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Soldiers' Memorial

It was placed between Piazza Vittoria and the Public Gardens, and its official inauguration dates back to October 30, 1927, on the fifth anniversary of the "March to Rome" .

Address

Piazza della Vittoria - 42121 Reggio Emilia

How to get there

The monument is located in the town centre. See the map above.

Historical notes

The monument was erected by the city government in the twenties, and has an architectural structure of granite, which base measures sixteen feet, with a height of fifteen meters. It is decorated on two sides with large bronze statues: an infantryman and the Winged Victory. The top is decorated with bas-reliefs, again in bronze, representing the three Fates, a dying soldier, a rural scene and warriors.In those days, according to the fasscist ideology, a climate of nationalism grew in many cities of Italy, and monuments were intended to celebrate the values of nation.The work was created by the sculptor Alberto Bazzoni from Parma (1889-1973), winner of the contest specially organized.

 

It is decorated on two sides with large bronze statues : an infantryman and the Winged Victory. The top is decorated with bas-reliefs, again in bronze, representing the three Fates, a dying soldier, a rural scene and warriors.
In those days, according to the fasscist ideology, a climate of nationalism grew in many cities of Italy, and monuments were intended to celebrate the values of nation.
The work was created by the sculptor Alberto Bazzoni from Parma (1889-1973), winner of the contest specially organized