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Teodolinda and Napoleon: ancient Marengo and modern Marengo

Teodolinda tower reduced to a scale of 1:25 got into the Marengo auditorium: the miniature was built by Vice-President Marco Biorci (CSI model) and donated to the cultural center led by the temporary manager Efrem Bovo (Union of European communicators and journalists – Ujce). The idea of adding the model to the exhibition area was also proposed by the association of social promotion ”Lisondria ades” flowering (2022) from the inspiration of Giordano Bovo and Alfio Schiavoni.

“My modeler story – Biorci said – took off on the airplane built at a young age and grew on the fleet of ships created over 60 years at our studio provided with technical library, lathe, mill, saw to compose the miniatures faithful to the sketches. Modelling was then expanded to plastic models: from the Roman theater of Libarna to the battle of Marengo (June 14, 1800). The tower of Teodolinda is defined by the meter of height and the paint spread on the plywood to celebrate the authentic artifact”.

The tower was donated by the Savoy duchess Bona Visconti to the jurist Filippo Stortiglione of an Alexandrian patrician family enrolled in the decurionate of Alexandria (13th century) and then holder of feudal jurisdiction over the village of Lobbi. Filippo was involved (5 February – 10 July 1870) by the municipality of Alessandria to negotiate the toll demanded by the House of Valperga, feudatory of Masio, and editor of statutes for the distinguished college of jurisconsults of Alessandria (1440). The historical reconstruction was extracted from the genealogy provided by Countess Stortiglione at the Polo di Marengo.
The vulgata editio insert the tower at the Lombard age.
”The dialect – Giordano Bovo said – is the vehicle chosen to study, live, narrate the Alexandrian popular tradition and to erase the nostalgia felt by adult and elderly citizens”.

”The tower named after the Lombard princess, Queen of Italy and then regent on the verge of two centuries (VI and VII) – was the cloister of Efrem Bovo also partner of ‘Lisondria ades” – is the medieval footprint laid on the site of Fraschéta crossed by history from antiquity to the contemporary era’.