Fastweb Downloads Rio’s Christ the Redeemer to Naples
Italy takes home small souvenir of the World Cup. Christ the Redeemer – the famous monument that overlooks Rio de Janeiro from Corcovado hill – will appear in Piazza Dante in Naples today, ‘downloaded’ via Fastweb.
The idea, designed by M&C Saatchi Milan in collaboration with Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, will promote and demonstrate the speed of Fastweb, a broadband provider in Italy.
Silvio Meazza, M&C Saatchi Interactive partner, said: “We are happy to collaborate with Fastweb to provide 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.”
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy, after Rome and Milan.
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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.