Once again UniCredit Foundation will be close to the Falcone Foundation in remembering the Capaci massacre and all the victims of the Mafia. Sunday, May 23 will mark the 29th anniversary of the attack in which Judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and escort agents Vito Schifani, Rocco Dicillo and Antonio Montinaro were killed by the Mafia, while 23 other people were injured.
Starting from the conviction that during the void of social distancing, caused by the pandemic health emergency, there is a risk that the Mafia will return to conquer places closed to citizens, this year the Falcone Foundation has decided to "occupy" some spaces in the city of Palermo with contemporary art installations, in full compliance with anti-Covid regulations.
Thanks to the engagement of visual and plastic artists, several works-of-art in honour of the memory of Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino will be showcased in some of the city's symbolic locations: the Falcone Tree, the Bunker Room used for the maxi-mafia trial and its wider urban area, as well as the Blessed Father Pino Puglisi Square (former Anita Garibaldi Square) in Brancaccio, a place of commitment and where the house-museum dedicated to Don Puglisi stands.
During the day awards will also be assigned to the winners of the competition of ideas organised every year by the Ministry of Education and the Falcone Foundation, in order to encourage students to study topics related to legality in greater depth. Hundreds of Italian schools have been invited to address topics concerning organised crime and the influences it exerts in various ways on the lives of citizens.
The ceremony will be attended by the Italian Head of State and various representatives of the highest institutions.