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Il Muletto di Villa Borghese, Rome

Il Muletto di Villa Borghese - Rome, Italy
Il Muletto di Villa Borghese
Piazza di Siena, Rome, Italy 00197Map
Neighborhood: Centro Storico

This original monument by sculptor Pietro Canonica was donated to the city council in 1940. The sculpture portrays Scodela, the famous mule awarded with a medal for his bravery, determination and resistance when transporting a small cannon around the battlefields of World War I. Canonica portrayed the mule with the beret of the 'Alpinisti' on his back in remembrance of the soldier who had formed a strong bond with the animal. He was killed in battle. The sculpture is located outside the Museo Canonica, the artist's house and studio, in the Villa Borghese.

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  • Nearest Train: Flaminio
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