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Guests can visit the Palazzi dei Rolli on cruises calling at Savona in 2014.

ENJOY THE ROLLI DAYS IN GENOA WITH COSTA CRUISES - PALAZZI DEI ROLLI SAVONA

ENJOY THE ROLLI DAYS IN GENOA WITH COSTA CRUISES – PALAZZI DEI ROLLI SAVONA

Costa Cruises has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting artistic and cultural heritage by supporting the Rolli Days, an event when the city of Genoa opens a large number of its UNESCO World Heritage Rolli Palaces or Palazzi dei Rolli to the public.

During the weekend of 29-30 March 2014, the Palazzi dei Rolli will be open for the public to visit free of charge. These magnificent private residences, built at the turn of the 17th century, were set aside as accommodation to be allotted to visiting crowned heads, ambassadors, important traders and ecclesiastical authorities. During the Rolli Days, these palaces take centre stage and come to life through descriptions from the important Genoese who lived in them (further information at www.visitgenoa.it).

Costa Cruises is sole sponsor of the Rolli Days, reflecting the company’s artistic vocation, values and commitment to important cultural projects in the city of Genoa. This initiative also highlights Costa’s dedication to giving its guests the chance to discover the cultural diversity and heritage in the 250 destinations or so visited each year by its ships, notably in Liguria. Thanks to this partnership, the visit to the Palazzi dei Rolli in Genoa will be offered to cruisers on Costa’s ships calling at Savona on 29 and 30 March and throughout 2014.

The pursuit of all forms of art has always been one of Costa’s top priorities, which is apparent in the design of its ships and interiors which display modern and contemporary works by established artists as well as emerging young talent from Italy and around the world. The internal layout of the ships in the Costa Cruises fleet has also been masterminded by many celebrated architects and designers, notably Guido Canali, Pierluigi Cerri and Joseph Farcus.

The artistic project for the new flagship Costa Diadema, currently being fitted out in Marghera and due for delivery at the end of October 2014, is being overseen by the firm casagrande&recalcati and explores the theme of royalty. Participating artists have been asked to provide their own individual interpretations of the subject – from the symbolic to the abstract, from the specific to the universal – establishing a unique continuum between the works created and the interior spaces on the ship where they will be housed.

As well as being ambassadors for excellence in passenger shipping, Costa’s ships that have been members of the fleet since the end of World War II have always showcased the latest Italian and international artistic and architectural trends. Each Costa ship constitutes a permanent art collection contemporary to the period of that particular liner’s construction, and in some cases the shipboard exhibits also include collections of antiques.

On board the 14 ships comprising the Costa Cruises fleet there are a total of around 4,500 original works and 60,000 copies, seen each year by over a million holidaymakers carried by the Italian cruise line. There are works by artists of the caliber of Emilio Tadini, Milo Manara, Emanuele Luzzati, Aldo Spoldi, Omar Galliani, Roberto Sambonet, Bruno Lucchi, Arman, Fernando Botero, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Mimmo Paladino and Mario Donizetti, driving forces behind evolution and development in a very diverse range of forms of expression from painting to photography, sculpture and installation art.

Information source: Costa Cruises

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