The Story of Pasquale Rotondi the Monuments Man of Italy | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

During the last part of Second world War a clandestine operation was planned and executed to hide thousands of masterpieces from theft or destruction by the Nazis. The man behind the still little known  operation was the art historian Pasquale Rotondi. Pasquale Rotondi was 31-years-old when the Italian Minister of Education commissioned him to carry out a task of great cultural significance: to hide and to preserve some of the Italy’s most prestigious artworks. As the Superintendent of the Artistic and Historic Heritage in Urbino, Rotondi was a prime candidate for the job. [...]