Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

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  • On the square in the middle of a large number of people, pigeons and žobrajúcich migrants stands the statue of a rider on horseback.
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  • Beautiful and breathtaking! Truly enjoy walking around or just seating and enjoying walk people by. Great place for taking photos.  more »
  • It is a beautiful work of this part of the square of the Duomo. Many pigeons and tourists to disturb the picture. Kkkk
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  • Such a beautiful spot to get beautiful photos! The monument itself is popular for tourists, also it is right across from the amazing cathedral! Just a little tip: be aware of the "free corn" dark skinned men might give you, they do an amazing demonstration of how to get birds to land on your arms and let you take nice photos - which is interesting, but after the "free" demonstration is over and you've your lovely photos taken, the men ask you for money, there were 2 of us - they said "we have to" give them €10 each...in a situation like this they do not go away from you and they become violent if you do not give them money. Be careful!
  • Beautiful, spacious, with high-end designer stores and restaurants. If you're on a budget, simply walk through and admire the stunning architecture!
  • Pretty monument, however, be sure to look around the square. It's amazing!
  • Majestic marble monument built in honor of the first king of Italy after the unification of the country.
  • The monuments to Vittorio Emanuele II are in all cities in Italy. It is a tribute to him as the "father of the nation". The irony, however, is that the king himself was a man of average ability. He became king of a United Italy more a twist of fate, by the will of his Prime Minister Cavour, by the will of the hero of Italy, Garibaldi, but not by his own will. He does not stand out on the background of the same mediocre monarchs - cynical, but not intelligent parvenu -Emperor of France, Napoleon III, stupid Martinet - Russian Tsar Nicholas I, a hard-core reactionary Emperor of Austria Franz Josef I. However, Vittorio Emanuele had a valuable quality. Well aware of his humble ability, he does not interfere with the work of others. All the monuments to the king are characterized by remarkable uniformity. The impression is that their design is claimed by a single person who hasn't seen neighter Michelangelo, nor Cellini or Bernini. Obligatory features; the king is on horseback, a hat at the head of him always, a hat, has plume always. The statue by sculptor Enrico Chiaradia is no exception. Sculpture weighs fifty tons. It`s the single surprise in it. If you look at the full face, against the background of the colonnade of the Vittoriano, which the Romans rightly called "false teeth", the monument looks like the lower bronze tooth. The only one.
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