Rome hails Milan Expo 2015 with Xmas lights

Lights in Via del Corso evoke flags of 144 participating States ANSA - Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino on last Tuesday switched on Christmas lights in the city centre...

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Lights in Via del Corso evoke flags of 144 participating States

ANSA – Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino on last Tuesday switched on Christmas lights in the city centre that look forward to next year’s Expo 2015 in Milan.
The lights in Via del Corso, one of the capital’s main shopping streets running between the central Piazza Venezia and Piazza del Popolo to the north, consist in the flags of the 144 countries that have adhered to next year’s Universal Exhibition from May through October on the theme ‘Feeding the planet, energy for life’.
“With the choice of lights this year we wanted to look forward to one of the most important events of 2015 that will see Italy at the centre of international attention,” Marino said.