He was the creator and soul of “In Zir per la Rumagna”, a historical program that airs every Sunday on teleRimini. His record should have surpassed 2,000 bets. Mario Lugli arrived at the Infermi Hospital in Rimini at the age of 90 after a long illness. Mayor Jamil Sadegholvaad also remembers him: “Together with Marco Magalotti, he told stories about Romagna and Montefeltro for decades, helping to create a valuable archive of documents and testimonies about the beauties, culture and traditions of our land. To the family Lugli my closeness and my deepest condolences”.
Lugli was honored two years ago for his long career as “Director at the service of local traditions” with over 40 years of activity, with a plaque presented by the President at the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia-Romagna Region Emma Petitti. “This program – comments President Petitti – accompanies our Sundays, telling of our beautiful territory and enhancing its traditions. For me it is a great honor and pleasure to be able to personally reward Mario Lugli, whom we can acknowledge for bringing to life, through images, interviews and reports, an invaluable documentary, historical and cultural heritage for Romagna far and wide. His valuable work, which he does with passion and dedication, is in line with the purposes of the state statute, the state memory law and with the aim of strengthening the territorial identity, which is also important for the younger generations. For this reason we have decided to pay tribute to his long career”.
The program, created in 1977, talks about customs, gastronomy and music with the aim of promoting and spreading the Romagna dialect, among other things. It was continuously directed by Mario Lugli, who had already received the title of Cavaliere al Merito of the Italian Republic. “In zir par la Rumagna” hosted some of the most famous figures of Romagna: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Sergio Zavoli, Laura Pausini, Raoul Casadei, Giorgio Consolini, Carla Boni, the cousins of Campagna, Nilla Pizzi, Vittorio Sgarbi , Castellina Pasi, Piero Focaccia, Enrico Musiani, and Gianni Pettenati.