FAI Places I Love - Awaiting the final verdict for Livorno's Dutch-German Church

Dutch-German Church of Livorno - detailDutch-German Church of Livorno - detail

9th December 2012 Whatever the outcome of the 2012 I Luoghi del Cuore ("Places I Love") campaign promoted by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), it can only be said that the very best efforts have been made to collect as many signatures as possible in support of the Dutch-German Church of Livorno over the past few months.

Members of the Livorno delle Nazioni cultural association spent many hours at two of the city's main cultural events (Effetto Venezia and Premio Rotonda 2012) collecting signatures in an attempt to win this year's national “Places I Love” competition.  Greatly supported by the Congregazione Olandese-Alemanna, the Lions Club Livorno, the local Baptist Church, and the Comune di Livorno, as well as many other friends and affiliates, the association was also present at the IperCoop supermarket for two long weekends in October, and spent many hours visiting local schools, shops and businesses in order to get as many local people as possible involved in this important initiative. 

“I Luoghi del Cuore”  is sponsored every two years by the Fondo Italiano Ambiente (FAI) together with the San Paolo Intesa bank to promote the knowledge of local places in need of financial input for their restoration.

The Livorno branch of the FAI chose the 19th-century Dutch-German church as a needy candidate on which to concentrate voting for the 2012 edition of I Luoghi del Cuore. Although there are many buildings in Livorno in need of restoration, the Dutch-German church was deemed the best candidate because of its particularly fragile conditions, its situation in the centre of the city, and its representation of the foreign nations which played such a fundamental role in the foundation of the city of Livorno.

Livorno’s citizens have shown great support of this initiative, with a total number of signatures collected amounting to more than 24,000. The final date for the collection of signatures was the 30th November 2012, so all we can do now is to wait for the final figures from all the other monuments in Italy that have been involved in the census. Fingers-crossed that all our hard work will not have been for nothing! 

Related articles: Help us to Save the Dutch Church of Livorno
Livorno delle Nazioni - the (success) story so far

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Dutch-German Church of Livorno - detailDutch-German Church of Livorno - detail

9th December 2012 Whatever the outcome of the 2012 I Luoghi del Cuore ("Places I Love") campaign promoted by the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), it can only be said that the very best efforts have been made to collect as many signatures as possible in support of the Dutch-German Church of Livorno over the past few months.

Members of the Livorno delle Nazioni cultural association spent many hours at two of the city's main cultural events (Effetto Venezia and Premio Rotonda 2012) collecting signatures in an attempt to win this year's national “Places I Love” competition.  Greatly supported by the Congregazione Olandese-Alemanna, the Lions Club Livorno, the local Baptist Church, and the Comune di Livorno, as well as many other friends and affiliates, the association was also present at the IperCoop supermarket for two long weekends in October, and spent many hours visiting local schools, shops and businesses in order to get as many local people as possible involved in this important initiative. 

“I Luoghi del Cuore”  is sponsored every two years by the Fondo Italiano Ambiente (FAI) together with the San Paolo Intesa bank to promote the knowledge of local places in need of financial input for their restoration.

The Livorno branch of the FAI chose the 19th-century Dutch-German church as a needy candidate on which to concentrate voting for the 2012 edition of I Luoghi del Cuore. Although there are many buildings in Livorno in need of restoration, the Dutch-German church was deemed the best candidate because of its particularly fragile conditions, its situation in the centre of the city, and its representation of the foreign nations which played such a fundamental role in the foundation of the city of Livorno.

Livorno’s citizens have shown great support of this initiative, with a total number of signatures collected amounting to more than 24,000. The final date for the collection of signatures was the 30th November 2012, so all we can do now is to wait for the final figures from all the other monuments in Italy that have been involved in the census. Fingers-crossed that all our hard work will not have been for nothing! 

Related articles: Help us to Save the Dutch Church of Livorno
Livorno delle Nazioni - the (success) story so far

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