Giovanni Da Verrazzano

IMG_2717There is a stone, dedicated to the navigator from Italy:

Who in 1524 crossed the perilous northern ocean first to behold the coast of the future United States cast anchor in this bay explore its islands, one of which because of its shape. He christened Rhodes name later extended to the entire state of Rhode Island. Donated by Carrara, the marble city. And by Greve in Chianti where Verrazzano was born. In pledge of ever growing friendship between the American and the Italian peopels.

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