Milano: The arc of peace / L'arco della Pace

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The Peace Arch is a monument of Milan situated in the center of the vast area of ​​Piazza Sempione. The work was designed by Luigi Cagnola. Work began in 1807, were directed by the same Cagnola and supervised by Domenico Moglia, Nicola Pirovano, Francis. The work was now two-thirds and several statues were already over, such as those of History and Poetry, performed by the neoclassical Luigi Acquisti, when, with the fall of the Kingdom of Italy, the project was abandoned.

Only in 1826 the reconstruction of the building was resumed under the Habsburg Emperor Franz I of Austria, who dedicated it to the peace that had brought together the various European powers in 1815.

After the death of Luigi Cagnola, in 1833, the direction of the works passed into the hands of Charles Joseph Londonio who completed it in 1838], in time for the opening ceremony participated Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria and King of Lombardy-Venetia .

On June 8, 1859, four days after the victory of Magenta, I made ​​their triumphal entry into Milan Napoleon III and Victor Emmanuel II, amid the acclamations of the crowd.

The monument, made of marble Crevola, is 25 meters high and 24 wide.


L'Arco della Pace è un monumento di Milano situato nel centro della vasta area di piazza Sempione. L'opera venne progettata da Luigi Cagnola. I lavori iniziarono nel 1807, vennero diretti dallo stesso Cagnola e supervisionati da Domenico Moglia,Nicola Pirovano,Francesco. L'opera era oramai a due terzi e diverse statue erano già terminate, come quelle della Storia e della Poesia, eseguite dal neoclassico Luigi Acquisti, quando, con la caduta del Regno Italico, il progetto venne abbandonato.

Solo nel 1826 venne ripresa la riedificazione dell'edificio sotto l'imperatore asburgico Francesco I d'Austria, che lo dedicò alla pace che aveva riunito le diverse potenze europee nel 1815.

Dopo la morte di Luigi Cagnola, avvenuta nel 1833, la direzione dei lavori passò nelle mani di Carlo Giuseppe Londonio che lo completò nel 1838], in tempo perché alla cerimonia di inaugurazione partecipasse Ferdinando I, Imperatore d'Austria e re del Lombardo-Veneto.

L'8 giugno 1859, quattro giorni dopo la vittoria di Magenta, vi fecero il loro ingresso trionfale in Milano Napoleone III e Vittorio Emanuele II, fra le acclamazioni della folla.

Il monumento, in marmo di Crevola, è alto 25 metri e largo 24.

Only in 1826 the reconstruction of the building was resumed under the Habsburg Emperor Franz I of Austria, who dedicated it to the peace that had brought together the various European powers in 1815.

After the death of Luigi Cagnola, in 1833, the direction of the works passed into the hands of Charles Joseph Londonio who completed it in 1838 ,in time for the opening ceremony participated Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria and King of Lombardy -Veneto.

On June 8, 1859, four days after the victory of Magenta, I made ​​their triumphal entry into Milan Napoleon III and Victor Emmanuel II, amid the acclamations of the crowd.

The monument, made of marble Crevola, is 25 meters high and 24 wide.

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Ramil Rzayev on February 6

Excellent shot, nice photo!

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Best regards from Baku, Ramil

Thank you so much

Ramil

for your always welcome visit, the kind comment and L 163 + F 28. Nice week, Paolo

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Photo taken in Zona 1 Centro Storico, Milano, Italy

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  • Uploaded on May 6, 2013
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    by Paolo “Canpao” Canna…
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S6100
    • Taken on 2013/05/02 12:30:22
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    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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