A monument donated to the city by Giacomo Manzù, Bergamo’s greatest contemporary sculptor, in memory of his parents and to all the heroes of the Italian Resistance.

Giacomo Manzù, invited to Bergamo in 1974 by then mayor Giacomo Pezzotta and lawyer Eugenio Bruni, partisan hero, to receive a gold plate, returned the honour by giving the city a monument to commemorate the Resistance.

On April 25, 1977, in Piazza Giacomo Matteotti in Bergamo, a bronze wall appeared where a partisan is hung upside down.

Stop and look at the back of the wall, where the artist’s dedication is engraved, the anti-fascist legacy to posterity: “Partisan I saw you hanging motionless. Only the hair moved slightly on your forehead. It was the evening air that gently slithered in the silence and caressed you, as I would have liked to – Giacomo Manzù, 25 April 1977”.

Reference stop:
Bergamo FS

Distance: 0,7 KM
Extimated time:
  • 5 min.
  • 9 min.
How to reach Monumento al Partigiano

Cross Piazzale Guglielmo Marconi and take Viale Papa Giovanni XXIII. Walk straight until you get to Porta Nuova, then go on along Largo Gianadrea Gavazzeni. The monument is on the left of the first traffic light.

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