The gates of the Pallozzi Stadium

The gates of the “Francesco Pallozzi” stadium in Sulmona, in the province of L’Aquila, built in the 1930s, bloom with heroes of sports – from the “Spring of beauty” that the Fascist regime wanted to last forever through art. Thus on the five wrought-iron gratings (likely the work of sculptor Ulderico Conti) you’ll see a weight lifter, a boxer, a discus thrower, a soccer player and a tennis player.

Statuesque, excessive, framed by small triumphal arches, these champions of national virility – in the style of their time’s commercial art – are a craftsman’s masterpieces.

December 14, 2013

The gates of the Pallozzi Stadium

Sulmona
Viale Giacomo Matteotti