Photos: Italy lights up blue for World Autism Day 2017

From Rome to Milan, iconic Italian sites lit with blue lights.

In front of the Quirinale Palace in Rome, seat of the Italian President, the iconic Fontana dei Dioscuri was illuminated with blue lights this past April 1 and 2 for World Autism Day, established by the United Nations in 2008.

Fontana dei Dioscuri in Rome, April 1, 2017. (Credits: RAI Storia)
Fontana dei Dioscuri in Rome, April 1, 2017. (Credits: Quirinale)

The Fontana dei Dioscuri was one one of the many Italian sites that participated to the international awarness campaign for autism.

In Rome, the facade of Montecitorio, the House of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, was lit in blue during a ceremony with Speaker Laura Boldrini.

Montecitorio, seat of the House of Deputies of the Italian Parliament, Rome, April 2, 2017. (Credits: Montecitorio)
Palazzo Madama, seat of the Italian Senate, Rome, April 2, 2017.

Also in Rome, Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Italian Prime Minister, the Italian Ministry of Education, and the headquarters of RAI, the Italian national television network, were lit up in blue lights during this past weekend.

Palazzo Chigi, Rome, April 2, 2017. (Credits: Office of the Prime Minister)
The seat of the Italian Ministry of Education in Rome, April 1, 2017. (Credits: Fondazione Autismo).
The headquarters of RAI, the Italian national television network, in Rome, April 1, 2017. (Credits: RAI)

Throughout Italy, many iconic sites were lit in blue lights.

The replica of Michelangelo’s David in Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence, April 2, 2017. (Credits: Dario Nardella and Sara Funaro via Facebook)
The Mole Antonelliana in Turin, April 2, 2017. (Credits: Massimo Formaggini and Jhoana M. Dimitrova via Instagram)
The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, one of the former residences of the Royal House of Savoy, near Turin, A[ril 2, 2017. (Credits: Alessia Bianco via Facebook)
Naples, April 2, 2017. (Credits: Pina Matiello and Rosario Romano via Facebook)
The Royal Palace of Caserta, known as the Reggia di Caserta, April 2, 2017. (Credits: Caserta In Blu via Facebook).
Piazza Bra and Palace of the Gran Guardia in Verona, April 2, 2017. (Credits: L’Arena.it and ANTS Onlus Per l’Autismo via Facebook)