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Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, Rome

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  • The museum makes no effort at all to explain the dynamics that drove the Risorgimento, (why did people suddenly want to unite Italy?) nor, in my opinion to adequately explain the international allianc...  more »
  • This place is to discover lots of beautiful things to see. A beautiful Museum's see. Good for people who like the old weapons.
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  • the small museo del risorgimento is inside at the vittoriano. It is 3 rooms-the central one is actually a long corridor that follows the pattern of the monument, curvilinear-exhibiting paintings, memorabilia and documents that cover the period from late 700 to WWI. in the first room is the Central plaster sculpture which reproduces part of the monumental complex made in Castelfidardo and celebrating General Cialdini in a battle of 1860. all around portraits of prominent figures of the risorgimento romano, some documents that deal with the theme of the death penalty and 18 historical photographs of the site of Pompeii. the latter is a temporary exhibition. 10 short, simple information boards explain the period and its protagonists. under the pictures of politicians, generals, etc, there are brief captions with their biography. These are minor annoyances and weigh down a bit of your visit. 20 and 30 years of periods of 800 and the process of unification are represented in the long hallway. on both sides are still portraits, as well as interesting exhibits such as medals and other items. particularly noteworthy are the objects that belonged to Garibaldi, a bit different from what you see usually: two pairs of pants, his saddle, the bullet that wounded him in Aspromonte with bandages and a fragment of bone that drew out the doctor and some other curious object. in the top right corner you can see paintings representing battles. These not beautiful at all, very dark and very light for the position. at the end of the corridor is a small bust of Queen Margaret is very valuable. in small storefronts are exposed other 24 vintage photos of Pompeii and you can also see a movie made on the site. about 20 information boards explain the uprisings and key figures such as Victor Emmanuel II, Cavour, Garibaldi ... complete the exhibition two movies really interesting and enjoyable. Unfortunately life is not suitable. the first is the 1909 film the little partisan, which tells the story of a boy who decides to leave for father in battle and is shot to death. the other is a tube of 30 years, in which the widow of Garibaldi shows the places where he lived in Caprera. the latter really deserves! the tour ends in the hall dedicated to the first world war where there are 4 information panels, a short movie with the transport of the body of the unknown soldier in the altare della patria, another with images of soldiers and three screens where photographs of soldiers, battle locations and Red Cross nurses who treat the wounded in military hospitals. There is also some memorabilia, a red cross nurse belonged to a woman of the House of Savoy, paintings made by artists who have found themselves in combat-portraits to friends and fellow battle, panoramas, etc.-, busts of soldiers and officers and in the Centre of the room the gun carriage that carried the unknown soldier. the Museum has a lot of potential in itself, interesting exhibits and a didactic apparatus well done, easily and accurately. However would require a revamping and environments should be definitely restored. in the first room you notice leaks that ruined the wall. now the roof has been repaired and the problem resolved but certainly would go again whitened. also some paintings are placed too high and also its labels that are illegible. at certain points the lighting is lacking and cannot read well, especially in the first room. the Museum is open from 9.30 to 18.30. Costa €5. It takes about 2 hours to inspect it carefully.
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