The right-wing Fratelli d'Italia (Italian Brothers) party labelled the decision "provocative and ideological."Does the expression of Italian national patriotism have anything more to do with Christmas than celebrating the multiplicity of sexual orientations?
They called for the lights to be replaced with ones showing the three colors of the Italian flag, red, white and green.
December 8, 2013
"A rainbow-flag theme has been selected for the traditional lights along the city's main shopping street, the Via del Corso. The lights run for almost a mile long."