The Shrine to the Fallen of Marzabotto was completed in 1961. Outside there are a number of commemorative plaques remembering the atrocities of the Second World War and of more recent times. They accompany the images of a part of the fallen from the towns of Marzabotto, Monzuno and Grizzana. Many of these victims were laid to rest inside the building, with plaques indicating their names and ages, and, in part, divided according to the location of the carnage. Four plaques commemorate the gold medals conferred upon Father Giovanni Fornasini, Francesco Calzolari, Mario Musolesi and Gastone Rossi. Other memorial plates pay tribute to the unnamed or unidentified victims. Throughout the building there are works by artist Stella Angelini, including a painting around the altar, a triptych in gold foil and eight bronze statues, symbolizing the tragic moments and the people’s sentiment regarding the war, the massacres and the partisan movement.
The Shrine is located in Marzabotto, opposite the Documentation Center and just a few steps from the town hall. It is in walking distance of the town’s railway station and a short stroll from the Etruscan Museum.
The Shrine is about 7 km from the “Il Poggiolo” Visitor Center.
Opening hours are as follows:
For a guided tour please contact Anna Salerno firstname.lastname@example.org – 051.932 525 int. 1 – Monday to Friday from 9:00 am 12:30
Comune di Marzabotto