The street adjacent to the Dedaena Park in Tbilisi will now be named after the famous Italian architect Giovanni Scudieri. This great architect has played a significant role in the development of Tbilisi.
An initiative to name one of the streets of Tbilisi in the name of Scudieri was made by the Ambassador of Italy to Georgia Antonio Enrico Bartolli. It was Bartolli and the chairman of Tbilisi City Council, Giorgi Tkemaladze whom opened the Scudieri street sign.
“Giovanni Scudieri was an outstanding man of art of the 19th century, whose architectural structures are invaluable for our country. In order to honor his work and name, we decided to name this beautiful street after Giovanni Scudieri. I am glad that we had to do “- said Tkemaladze.
The opening of the Scudieri street sign coincided with the holiday Tbilisoba – 2018, which took place this weekend in the Georgian capital. The Italian diplomat, in turn, stressed that he was glad that the ceremony was specifically timed with the holiday Tbilisoba.
“This is a great honor. Giovanni Scudieri street opened in the place where part of his work is located. It is important that the younger generation know who Giovanni Scudieri was,”- said the Italian ambassador.
Giovanni Scudieri was born in 1817 in the Italian city of Padua. In 1831, in Padua, he graduated from the Higher Imperial-Tsar School.
In 1837, Scudieri went to the Russian Empire and settled in the city of Odessa, where he began working as an architect. In 1846 he moved to Tbilisi and became the architect of the quarantine of the office of the governor of the king.
In Tbilisi, he worked on projects like the Dry Bridge, Freedom Square, and the Military Temple which was built on Rustaveli Avenue, and later destroyed. In 1851, the first Transcaucasian theater of opera and ballet opened in Tbilisi, which was also designed by the Italian architect. Scudieri died on June 5, 1851 in Tbilisi. The death of the Italian architect was unfortunate, as he fell from the scaffolding during the construction of the Military Temple.