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Avane

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1 Feb

Avane

Sailing up the river Serchio and after a high medieval tower there is Avane, the name of which testifies to its Etruscan origin.

The church of the village contains a beautiful tombstone of a soldier died in battle, which probably dates back to the 13th century.
As the historian Giuseppe Caciagli quotes, this work is very interesting for its mysterious bas-relief that highlights the stregth and the solemmity of the soldier, wearing an ancient armour with a crest; yet nobody has managed to decipher the inscription that surrounds the image on three sides.

Source: PisaUnicaTerra

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