Enel is putting the spotlight on the beauty of monuments around the world, from Lisbon to Lima, the necropolis of the Vatican and the Alcazar in Seville, combining the energy and art that is part of the Group's DNA. For more than twenty years it has been contributing to beauty and art in Europe and Latin America, and one of its most recent accomplishments has been the artistic lighting of the Casa dos Bicos in Lisbon, the headquarters of the José Saramago Foundation, which was inaugurated on 14 July.
Enel has a long tradition of artistic lighting and there is an equally long list of monuments that have regained their splendour thanks to the Group. In Italy a number of buildings, squares, gardens, archaeological areas and entire historic centres have been illuminated, and many more are in the pipeline. Besides exhibitions and special events, more than 950 monuments have been lit up by Enel Sole's artistic lighting and design, including the Basilicas of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Mark in Venice, the Vatican necropolis, the Borghese Gallery and the Quirinale Gardens in Rome and the Castel dell'Ovo in Naples.
The 'light for art' slogan is the symbol of Enel's ability to make the most of new technologies, skills and expertise, and combine them with respect for the environment, energy efficiency and savings. This culture and care of beauty is present across the Group: Endesa has illuminated several of Spain's artistic jewels, and together with Enel Sole it created a new lighting system at the royal palace of the Alcazar in Seville.
The Group is also putting its energy into beauty through a number of projects in Latin America, where Group subsidiaries are doing their bit for aesthetics. One such example is Edelnor's Lima Ciudad de Luces initiative for all of Lima's historic buildings, while Iluminando Monumentos al Sur del Mundo, a programme being carried out by Enersis, Endesa Chile and Chilectra, has since the year 2000 lit more than 50 buildings, including churches and civil edifices, across Chile.