The iconic actress received recognition at the last Film Festival. The First Citizen, Domenico Cipolla, motivated the decision:
"Thanks to his art, which has given him celebrity and an inimitable career studded with great successes, witnessed by the many awards received, the name of Italy has shone and remained impressed in everyone's memory". "Infinite gratitude towards Sophia Loren, who was the first symbol of Italy rising after the war and then an international icon of Italian cinema with a strong personality, today we express our recognition of honorary citizenship for the high value given to the cinematographic art of our nation and the image of the Italian woman, so that through her work she becomes an Ambassador of our community in the world "
Not least, the honorary citizenship conferred to Cesare Cremonini from the same village, which has for Maratea a special attachment and dive wrote one of his greatest successes, I would. Among the reasons that for Cremonini, Maratea is "a place of the heart that ignites memories, emotions and sensations" as underlined in this excerpt from an interview granted to TV Sorrisi e Canzoni in a 2015 interview:
"My shore-like memory and armrests above the elbows are linked to Maratea, in Basilicata, where I went, my mother, my father and my brother, on the train with the bunks. We had seven suitcases: I will always remember it, because my dad would tell me: count them, otherwise they steal them. We left at night and woke up in this Italian wonder. It is an emotion that I still have inside and the first song I wrote in my life, which is called I would have written it to Maratea. I had neither the guitar nor the piano, I wrote it in my mind, probably because I missed the little girl I had left home. "
Main Photo from Twitter (Cesare Cremonini) and Domenico Pecora (Sophia Loren)
Add to calendar 2020-05-02 2020-05-10 Europe/Rome Translation of the relics of Saint Biagio lasts from the first Saturday of May to the second Sunday of the month. Is celebrating the arrival of the relics of the holy in Maratea, occurred, according to some, in the month of May 732. In 1695 was established, with the consent of the bishop of the diocese of Cassano allo Ionio, the protocol of the event. On the first Saturday of the month is held the first procession of the silver statue of the saint, said San Biagio goes to the earth, that takes place in the streets of the Castle. After a few days of prayer, the second Thursdayì of the month is held the second procession, said San Biagio drops from the castle, where the statue is conveyed through an ancient trail, from the castle to the village. This is a procession really particular in so far as the simulacrum of the saint is covered by a red cloth until the arrival to the localityà said Capo Casale: We occurs because the act of passage of the statue between the two parishes of Maratea is something strictly private, as established in 1781 after a quarrel between the two Pastors, in fact the priest who leads the statue not wearing cotta or stola. At Capo Casale The statue is stripped and delivered to the responsibility the mayor, who here delivery to the holy the keys of the city, making it symbolically the maximum authority of Maratea. Immediately after the statue is transported in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. The second Saturday of May takes the third procession, in which the Silver bust of San Biagio crosses in great pomp the streets of the village. Arrived at the Sunday that follows takes the last procession, said San Biagio back to the castle, where the statue, again covered by red mantle, retraces backward the ancient path to return to the Basilica to the Castle, its habitual seat. As a result of the relocation of the statue in the Basilica, occurs occasionally the phenomenon of manna, already certified in a papal bull of 1562. Maratea
lasts from the first Saturday of May to the second Sunday of the month. Is celebrating the arrival of the relics of the holy in Maratea, occurred, according to some, in the month of May 732. In 1695 was...