Vento: The Wind at Futa Pass

The wind is always howling. This large cemetery, located at Futa Pass (903 m.), with over 30,000 Germans who, for the most part, died during the last stages of the war in Italy against the Allies in World War II, stands in contrast with both the American and Commonwealth cemeteries. While the beauty of the mountains surround you, and the central monument in the cemetery, a pyramidal shape reaching for the sky like two hands in prayer, what pulls at your insides and leaves scars on your memory is the constant wind. A wind that seems to be made up of the howl from the bodies buried there, moaning, talking of their wasted deaths, their unfulfilled dreams, the stupidity of war.

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