Genevolution - Italian City Looks To Open It's Arms To The World After Recent Bridge Tragedy

Feb 17, 2019 637

BY: Christian Johnston

This last September during an unusually warm mid-morning, 43 names were read aloud echoing across the main Piazza De Ferrari Square in Genoa, Italy. Respectful applause was mixed with women and men quietly in tears and made for a somber mood at the 30-day memorial of the bridge collapse that killed 43 people.

The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, was greeted with some rumblings of skepticism as he promised to bring quick national aid and repairs. He was followed by Genoa Mayor Marco Bucci who was met with light accord as he spoke somberly, with words of humility and hope. Finally, opera singer Fabio Armiliato lifted morale as he closed the memorial with the operatic words.

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