Fontana del Piermarini, Milan

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The Piazza Fontana Bombing was a terrorist attack that occurred on 12 December 1969 when a bomb exploded at the headquarters of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana in Milan, Italy, killing 17 people and wounding 88. The same afternoon, three more bombs were detonated in Rome and Milan, and another was found unexploded.Piazza FontanaOn 25 April 1969 a bomb exploded at the Fiat booth at a Milan trade fair, in which five people were injured. There was also a bomb discovered at the city's central station. The explosion at Piazza Fortuno was not the first, but part of a well-coordinated series of attacks.VictimsDeaths of Pinelli and CalabresiThe Piazza Fontana bombing was initially attributed to anarchists. After over 80 arrests were made, suspect Giuseppe Pinelli, an anarchist railway worker, died after falling from the fourth floor window of the police station where he was being held. Serious discrepancies existed in the police account, which initially maintained that Pinelli had committed suicide by leaping from the window during a routine interrogation session. Three police officers interrogating Pinelli, including Commissioner Luigi Calabresi, were put under investigation in 1971 for his death, but a later inquiry filed October 25, 1975 concluded that there were no wrongdoings regarding Pinelli's death: public prosecutor Gerardo D'Ambrosio established that his fall had been caused by fainting and losing balance.Despite being exonerated, the far-left organisation Lotta Continua held Calabresi of being responsible for the death of Pinelli, and in 1972 he was murdered by left-wing militants in revenge. Adriano Sofri and Giorgio Pietrostefani, former leaders of Lotta Continua, were convicted of plotting Calabresi's assassination, while members Ovidio Bompressi and Leonardo Marino were sentenced for carrying it out.
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  • Small square in the Centre of Milan, famous for the sad massacre of which has witnessed. The name takes him from an artistic fountain of red granite and of carrara marble in the center of the square. The square you can get comfortable with red meter M1 or the yellow M3.
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  • The scene of a massacre unforgotten and unforgettable, it's actually a small square in the center of Milan, quiet with little traffic.
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  • This elliptical square is located at the back of the Cathedral, and its symbol is the Fontana of the Piermarini, placed at its Center. It has its origin at the end of the 18th century, being the result of the reorganization that took place in this area carried out by the architect Giuseppe Piermarini. Took the name of Piazza Fontana, insofar as it decided its final name, but the truth is that, except for a short period of time, his name did not change. During World War II the square was destroyed, keeping only the Archbishopric building. In 1807, on the occasion of the annexation of the Veneto to the Kingdom of Italy, it was renamed Piazza of the Tagliamento, but this name lasted a few years, recovering its original name. This place is sadly famous for the terrorist attack which took place on December 12, 1969, resulting in 17 deaths and 88 injuries, being the germ of the birth of the Red Brigades.
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  • Beautiful square, some green, though little, it's always nice in town!
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  • Ancient fountain
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  • beautiful place
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  • Beautiful square with a bit of green in the city centre
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  • The first Milan architect Piermarini's fountain.
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