Cy Twombly Foundation donates to Comune di Gaeta
THE CY TWOMBLY FOUNDATION IS LENDING ITS SUPPORT TO THE CITY OF GAETA WITH A SIGNIFICANT DONATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CENTRE OF SPECIALIST DIAGNOSTICS THAT WILL ALSO BE USED FOR COVID-19 AT THE FORMER HOSPITAL FACILITY OF “MONSIGNOR DI LIEGRO” IN GAETA.
The city’s mayor Cosmo Mitrano has decided that the specialist centre will be named after the artist Cy Twombly.
The Cy Twombly Foundation, headed by Nicola Del Roscio, has undertaken an important action of support for Gaeta (LT), the small city in Lazio where the great American artist lived from the 1990s until his death in 2011. In response to the appeal launched by its mayor Cosmo Mitrano to raise funds for the setting up of a modern centre of specialist diagnostics at the former “Monsignor Di Liegro” hospital facility in Gaeta, whose Department of Infectious Diseases was reopened on 24 March last, the foundation has donated $500,000 (equivalent to €478,000), with the aim of providing the region of the Gulf of Gaeta and southern Lazio with an institution that will also be able to respond quickly and effectively to the terrible health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a mark of appreciation for this crucial pledge, the city council has decided to dedicate the new diagnostic centre to the memory of Cy Twombly.
Nicola Del Roscio has shown himself to be a friend of Gaeta on more than one occasion, helping to preserve the city’s cultural heritage with the securing and reclamation of the Porta Domnica in the heart of the historic city centre in 2018 and the restoration of the Palazzo della Gran Guardia in 2019, as well as its environmental heritage with the project of landscape improvement in the municipal territory. Since 2014, with the foundation that bears his name, Nicola Del Roscio has been working on the upgrading of a plot of land located next to the Botanical Garden of Monte Orlando and facing onto the Gulf, expropriated by the municipality of Gaeta after the demolition of unauthorized structures.
More convinced than ever of the pressing need to protect its residents and all the inhabitants of the municipalities of the Gulf of Gaeta and southern Lazio by setting up facilities for the prevention of disease and the safeguarding of the community’s health, the City Council of Gaeta has responded to the extremely generous donation it has received by committing itself, in agreement with the Local Health Authority of Latina, to immediately take all the steps necessary to achieve their common goal.