The large mosaic depicting Marco Simoncelli welcomes visitors to
the new centre “Casa Marco Simoncelli” inaugurated yesterday
20 January 2019 on the birthday of the champion of motorcycling
who died in Malaysia in 2011.
Made entirely by hand with about 500,000 stones and smalti tesseraes, the 48 square meter mosaic portrays Marco when he won the world championship in Sepang in the 250 class in 2008. The perfect reproduction was possible thanks to the skill of the artisans of our studio Project Arte Poli who, according to the traditional technique of mosaic art, faithfully recreated the image through the manual cutting and placement of each tessera and reproduced every detail and the happy, confident and honest expression on Marco’s face. The day care centre for disabled people is at a few kilometres from Coriano (Rimini) and was built with funds gathered over the last 5 years by Marco Simoncelli Foundation and will be managed by Monte Tauro Community.