MONUMENT TO THE SAILOR
The monument to the Italian Sailor is a rudder-shaped structure about 53 meters high which stands out over the port of Brindisi; the structure is in reinforced concrete entirely covered in carparo, and it was precisely on the carparo that it was necessary to intervene with the restoration work, and therefore the installation of a full-height scaffolding.
The monument was built to commemorate the approximately 6,000 sailors who died during the First World War.
At the base it has a crypt (shrine) in the shape of an overturned hull and on the altar the statue of the Virgin “Star of the Sea”.
In the arches on either side of the entrance, the names of the approximately 6,000 sailors of the Royal Navy and the Royal Mercantile Navy who fell from the unification of Italy are reported.
On the upper square of the monument there are two anchors that belonged to the Austro-Hungarian light cruiser SAIDA, as well as two cannons belonging to Austro-Hungarian submarines.