18940 Visits
Distance: 8 km Duration: 8 hour

Itinerary description


This alternative tour of Rome take you to discover the buildings, monuments, streets and squares created by the best architects, sculptors and painters during the Italian Risorgimento period in Rome.


It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the city center.

Time Required:

To visit the sites mentioned it takes 8 hours, depending on how much time you decide to stop in each places.


The path of Italian Risorgimento starts from Porta Pia, where you admire a great monument of the "Bersagliere". Continuing down Via 20 Settembre and arrive in Repubblica Square, (up to the fifties known as Piazza Esedra), where you'll see the beautiful fountain of Naiadi by Mario Rutelli. From here take Via Nazionale and pass by some important buildings such as Palazzo delle Esposizioni and Eliseo Theater until you arrive in Venice Square, the historic Roman square that Mussolini had chosen as his place of government and in which the dictator often gave his speeches to the crowd. The first step is at the Vittoriano or Altar of the Fatherland, the largest monument dedicated to the king Vittorio Emanuele II. Inside the Vittoriano there is the Central Museum of the Risorgimento, where you can see portraits of the people that gave birth to Italy, their personal equipment, weapons and their autographs. The pen of Mazzini, the leaflets dropped by D'Annunzio at Vienna in 1918, the boot pierced by the bullet that injured the ankle Garibaldi at Aspromonte, the original manuscripts of Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, the flag of the Roman Republic of 1849 and many other important pieces of memorabilia. After the Vittoriano take Via del Plebiscito straight to  Largo di Torre Argentina where, in addition to the ancient Roman ruins, you will find the Argentina Theater, considered a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento. The route continues along Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, where you can admire the bronze equestrian statue dedicated to King Vittorio Emenaule II. From Corso Vittorio tour left into Campo dei Fiori where you'll  find the monument to Giordano Bruno, by Ettore Ferrari, opened June 9, 1889 and decorated with eight medallions of the martyrs. From Campo dei Fiori, head to Via Giulia, cross Ponte Sisto into Trilussa Square, where you can admire the statue of the famous Roman writer. From here continue along Via Garibaldi until the Fountain of Gianicolo, a famous symbols of Rome, also called by the Romans "Fontanone", built by John Fontana and commissioned by Pope Paul V Borghese. After that proceed to Gianicolo, the symbol of Risorgimento, where you can admire the monument dedicated to Garibaldi Giuseppe, built in 1895 by Joseph Gallori to commemorate the historical events that took place on the Gianicolo when the French army attacked the city of Rome. In addition to the equestrian monument dedicated to Garibaldi you can see the statue of Anita Garibaldi and the busts of the Italian patriots who were restored in 2010-11, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Italy Unification.


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