Lapide commemorativa del 500° anniversario
Plaque 500th Anniversary
In the old hamlet of Terrarossa Colombo we find this plaque.
TRA QUESTE ANTICHI MURA
PRIMA DI TRASFERIRSI A QUINTO
GLI AVI DI
Da qui ebbe inizio il lungo viaggio
conclusosi nel nuovo mondo
il 12 ottobre 1492
Posta questa targa del COMUNE di MOCONESI nel 500' ANNIVERSARIO
Within these ancient walls lived the forebears of Columbus, before they settled in Quinto. Here began the long voyage which ended in the New World on October 12 1492 (Commemoration Plaque placed by the City of Moconesi on the 500' Anniversary).
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:
Here is a interactive map with the locations of the memorials.
- Columbus ancestral home at the west end of the hamlet.
- A plaque on one of the walls of the old hamlet.
- A plaque on the provincial road of 1889.
- A modern art monument opposite the 1889 plaque.
Furthermore, in the village of Ferrada (also belonging to Moconesi) is:
- a fresco on the house on Via C. Colombo 53.
There are three other monuments in the Lavagna valley: in Cicagna, San Colombano Certenoli, and Lavagna respectively.
Sources & Information
- Translation by Amineh Pakravan Papi, 30 August 2001
Locatie (N 44°25'27" - E 9°12'4")
Item Code: itli037;
Added: 11 August 2001
/ Photograph: 11 August 2001
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