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#ParoledArchivio: L for Legato Pio (Pius Legacy)

Veneranda Fabbrica: a story of Links...and Legacies!

Legato Pio
7 February Feb 2019 1426 07 February 2019

The history of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo is one of great generosity and participation.
From the onset of the great enterprise of building the Cathedral, the whole city participated with donations and work to make it possible to start a huge construction site.

The Archive preserves, among others, also evidence of this intense bond between the city and its Duomo. A series of the Historical Archive collects a particular form of donation, that of the Legati pii.
The term pious legacy identifies a testamentary disposition specifically designed to fulfil a religious or philanthropic purpose, either for all time or for a specific period after the death of the testator. The typical example is a will that requires the celebration of a mass in suffrage, or specific forms of charitable assistance, or even the construction of a church.

Many people have left their property to the Fabbrica to complete the construction of the Duomo, requesting at the same time that the Duomo celebrate masses in suffrage of their soul.

The Legati Pii series is divided into a more general part (A.S. folder 56), which contains general or summary documents relating to the Fabbrica's commitments with regard to these provisions, and a specific part (A.S. folder 56bis - 58), where the documents relating to each donor are collected, divided in alphabetical order.

Many people have left their property to the Fabbrica to complete the construction of the Duomo, requesting at the same time that the Duomo celebrate masses in suffrage of their soul.

The Legati Pii series is divided into a more general part (A.S. folder 56), which contains general or summary documents relating to the Fabbrica's commitments with regard to these provisions, and a specific part (A.S. folder 56bis - 58), where the documents relating to each donor are collected, divided in alphabetical order.