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The mausoleum Chano: photos, description Mausoleo di Ciano)

The mausoleum Chano is located in Livorno, in the hills on the outskirts of the city, in the town Monterone (near the area Montenero). This is all that remains of the once impressive monument, built for the burial of the leader of the fascist party Costanzo Chano and his family.

The construction of the mausoleum began shortly after the death of Chano happened in 1939 year. According to the original project it was supposed to consist of a huge base, topped by a marble statue with a height of 12 meters and a giant lighthouse in the form of lektorskii fascia (the attribute of power in the era of Ancient Rome) with a height of over 50 meters. The architect of the ambitious project was appointed Gaetano Rapisardi, and the sculptor was Arturo Dazzi.

The construction work went quickly, and at the beginning of 1940-ies, despite the outbreak of war, was over the beacon, whose light was to remind you of the immortal spirit of Chano. However, the completion of the fascist dictatorship prevented the completion of construction. At that time, the mausoleum was a massive tower with a height of about 17 meters, and the lighthouse was blown up by German saboteurs. The statue Chano, completed only in part, never was installed in the mausoleum. Today it is located on the islet of Santo Stefano in the Maddalena archipelago off the coast of Sardinia.

What today remains of the mausoleum, centered around a spacious vaulted hall with classical columns, which you can get into through a simple entrance with architrave. At the entrance are fragments of the ladder and the mine for the Elevator, which was supposed to take visitors to the top of the monument.

In recent years repeatedly discussed a variety of ideas on improving this place, however, the proposals about the transformation of the mausoleum to the hotel or its inclusion in the cemetery area of the quarter Montenero was not approved. Now here come those who want to admire the views of Livorno, the Islands of the Tuscan archipelago (Capraia, Gorgona and Elba) and Corsica.