Giovanni Gronchi
(1887-1978)

Died aged 91

Giovanni Gronchi, OMCA (Italian pronunciation: [ʤoˈvanni ˈɡroŋki]; 10 September 1887 – 17 October 1978) was a Christian Democratic Italian politician who became the third President of the Italian Republic in 1955, after Luigi Einaudi. His presidency lasted until 1962 and was marked by a controversial and failed attempt to bring about an “opening to the left” in Italian politics.He was reputed the real holder of the executive power in Italy from 1955 to 1962, backward the various Prime Ministers of this time.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Il Presidente della Repubblica Francese Charles de Gaulle e il Presidente della Repubblica Italiana Giovanni Gronchi il 24 Giugno 1959 sostarono in questa casa nella ricorrenza delle celebrazioni centenarie della Battaglia di Solferino e San Martino

English translation: The President of the French Republic Charles de Gaulle and the President of the Italian Republic Giovanni Gronchi stopped in this house on 24 June 1959 on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of the Battle of Solferino and San Martino.

, Cavriana, Italy where they stayed (1959)