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Genova (prov.)

Liguria

Terrarossa Colombo

Lapide commemorativa de 1889

Memorial plaque of 1889


1889

Moconesi /  Lapide commemorativa de 1889   Moconesi /  Lapide commemorativa de 1889

Description

Along the provincial road in Terrarossa Colombo we find this plaque.

Inscription(s)

A CRISTOFORO COLOMBO
IMMORTALE SUO FIGLIO
TERRA ROSSA DI MOCONESI
IN ATTESTATO
DI GRATITUDINE E SPERANZA
POSE LI 8 7BRE 1889.

Moconesi

Moconesi, a municipality consisting of several villages and hamlets in the valley of the Lavagna is the place where Columbus's ancestors lived. The village is mentioned in the document of April 21, 1429: it is the birthplace of Christopher's grandfather, Giovanni Columbus.

The hamlet where the Columbus ancestral house is located is named Terrarossa. At the occasion of the 400th aniversary of the discovery of America the hamlet is officially renamed "Terrarossa Colombo".

Here we find the following memorials:

  1. Columbus ancestral home at the west end of the hamlet.
  2. A plaque on one of the walls of the old hamlet.
  3. A plaque on the provincial road of 1889.
  4. A modern art monument opposite the 1889 plaque.

    Furthermore, in the village of Ferrada (also belonging to Moconesi) is:

  5. a fresco on the house on Via C. Colombo 53.
Here is a interactive map with the locations of the memorials.

There are three other monuments in the Lavagna valley: in Cicagna, San Colombano Certenoli, and Lavagna respectively.

Tags

Location N 44°25'26" E 9°12'9"

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Item Code: itli036; Added: 11 August 2001  / Photograph: 11 August 2001

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