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Row over AMEX logo projected onto Ponte Vecchio

Uffizi chief says 'horrified' by commercialization of monuments

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 12 - A row has erupted after the logos of American Express and other sponsors were projected onto Ponte Vecchio and the nearby Institute of the Innocents in Florence during the F-Light 2021 Festival Tuesday night.
    City Mayor Diego Nardella said he would ban such incidents while Uffizi Gallery Director Eike Schmidt said he was "stunned and horrified" by the case.
    He said the Uffizi had not received a request for authorization as laid down by the law.
    "We would never have approved such an insult to our cultural heritage." said Schmidt, observing that the logos had also been shone onto a section of the Vasari Corridor. (ANSA).


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