Statue of a rather young Columbus.
On the base:
The marble statue was originally placed aside the town hall in 1892, on top of a 3 meter high column. Since 1950 the statue - without the column - stands in the public garden facing the sea. The left hand is gone for some time. Presently, the monument is on the end of the pier in front of the Church.
Sources & Information
- Alex Borgogno, "Monuments of Columbus." Discovery! Journal of the Christopher Columbus Philatelic Society vol. 18, no. 1 (12 Jan. 2000): 1235.
- In July 2004 Mario Luciano Radici and Vilma Rossi sent me almost simultaneously photos of the real statue. I used Vilma's photos for this website.
- Modern photo Colombo impavido by Vilma Rossi, 23 February 2006.
Location N 43°54'26" E 8°5'4"
Item Code: itli010;
Added: 23 February 2006
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