Ferragosto Charity Dive on Versilia Coast

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 02:00

The Ferragosto weekend on Tuscany's Versilia coast was devoted to solidarity. 

Around 30,000 people wearing colored wigs gathered at Lido di Camaiore Sunday for a charity drive to raise money for the Meyer Children's Hospital in Florence.

Tourists and residents formed a three-kilometer-long brightly-colored line along the shore before going for a group dive into the sea. The event raised 12,000 euros for the hospital, which specializes in treating pediatric oncology and hematology.

Following the dive, there was a nice merenda all’italiana, with watermelon, gelato, bread and Nutella.