Cavour instead of the market @ Piazza Carlina (Carlo Emanuele II)

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Cavour instead of the market

The monument dedicated to Camillo Benso, count of Cavour, was placed in the square twelve years after his death, in 1873, within a plan for the rehabilitation of the original design of the square and the release of the commercial "canopy" (but the market continued for a long time to characterize it). Work of G.Duprè, the monument glorifies the secular and liberal State, as in Piazza Savoia the obelisk for the Siccardi laws. The complex, immediately named "the paperweight", rhetorically represents the kneeling Italy that offers the civic crown to the count, who holds a sheet with "free church in a free state" written on it. above the figures of Law, Duty, Politics and Independence

Litofgrafia dei fratelli Doyen del 1873.

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