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Path: Home Vianello the grave of Giovanni
the grave of Giovanni
Written by alberto   

Giovanni Vianello was originally buried at the Kalamaria Cemetery in Thessaloniki. In 1868 the Kalamaria area became a higly appealing urban zone, so the graveyard was dismantled and most of the spoils translated to other cemeteries, The catholic tombstones, among which the Vianello family's grave, were moved to St Vincent de Paul [see topic].  

Here below his epitaph, in some parts barely readable.

   

QUI RIPOSANO LE MORTALI SPOGLIE DI GIOVANNI
VIANELLO RISPETTABILE NEGOZIANTE
DI QUESTA PIAZZA NATO IN VENEZIA
NEL MDCCXXX DOPO AVER  NAVIGATO  CON
SOMMA RIPUTAZIONE PER ANNI  XXVIII EGLI 
ERESSE UNA CASA DI COMMERCIO NELLA
CITTA DI CAIRO IN EGITTO E QUINDI  DOPO
CINQUE ANNI DI DISTINTA CONDOTTA
IN QUESTA PIAZZA OVE  COLLA  SUA  DIREZIONE
PERVENNE A FORMARE UNO DEI PRIMARI
MONUMENTI DELLA NAZIONE VENETA ED IN
SEGUITO  DEL [...] AUSTRICA SOTTO
LA PROTEZIONE DELLA QUALE EGLI FU ACCOLTO
PER  I CONOSCIUTI  I  SUOI PATRICI SENTIMENTI
BUONO  CHRISTIANO CITTADINO PER IL SUO PROSSIMO
ED AMOROSO  CUORE  PER LA SUA FAMIGLIA MORI
XXV MAGGIO MDCCCXVIII DOPO BREVE MALATTIA
NELL'ETA DI ANNI LXXXVIII LASCIANDO IMPRESSO
NEI CUORI DI TUTTI LI BUONI LA MEMORIA DELLE
OTTIME SUE QUALITA D'ESEMPLARE CONDOTTA

HERE REST THE MORTAL REMAINS OF GIOVANNI
VIANELLO RESPECTABLE MERCHANT
OF THIS PLACE BORN IN VENICE
IN 1730 AFTER HAVING NAVIGATED WITH
UTMOST REPUTATION DURING 28 YEARS HE
BUILT UP A MERCHANT HOUSE IN
TOWN OF CAIRO IN EGYPT AND THEN AFTER
FIVE YEARS OF DISTINCT BEHAVIOUR
IN THIS PLACE WHERE UNDER HIS DIRECTION
HE CAME TO FORM ONE OF THE PRIMARY
MONUMENTS OF THE VENETIAN REGION AND THERE-
AFTER OF THE […]AUSTRIAN UNDER
WHICH PROTECTION HE WAS RECEIVED
FOR HIS RECOGNIZED PATRIOTIC SENTIMENTS
GOOD CHRISTIAN CITIZEN FOR HIS NEIGHBOURS
AND LOVING HEART FOR HIS FAMILY DIED
25 MAY 1818 AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
AT THE AGE OF 88 YEARS LEAVING IMPRINTED
IN THE HEARTS OF ALL GOODS THE MEMORY OF
HIS EXCELLENT QUALITIES OF EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOUR