Gassmann on the January Freccia: for a year rich in passions and a desire to innovate

On the cover is the actor’s gaze set on his and our future – free from the pandemic, rich in passion and curiosity 

Rome, 3 January 2022

After the TV success of the fictional series, I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone and Un Professore, the face of Alessandro Gassmann takes us through his 2022, replete with cinema, theatre and projects for the environment. Many of which are featured in the book I e i Green Heroes, completed together with scientists from the Kyoto Club in Rome. A glimpse into the future which, like that of all of us and of the Freccia, we hope will be freed from the pandemic and moved by a lot of passion and curiosity, a desire to know, understand and innovate.

After a brief photographic roundup of the Frecciarossa traversing the Alps, going to and from Paris, which aroused great media coverage last December, we begin our journey – or better said, we raise our curtain, in Parma, where at the Teatro Regio, the modern stage is set for a rendition of Carmen, setting the narrative in the 1960s and reflecting on the role of women. Then, Valter Malosti, Director of the Emilia Romagna Theatre Foundation, talks about the initiatives to involve citizens and encourage creativity on the stages of Bologna, Modena, Cesena and Vignola. Not to be missed is a collection of the most interesting shows from North to South.

There are many offerings for future destinations – including spiritual ones – to be reached in the upcoming weeks: by train to 12 masterpieces, churches and monasteries selected by the Buildings of Worship Fund for the project Viaggio Con l’Arte (Travelling with Art) promoted by FS Italiane or in the Rieti area, in Poggio Bustone, to discover the Santuario del Perdono (Sanctuary of Forgiveness) dear to San Francesco.

Then comes a ride over the Dolomites for the 25th anniversary of the longest ski tour in Italy, crossing the symbolic locations of World War I, along the banks of the Trasimeno, to discover Castiglione del Lago, Passignano and Panicale, and through the alleys of Naples to explore the places of Raffaele La Capria and Francesco Rosi 100 years after their birth.

We then move on to culture with an inclusive project that makes museums accessible to people with intellectual disabilities. Then there is ArteFiera, the longest-running exhibition in the country which, from 21 to 23 January, returns to Bologna with the aim being for the public and operators in the sector to meet. Hybrĭda also comes to the fore in the Emilian capital, with an artistic project that maps out the most interesting realities dedicated to the contemporary.

For fashion, there are the Pitti Uomo 101 and Pitti Bimbo 94 fairs, from 11 to 13 January at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, with a focus on environment, innovation and craftsmanship. Not to be forgotten are the two major exhibitions that, in Milan, pay homage to the great photographer Giovanni Gastel.

There is also a slew of interviews: Virginia Raffaele with the Samusà show, Nicola Savino at the helm of the new TV show Back to School, the eclectic soubrette Drusilla Foer on stage with the recital Eleganzissima and Giuseppe Maggio, star of the film Quattro Metà on Netflix. Then there is singer-songwriter Ditonellapiaga, protagonist of Sanremo 2022 together with Donatella Rettore, and Marco Paolini who returns to the small screen to talk about science.

The January La Freccia can be browsed and read in digital format, on FSnews, and on paper on Trenitalia’s Frecce, in the FRECCIALounge and FRECCIAClub, each copy cellophaned and personal, for readers to pick up and take away. The contents of FS Italiane’s monthly publication can also be read on the FSNews Telegram channel and the @fsnews_it and @LaFreccia_Mag Twitter profiles.