The statue of the washerwoman

Via Milazzo 1
27100 Pavia PV
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CITY OF ART, HISTORY AND MERCHANTS
From Ponte Coperto to San Giorgio in Monfalcone
Entrance fee: 
Free
Typology: 
Monument
Visiting hours: 
always visible

The bronze statue was designed by the sculptor Giovanni Scoppola and was placed in via Milazzo in order to celebrate a well-known Pavian figure tied to the river Ticino: the washerwoman.

In the past, many women would go nearby the river to wash their clothes.

A poem, written in Pavian dialect by the poet Dario Morani, is engraved on the marble plate (located at the base of the statue).

 

CITY OF ART, HISTORY AND MERCHANTS

The Borgo Ticino (Ticino Village), on the left bank of the river, still maintains its truest soul: a place where legend, daily life and work intersect to bring us back to the time of the "river workers" (washerwomen and boatmen), through the vision of the colourful houses of Via Milazzo. "Pratum Ticinum" is the name that occurs more frequently in the XII Century and therefore this area, beyond the bridge, had to be a meadow, which is subject to periodic flooding of Ticino.

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