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The evocative games of fire and water with musical accompaniment. Super guests for the Gualandi family.
Also present were Pierluigi Visci, director of Resto del Carlino and of QN and Gabriele Canè, co-director of QN.
August 2011 – HUNT for the invitation for tonight’s grand gala at the Hotel Cristallo in Cortina. Yes, it’s true, the elegant cards have been shipped for a while, but there are those who hope until the last. And that’s good, because it will truly be an unforgettable night for the castle overlooking the Tofane overlooking the valley, meeting point of the international jet set.


The anniversary is important, a historic birthday is celebrated, the 110th anniversary of the hotel, with a special mix: a show of water and fire created by a fountain, music, haute cuisine and fireworks. The Gualandi family from Bologna, owner of the hotel, welcomed the 400 VIP guests arriving from all over Italy and abroad. In the front row the children of Paolo Gualandi, founder of Coswell, in order of age Andrea, Michele, Paola and Jacopo. A double party, since the Gualandi family also celebrate ten years of management of the Cristallo: a period of success, with international awards such as the World Travel Awards which proclaimed the Cristallo to be the best Ski Resort in Italy in 2005, 2006, 2007 2009 and 2010. But also the best Ski Resort in Europe in 2007 and 2009.
The program is still top secret, but it is already known that the opening of the evening will be accompanied by the Cortina Car Club vintage car parade, chaired by Count Umberto Marzotto, the Bolognese Mario Caliceti and Diego Gianaroli vice-presidents. It will be an opportunity to deliver the certificate of honorary member to Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. Entrepreneurs Cristina and Arturo Ferruzzi, Guido Barilla, Norberto Ferretti, Andrea and Elisabetta Illy, Francesco Ponzellini (Editrice Compositori), the journalist Bruno Vespa are expected.

Donatella Barbetta
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The awakening of Naples with water games and fires – La Repubblica