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The obelisk realised by Arnaldo Pomodoro and the “Door of Europe” of Mimmo Paladino

Almost thirty years ago, in the 1988, it was established the Lampedusa “Cassodoro”, an obelisk realised by the famous sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The bronze sculpture is located in Piazza Libertà, opposite to the town hall. It is a monument dedicated to the dead of all the wars together with a work in honour to the ability of living of those men and those women that lived and still live extreme experiences in the sea. It is a memory document that tells about stories and prayers. Twenty years later, in 2008, it was realised a monument made of refractory ceramic, almost five metres in height and three meters of width known as the “Door of Europe”; it is inspired to dramatic event of thousands of migrants that overcome huge difficulties and try to reach Europe for the desperate desire of a better destiny. This symbol aims to always remember what happened to all of those migrants who died or got lost in the sea. Both monuments invite You to reflect and meditate.

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