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Italian Cultural Institute in Prague

11. 10.–3. 11. 2012

Tricolour in 50 years

Frecce Tricolori: acrobatic national patrol

On Thursday 11th October, in the wonderful spaces of Italian Institute of Culture in Prague, was inaugurated the photographic exhibition entitled: “Tricolour through 50 years” in honour of the famous acrobatic national patrol called: “Frecce Tricolori”. The event organized by the Institute it self and by the Eleutheria foundation had received support from Italian Embassy in Prague, Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce and from the region Friuli Venezia Giulia.

In the alluring exhibition itinerary about fifty photos capture the most evocative moments of the acrobatic patrol recognized unanimously as one of the worlds’ most famous. The host, the Director of Italian Cultural Institute in Prague, Mr. Paolo Sabbatini, thanked all the guests and in particular Mr. Francesco Augusto Razetto, President of the Eleutheria Foundation for the leading role he had played in the execution of the whole event.

In the presence of five members of the team of pilots who compose the “Frecce Tricolori”; the acrobatic national patrol (among whom the Captain Col. Marco Lant and the patrol leader Maj. Jan Slangen), Italian Ambassador of Prague H.E. Pasquale D’Avino delivered medals to those Czech soldiers who distinguished themselves in the peace missions that had seen Italy and the Czech Republic united in the collaboration around the world.

Among the persons present we would like to remember the Commissioner of the Company Villa Manin, Mr. Renzo Cainero and the Culture Councillor of Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Mr. Elio De Anna who stressed how this exhibition, as well as the one on Social Realism in Czechoslovakia -organized always by the Eleutheria Foundation in Villa Manin in Udine in the past months - is one of those important pieces that form the mosaic of always tighter collaboration between the Czech Republic and the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

The exhibition will remain open until the 3rd November in the following hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 4 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm and form 2 pm to 8 pm and Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. Saturday and Sunday closed.