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Have a small talk with the statuein Rome, Italy

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Six statues became the real voice of Rome opposition in 16th century: the epigrams were posted on the statues nightly.
How to have a small talk with the statue in Rome
The first in the XVI century "spoke" the Pasquino statue on the same-titled square: in the mornings an epigram commenting on the political agenda was found on the statue. The statue was especially critical of the pope government. Security was put in order to catch the offenders, but then a statue of Marforio was connected to the conversation.

There were six "talking statues": Pasquino, Marforio, Babuino, Fakkino, Luigi and Madame Lucretia. They conducted a lively correspondence with each other, and the authorities could not find the real authors of the messages in any way.

And now, sometimes, Pasquino expresses his opinion about the Italian government and communicates with travelers.

How to do?

1. Find a talking statue at Pasquino Square,
2. Write a note to one of the "opponents" Pasquino. And say hello from Oddviser :-)
3. Wait for the answer.

Where to do?

#27Piazza di Pasquino in RomePiazza di Pasquino

The small square is best known for the talking statue, standing here: in 16th century the critical epigrams were postied on the Pasquino statue.

Tips and hints

Odviser recalls, according to etiquette it is customary to communicate with a statue in its native language - Latin.

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Guest15 June 2021

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