In the centre of Trieste/Trst, on the slope of the hill Colle di San Giusto, a memorial park, Parco della Rimembranza was established in May 1926. Set amidst lush vegetation that is halved by the Capitolina Street are karstic stones with engraved names and respective military units of the citizens of Trieste who fell in the past wars. The Park is divided into 26 sectors in which the karstic stones are arranged; the sectors from 16 to 25 are dedicated to World War I.
Memorial parks (serving also propagandistic-ideological purposes) began to emerge in the first years of fascism. The campaign was organized by Dario Lupi, the then vice-secretary at the Ministry of Education. The memorial park was a place of keeping alive the memory of wartime events between 1915 and 1918 as well as of exerting control over the memory itself. Lupi was inspired by the Liberty Tree, one of the symbols of the French Revolution, and as a Ministry of Education employee he began to encourage opening a sacred corner in all Italian schools in memory of the fallen in World War I.
Centro visitatori “Walk of Peace”, Trieste Info Point
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Trieste Infopoint)
Piazza Unità d’Italia, 4/b
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