The Italian company celebrates its
70th anniversary with an extraordinary party in Genoa.
The first attraction to open was the
340-meter long water slide, where the company is trying to beat Guinness World
Records for the longest slide. Exceptional godmother Diletta Leotta.
Genoa, July 7th2018 – July
7th will be a red-letter date in the history of Costa Cruises: today in Genoa, during the Costa Zena Festival – the party to celebrate the 70th
anniversary together with the city – the company has conquered an incredible
world primacy and is trying to win another record.
water slide, which is 340 metres long, has been designed and installed to break
the highly coveted Guinness World Record for the longest "slid" in one hour! Locals and tourists have been
experiencing the thrill of sliding along the inflatable slide – in the central
Via XX Settembre – since 10 o'clock this morning, helping to establish the new
record of 775 kilometres in one hour. Special guest was the television
presenter and radio host Diletta Leotta.
The slide has been inaugurated by Neil
Palomba, General Manager of Costa Cruises, the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci and the President of the
Liguria Region Giovanni Toti.
Costa Zena Festival conquered another incredible world record: the primacy for the longest string of
bunting ever. 2,070 traditional maritime signal flags for
a total length of 2 km: these numbers
have allowed Costa Cruises to reach the goal, climbing on the highest step of
the podium. The "Gran Pavese" was hosted on the streets of Genoa, from Via XX
Settembre to the Old Port, to signal the areas of the festival.
The party that celebrates Costa
Cruises' 70th anniversary continues until night hours: the
water slide will remain opened for the entire afternoon until the last "slide",
scheduled at 8 p.m. Visitors and "sliders" can enjoy a packed programme of funny
events in the city centre of Genoa: the Old Port and Piazza Caricamento will be
animated by more than sixty performers from all over Europe and twenty-nine singers,
DJs, and Genoese comedians.
and entertainment guaranteed for everyone. In Piazza de Ferrari, children can
have fun with workshops and games with the Peppa
Pig mascots and PJ Masks, or
even relax on the sun loungers in the solarium, set up right next to the
delle Feste will host all the comedy shows by Maurizio Lastrico, Bruciabaracche
and many other Genoese comedians between
6 p.m. and 8 p.m., while street artists, acrobats, musicians and dancers will
continue to entertain the public in Piazza Caricamento and at the Old Port.
must-see event is the big concert that will take place at 8.30 p.m. on the Radio
105 stage opposite Piazza delle Feste: it will host some of the best loved
singers and bands of the moment: Michele
Bravi, Elodie, The Kolors, Francesco Gabbani, Ermal Meta, Irama and Moreno. The gig is followed by a grand
finale with an electrifying DJ set that
will keep everyone on the dance floor until late into the night.
20.30 to 22.30, at the Arena del Mare, an unmissable concert will be staged by
the everlasting couple Al Bano and
Romina Power, celebrated artists in Italy and around the world, singing
together again to celebrate "Happiness", a theme that is particularly
dear to Costa Cruises.
around 11:30 p.m., in the waters of the Old Port, opposite Calata Falcone and
Borsellino, for the first time in Liguria, an
incredible light and water show will thrill the audience.
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