Florence's Ponte Vecchio Gets New Eco-Friendly Lighting System

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 02:30
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Be prepared for quite the show when Andrea Bocelli turns on Ponte Vecchio's new eco-friendly lighting system on the evening of Monday, June 16.

The legendary tenor will flip the lights on at 10 pm as a water-based performance takes place on the Arno river below the iconic bridge.

The green lighting from 102 LEDs is a gift from the Stefano Ricci fashion house to mark the 60th anniversary of Florence’s Center for Italian Fashion. The lighting is the opening event to mark the celebrations, which include a giant installation of Pucci scarves on the Baptistery.

Florence mayor Dario Nardella has said the new lighting system  will offer savings of almost 80%.