Sabaudia urban graphic object composite

2019-07-30T11:11:33Z (GMT) by Robert G. Harland

Sabaudia urban graphic object composite, featuring:

    mosaic on church façade;

    lamppost base featuring fascio littorio symbol and date;

    manhole cover detail, also featuring fascio littorio symbol and date;

    plaque set into pavement opposite the church, reading Proprietà O.N.C. (denoting the role of the Opera Nazionale Combattenti);

    Sabaudia street name plaque displaying the name of a prominent historical person;

    Inscription on the tower in Sabaudia.

The inscription is translated as:

IN THE REIGN OF VICTOR EMMANUEL III
BENITO MUSSOLINI, HEAD OF THE GOVERNMENT
WANTED THIS LAND REDEEMED
FROM THE MILLENNIAL LETHARGY OF DEADLY STERILITY
AND NEXT TO THE VESTIGES OF REMOTE CIVILIZATIONS
GAVE LIFE
TO
SABAUDIA
WHICH CARRIES IN ITS NAME THE AUSPICES OF THE AUGUST REIGNING
DINASTY
————
BUILT IN 253 DAYS
BY THE OPERA NAZIONALE COMBATTENTI
CHAIRED BY
VALENTINO ORSOLINI CENCELLI
IT COMMENCED ITS CIVIC MISSION
ON THE XV OF APRIL MCMXXXIV OF THE XII YEAR OF THE FASCIST