On Wednesday, November 9, Vasco Rossi was awarded the Golden She-Wolf Award (Lupa D’oro). It is the highest honor delivered from the city of Rome, that is usually given to individuals who have contributed to the innovation and enhancement of Italian culture. The ceremony took place at the Capitol offices, and the mayor Roberto Gualtieri, handed out the prize. The mayor’s skill and passion for rock music and guitar allowed him to perform Rossi’s iconic song, Albachiara, with the rockstar.
Vasco Rossi first charmed his compatriots when he performed “Vado al Massimo” at the Sanremo Music Festival in 1982. From then on, in his 50-year-long career, he performed in 800 concerts, released 30 albums and wrote about 250 songs. As Mayor Gualtieri mentioned in the ceremony, in his latest 2022 tour, 700 thousand people watched him live, totalling the overall spectators of his 11 tour dates.
At the prize giving, Gualtieri declared that he was proud to hand out the award to Italy’s “Il Blasco”. “We are very proud to deliver the Lupa d’Oro to Vasco who has given so much to Italian culture, art, music and a lot to this city with extraordinary concerts, an offer and a love that has always been reciprocated…. Rome is your city and it loves you,” affirmed the Mayor.
Rossi appeared visibly moved to win the award. ”I want to dedicate this award to my father. He drove a truck and delivered fruit to the market…. he never saw all this, this extraordinary adventure that I have lived. I’m doubly proud,” he said.
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