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Monument to Vittorio Emmanuele II -

Location and History

It rises in Piazza Venezia and is called also 'Victorian'. It was built, using white limestone, in 1885 and was inaugurated in 1911 but it took almost twenty years to be completed. Besides, being the symbol of Italian unity since 1921, it also considered the altar of the Italian land. Two sentries of honor continuously watch the tomb the Unknown Soldier which keeps the remains of an unknown soldier died during the World War.


An enormous flight of steps, flanked with winged lions and two bronze 'Vittorie', leads to the altar of the Italian land. It shows high-reliefs by Angelo Zanelli, in the middle of which, you can admire the Rome statue. In the middle of this monument there is the gigantic equestrian statue of king Victor Emmanuel II, realized in bronze by Enrico Chiaradia. Behind, the monument shows a grandiose porch with columns 15 metres high and two colossal bronze quadrigae with winged 'Vittorie', realized by Carlo Fontana e Paolo Bartolini.

  • Realization by

Giuseppe Sacconi
Gaetano Koch (Architetto) proseguì i lavori insieme a Piacentini e Manfredi dopo la morte di Sacconi avvenuta nel 1905.
Manfredo Manfredi (Architetto) proseguì i lavori insieme a Koch e Piacentini dopo la morte di Sacconi avvenuta nel 1905.
Pio Piacentini (Architetto) proseguì i lavori insieme a Koch e Manfredi dopo la morte di Sacconi avvenuta nel 1905.

Adolfo Apolloni
Angelo Zanelli
Carlo Fontana
Emilio Quadrelli
Ettore Ximenes
Eugenio Maccagnani
Giulio Monteverde
Giuseppe Tonnini (Scultore) del quale si può ammirare la statua delle "Marche" facente parte del gruppo di sculture delle statue delle regioni che si trovano nel coronamento del sommoportico, in corrispondenza delle colonne.
Mario Rutelli
Paolo Bartolini
Papotti Nicola Cantalamessa
Pietro Canonica


Antonio Rizzi (Scultore), Eduardo Rubino (Scultore), Emilio Gallori (Scultore), Enrico Chiaradi (Scultore), Francesco Jerace (Scultore), Giulio Bargellini (Pittore)

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