The enthusiastic statement of François Revardeaux, Consul General of France in Milan, guest at the International Cultural Hub of Mrengo for the meeting set up to commemorate the long-standing history of Villa Delavo marked by the 175 anniversary, is the synthesis of the event appreciated by the mayors of many municipalities of Alexandria and local entrepreneurship.
“The memory dedicated to history through the initiatives set up away from the metropolis – says the consular official – increases the synergy between Italy and France promoted by the treaty of strengthened bilateral cooperation, ratified in Rome (26 November 2021)”.
A selection of swords was set up by the historical team of re-enactors “27th Military Division” at the Marengo museum visited by the authorities.
“Marengo’s inscription in the circuit of Napoleonic imperial cities – says Prince Pierre Murat (ninth successor of Joachim King of Naples from August 1, 1808 to May 22, 1815, Sciabola d’Onore in Marengo, Marshal of the Empire) brings new tourist itineraries”.
Villa Delavo has been embellished by the preview exhibited by the “Amici del Museo dell’Arte Orafa Valenza”, an association active since 1988 to convey the goldsmith culture descended from the experience of prestigious artisans and companies.
“Marengo’s appeal – adds President Enrico Bussalino (Province of Alexandria) – is extended to the entire Alexandrian territory: it was an impulse to establish the first Provincial Council delegated to the Marengo Hub”.
“The process undertaken by the provincial administration – says Maurizio Sciaudone, Managing Director at the Marengo Hub – is aimed at proposing the Marengo brand beyond the vast area of Alessandria”.
“This wonderful site – says Maria Cornara (Councillor for Education – Municipality of Alexandria) – can grow together with the cohesion of local institutions aimed at development in our territory”.
“The meeting – concludes Efrem Bovo (Marengo temporary manager) – is environmentally sustainable: the Tesla electric car defined by the monogram M and provided by the agency Y3K reduces CO2 emissions”.
The event was opened by the honors to the statue of Napoleon Prime Consul and the fallen warriors in Marengo paid by the companies of historical re-enactors “59éme demi-brigade de ligne”, “Montichiari”, “111éme Règiment d’Infanterie de ligne” and closed by a visit to the sixteenth-century church of Santa Croce in Bosco Marengo.