Rio's Iconic Landmark - Christ the Redeemer - Appears in Naples - NEWS10 ABC: Albany, New York News, Weather, Sports

Rio's Iconic Landmark - Christ the Redeemer - Appears in Naples

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE M & C Saatchi Group

NAPLES, Italy, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- Italy Takes Home 'Small' Souvenir of the World Cup -  

Christ the Redeemer - the famous monument that overlooks Rio de Janeiro from Corcovado hill - will suddenly appear in Piazza Dante in Naples today, 'downloaded' via Fastweb.

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140709/696511 )

The idea, designed by M&C Saatchi Milan in collaboration with Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, will promote and demonstrate the speed of Fastweb (the fastest broadband provider in Italy).

Silvio Meazza, M&C Saatchi Interactive partner, said: "We are happy to collaborate again with Fastweb (following the Fastline #Shibuya campaign at Moscova metro station, Milan) to provide new and tangible evidence of what it means to have a faster internet connection. Christ the Redeemer, the symbol of Brazil, has been most downloaded and shared image of the year, downloaded once again - for real this time - with all its weight, straight to the heart of Naples."

A reproduction of the famous statue will stand 20 meters tall from morning to evening in the centre of Naples, effectively transforming it for a day into Rio de Janeiro.

Vicenzo Gasbarro, M&C Saatchi Creative Partner, said: "Fastweb's latest 'download' - Christ the Redeemer - will bring about a carousel-style carioca of television crews, musicians, dancers and capoeira, which will mingle and interact with people in a mix of colours, music and emotions in unique Neapolitan fashion. For the internet is above all an opportunity for sharing and exchange between different cultures."

The whole experience will also take place online. 'Immaginapuoi.it' is an online platform on which even those who may not have the chance to witness this epic 'download' will be able to follow the event live through video highlights, news, comments, and photos from a variety of social networks.


©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

341 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY 12204

Telephone: 518.436.4822
Fax: 518.426.4792
Email: news@news10.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Albany, Inc. A Media General Company.