closed Images of a vanished world

The show

From 10 February to 3 March 2024 the Viscontea Tower will host the exhibition " Images of a disappeared world - Don Alberto Maria De Agostini (1883-1960): man, nature, art and science ".

The exhibition will be inaugurated on Friday 9 February at 6.00 pm in the conference room of Palazzo delle Paure, followed by a visit to the exhibition in Torre Viscontea.

The exhibition has as its protagonist the figure of Alberto Maria De Agostini , an extraordinary missionary, cartographer and mountaineer, who is certainly at the origin of the long and not yet dormant passion of Lecco mountaineers for Patagonia . A story that began in 1956, when Carlo Mauri was invited by De Agostini to participate in an expedition to Monte Sarmiento , among the ice and storms of Tierra del Fuego. Carlo Mauri together with Clemente Maffei reached the summit and, upon returning home, with his stories and photographs spread curiosity about those unknown mountains, of which De Agostini's books provided clear and astonishing descriptions. In 1966 it was the turn of Buckland, another peak in Tierra del Fuego : together with Carlo Mauri, among others, Casimiro Ferrari left, who would later make his kingdom of Patagonia.

Casimiro himself led the Città di Lecco expedition in 1974, commissioned by the Lecco section of the CAI on the occasion of its hundredth birthday, to the summit of Cerro Torre via the West Face. This is why in 2024, 50 years have passed since the West of Cerro Torre and 150 since the foundation of CAI Lecco , it was decided to remember both events with an exhibition and a conference dedicated to Alberto Maria De Agostini.


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Piazza XX Settembre, 3
23900 Lecco


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