L’elefante di Napoleone

May 1, 2015 // Posted in animals, Pavia  

L’elefante di Napoleone

Oggi, nella nostra passeggiata festiva (1 maggio) nel centro di Pavia, ci siamo imbattuti in un elefante… (https://universitiamo.eu/campaigns/napoleone-ci-dono-elefante). Si tratta infatti di un elefante imbalsamato, donato da Napoleone all’Universita’ di Pavia, e abbandonato negli ultimi 60 anni nel sottotetto del Castello!!! Ora per fortuna si vuole restaurarlo, e la sua esposizione serve proprio a raccogliere fondi per tale scopo. Lorenzo ovviamente ne e’ rimasto affascinato.

Today, walking through the center of our town, we met a big elephant… Obviously it was not alive, but it was stuffed. It is a gift from Napoleon to the University of Pavia, and after many years, it is now in exposition at the University. Lorenzo was really impressed. And I think that we will come back many times to meet it.

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