Vittoria and Carola are two young girls from Finale Ligure (Italy) who during the lockdown, driven by the desire to continue practicing their favorite sport, climbed onto the roofs of their houses and started dribbling from one terrace to the other. The video showing them intent on making the ball fly from one house to another to the sound of tips and backhands went viral in a few days.
We all watched it and we got a bit excited because it represents dreams that stop at nothing, the passion for something that makes us feel good that cannot be locked in the house. The video that travelled around the world also arrived in Switzerland, precisely at Roger Federer‘s house who, like everyone else, was fascinated by the images that reminded him of a younger Roger driven by pure passion.
Hence, Barilla‘s idea to bring together the two girls who have transformed tennis into a symbol of hope with the champion who has become a legend Roger Federer, and to organize a special match, on the same roof that has gone viral.
“The rooftop was an extraordinary place to play because, of course, I had previously seen it on social media and being there in person felt great. I played in so many cool places around the world and this is will definitely be one of the cool highlights because it’s linked to a special experience.“
Barilla, which has always been synonymous with conviviality, has managed to bring together the three protagonists of this incredible story that could not fail to end with a wonderful dish of pasta.
At the center of this magnificent story remains the passion for what one loves, the passion that led Roger Federer to become the champion he is today, the passion that drove Vittoria and Carola to transform the roof of their house into a tennis court and the passion with which Barilla has always conveyed the importance of being together.