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Two images of the solemn state funeral given to Gabriele d’Annunzio following his death (1 March 1938).
The Poet on his deathbed.
The Mausoleum that houses the remains of the Commander and his faithful followers during its construction, in the gardens of the Vittoriale degli Italiani.
D’Annunzio with two comrades on an aeroplane during the Great War.
D’Annunzio the aviator, with leather jacket and helmet from the flight over Cattaro and Vienna.
War veterans visiting the trophies of war at the Vittoriale : relics taken from the enemy.
The farmhouse at Cargnacco, the first nucleus of the Vittoriale, and its visitors: Alfredo Casella (1883-1947), composer. Trilussa (with autograph “Tri”), poet, pseudonym of Carlo Alberto Salustri (1871-1950).
Assembly work on the huge trompe-l’oeil on the façade of Palazzetto Imperato (April 1993). Vintage postcards depicting Palazzetto Imperato in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.