34. Alda Costa

Ferrara 1876 – Copparo 1944
Elementary school teacher, leader of the Socialist Party of Ferrara, declared Antifascist, and founder of Women’s trade unions. A scrawny and combative woman, she bravely opposed fascism during the time of the first fascist squads, and after the march on Rome. Her tomb is preserved in the cell that houses the soldiers who fought for freedom, and is embellished with a majestic statue of the Pietà sculpted by Annibale Zucchini.
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