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7 Via Lepanto

Monument to Don Giovanni D'Austria

LOCATION: Piazza Catalani: DATING: 1573 DESCRIPTION: Erected on the occasion of the battle of Lepanto and built by Andrea Calamech. The monument depicts Don Giovanni d'Austria, hero of the naval battle and natural son of Charles V who tramples the head of the Turkish Alì Bassà as a sign of victory. The bronze statue is placed on a marble base decorated with a frieze of armor and shields, and, at the base, with four bronze panels representing: the first, on the front of the statue, celebrates the history of Lepanto and recalls the number of ships. employees and the names of the Messina senators of the time; the second depicts the clash of the Christian and Turkish fleets; the third the Turkish defeat and the fourth the Christian fleet returning to the winning port, with a panoramic view of the city from above.

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