Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Arezzo
Arezzo (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza del Popolo

Monumento ai Caduti del Risorgimento

Monument to the Fallen for the Italian Unification

(artist?)
1880

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Description

The monument consists of a high Doric column, topped by the five-pointed star of Italy. Around the column is a band with four laurel wreaths encircling the dates 1848|1849, 1859|1860, 1861|1866, and 1867|1870.

It stands on a base in two tiers.

The upper part of the base shows reliefs of Vittorio Emanuele II and Giuseppe Garibaldi, both flanked in the corners of the same pedestal, by reliefs of the instruments and weapons used in the fights of the time. For example, the cannon, the bayonet, the sword and the headgear worn by Giuseppe Garibaldi.

Arezzo - Monumento ai Caduti del Risorgimento

A V. EMANUELE
al prode soldato
al glorioso duce
la patria memore

Vittorio Emanuele II / Victor Emmanuel II of Italy
(Turin 1820 - Rome 1878), King of Sardinia from 1849 until 17 March 1861, when he assumed the title King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy since the 6th century; considered, with Garibaldi, Cavour, and Mazzini, as one of Italy's 'fathers of the fatherland' (Wikipedia).

Arezzo - Monumento ai Caduti del Risorgimento

campione invitto
di libertà
per gesta eroiche
commosse
i due emisferi

Giuseppe Garibaldi
(Nice 1807 - Caprera 1882), Italian general, politician and nationalist who played a large role in the history of Italy; considered, with Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II, and Mazzini, as one of Italy's 'fathers of the fatherland' (Wikipedia).

The lower base shows the twelve coats-of-arms of Arezzo and the towns in the province.

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Inscription(s)

20 SETTEMBRE 1880

nel dí che rammenta
la vittoria piú grande
delle civiltà
s' inaugurava questo monumento
in onore ai caduti per la patria

folgori di guerra
dal cenisio all' etna
inalzarono vittoriosi
il vessillo di libertà

da curtatone a mentana
da goito a roma
delle ossa gloriose
seminarono il suolo
onde l' italia fosse

sia questo gelido marmo
agli infingardi sprone
ai tristi rimprovero
ai nepoti essempio

CADDERO PER LA PATRIA

List of names of the fallen

Signature

E. Rimi or Bini (?)

War memorial - list of names

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 43°27'52" - E 11°52'44")

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