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Coloring the sky 2011

International Review of kites and balloons every year in Castiglione del Lago welcome to spring!
This festival was born in 1982 in Castiglione del Lago, a small town situated on the west shore of the Lake Trasimeno. Here Oliviero Olivieri (the President of the Italian Kite Association - AIA), and the representatives of the Commune of Castiglione del Lago and the Tourism Promotion Agency put forward the idea of organizing this festival. Differently from the rest of Europe, where flying kites was just beginning, the Italian Kite Association was already famous at that time. Today Coloriamo i cieli is the one and only festival all over Italy that celebrates the birth of this sport. In 1984 Coloriamo i cieli began a far-reaching event. Then a number of prominent people coming from all over the word have taken part of this event: Peter Waldrom (England), Peter Lynn (Australia), Tsumotso Hiroi and Hideo Matsutani (Japan), David Brittain (United States), Yves Laforest (Canada), Tom Pratt, Malcolm Goodman, Helmut Schiefer, Jacques Durieux, Raul Fossett, the Decorators and so on.
The event has always been the goal of launching the world messages of peace and freedom and what rappresntazione better this than to launch in the sky thousands of colorful kites?! Paint the sky is held under the patronage of the Ministries of Environment and Heritage and Cultural Activities and each year becomes the shores of beautiful Lake Trasimeno in lucky beaches where you can spend moments dedicated to the sport, relaxation, fun ... Peace!

Date: From 29/04/2011 to 01/05/2011