valdo fusi (picture) was born in pavia in 1911. ha actively contributed to the italian political and cultural scene during the second half of the xix c. he was a member of the constitutional assembly and was elected to the house of representatives in 1948. his political carrier then continued mostly at a local and regional level until 1970, when he decided to go back to practice as a lawyer. he was president of the italia nostra charity for the preservation of the italian heritage and was made honoray citizen of turin in 1974. a great passion for the city emerges form his essay torino un po’, published after his death in 1976. for additional information, a biography of valdo fusi can be downloadde here [.pdf].