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Giuseppe and Anita Garibaldi Monuments

D6 Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi @ 870

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t Dramatic equestrian statue of Anita Garibaldi riding into battle

Dominating a huge open piazza on the summit of the Janiculum Hill is an equestrian statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi, hero of the Italian Unification. The statue and piazza commemorate the weeks in 1849 when Garibaldi and his men, based on the hill, fended off attacks from highly superior French forces, before finally being overwhelmed and escaping. In 2011, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Italian Republic, a low wall was erected, ...

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