Monument to the Alpine and his Mule - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 54.898 E 012° 29.204
33T E 291572 N 4643390
Quick Description: The monument to the Alpine and his Mule is located in front of Pietro Canonica Museum at Villa Borghese in Rome, Italy.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/21/2019 1:13:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM10TCV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The first bronze statue erected in 1940 represents a mule loaded with military equipment on a pile of rocks while the second larger than life-size bronze statue erected in 1957, shows a soldier from the Alpine troops carrying a rifle and standing on a base with the inscription: "CA CUSTA LON CA CUSTA VIVA L'AUSTA 1915-1918."

Note: The association between the Alpine troops and the mules lasted 130 years, but these horses were enrolled as early as 1831, even before the Alpine troops.

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Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Monument to the Alpine and his Mule

Figure Type: Combination of two figure types

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Pietro Canonica

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1940 and 1957

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Villa Borghese Gardens

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