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Statute Square

  • Corso S. Martino, 10122 Torino, Italia
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Piazza Statuto is famous for the proclamation, from a building in the square, of the Statuto Albertino (which gave it its name) by King Carlo Alberto in 1848. It was the first constitution of what would become the Kingdom of Italy, which remained in force until 1946. But Piazza Statuto is also famous for its location that relegates it to the "black" places of Turin. It rises in fact on the "vallis occisorum" a Roman necropolis where the dead were buried. According to popular belief the square would be exactly on the 45th parallel, but it is not so, in fact the square is not even on the 8th meridian (the closest to the city). The 45th parallel crosses the territory of Turin near Stupinigi (just in front of the hunting lodge of the Savoy family). The studies for the determination of the meridian on which Turin would be located were carried out by Giovan Battista Beccaria, personally called by King Carlo Emanuele III and came from Palermo to teach physics at the University of Turin. He did many experiments with electricity, earning the friendship of Benjamin Franklin, and dealt with the determination of the meridian (and not the parallel) on which Turin was located. He hypothesized that it passed right through piazza Statuto, but unfortunately it did not. The obelisk in piazza Statuto (called Beccaria Spire) is a reminder of the studies carried out by the physicist from Palermo. The square has, however, another peculiarity. The Frejus Fountain, built to commemorate the conclusion of the work on the Frejus tunnel in 1871, has a satanic allegorical meaning. Designed by Count Marcello Panissera (then president of the Accademia Albertina), at the top of the fountain there is an angel who, according to belief, is actually Lucifer. The angel, in fact, is the most beautiful of the entire work and looks towards Piazza Castello (the center of positive magic) almost as if he wanted to keep it under control. The angel has a star on his forehead and is considered the representation of Lucifer because in the biblical tradition Lucifer is the most beautiful angel. For this reason it is believed that the monument represents the entrance door to Hell (other than the dark forest!!!) and, in ancient times, right there was the gallows (then moved by the French). But it doesn't end here. Piazza Statuto is turned towards the West which, in esoteric symbolism, represents Evil because it is where the sun sets, leaving space for darkness. Precisely for this reason the belief of the angel-Lucifer who looks to the East assumes importance. If this were the case, in fact, he would not need to look to the West because, being his kingdom, he would have his "shoulders covered". He should instead look to the East because it is the kingdom of Good.

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