
  84. Professor Giovanni Puglisi, Rector of the Libera Università of Languages and Communication IULM and of the “Kore” University of Enna
  85. Professor Elena Puliti, curator of the 2010 exhibition inaugurated in Florence “1910 Flight from Capponcina. D’Annunzio in Florence and France”
  86. Folco Quilici, eminente writer and documentary film maker
  87. Silvia Razzi, Councillor for Culture in the Province of Brescia
  88. Antonio Riccardi, representative of the publishing house Mondadori
  89. Lawyer Francesco Ruggieri, member of the Board of Auditors of the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation
  90. Rossana Rummo, general manager of the Archives of the Ministry for Arts and Culture
  91. Alessandro Sallusti, Chief editor of Il Giornale
  92. Professor Maria Giovanna Sanjust, professor of Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Cagliari, d’Annunzian scholar and coordinator of the “Gioconda Project” of the University of Cagliari
  93. Giacomo Scanzi, Chief editor of the Giornale di Brescia
  94. Professor Maurizio Serra, writer and Ambassador for Italy at UNESCO
  95. Professor Rodolfo Signorini, member and correspondent of the Accademia dei Sepolti di Volterra – Accademico Virgiliano – Aquila d’Argento del Tirolo – Virgilio d’oro
  96. Elisabetta Sgarbi, editor of the publishing house Bompianiand representative of the world of publishing
  97. Professor Vittorio Sgarbi, expert art critic and leading figure in the world of Italian culture
  98. Architect Nicola Sodano, Mayor of the City of Mantua
  99. Paola Sorge, journalist and d’Annunzian scholar
  100. Ambassador Antonio Benedetto Spada, creator of the  “D’Annunzio the Hero Museum” and benefactor of the Vittoriale on several occasions
  101. Maria Teresa Spinozzi, Superintendent of the Archives for Abruzzo
  102. Renata Stradiotti, vice-president of the Rotary Club of Salò and Desenzano del Garda
  103. Professor Michele Tamma, associate professor at the Department of Management of the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice
  104. Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata, former Minister for Foreign Affairs
  105. Edoardo Tiboni, founder and president of the National Centre of d’Annunzian Studies of Pescara
  106. Professor Stefano Trinchese, dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy at the “G.d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara
  107. Professor Pasquale Tunzi, lecturer in the Department of Science, History of Architecture, Restoration and Representation of the “Gabriele d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara
  108. Bruno Vespa, leading figure in the world of culture and journalism
  109. Professor Giorgio Zanetti, dean of the Faculty of Educationat the University of Modena and Reggio, eminent d’Annunzian scholar, as well as editor of the Quaderni del Vittoriale
  110. Vittorio Pirlo, long-standing councillor of Il Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation, curator for several years of the theatre season of the Amphitheatre of the Vittoriale, d’Annunzian scholar and grandson of d’Annunzio’s personal doctor at the Vittoriale.

The “D’Annunzio e i Grandi Marchi” (D’Annunzio and the Great Trademarks) project has gathered around the Vate’s flair and personality some of the most renowned figures in Italian industry and its corporate universe, who wish to pay a tribute to the taste and refinement of the Poet, choosing him as the spokesperson for their products.

The following endorsed the project (in alphabetical order):



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