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La resistenza, la liberazione, la memoria

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Francesco Innamorati

Born in Foligno in 1893, he worked as a typographer and was a young member of the Socialist party. He was one of the organizers of the resistance to the assault on Foligno by the Fascists from Perugia on the foundation day of the Fascist Party in 1921. He was arrested more than once for…

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Franco Ciri, partigiano

Born into a good family, he was attending the Faculty of Engineering. During the Second World War he fought in Africa as a soldier in the Italian army; disappointed with the promises of the Fascist regime, F Ciri, together with other young people, after the fall of Fascism ( 25 July 1943), decided to join…

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Mario Tradardi

Born in Foligno on 8 June 1908 he was Chief Procurator in L’Aquila: here he met and became friend with the magistrate Pasquale Colagrande, killed by the Fascists in Ferrara in December 1943. Tradardi was so shocked that he joined the partisans of the “ Maiella” Group, even if he had five children. He participated…

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Eraclio Capannini, partigiano

Born in Jesi on 8 January 1924, he was a young student at the Istituto Industriale in Foligno. In November 1943, when he was only 19, he joined the partisans who would constitute the Fifth Garibaldi Brigata in the area around Ancona. He was appointed Chief of Staff and between January and April 1944 he…

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Il Ponte della Liberazione

Liberation Bridge, better known as Porta Firenze Bridge, is the main entrance to Foligno from the north and offers a breathtaking view of the town city centre. It used to be called “ Porta San Giacomo bridge” as it was close to the homonymous church dating back to 1210. On 16 June 2014, the name…

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Piazzale Antero Cantarelli

Antero Cantarelli Square is how Porta Todi is now called. In the past it used to be called Porta Santa Maria as it was close to Santa Maria Infraportas, one of the most ancient churches in Romanesque style in the Foligno territory. Antero Cantarelli, born in Foligno in 1927, army lieutenant, diocesan president of the…

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3 Febbraio 1944, il rastrellamento

On 3 February 1944 a department of the Nazi army carried out roundup raids against the partisans on the mountains around Foligno. More than twenty men were loaded onto a truck, taken to Perugia prison and, eventually, deported to the Mauthausen and Flossembürg concentration camps. Many of them died there. The roundup of that day…

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Via XVI Giugno

On 16 June 1944, Foligno was liberated from Nazi Fascism by the Allies. English, Indian, Pakistani and the young partisans of the Fourth Garibaldi Brigata put an end to the occupation. After four years of war, ten months of partisan fight and 36 heavy bombings which caused 140 victims and the destruction of 50% of…

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