Rome, January 15, 2022 – The President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, he appointed Renzo Arbore Knight of the Grand Cross to the merit of the Republic. This is what we read on the Twitter account of the Quirinale, where the photo of the moment in which the Head of State gives the honor to the well-known showman is posted. During the seven-year period there were various opportunities for the two to meet. In November 2017 Mattarella received a delegation from the Lega del Filo d’Oro, a non-profit organization in which Arbore is involved in the front row, at the Quirinale. In September 2017, however, Arbore with his Italian Orchestra animated the final party of the summer stays organized by the Quirinale in the Castelporziano estate in favor of disabled adults and minors and the elderly and on that occasion he dedicated a Sicilian serenade to Mattarella.