Pietro Canonica


Born in 1869 in Piemonte and studied at the Albertina Academy of Torino where he gained a traditional artistic formation. He participated in art shows in Paris, Venice, London, Berlin, Rome, Brussels and St. Petersburg. He was named an Academic of the San Luca Academy in 1929 and in 1950 became a Senator for Life. Well known in high society he was called upon by the major European courts, from Buckingham Palace to the court of the Tsars, to create celebrative portraits and busts. The first world war cancelled this world and he then dedicated himself to large monumental and celebrative compositions. Many Italian piazzas have works by Pietro Canonica celebrating the memory of soldiers who died during the war. In 1922 the artist went to live in Rome at the Fortezzuola in Villa Borghese, now home to the Pietro Canonica Museum. He lived and worked here until his death in 1959. The aristocratic families and European courts along with heads of state of many countries, church authorities and towns commissioned him many works which are now located all over the world: Russia, England, Holland, Turkey, Iraq, Vatican City, Colombia and Argentina. Beginning in 1912 this eclectic artist also wrote various musical compositions and five lyric operas. His first melodrama ,“La Sposa di Corinto”, was first shown at the Argentina Theatre in Rome in 1918. He was inspired by classical texts with very dramatic contents: Mirando from Shakespeare’s Tempest, Medea of Euripides and his spiritual testament, a farewell to his beloved homeland,” Sacra Terra” dedicated to the city of Rome.
Canonica at Vetralla
While he lived usually in Rome and often went abroad, Canonica came to live in Vetralla when his adopted daughter, Olga, married Flaminio Piatti, un Piedmontese from Biella who had inherited large agricultural estates and properties in the town and surroundings. Canonica donated the monument to the fallen soldiers which was inaugurated by King Victor Emanuel III on May 17, 1925. He also gave the bronze bust of Guglielmo Marconi to the town, and for these merits the artist was named honorary citizen of Vetralla.When Flaminio Piatti fell into economic troubles, Canonica bought and managed some of his properties including the villa designed by Architect Marcello Piacentini which became his home in 1928. Here he created some of his bronze sculptures including the monuments of Faud I of Egypt, Faisal, Simon Bolivar and a group representing St. Giovanni Bosco now in St. Peter’s Basilica. In May 1940 when Italy entered the war on the German side, he destroyed the bust of Mussolini that he was preparing and had its remains buried in the park of the villa. In 1945 the artist’s home was sold to the Carmelite sisters whose previous convent in the Rocca di Vetralla, had been completely destroyed during the Second World War. In 1957 the Villa Comunale park was purchased by the town and given his name. Many citizens still remember Canonica and describe him as a cultured, witty person who could be surly and easily influenced.

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Vetralla al Centro

Vetralla al Centro” is a network of local businesses in the Municipality of Vetralla working in the sectors of tourism, agri-food, commerce and service industries. The network brings together local companies located in the historic centre that have common goals and share the same ideals. “Vetralla al Centro” wishes to enhance the territory through cooperation by offering a wide and valuable range of quality services to the customer. The network wishes to offer an integrated commercial proposal for citizens and tourists alike.

Come to visit Vetralla and enjoy the centre with us!

Drone Tour

By Mauro Sciambi
Music by Lebrel
Testo a cura di Dott. Andrea Natali
Voce Narratore Carlo Ferrara

Commercial Companies

Arte Moda Capelli
Via Risciola, 2
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461511

Estetica Chiara
Piazza G. Marconi, 2
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461973

Estetica Dolce Vita
Via Cassia, Km. 67.300
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477246

Fabretti Ilaria Parrucchiera
Piazza della Rocca, 28
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 478773

Mara E Marinella Parrucchiera
Via Roma, 18
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 478138

Vitiello Sabrina Parrucchiera
Piazza della Rocca, 32
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477087

Altro che Pizza
Via Cassia Sutrina 4
Chiama ora - tel. 328 4991443

Bar Times
Via Roma, 13
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461951

Big Mama's Cafè
Via Aurelia Bis, 2
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 460056

CA.RI.SA. Macelleria
Via Dante Alighieri
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461618

Caffè Bersagliere
Via Roma n. 1
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477257

Caffè e Caffè
Via Cassia Interna, 157
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461009

Coop.va Olivicoltori di Vetralla
Viale Eugenio IV
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477044

Pescheria Da Pacetto
Via Roma, 33
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461278

Enoteca Da Ronko
Via Roma, 49b
Chiama ora - tel. 347 6064004

Pasticceria Dolci Tentazioni
Via Cassia Sutrina, 3
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 478784

Norcineria F.lli Gessani Srl
Via Eugenio IV 125
Chiama ora - tel.  0761 461187

Forno Bacciani
Via Casal dell'Abete, 2
Chiama ora - tel.  0761 480360

In Pasta
Via Eugenio IV 85
Chiama ora - tel.  0761 477619

Bar L'ultima follia
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele 34
Chiama ora - tel.   333 363 6015

