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The battle of Rivoli

Post about History....

near 5 May 2021, the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon (5 May 1821).

Not everyone knows that in Paris Rue de Rivoli is named in memory of Rivoli Veronese

..last bastion of the Valpolicella Classica.

In Rivoli stands the Napoleonic monument depicted in the post erected in 1806 by the wish of Napoleon Bonaparte in memory of the famous battle of 14 and 15 January 1797.

It stood for a good twenty meters with a splendid Doric column visible from a long distance at the mouth of the Valdadige, on the road that led and still leads to Tyrol. Through the examination of letters, reports and dispatches between some top figures of the administration and the army, we know the various phases that led to the construction of the monument, from the laying of the first stone to the demolition of the obelisk which took place in 1814 to Austrian hand, in order to erase the shame for the sensational defeat suffered seventeen years earlier. The monument built to exalt the heroic deeds of the French army and its brave leader, over time has become a mausoleum of the remains of some Napoleonic soldiers. Even today, although changed in shape, the monument reminds posterity of the triumph in the battle that gave rise to the epic of a young general, who in the first campaign of Italy they called Bonaparte, but after Rivoli, became Napoleon.

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