Colosseum along with 3 other important Italian turned in illuminated in green lights as part of Ireland’s annual Global Greening campaign for St Patrick’s Day.
The 3 other Italian sites were also be included: the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Pozzo di S. Patrizio (St Patrick’s Well) and the Torre del Moro, both in Orvieto.This is the ninth year of the annual campaign by Tourism Ireland, with more than 300 sites around the world being turned green.
Turismo Irlandese is holding a Instagram competition, called #Italialovegreen, offering a holiday for two in Ireland for the best photo or selfie taken in front of one of Italy’s “greened” sites on St Patrick’s Day.
In addition to being a source of pride to the Irish diaspora, the initiative is designed to raise awareness of Ireland as a tourist destination.Industry figures say that the annual high-profile media coverage of the greened sites comes at time when people around the world are beginning to plan their holidays.