Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, Rome

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  • A relatively modern bronze sculptural group that dates back to 1927: it represents the Patron of Italy with his arms raised and his face facing the Basilica of St. John; at his feet, semi-coricate or at any lower level, other statues depicting his disciples. The sculptural group is placed above a plinth of limestone tuff blocks, on which is reported the dedication of the monument. It is located next to Porta San Giovanni, in the corner of Piazzale San Giovanni opposite the basilica, just in front of the entrance of the park Carlo Felice. The sculptural group is not bad in itself, but as mentioned in the title is overshadowed by the coexistence of more flashy elements, such as the majestic Basilica of St. John, the Aurelian walls, the Asinara gate and the Triclino of the palace that houses the Holy Staircase and the Sancta Sanctorum , one of the original parts of the ancient Patriarchy. In any case, those who head to the nearby basilica of St. Cross in Jerusalem, will necessarily pass by us, especially if the route is made pedestrianly through the aforementioned park Carlo Felice. It is a pity that people are often leaning on the plinths and then leave everything dirty.
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  • It is impressive to see the Church of St. Giovanni in Laterano, the highest Catholic cathedral in Rome, facing the twelve disciples above the Basilica of Saint Francesco who open their hands to heaven, or worshiping the mother Laterano Basilica.
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  • Saw en route to Metro San Giovanni in Lateran Cathedral. Posing with both hands give heaven is a dramatic atmosphere.
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  • A beautiful monument, ignored by tourists and forgotten by the institutions. The patron saint of Italy in beautiful sculptural complex offers only shelter to stragglers and drunkards who bivouack and deface them. A pity also because the glance with the basilica is impressive.
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  • The monument to St. Francis of Assisi (1181/82-1226), on the square of Porta S.Giovanni, was inaugurated in 1927 to mark the seventh centenary of the Saint's death. The Committee for Honors to St. Francis had already presented in 1923 the proposal of a monument in memory of the great saint and patron of Italy. The sculptor Giuseppe Tonnini (1875-1954), an artist who had already collaborated in the construction of the monument to Victor Emmanuel II, was commissioned for the project. The place chosen for the location, in the vicinity of the basilica of St. John in Lateran, at the beginning of the green area of Via Carlo Felice, which the municipality had recovered and arranged in 1925, is visually connected with the basilicas of S.Croce in Jerusalem and St. John in Lateran and lends itself as a backdrop to the monumental composition. On a high tuff-step plinth, stands the statue of the Saint represented with his arms raised aloft and the palms of his hands facing in the direction of the basilica of St. John, in the act of prayer. Behind him are five other statues: backward from the saint and on different levels of the plinth, depict the followers who accompanied him to Rome to meet Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) for the recognition of the Rule, and, more generally represent all his spiritual disciples. On the front of the monument is the inscription dedicated; on the other sides are the verses of the 11th song of Paradise of the Divine Comedy, with which Dante Alighieri describes the figure of the Saint.
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