The lighting design had three key goals: to reduce the energy consumption of the previous system, to increase the safety and comfort of the area and to design a nocturnal landscape with a truly Leopardian spirit.
From June onwards, the lighting system will be integrated with safety accessory functions, Wi-Fi connectivity and power points for mobile devices – all of which will be installed in the lighting devices. Specific environment and vegetation monitoring systems will also be installed in the plant to encourage the conservation and development of the animal and vegetable species that are present here.
During the opening event, held on the 6th of May, approximately 3,000 people had the opportunity to admire the new lighting system at the Colle dell'Infinito. The official project presentation was introduced by the journalist Barbara Capponi
and included speeches by the following: Francesco Fiordomo
, Mayor of Recanati; Luca Ceriscioli
, President of the Marches Regional Council; Vanni Leopardi
, a descendant of the poet; Alessandra Stipa
, President of FAI Marche; Massimo Corvatta,
President of DEA; Edoardo Biondi,
Professor emeritus at UNIVPM; Adolfo Guzzini
, President of iGuzzini and set designer Dante Ferretti
“I am thrilled to have the honour of presenting the first stage in a project that will finally regenerate this park and make it safer. This place combines the art of Giacomo Leopardi with the local area’s genius loci for cultural, social and economic growth to create something extraordinarily modern. The Colle dell'Infinito is the classic hallmark of this town, a symbol of belonging for those who live in Recanati and immediately recognizable to anyone visiting.
Francesco Fiordomo, Mayor of the Municipality of Recanati
“Without doubt, DEA has played an important role in the regeneration of the Mount of Infinity and its new lighting system. The light points in the park use modern LED technology and are controlled individually, which means they are modular, but separate operations can be carried out on each pole. Thanks to this heterogeneous design, complex light plays can be used to illuminate this unique location with special effects.
The idea of using LED lighting was put forward by the company as part of its management of this public lighting scheme with the aim of saving energy and certainly, being instrumental in such an important project as this has been a cause of pride and increased prestige for DEA.
Massimo Corvatta, President of Dea Elettrica Adriatica SpA
“We are extremely proud to have made a concrete contribution to the regeneration of a place that is so representative for our hometown. Thanks to the precious support of the Municipality of Recanati with whom we have created a solid, twenty-year-long relationship of collaboration and mutual respect, once again we have been able to put our technology at the service of the public by transforming the Colle dell'infinito into a space that is people-oriented and full of excitement and emotion.”
Adolfo Guzzini, President of iGuzzini illuminazione
“What I wanted to emphasize is the romantic contrast between moonlight and artificial light, both of which simultaneously illuminate the town and its alleyways, squares, monuments and streets, all the way up to the Mount of Infinity. In this place it was impossible not to draw parallels with the life of one of its best-known citizens, so we tried to create a poetic light that I hope can enhance the beauty of these Leopardian settings.”
Dante Ferretti, set designer and three-time Oscar winner