Pietrasanta: The Italian City with the Floating Umbrellas
Last summer (2017) more than one thousand of colored, lively, flying umbrella colors the sky over the art town of Pietrasanta in Tuscany, Italy. Red, yellow, blue, black, orange, and purple are the floating umbrellas in Pietrasanta.
Like a flock they invaded the main street of the historical center of the Little Athens of Italy, floating above the head of the inhabitants and of the curious tourists. The floating umbrellas are an example of street art that takes inspiration to the installations that already colored the streets of Portugal, Barcelona & London. Every umbrella is a unique piece bringing on its handle a name, a message, or an inscription. In fact, locals, retailers, and tourists already bought,
and still can buy, the umbrellas with a small donation of at least five Euro that will be used to sustain social and welfare initiatives and volunteer activities.