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"Attila e Papa Leone Magno"

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Hidden : 3/7/2009
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ITA - altra cache piazzata nelle vicinanze della bellissima ciclabile peschiera-mantova in memoria all'incontro tra Papa Leone Magno e Attila

EN - other caches placed in the vicinity of the beautiful cycle Peschiera - Mantova the meeting in memory of Pope Leo the Great and Attila
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ITA - a tradizione narra che lungo la riva del fiume, vicino all’odierna Salionze, avvenne l'incontro tra Attila, capo degli Unni, e Papa Leone Magno, giunto da Roma per opporsi alle loro devastanti scorrerie. Ogni anno, a metà di luglio, si rievoca l'evento con una rappresentazione in costume nel centro del paese.

Nel 452 d.C. Attila, il famoso capo degli Unni, popolo barbaro proveniente dalle steppe asiatiche, aveva oltrepassato i confini dell’Impero Romano ed era giunto ad Aquileia. Compiuto il massacro, l’esercito si rimise in marcia verso nuove conquiste. L’orda barbarica, elettrizzata dal successo strepitoso contro Aquileia, sentiva che non si sarebbe più arrestata. "A Roma! A Roma!" gridavano, e Attila già pensava di coronare un suo vecchio sogno. Le genti venete, terrificate dall’arrivo del "flagellum Dei" (così era chiamato Attila), lasciarono le città di terraferma, distrussero quanto non potevano portare con sé e si rifugiarono sulle isole della laguna. Attila proseguì indisturbato la sua marcia attraverso il Veneto, ma davanti a sé trovò zone abbandonate, terre senza frutto, città semideserte. Avrebbe inoltre dovuto fare i conti anche con il caldo che in quell’estate era particolarmente afoso ed insopportabile. Gli Unni, abituati al freddo della steppa, si erano spogliati delle loro pellicce e si sentivano sfiniti per la fatica. Indeboliti dagli stenti e dalla scarsità di cibo, costretti a bere spesso acqua inquinata, erano divenuti vittime di epidemie che minacciavano di decimare l’esercito. Attila fu costretto a fermarsi in attesa di tempi migliori e scelse le rive del Mincio. L’esercito dell’Impero Romano d’Occidente, ormai incapace di atti di coraggio, non riusciva ad opporre valida resistenza, per questo il papa Leone Magno decise personalmente di fermare Attila prima che distruggesse l’Italia e Roma. Il capo barbaro, seguito da alcuni cavalieri, attraversò il fiume Mincio a guado, uscì dall’acqua e si avvicinò al vecchio papa. Nessuno sa esattamente che cosa si dissero, ma si narra che Attila, dopo il colloquio, spezzò la freccia e ne gettò per terra i pezzi: era il segno della sua rinuncia allo scontro. Secondo una tradizione il nome Salionze deriverebbe da Sancto Leontio.

Importante via di scambi commerciali nel Medioevo, il territorio circostante il Mincio è stato teatro di numerose battaglie, passando dalla signoria Scaligera a quella Viscontea, dal dominio di Venezia ai memorabili scontri tra francesi e austriaci nel periodo risorgimentale, culminati con la battaglia di Custoza del 1866, dopo la quale Valeggio e il Veneto furono annessi all’Italia

EN - tradition tells that at the shore of the river, close to today Salionze, was the meeting between Attila, chief of the Huns, and Pope Leo the Great, came from Rome to oppose their devastating raids. Each year in mid-July, it commemorates the event with a performance in costume in the center of the country.

In 452 D.C. Attila, the famous chief of the Huns, savage people from the Asian steppes, had overstepped the boundaries of the Roman Empire and was reached Aquileia. Completed the massacre, the army is again on the march towards new conquests. The barbarian horde, thrilled by the success against Aquileia, felt that no more would be arrested. "In Rome! In Rome!" screaming, and Attila already thought of a crown his old dream. The Venetian people, terrified by the arrival of the "flagellum Dei" (as Attila was called), they left the cities of the mainland, destroyed what they could not carry and took refuge on the islands of the lagoon. Attila continued his march unhindered through the Veneto, but before he found himself abandoned areas, land is fruitless, city semi. Was also expected to come to terms with the heat in the summer that was particularly muggy and unbearable. The Huns, who are used to cold steppe, were stripped of their fur and felt exhausted for the effort. Weakened by the hardships and shortages of food, often forced to drink polluted water, had become victims of epidemics that threatened to decimate the army. Attila was forced to stop waiting for better times and settled on the banks of the Mincio. The army of the Western Roman Empire, now incapable of acts of courage, he was unable to give good resistance, so the Pope Leo the Great personally decided to stop before they destroy Attila Italy and Rome. The barbarian leader, followed by some horsemen, crossed the Mincio river ford, the water came out and went up to the old pope. No one knows exactly what you said, but it is said that Attila, after the interview, broke the arrow and threw the pieces on the ground: it was the sign of her surrender in the battle. According to tradition the name derives from Salionze Leonte Sancto.

Important route of trade in the Middle Ages, the area surrounding the Mincio was the scene of many battles, from worship to Scaligera Viscontea, the rule of Venice in memorable clashes between the French and the Austrians in the Risorgimento period, culminating with the battle of the Custoza 1866, after which Valeggio and the Veneto were annexed to Italy

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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