Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Forlì
Forlì-Cesena

Emilia-Romagna

Plaza Aurelio Saffi

Aurelio Saffi

Forlì 1819 - Forlì 1890
Italian patriot and politician, active during the period of Italian unification
(Wikipedia)
Filippo Cifariello
1921/1961

Forlì /  Aurelio Saffi   Forlì /  Aurelio Saffi

Description

Marble statue of Saffi on a high marble pedestal, with on the front an back reliefs in a medaillon surround by snakes and at the sides relief portraits of Antonio Fratti and Achille Cantoni. Directly underneath the statue are two coat-of-arms (front and back), the at the sides the texts DIO E POPOLO and PENSIERO E AZIONE.

The statue was destroyed in 1944, and an exact copy was made in 1961, funded by the industrialist Aldo Zambelli.

Forlì - Aurelio Saffi
Coat of arms of ??

Forlì - Aurelio Saffi
Coat of arms of Forlì

Forlì - Aurelio Saffi
Front

Forlì - Aurelio Saffi
Back

Forlì - Aurelio Saffi

achille cantoni
condottiero
dei garibaldini
forlives.
sulla via di roma
-----
mentana
iii novembre
mdccclxvii

Achille Cantoni (Forlì 1835 - Mentana 1867), Italian patriot (Wikipedia).

Forlì - Aurelio Saffi

antonio fratti
contemporano
di ogni evo
cittadino
di ogni patria -----
domokos
xvii maggio
mdcccxccvii

Antonio Fratti (Forlì 1848 - Domokos 1897), Italian patriot (Wikipedia).

Forlì - Aurelio Saffi

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Italy
  • Cantoni, Achille
  • Cifariello, Filippo
  • Coat of arms
  • Fratti, Antonio
  • Politician
  • Revolutionary/Patriot
  • Saffi, Aurelio
  • Statue
  • Location N 44°13'21" E 12°2'27"

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