Books: ‘The free and proud soul of Perugia’, Mario Valentini – Umbria

Books: ‘The free and proud soul of Perugia’, Mario Valentini – Umbria
Books: ‘The free and proud soul of Perugia’, Mario Valentini – Umbria
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Obtained from the Umbria Night Kindergartens. Presentation Wednesday

(ANSA) – PERUGIA, 17 SEPT – ‘The free and proud soul of Perugia’ is the title of the book written by Mario Valentini which will be presented on Wednesday 21 September, at 6 pm, in the Aula Magna of the University for Foreigners of Perugia.

The publication of the book is not for profit and the proceeds from the sale will be donated entirely to the ‘Notturni Umbria’, based in the Umbrian capital, in honor and in memory of the founder Fabio Bastianini.

‘The free and proud soul of Perugia’ traces the fundamental historical moments of the splendor, submission and redemption of Perugia. In the volume Mario Valentini, who was mayor of Perugia from 1990 to 1995, describes the power of the city in the Etruscan era and then in that of the Free Municipality when, in 1200, Perugia was the training ground for democracy which determined its period of maximum development. “At that time – recalls the author -, thanks to the alliance between the bourgeoisie and the people, wonderful works were created that spoke and still speak to the world. the Lordships and, finally, the time of the definitive submission of Perugia to the will and regime of the Pope-King which lasted for over three centuries, from the Salt War until 1860. The reader will know the long painful and difficult period of redemption that took place it developed, in significant stages, between the end of the 18th century and the mid-19th century “.

The proceeds, as mentioned, will go to the ‘Night nurseries’, a solidarity clinic born in Perugia in 2018 with the commitment to donate dental, ophthalmological, audiological and dermatological treatments free of charge to the less well-off. The birth of the Solidarity Clinic of Perugia is due to the will of Fabio Bastianini to replicate also in the Umbrian capital what was already done in 1886 by a group of people from Turin with “Umberto I” Nightschools. A great commitment that today is guaranteed in Perugia by the voluntary work of about 40 doctors and about 30 volunteers for different tasks. Mario Valentini, born in Perugia in 1939, was one of the founding members of the Notturni dell’umbria. (HANDLE).

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