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Video insights into some of the masterpieces in the Pietro Canonica Museum, starting with the fascinating sculpture of the Sicilian lady Franca Florio, whose history Costantino D'Orazio has discovered fascinating secrets.

modello per l'Altare della Patria​


The fascinating Franca Florio
One of the many portraits, the most fascinating, is dedicated to Donna Franca Florio, the famous woman who led Palermo's Belle Epoque, known throughout Europe. Apart from its beauty, the sculpture hides a secret...

Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese: a model for the Altare della Patria​
Many artists were invited to design the Vittoriano, the monument that stands over Piazza Venezia. Pietro Canonica was also involved in the project, but his proposal was never accepted.