Trattoria La Lanterna del Santo
Via Roma, 26
Chiama ora - tel.   0761 93540

Salumeria Santucci Edvige
Via Cassia Interna, 108
Chiama ora - tel.   0761 477036

Alimentari Spuri Ivo
Via Roma, 92
Chiama ora - tel.   0761 477801

Macelleria Vetralla Carni
Piazza Marconi, 10
Chiama ora - tel.   0761 485220

Bar Villa Cafè
Via Don benedetto Baldi Snc

Autoscuola Giorgetti
Piazza della Rocca, 12
Chiama ora - tel.   0761 477138

Artigianato Boxer Films
Via della Pietà, 17/c
Chiama ora - tel.  335 7599353

Edilizia Calamba Sas
Viale Eugenio IV
Chiama ora - tel.  348 8234064

Centro Diagnostico Diana
Strada Statale Cassia KM. 67,300
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 1707693

Sartoria Cherkashyna Oksana
Via Roma, 50
Chiama ora - tel. 327 7894046

Editore Davide Ghaleb
Via Roma, 41
Chiama ora - tel. 320 0897221

Ferramenta Bianco Daniele
Via Roma, 96
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477140

Finass Assicurazioni
Via Vincenzo Cardarelli snc
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477048

Studio Tatuaggi Marica Torrioni
Via della Pietà, 36 A
Chiama ora - tel. 331 5767221

New Print Rigenerazioni Cartucce
V.le Eugenio IV, 54
Chiama ora - tel. 0761477366

Autofficina OMAL
Viale Eugenio IV, 72
Chiama ora - tel. 0761477008

Lavanderia Profumo di Bucato
Piazza Marconi 11/C
Chiama ora - tel. 3498123403

Studio Tecnico A.D.R.
Piazza della Rocca, 12
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477744

Tappezzeria Bartoli e Mattiacci
Via Cassia
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 460053

Toeletta Funny Dog
Vicolo del Lavatore, 7
Chiama ora - tel. 345 6424529

Elettrodomestici Vetral C.A.T 16
Via Cassia Sutrina, 25
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 093425

Edicola Piergentili Marco
Strada St. Cassia,Km. 67.500
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477692

Abbigliamento Black Moon
Via Roma, 32

Abbigliamento Camardella Carmine
Via Poggio S. Nicola
Chiama ora - tel. 334 3599839

Abbigliamento Dolce Attesa
Via Casal dell'abete, 68
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 460091

Fiori, Fate e Fantasia
Poggio San Severo
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477668

Caccia e Pesca Hobby Mania
Piazza S. Severo
Chiama ora - tel. 333 4112064

Abbigliamento I Piccoli Tigrotti
Via Roma, 48
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477165

Elettrodomestici Iacomini Carlo
Via Casal dell'abete, 16
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477594

Articoli in pelle - Il laboratorio di Erica
Chiama ora - tel. 339 1405804

L'agricoltore S.a.s.
Via Della Pietà, 21/23
Chiama ora - tel. 347 6163588

Tabaccheria L'Archetto
Via Cassia Interna, 156
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477045

Merceria L'Arcobaleno
Piazza Marconi, 1
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477611

Cartoleria La Coccinella
Piazza Marconi, 3
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 485023

Florista La Perla Verde
Via Roma, 44
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 478216

Edicola La Rocca
Piazza della Rocca, 2
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461556

Abbigliamento Le grucce di Ari
Via della pietà 34
Chiama ora - tel. 391 1428823

Ottica Micheletti
Piazza della Rocca, 29-30
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 478273

Abbigliamento Pisciacani Gabriele
Via Alfieri, 8
Chiama ora - tel. 3475485353

Edicola Rulli Alide
Via Roma 106 – 108
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 485011

Merceria Santoro Luigi
Via S. D’Acquisto, 22
Chiama ora - tel. 338 2592474

Abbigliamento Via Roma 112
Via Roma, 112
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461948

Calzature - Pelletteria Zuppardi Lidia
Via degli Agricoltori, 76
Chiama ora - tel. 338 4668598

Software e Siti Web Digiting.it
Via Don Benedetto Baldi Snc
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477884

Grafico Leograph.it
Via Cassia Interna, 201
Chiama ora - tel. 377 4077765

Telefonia Massimo Segnale
Via Roma, 78
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 477420

Ridega Informatica
Via Cassia Int. 113 A
Chiama ora - tel. 338 8198934

Albergo Da Benedetta
Via della Pietà , 76
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 460093

Regina Viaggi Sas
Piazza della Rocca, 34
Chiama ora - tel. 0761 461636

Piazza Umberto I, 1 01019
Vetralla (VT)

Email: vetrallaalcentro@gmail.com

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