Donatella awarded by the Inner Wheel Club Firenze Iris
Past winners of this award are prestigious women: women of culture like Dacia Maraini and Ilaria Occhini, the doctor Maria Luisa Brandi, the film maker Cinzia T.H. Torrini and the scientist Margherita Hack.
This is consequently an important prize given by the President Gianna Baudo Bacchi in the splendid frame of the Villa Viviani in Settignano, a short distance from the Casa di Boccaccio where Donatella has her Florentine and where, in the 14th century the author of the Decamerone lived.
The award solemnizes the Inner Day, the International celebration day for this association, which the Club Firenze Iris celebrates with particular solemnity. The award goes to a woman who chosen among the candidates proposed by the Tuscan Inner Wheel members. Donatella Cinelli Colombini received her nomination form the Siena Club and from two excellent sponsors, the President Lucia Galleni Fornaciari and the Past president Cecilia Cateni Mittica.
The International Inner Wheelis among the largest women’s service
organizations in the world. 100.000 members in 103 Nations and territories in Europe, Africa, India, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, United States, and Canada…. The association was born in1924 in Manchester and its finality is to promote true friendship, in fact the 2012-13 international motto is – Be a Friend-. An objective which seems quite small, insignificant, but is in truth a really important instrument in overcoming National, cultural and religious barriers. And most of all opens peoples mind and heart to the necessities of the weaker, those for whom the Inner Wheel works continuously.
The award and the celebration of the Inner Day gave Donatella Cinelli Colombini the opportunity to illustrate women role in wine and in wine tourism. Two sectors for her that are very important and where women’s presence is always more important.
At the end of this very importa day, Donatella partecipated to the Inner Day with patners from Siena, began with a reading of Federico Garcia Lorca poetry.