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Ruderi di Gibellina

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Alberto Burri
 
location Ruderi di Gibellina
function art, memorial space, monument
contributed by bjunker

Gibellina was a small town south Palermo. Founded in the 14th century, the town was completely destroyed 15th January 1968 by a disastrous earthquake. Instead of rebuilding the town, Gibellina Nuova was founded 18km west form the destroyed town. In 1981 Alberto Burri created the very impressing memorial for the victims. He covered the ruins with white concrete blocks, showing the exact shape of the houses and streets in an area of 300x400m.

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Ruderi di Gibellina
Address
SP5
Italy
Project is public!
Opening hours As it is outside, you can visit the site at any time
How to get there? Public transport in Sicily is quite poor, so it is easier, to get there by car. Coming from Palermo, take the A29 to Gibellina, then take SS188 until Santa Ninfa, from there take SS119.
Completion 1981
Floor area/size 120000 m2
ArtistAlberto Burri
 
Project ID 7405
Latitude/Longitude 37°47'15N 12°58'22E
Contributed by bjunker
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