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monumento ai caduti di Viareggio

War Memorial of Viareggio

Audacious and original in concept, Lorenzo Viani’s work for the fallen is surprising in the indisputable originality of its symbolic contents

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Source: Versilia Tourist Information Office

Viareggio’s War Memorial is in Piazza Garibaldi. The work carried out by Lorenzo Viani with the technical collaboration of the sculptor Rambelli, was inaugurated in 1927 causing disputes and controversy. Man is always at the centre of this artist’s work, more painter than sculptor, who was born to a poor family in Viareggio near to the old dock. Through the War Memorial he offers a sample of Expressionist sculpture, investigating human suffering.

From a small fishing village to one of the most popular seaside destinations in Tuscany, this is the city of CARNEVALE
The sea on one side, the white peaks of the Apuan Alps on the other, who hasn’t seen the classic snap-shot of Viareggio? Stroll along the city center’s charming streets, eat a gelato on the Passeggiata or in the shade of the pine forest, look out to sea on the Darsena or, further out, toward the even more uninhabited beach, the Lecciona, near Torre del Lago; eat fish in one of the typical ...