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Stele ai Caduti di Sillano


Area: Garfagnana
District/Locality: Sillano
Address: via Roma

The stele has been erected as memorial to citizens of Sillano who died during the war Italo-Turkish and the first world war. The stele, in marble and with the base square, presents on the top a cross and an olive branch. In the centre you can read the memorial epigraph with also the names of the Fallen. On the base it is engraved a bas-relief representing some military symbols: a gun and a sword crossed, covered by a helmet. On the background of the bas-relief there are some ornamental elements.
Date

Realized on 1923, the stele has been officially inaugurated the same year.
Author

The author of the monument is unknown.
Inscriptions

On the stele: ALLA MEMORIA DEI NOSTRI CARI / CONCITTADINI CHE COL PENSIERO / E COL SACRIFRIFICIO DELLA LORO VITA / CONTRIBUIRONO / ALL’INDIPENDENZA / E ALL’UNITA’ DELLA PATRIA / GUERRA ITALO-AUSTRIACA / 24-5-1915 /3-11-1918 /LUCCHESINI AURELIO /  CODINI LUIGI / REGALI AMBROGIO / AGUZZI MASSIMO / CASINI DOMENICO / REGALI ADRIANO / GUIDETTI PIETRO GIOVANNI / BERTOLINI PLINIO /ANGELI LUIGI / VENCHI LEONETTO / BOSI PASQUALE / CODINI EMILIO / GUERRA ITALO-TURCA / POLI DOMENICO / AGUZZI ALBERTO

On the lower base: I SILLANESI / AMMIRATI-RICONOSCENTI-MEMORI /POSERO / 1923
Purchaser

From the epigraph on the base of the stele " I Sillanesi ammirati-riconoscenti – memori posero" you can understand that the monument has been ordered by a town committee.
Bibliography

- ARCHIVIO ANCR LUCCA, nota n° 5584, nota del Comune di Sillano all’ANCR di Lucca, 23 ottobre 1995
- GIGI SALVAGNINI,  La scultura nei monumenti ai Caduti della prima guerra mondiale in Toscana. Bagni a Ripoli- Firenze, Il Bandino, 1999, scheda n° 364.
Il quale riporta: Artista moderno, 1925 spec.,p. 153.
- MARISTELLA PULITI, Monumenti ai Caduti in Garfagnana. Guerra 1915-1918. Scheda Sillano.
- Da Sillano, in “La Garfagnana”, 2 luglio 1923.

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