Giannino Ancillotto Memorial

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In the centre of Piazza Indipendenza in San Donà di Piave, the birthplace of Giannino Ancillotto (1896-1924), there is a monument dedicated to this World War I Italian Air Force ace. The monument was designed by the architect Pietro Lombardi and set up in 1931. It is possibly a unique example of its kind–shaped as an aircraft, representing the plane aboard which Ancillotto shot down an Austrian reconnaissance plane at Rustignè near Oderzo on 5 December 1917, for which he was awarded Gold Medal. This action is also depicted in one of the two bronze reliefs decorating the monument, a work by the artist Valerio Brocchi.

Text: Regione del Veneto
Photo: VeGAL

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Piazza Indipendenza, San Donà di Piave


Centro visitatori “Walk of Peace, MUB Museo della Bonifica
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, MUB Museo della Bonifica)
Viale Primavera, 45
I‒30027 San Donà di Piave (VE)
+39 0421 42047,

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GPS coordinates

45.629239, 12.564714

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