Near Fort Michelangelo, close to Molo del Bicchiere, you can admire the statue “Kissing in Memory of a Port”.

The statue was inaugurated on 16th September 2020, during the 150 years anniversary celebration of the Italian Port Authority.

Ivana Puleo is the creator of the project. The statue was designed by the Marinelli Foundry, thanks to the contribution of private donors and operators in the maritime and port sector.

The statue “Kissing in Memory of a Port”. In the background is Fort Michelangelo.

The statue “Kissing in Memory of a Port”. In the background is Fort Michelangelo.

The new Kissing statue: history

The monument was created to remember people who left the port of Civitavecchia for war, often without returning. 

It was created also to rebuild a “memory” lost on 14th May 1943, when a heavy bombardment devasted not only the historical Port Authority Office, but also a large part of the port area and the city centre, erasing centuries of history.

The statue “Kissing in Memory of a Port” in all its glory.

The statue “Kissing in Memory of a Port” in all its glory.

The new Kissing statue: features

The statue “Kissing in Memory of a Port” depicts a young women kissing a sailor of the "Royal Port Authority".

It is in bronze and it is almost three meters high. The girl wears summer clothes from the 1940s while the sailor wears the old uniform of the Royal Port Authority.

It’s a real point of interest, you can’t miss it: not only for the statue, but for the beautiful surroundings too, that is the historical Port of Civitavecchia!

The statue “Kissing in Memory of a Port” in the foreground.

The statue “Kissing in Memory of a Port” in the foreground.

Kissing in Memory of a Port: photo gallery

And… to cap it all, here is a beautiful photo gallery taken by our staff, depicting the new romantic statue.

Enjoy it!

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