As we go to press the cultural association “Viareggio la città del cuore di Shelley” gathers in Viareggio, resort city on Tuscany’s coast – and the British poet’s summer hideaway – to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the dedication of the monument to Shelley.
Luca Guidi and Rebecca Palagi, of the “Gruppo Editoriale Cinquemarzo,” close this year’s program – this evening at 6pm – with readings of works by Shelley, and talks by local luminaries. “We will remember with affection the people that between 1890 and 1894 put their creative energies, intelligence and passions into the creation of the monument to the British poet. It was an important moment for the history and politics of the cityand it must not be forgotten,” states Luca Guidi – “yet, Viareggio has a terrible habit of forgetting its sons, and its cultural patrimony. We will continue to put forward our Festival, which I remind has won the “Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Republica” – for two years in a row.”
The photo above is by Luca Guidi, from his google+ photo stream, linked here.
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