(ANSA) - SANREMO, 07 FEB - "I have the pleasure and honor of announcing that for the first time in the history of the festival, President Mattarella will be there tonight", said Amadeus, announcing the presence of the head of state tonight in the hall at the Ariston, for the San Remo festival.
"It is an important sign of closeness to the world of entertainment".
"Having the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella with us is an opportunity to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Italian Constitution and there was no better way to do it than by inviting Roberto Benigni," Amadeus also said, announcing the actor's presence tonight at the Sanremo festival.
"We will open with President Mattarella, followed by Benigni. The interaction between them will take place in the hall, not on stage"