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Mausoleum of the Fosse Ardeatine

42843 Visits

Overview

Title
Mausoleum of the Fosse Ardeatine
Author
fede_76
Rating
3.00
Year
1949 AD
Cost
Free Admission
Average visit time
30 minutes
Address
174 Via Ardeatina, 00179 Rome RM
Hours of operation
08.15am-3.30pm

Description

The Mausoleum of the Fosse Ardeatine was created in memory of the cruel massacre perpetrated by the Nazis in Rome on March 24 1944. It was formally inaugurated in 1949 on the fifth anniversary of the strage. The monument is remarkably eloquent with the simplicity and austerity of its architecture. It embraces in a single complex the caves in which the massacre was consumed; the Mausoleum, where the bodies are collected; the sculptural group, summarizing expressively the tragedy of the 335 martyrs.

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