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The Red Cross had their first event in Villa Fiori tonight. When we arrived the party was in full swing.

The children were having a great time.

Red Cross grigliata

Beer and wine were being served.

Red Cross grigliata

The tents were filling up.

Red Cross grigliata

The menu posted.

Red Cross grigliata

We ordered and took our seats. Beside us the Burraco tables were ready.

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Soon they filled up too.

Red Cross grigliata

I forgot to show you our food, but it was very tasty.

We walked home as it was beginning to get dark.

Ponte a Serraglia

Red Cross grigliata

I hope you will all come along tomorrow at 6.00pm and Sunday at 3.00pm.

18th July 1944

There is a beautiful, if somewhat neglected, building in Ponte a Serraglio. It was at one time the Hotel de Russie. The building was designed by Giuseppe Pardini and built in 1838.  It is now apartments.

Hotel de Russia Ponte a Serraglio

On the side of the building is a plaque stating that 13 partisans were held in the building during WWII when the building became Nazi headquarters.

Plaque at Ponte a Serraglio

The men were shot on 18th July 1944. There is a memorial in the cemetery in Ponte a Serraglio.

Memorial for murdered soldiers

Memorial for murdered soldiers

Behind the memorial is a narrow path. At the back of the memorial is another one.

Memorial for murdered soldiers

 

Memorial for murdered soldiers

I found these names on small plaques on the wall.

Murdered soldier memorial

Murdered soldier memorial

Murdered soldier memorial

Murdered soldier memorial

Murdered soldier memorial

Murdered soldier memorial Murdered soldier memorial

Murdered soldier memorial

What a sad and lonely place it is, reflecting the misery and futility of war.