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Monumento a Garibaldi, Rome

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The equestrian monument dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi is an imposing equestrian statue placed in Rome on the highest point of the Janiculum hill on the square Piazza Garibaldi.It was released by Emilio Gallori in 1895, and has been referred by the title "the Hero of the Two Worlds".HistoryThe monument consists of a bronze statue portraying the hero riding a horse, which is placed on a big marble base; on each side are engraved allegorical figures of Europe and America and bas-reliefs that commemorate the landing in Marsala, the resistance of Boiada, the defence of Rome and the group of liberty. On the steps up right the monument Ettore Ferrari had created a crown, in order to remember that Garibaldi was the first Master of Italian Freemasonry. During Fascism it was replaced by fascist symbols and a copy of it was put in place only in 1943. The monument was inaugurated on September 20, 1895 by Enrico Gallori. The placement of the monument gave rise to several politic interpretations, as it was inaugurated in the period when relationships between the Kingdom of Italy and the Holy See were still suspended. The official version declared that the Hero directs his own glance to the Vatican. After the Lateran Treaty in 1929, the statue was turned to Janiculum for want of Vatican itself. A very popular Roman legend underlines that, in this way, now the horse offers its back to the Holy See. The monument has been restored by the Municipality of Rome in 1990.
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  • Wanted to avoid throngs of tourists and enjoy a nice walk on a beautiful day so decided to walk up Gianicolo Hill. The views of Rome here are nice but honestly I thought the view from the small park a...  more »
  • On 20 September 1895, 13 years after his death, the impressive equestrian monument of G. Garibaldi was inaugurated. It is at the top of the eighth hill of Rome. Initially, the hero's statue looked at the Vatican. A look of defiance. After the Lateran Pacts of 1929, the Vatican requested and obtained the movement of the statue. Our hero, since then, looks to admire all the beauty of Rome, while the horse lays its tins to the Holy See.
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  • It is a monument to Garibaldi in the middle of the roundabout of the Gianicolo Hill. The appearance on the horse makes me feel very brave and powerful. This is also a great place to admire the view of the centre of Rome.
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  • You have to visit this place, probably after the Vatican city because it's very close. Amazing view of the city, where you can see the Pantheon, vitorio Emmanuelle, etc. The hill itself plays a very important role during the battles for unified Italy. It is a must see place!!
  • Nice place after having dinner at trastevere! I'd recommend everybody to take a moment to charge your batteries at night.
  • The Garibaldi statue sits atop Gianicolo hill overlooking the city. The location is not far from where Garibaldi and his troops fought to defend the Roman Republic of 1849 against the French troops sent to restore the Pope to power. It is said that whilst Garibaldi looks out over Rome his eyes are fixed upon his old enemy - the Vatican.
  • Cool view of Rome. Unfortunately there are some tall trees to block the view.
  • Great views of the city, well worth the walk up there. Good opportunity to escape the crowds. Three or four places to get a drink and snack before heading back into the city
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