Great success for Lazio Youth Day and Night, a party of sport, music, food, wine, and culture that took place at the Castle and dedicated to boys and girls. On June 15th over 1000 new young people joined Lazio Youth Card – the card that allows discounts and concessions for under-30s living in Lazio – thus reaching 20,000 members throughout the region.
The LAZIO YOUth CARD summer, an app dedicated to young people between the ages of 14 and 30 – which has already registered 18,000 registrations just over 3 months after its launch – will be full of new discounts and agreements dedicated above all to travel and leisure. All the novelties have been presented at LAZIO DAY AND NIGHT, a special event that took place on June 15th at the Castle of Santa Severa in which sport, food and wine and live entertainment were protagonists.
The activities took place on the beach thanks to the collaboration between Regione Lazio and CONI “Compagni di Sport”; there were the excellent music of Radio Rock and the live broadcast of Radio Roma Capitale with a beach volley tournament, the regional lifesaving championship also with labrador dogs, the SUP discipline test – Stand up Paddle or surf and the most traditional beach games. During the morning, there was also a meeting with the Roman surf champion Alessandro Marcianò who recently rode an eighteen-meter wave in Nazaré, Portugal, conquering the Italian record.
In the afternoon, inside the Castle it was possible to do the fencing test, use the target shooting and rowing simulators, shoot with a bow or challenge your friends to penalties, table tennis or table football. Furthermore, for LYC holders, it was possible to visit the Castle Museum of Santa Severa with a free ticket throughout the day.
After so much sport, good food could not be missing. From 6 pm in the Piazza delle Barrozze, the “Fried Food Contest” took place, a street food contest with typical local products, in which five young chefs from the Lazio provinces competed. Participants in the contest – Beatrice Piccaro (LT): Wild battered “ramolaccio”, Mattia Lattanzio (RM): Zucchini parmigiana “ingot”, Francesco Serafini (VT): Fried pizza stuffed with ricotta cheese and “susianella”, Stefano Proietti (RI): black pork “morsel” of Rieti, Anna Laura Tamburrini (FR): Fried pizzas with anchovies. The winner among the chefs was Mattia Lattanzio with the “Roman Zucchini Parmigiana Ingot” with 1000 fried “ingots” in a day.
Another food area was set up in Piazza del Fontanile, in front of the Castle. Here, all day, there were “Street of Trust” street food stations organized by the Abili Oltre Association, an itinerant Food Market-School run by a staff of young workers and even disabled people called “Crew of Trust ”, and of the drinks stand of the Associazione Semi di Libertà Onlus aimed at the training and professional integration of disadvantaged workers.
The event ended with an evening in music. From the final of LAZIOSound, the program to support young musical talents of Regione Lazio at “Spaghetti Unplugged + Smash Party”.
LAZIO YOUth CARD is part of the European Youth Card circuit that gives young people between the ages of 14 and 30 the chance to access conventions throughout Europe. More than 1,300 agreements are already in place with theaters, cinemas, museums, shops, gyms throughout the Lazio region and the possibility of downloading vouchers for free access to cinema and cultural and sporting events.
From July 1st the offer of benefits will be even more enriched with the inclusion of 735 tourist agreements (such as 426 hotels, b&b, hostels, accommodation facilities, 38 bathing establishments, restaurants, 8 amusement parks). Thanks to new partnerships with national and international players such as Alitalia, Best Western, IH Hotels, AVIS-Budget Car Rental, AIG hostels, Eurostars Hotels and many others, for a total of over 2000 partner operators.
During the spring over 8,000 free tickets had been distributed to the children, an initiative that will continue throughout the summer by providing new tickets to attend the most important cultural and entertainment events in the area free of charge:
- • over 4,000 tickets for 22 shows scheduled by the Rome Opera House including the performances of Tosca, Aida, Traviata, Un Romano a Marte and the ballets of Tokyo Ballet and Romeo and Juliet;
- • 1,500 tickets to participate in many concerts at the Auditorium Cavea and the Casa del Jazz including the Maneskin, Gazzelle, Skunk Anansie, Irama, Bowland and Apparat;
- • 200 tickets for the 56th Swimming Trophy “Settecolli” from 21 to 23 June;
- • 200 tickets for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2019 from 4 to 9 September at the Foro Italico.
Following the great success registered last year, within the summer initiatives of the LAZIO YOUth CARD, in collaboration with COTRAL and Trenitalia, Regione Lazio will re-launch the second edition of LAZIO in TOUR. The initiative, unique at European level, is dedicated to young people from Lazio between the ages of 16 and 18 and allows one month of free travel on regional trains and buses from 1 July to 15 September.
Finally, for children aged 18 to 30, a photo contest will award 50 Interrail passes: an initiative to encourage young people to discover the beauties and cultures of the most beautiful European cities.