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On the wall of the terrace behind the coffee house, is a stone plaque which records the meeting, on August 3, 1897, of two famous personages of the Italian Risorgimento, Antonio Mordini from Barga and Matteo Renato Imbriani. On the plaque are inscribed the following words of Giovanni Pascoli, who also frequented this historical coffee house and who was a particular friend of the owner Italiano Capretz:

ON AUGUST 3, 1897 – ANTONIO MORDINI AND MATTEO RENATO IMBRIANI WERE GAZING AT THE SUNSET FROM THIS TERRACE AND THE SUN, ILLUMINATING THE GRAVE SERENE FACES OF THESE TWO APOSTLES OF THE NEW ITALY SEEMED TO ENCAPSULATE THESE TWO STRONG GENERATIONS IN GLORIOUS SPLENDOUR THE SUN GOES DOWN WITH A PROMISE OF DAWN BE IT FOR AN IDEAL ITALY, OR FOR ITS GLORY
G. PASCOLI

 

 

 

 

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