Lyre - Monument to Victor Hugo - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 54.789 E 012° 28.970
33T E 291243 N 4643197
Quick Description: The lyre is part of the monument to Victor Hugo located in front of the Carlo Bilotti Museum in the gardens of Villa Borghese, in Rome.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 6/26/2019 2:39:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM10VDV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
The monument to Victor Hugo was made in 1905 by the sculptor Lucien Pallez (1853-1933). It was donated by the Franco-Italian League and inaugurated on May 5, 1905.

It represents the French writer standing, wrapped in a large cloak, and at his feet is a lion, a symbol of the strength of genius. The figure is pensive and his right hand leans on a large lyre.

On the rectangular marble base, the name of Victor Hugo is engraved in large characters. Under the name, we read the following words, pronounced in 1860 by the illustrious poet in a speech in favor of Garibaldi: "Quel triomphe! quel avènement! quel merveilleux phénomène que l'unité de l'Italie, traversant d'un seul éclair cette variété magnifique de villes sœurs Milan, Turin, Gènes, Florence, Bologne, Pise, Sienne, Vérone, Parme, Palerme, Messine, Naples, Venise, Rome!»

Translation: "What a triumph! what a wonder! what a wonderful phenomenon that the unity of Italy, crossing in a single flash this magnificent variety of sister cities Milan, Turin, Genoa, Florence, Bologna, Pisa, Siena, Verona, Parma, Palermo, Messina, Naples, Venice, Rome!"

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