"Albachiara" is a renowned song by Italian artist Vasco Rossi, featured in his album "Non siamo mica gli americani" and released as a single in 1979. Rossi composed the song, initially using a track by Massimo Riva, and it was produced by Alan Taylor. Over time, "Albachiara" has become a staple in Rossi's concerts and received tributes, including a plaque from the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers in 2019 and a light installation in Rossi's hometown in 2020. The song's influence extends to various mediums, appearing in films, referenced by other musicians like Fabri Fibra, and performed by artists like Noemi on TV shows like X Factor. Its enduring popularity was reaffirmed when it won the title of the people's favorite song in a 2020 radio contest.

The inspiration for the song's lyrics came from Giovanna, a thirteen-year-old girl whom Rossi frequently encountered at a bus stop in his hometown of Zocca in the late 1970s. As a university student, Rossi spent considerable time observing her demeanor. The lyrics vividly portray an imaginary scenario wherein Giovanna is depicted alone in her bedroom, navigating the complexities of adolescence. Upon Giovanna's eighteenth birthday, Rossi disclosed to her that the song was dedicated to her. Subsequently, he penned another track titled "Una canzone per te," capturing Giovanna's reaction upon learning of her role as the muse behind 'Albachiara'.

Designer: Silvia Petrassi


Depicts a vinyl record that shows, in the center, the lyrics of the song “Albachiara”. Around, the inscription “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”; in exergue, the name of the designer "PETRASSI".



In the forefront, a depiction of a young girl is seen holding books while enjoying an apple. To the right, in an arch-shaped design, are the words "ALBACHIARA" and "R," denoting the Mint of Rome. On the left, the year of the coin's release, "2024," and its denomination, "5 EURO," are displayed.


Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 18 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Italian State Mint and Polygraphic Institute (IPZS)

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