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Distance: 6 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description


This alternative tour of Rome take you to discover 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. From here take Via Nazionale 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. 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 arrive at the 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.