WHO HAS SMILED UPON THE CITY
FOR ALMOST SEVEN CENTURIES
When the architect Carlo Scarpa moved the statue of Cangrande della Scala to Castelvecchio, from its original location at the ark (or tomb) in the Scaligeri family cemetery, he wished to ensure visitors could continue to enjoy the warmth of Cangrande’s friendly smile. This equestrian monument is a masterpiece of Gothic sculpture and perfectly embodies the charm of the most famous figure from the Scaligeri dynasty – a figure celebrated by Dante himself. Protecting this work from attack from polluting and climatic agents requires ongoing maintenance: with this aim in mind, the Directors of the Civic Museums, with the approval of the City Council, have welcomed the sponsorship offered by Casa Sartori 1898.
GIVING BACK TO OUR CITY
WHAT IT HAS GIFTED US
The proposal to support the conservative maintenance initiative was conceived to strengthen the ties between Sartori di Verona and our city. Cangrande della Scala was the inspiration for our company logo: indeed, it was Regolo Sartori himself who chose this image back in the 1930s as a way of expressing his admiration for the figure of the leader and patron of the arts who made our city one of the most influential centres in northern Italy. And Regolo made that initiative his own by bringing Sartori di Verona wines to markets around the world. Today, in Casa Sartori 1898, we have elected to take responsibility for protecting Cangrande as we are convinced of the need to foster greater awareness among citizens of the artistic heritage that surrounds them, as it represents an integral part of the cultural identity of our community.
OUR SOCIAL COMMITMENT
A GENDER CHOICE
At Casa Sartori 1898, we feel very deeply about social issues. And we’re particularly committed to women’s issues. With every bottle of Fira, Sartori di Verona supports the reintegration into work of women who have been the victims of violence, through the work placement funding we provide to D.i.Re. – the National Womens’ Anti-Violence Network.