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265 Via Giuseppe Garibaldi

Statue of Ferdinand II of Bourbon

LOCATION:
Via Garibaldi (Villa Garibaldi)
DATING:
1856
DESCRIPTION:
The monument depicts Ferdinand II of Bourbon wearing the ceremonial dress of Grand Master of the Order of San Gennaro. The statue is the work of the sculptor Pietro Tenerani and was placed in 1857 in front of the Town Hall in the Palazzata. After the 1908 earthquake the statue was placed in the National Museum. In 1973 it was returned to the Municipality of Messina which placed it in the Villetta in Via Garibaldi
SOURCES: Reworking of various sources by the Helios Study Center

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