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December 5, 2022

Green Line illuminates all the most beautiful monuments in Florence

Until 8 January 2023 many light installations scattered around the city

Illuminations, trees, music and art installations. Many initiatives animate Florence during the holiday season. And from 7 December to 8 January 2023 also comes Green - Line, a lighting and videomapping event that focuses on efficiency, innovation and environmental sustainability.

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Green Line takes the place of F-Light, the event that in recent years has characterised the city during the Christmas period with projections, installations and workshops dedicated to the world of light. From the centre to the periphery, Florence's monuments and squares are enveloped in plays of light and colour. In addition to F-Light, Green Line also arrives in museums to offer food for thought on important topics such as ecology, sustainability and climate change. With a view to saving energy, it has been decided to reduce the number of light installations and to enrich the festival programme with the large thematic forum Climate change and heritage, as well as two appointments not to be missed, the first in the Sala d'Arme of Palazzo Vecchio and the second at the Museo Marino Marini. A festival under the banner of reducing the energy load but also of increasing conceptual and emotional quality.

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The four natural elements connect like a red thread all the artistic projects of the festival that, from 7 December, animates the city, starting from the iconic videomapping on the Ponte Vecchio, curated by the artist and theatre director Giancarlo Cauteruccio and inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, to the video on the façade of Palazzo Vecchio, in Piazza della Signoria, entrusted to the Florentine creative Stefano Fumasi - The Fake Factory, who worked on the theme of the four elements. The courtyard of Michelozzo's Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the façade of the Chamber of Commerce, the gates and towers of Florence are also set up with coloured lights, while the video projection by the artist David Reimondo inspired by Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures, realised in cooperation with Enel X, will be lit up on the façade of the Museo Novecento and on a part of Piazza Santa Maria Novella starting on 15 December, involving the buildings in the square.

L'albero di Natale del Piazzale Michelangelo - Natale 2021

The Sala d'Arme of Palazzo Vecchio hosts the final exhibition of WONDERFUL! (8 December 2022 - 8 January 2023), a project by Museo Novecento, now in its third edition and closely linked to the themes at the heart of the Green Line festival. On show is a double solo exhibition, curated by Stefania Rispoli, dedicated to the two young artists Camilla Alberti (Milan, 1994) and Anouk Chambaz (Lausanne, 1993) who work on the relationship between art and the natural environment, but also on hybridisation, regeneration and recycling.

Starting on 8 December, the Sala delle Udienze in Palazzo Vecchio will host the Camoggiano Nativity Scene, created by Renaissance sculptor Benedetto Buglioni and composed of a series of terracotta figures, which is currently housed in the Museo Diocesano di Santo Stefano al Ponte in Florence.

In the thirteenth-century crypt of the nearby Museo Marino Marini is the multimedia exhibition Seminarium solo show of the Danish artist Jasper Just (until 20 March 2023) curated by Caroline Corbetta.

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On 15 December, the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio will host the central event of the festival, the forum open to citizens entitled Climate change and heritageche tackles issues of compelling topical interest such as the influence of climate change.

Green Line, however, is not limited to the historic city centre, but will also light up the other four Florentine districts throughout the festive period: in District 2, illuminations in Piazza delle Cure and Piazza Savonarola, in District 3 Piazza Elia dalla Costa in Gavinana and Piazza Acciaiuoli in Galluzzo will be the stars. And again in District 4, the tree with the light tunnel in Piazza dell'Isolotto and the lights in Piazza Pier Vettori are back. Finally, in District 5 a composition of spheres appears in Piazza Dalmazia, as well as urban green lighting in Via di Novoli, at the roundabout at the beginning of Via Carlo del Prete and in Piazza del Terzolle. Via Tornabuoni, the façades of the La Rinascente maxi store and Florence's natural shopping centres are also illuminated.

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