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Plaque bearing the World War I Victory Bulletin


The plaque commemorating the Italian victory in World War I is set on a wall in the main entrance of the Town Hall. The plaque is made of marble and has a rectangular shape. It bears the following inscription (here translated into English):




The war against Austria-Hungary, which the Italian army, albeit inferior in terms of number of men and of equipment, started on May 24th, 1915, under the high guide of His Majesty the King Supreme Leader, and carried on albeit most hard without interruption for 41 months, has been won. The gigantic battle engaged on October 24th, in which 51 Italian divisions, five English divisions, two French divisions, one Czechoslovakian division and one American regiment took part against 73 Austro-Hungarian divisions, is over.

The swift, most audacious advance of the 29th army-corp, of the 1st army towards Trento, closing the ways of retreat to the enemy armies in Trentino, crushed on the western side by the troops of the 7th army and on the eastern side by the troops of the 1st, 6th and 4th, has completetely destroyed the enemy battle front. From the Brenta to the Torre the irresistible rush of the 12th, 8th and 10th armies and of the cavalry divisions is pushing the escaping enemy back more and more. In the plain His Rojal Majesty the Duke of Aosta is rapidly advancing at the head of his undefeated 3rd army, yearning to return to the positions already victoriously conquered. The Austro-Hungarian army has been crushed. It has suffered very heavy losses in the course of the fierce resistance of the first days, and has lost, in the course of the pursuit, enormous quantities of equipment of any sort and almost entirely his storehouses and storages; so far it has left in our hands around 300.00 prisoners with entire highquarters and not less than 5.000 cannons. The remains of what once was one of the strongest armies in the world are now re-ascending disorderly and hopelessly the valleys they descended from with proud certainty.


The plaque was set in place on the end of World War I, to commemorate the victorious ending of this war, which finally sanctioned the unification of Italy.


Address: Piazza xx Settembre, 4 - 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

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The plaque can be seen entering the Town Hall through the central door and climbing the main stairs.

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No special celebration is organized in the course of the year, but the plaque is often a stopping point for the many people and the student-bodies visiting the Town Hall.

Info on the Tourist location

UIT - Ufficio di Informazione Turistica del Comune di Castel San Pietro Terme - Tourist Office

Piazza XX Settembre, 3 - 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

Tel: +39 051 6954137; Fax: +39 051 6954141


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 7.30am-1.30pm; Thursday 3pm-5.45pm.
Closing days: Sunday and Holidays.  
Services: Information on where to stay and where to eat; maps and brochures of museum, events and places to see; information on exhibitions, theatres, events, fairs and congress, local markets.

Area: Castel San Pietro Terme, Vallata del fiume Sillaro, Medicina, Castel Guelfo.


URP - Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico del Comune di Castel San Pietro Terme - Public Relation Office

Piazza XX Settembre, 3 - 40024 Castel San Pietro Terme (BO)

Tel: +39 051 6954154; Fax: +39 051 6954141


Last update: 06-09-2012