Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Famedio

Famedio, MonteneroOn the right side of the “sagrato” of the Sanctuary of Montenero there there are the gated porches of the “Famedio”.Famedio, Montenero“Famedio” literally means temple of the fame and is the place where the more notable Livornesi are buried.Famedio, MonteneroHere are the tombs of Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi, Carlo Bini, Enrico Pollastrini, Giovanni Fattori and Paolo Emilio Demi.Famedio, MonteneroTwo plaques remember Amedeo Modigliani and Pietro Mascagni, buried respectively in Paris and in the Misericordia cemetery of Livorno.

See also: Montenero - Sanctuary of Montenero - Villa Azzurra - Funicolare - Sagrato - Piazza del Santuario
External links: Pietro Mascagni - Amedeo Modigliani - Giovanni Fattori - Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi - Enrico Pollastrini (Wikipedia)

23 comments:

Jacob said...

Hmmm...so why do the dead need such fancy gates, plaques and tombs? Hmmm...do you suppose the powers-that-be decide on these things before they pass on thinking they are important enough that everyone would want to remember them and pay respects and marvel at these architectural wonders?

Hmmm...could be?

But, does anyone really care. That's the question!

James said...

Very ornate with great details.
I guess that doesn't matter if your dead though.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful gates. Great ironwork.

tapirgal said...

It seems Modigliani came to a bad end in Paris - perhaps he should have stayed in Livorno. But then would we have had such paintings? He is certainly one of Livorno's famous sons, which I didn't realize until I read your post. But then Livorno is more real to me now than it was a year ago, so I wouldn't have remembered it when I read it in years past.

Dina said...

A nice way to honor these dead.

cieldequimper said...

Eye catching, beautiful ironwork.

m_m said...

Beautiful! Wonderful details!

Saretta said...

The first three look the same, am I missing something?

Hilda said...

These are gorgeous gates! I have a weakness for wrought iron and these are fantastic works. But I'm curious, why is the fourth gate different from the other three? For religious men & women rather than artists, writers & musicians? (At least, that's how I understand the symbols to be.)

Rob and Mandy said...

Fancy, fancy! And probably full of symbolism.
Didn't know Mascagni was buried in Livorno. One of my favorite composers.

Kaori said...

The craftmanship of those gates are amazing! How lucky to be burried in such lovely surroundings...although I'd rather not be dead at all :)

Cezar and Léia said...

I've enlarged the first picture it's splendid full of little details!
Léia

VP said...

The first two gates are almost identical but you can spot few differences: looks at the beak of the eagle in the first and in the second the plume on the left is missing. Here are writers and poets as stated in the plaques and the scrolls.
The third gate has painter's tools and the fourth, my mistake, is of a private family with a great burial place.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful wrought iron work, very artistic.

JM said...

Amazing iron work!

Andreea said...

I like seeing iron work and this is really beautiful.

Small City Scenes said...

The gates are very impressive. I thought I noticed some small differences.

I don't know how I have missed your blog for so long.

I scrolled down and saw many wonderful and exciting things. Nice. MB

joo said...

Beautiful iron work. At first I thought it was the palace:)

Per Stromsjo said...

I wonder what kind of maintenance this kind of structure requires. Cleaning and a touch of paint now and then?

Gunn said...

beautiful work and details:-)

merrytait said...

Gorgeous, delicate ironwork! Very pretty!

Wolynski said...

So intricate and decorative.

Famous people are buried here? But not famous serial killers, I hope, nor Mussolini.

Stine in Ontario said...

OH MY! The ironwork is incredible!