Piazza Anita Garibaldi was created in 1879 from the demolition of old houses along the boulevard leading to the railway station. The local authorities have dedicated the square to Anita Garibaldi after erecting the monument for “Ravenna citizens who died on the scaffold, in prison, at war, in exile and also to Anita Ribeira dé Silva of Merinos, Laguna district (Brazil), wife and companion of glory and misfortune to Giuseppe Garibaldi”.
The lions placed at the corners of the monument represent four crucial years for the conflicts of Risorgimento, namely 1831, 1848, 1859 and 1870. At the top, a female figure resembling goddess Athena symbolizes the city of Ravenna offering a laurel wreath to a dead soldier. The bronze bas-reliefs depict two episodes of the life of Anita Garibaldi, the heroine of Risorgimento.
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