The welcome staff will be wearing uniforms especially designed by Prada.

The uniforms have been created using faille and poplin stretch fabrics and combining bright colors - such as fuchsia, white, and steel gray - to convey a highly recognizable, modern and elegant look. The staff will carry the Prada’s unisex briefcase shoulder bags known as “piattine”, a classical style made of iron-grey “vela” fabric.

Permanent Exhibitions - Commissariato Italiano Esposizione Universale di Shanghai 2010

Foyer: Andrea Palladio's Olympic Theater

A grand entrance, which represents the crossing of an imaginary threshold separating the location of the Expo – Shanghai – from Italy, as well as a personal welcome to visitors

• The grand entrance is modeled after the Olympic Theater in Vicenza, the oldest surviving enclosed theater in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. Designed by Andrea Palladio and completed in 1585, the model in the foyer is half the size of the actual theater.
• A bas-relief sculpture featuring the Pavilion and exhibition theme ‘City of Man: Living the Italian Way’ in different languages, in addition to the Chinese character for happiness 福 “fu”.