The Monumento a San Francesco d’Assisi, or the Monument to Saint Francis of Assisi, can be found in Piazza Risorgimento. The large monument, with a bronze statue of the saint on top, dates from 1926, and is the work of the sculptor Domenico Trentacoste.
Casa Galimberti, on Via Marcello Malpighi #3, is a beautiful example of the Liberty style of architecture. It dates from 1905, and was designed by the architect Giovanni Battista Bossi, for the Galimberti brothers. The figures that you see on the facade, as well as the floral decorations, are all made from fire-painted ceramics. The balconies are finished with beautiful wrought iron.
The Chiesa di San Carlo al Lazzaretto, in Largo Fra Paolo Bellintani, dates from 1488. When it was first built, it was surrounded by parkland. Today, it sits amidst apartment buildings, in a tiny piazza.
A tablet, on the facade of the church, pays tribute to the Capuchin Friars, who dedicated themselves to the care of the sick in the Lazzaretto, as the area was once called.
As we explored, we stumbled upon the Peruvian Consulate.
After a few more hours of walking around the city, we headed back towards the apartment, stopping at a wonderful African restaurant for dinner.
Next up: We head south, to the fascinating city of Matera!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Italy, as they go through these challenging times.
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