Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Abano Terme
Padova (prov.)

Veneto

Piazza Cristoforo Colombo

Cristoforo Colombo

Christopher Columbus

Paolo Boldrin
1956

Abano Terme /  Cristoforo Colombo   Abano Terme /  Cristoforo Colombo

Description

Stone statue of Columbus standing on the front of a ship. The monument is placed in a fountain.

Inscription(s)

CRISTOFORO COLOMBO

and
ARMIDO BONATO ALLA SUA CITTÀ
OPERA DI PAOLO BOLDRIN 1956

Annotation

The monument was a donation from Armido Bonato, who left Abano Terma shortly after the war and became rich in Venezuela. This explains the first line of the inscription: "Armido Bonato to his town".
The quarter of Abano Terme with the Via and Piazza Cristoforo Colombo is named "Colombo" and close to the monument we find Hotel Cristoforo and the Piscine Columbus.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 45°20'53" E 11°47'12"

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