On August 10, on the evocative Colle Pardo hill at Ariccia, to mark the night of San Lorenzo, Simone Cristicchi will be taking to the stage to celebrate the acquisition of one of the most important and suggestive green areas of the Castelli Romani areas. In making it a public asset, it has been saved from potential speculation or the risk of construction. Collepardostock 2012, the first and only festival of reuse, recycling and eco-design, is also all about music, an expo of eco-design and reusing objects, along with the stands of professionals in the trade. And seeing as it will be the night of San Lorenzo, there will be stargazing to enjoy the Perseids, better known as shooting stars. The event is the brainchild of the Banda Larga Association and a group of young people from Ariccia. It is financed by the Colle Pardo Onlus non-profit association, with the contribution and sponsorship of Ariccia Council, and the sponsorship of the Province of Rome, and Genzano Council. The program kicks off with workshops on eco-creative and fun-yet-educational theme for children at 10 am. In the afternoon, there will be lessons in eco-design and reuse from 5.30 pm, featuring the direct assembly of recuperated materials, and a demonstration of how to make organic soaps for household use. There will also be a session on botanical observation and how to recognize officinal herbs in the Colle Pardo area. Then there will be a practical demonstration of Namikoshi auto-shiatsu interpreted as a new way of using the body, and the fashion show featuring garments made with recuperated materials is an event not to be missed. This is the point where the artistic events kick off. At 8 pm there is a musical aperitif to the sound of bossanova & jazz with “Zè Galia Trio”, continuing with “Pulpitation” – Tarantino’s Soundtracks. At 10 pm comes the high point of the evening with Simone Cristicchi’s concert, and to round things off, a Vintage Party with a DJ set featuring music from the ’70s, ’80s and ‘90s. At the same time and until late at night, still on the meadows of Colle Pardo, the Associazione Tuscolana di Astronomia (Tuscolana Astronomy Association) will be presenting “The night of San Lorenzo”, an astronomy lesson with observations of the starry sky and the “shooting star” phenomenon using telescopes. It is an event entirely free of charge of great significance. The wide variety of events will allow you to spend a day that combines leisure with civic duty, immersed amidst the fascinating “Colle dell’Addio” (the Hill of Goodbyes), this being how the ancient Romans used to call Colle Pardo, the last peak from which Rome can be seen.