Francesco Overini Monument
Venice, Italy
1905 Arctic Expedition

FRANCESCO OVERINI
DALLA PIU' ARDITA SPEDIZIONE AL POLO ARTICO
ATTESO INVANO AL RITORNO
LVIGI DI SAVOIA, DVCA DEGLI ABRUZZI
CHE L' AVDACE IMPRESA LIETA DI NVOVI TRIONFI
IDEO' E CON ALTRI COMPI'
VENEZIA
CVI E' VANTO E DOLORE IL SACRIFICIO DI TANTO FIGLIO
MCMV 
which translates into: 
TO FRANCESCO OVERINI
WHO NEVER CAME BACK FROM
THE MOST COURAGEOUS EXPEDITION TO THE ARCTIC.
LUIGI DI SAVOIA, DUKE OF ABRUZZI,
WHO THE AUDACIOUS ACHIEVEMENT LEADING TO NEW TRIUMPHS
PLANNED AND UNDERTOOK
AND VENICE,
PROUD AND SORROWFUL FOR THE SACRIFICE OF SUCH A SON
1905
Hence the monument being dedicated to Overini by The Duke Of Abruzzi and Venice (the city where Overini was from) with such bombastic -- yet typical turn-of-the-century -- language.
Translation by:
Guido Mascagni, PhD
University of Bologna
Italy
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