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Monumento ai Caduti di Gorfigliano


icona Monumento ai Caduti di Gorfigliano
Monumento ai Caduti di Gorfigliano
Area: Garfagnana
District/Locality: Minucciano
Address: piazza Badarello

The monument dedicated to the Fallen of both wars, is composed of a fountain whose sides there are two commemorative tombstones with the names of the Fallen of the first and second war. The monumental wall is made of three sections: a central part and two lateral. The central one, higher than the other two, has a mixtilinear basin, on it you can see a smaller basin. On the smaller basin there is a leonine protome and the commemorative writing “Gorfigliano ai suoi Caduti”. In the central part of the wall, next to the inscription, you can see Fascist sword with eagle and, on the top, two bronze helmets. In the two lateral walls, lower and without any ornaments and symbols, we can read the names of the Fallen. Near the monument, it has been located also a marble cube which has the function of standard-bearer.
Date

Realized on 1921, the monument has been enlarged on 1960, when the names of the Fallen and Missing of the second war have been added. The work has been solemnly inaugurated on 7th December 1930, at the presence of many authorities: Hon. Scorza, Mr. Nieri, Questor Lucarelli, Mr. Nutini. There were also Ex-servicemen Associations, Young organizations. The official speech has been made by Hon. Carlo Scorza.
Author

The author is Giuseppe Napolitano.
Inscriptions

CASOTTI MICHELE /  BARBIERI GIUSEPPE /    ROMEI AMBROGIO / ROMEI GIUSEPPE / CASOTTI PIETRO / CANINI EGIDIO / RAFFAGNAGI DOMENICO / CASOTTI EUFEMIO / CASOTTI NICOLA / TUCCI LUIGI / ROMEI AGOSTINO / ORSI DOMENICO / TORRE ADOLFO / TUCCI GIOVANNI / CASOTTI PIETRO / CASOTTI ATTILIO /  ROMEI PIETRO / TUCCI GIUSEPPE / TOGNOLI GIOVANNI / ROMEI RAFFAELLO / CASOTTI ANGELO / URBANI ERMINIO    / ROMEI PIETRO / CANINI DINO / ORSI VALERIO / CASOTTI UGO / PANCETTI MATTEO / TUCCI TUGLIO    / BRUGIATI GIUSEPPE / ROMEI PAOLO

GORFIGLIANO  /AI SUOI CADUTI
DISPERSI / PANCETTI UGO / TOGNOLI DANTE / PALADINI EDOARDO / ROMEI MICHELE / PALADINI AUGUSTO / ROMEI ANTONIO / PALADINI NELLO / BERTI VALERIO / PALADINI EUGENIO / TUCCI BRUNO / PALADINI GIUSEPPE / ORSI DIVO / CASOTTI PIETRO /ORSI ORESTE / CASOTTI BRUNO / BARBIERI MICHELE / CASOTTI GIULIO / LUSENTI DUILIO / SPINETTI PIETRO / CASOTTI GIOVANNI / IACOPI GIOVANNI / CASOTTI GUIDO
Purchaser

Probably, as it usually happened for all the monuments in honour of the Fallen, it was born a town committee which collected funds for the realization of the work.
Bibliography

- ARCHIVIO ANCR LUCCA, protocollo n° 3462 del 23/8/1960.
- ARCHIVIO ANCR LUCCA, lettera scritta dal presidente della sezione di Gorfigliano alla ANCR di Lucca, 20 settembre 1960.
- ARCHIVIO ANCR LUCCA, lettera che il vice presidente ANCR Dr Gino del Carlo invia al sindaco di Minacciano, prot. n° 5033/63, 23 novembre 1963.
- ARCHIVIO COMUNE DI MINUCCIANO, lettera prot. 4809, 9 agosto 2004.
notes

In the thirties, next to the fountain, it was made a Memorial Park, which today does not exist. It is interesting to say that the monument has been restored twice: the first time in 1960, when it has been enlarged and the names of the fallen of the second war have been added and then the second time, in 1995 in order to clean it of dust and signs of time. This second action has been made by Leo Sarteschi and Giancarlo Casotti.

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