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Piazzale della Vittoria - Memorial Built

The square was named after the 'Victory Monument', a fallen soldiers memorial erected in 1928.

Address: Piazzale della Vittoria, 47122 Forlì (FC), Italia

Telephone number: +39.0543.712435
Mail: iat@comune.forli.fc.it


The area just outside Porta Cotogni (the old gate to the town centre) was named 'Piazzale della Vittoria' (Large square of Victory) after the construction of a war memorial in 1928. The monument was designed by architect Cesare Bazzani from Rome: his project was selected through a national competition.
The monument is 30mt high: it is composed by a 22mt high Doric column made in golden Trani stone, surmounted by a bronze sculpture which represents victory in sea, air and land battles. The three winged representations of victory, holding a votive flame, were sculpted by sculptor B. Maniscalchi from Rome.
The two big blocks at the bottom of the memorial and the corrisponding fountains are decorated with a series of reliefs which were sculpted by Bernardino Boifava.
The reliefs represent the crucial moments in heroes' lives: attack, defense, sacrifice and triumph. The spurt of water is instead a living and symbolic sign of the permanent return of the sacrifice for victory.
The war memorial was inaugurated in 1932, October 28th, on the 10th anniversary of the Fascist revolution.

How to get there

Piazzale della Vittoria can be easily reached from Piazza Saffi (in this case, you will have to walk down Corso della Repubblica) and from Forlì station, through Viale della Libertà.

Last update mercoledì 29 agosto 2018


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Comune di Forlì - Piazza Saffi, 8 47121 Forlì - Tel. 0543 712111
Partita IVA: 00606620409
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