Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
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Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Duomo • 1 min walk
  • Cordusio • 4 min walk
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany762 contributions
Big Monument on a Central Square
Jul 2020
It is a big Monument on a central square of Milan (Piazza Duomo). It is dedicated to the first King of Italy (Vittorio Emanuele II). It was build in the 19th century an the style is like this (upspring nationalism). It is nothing special, when you are nearby (e.g. for visiting the cathedral), just take a foto and go on.
Written 29 June 2021
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,290 contributions
Large sculpture group
Apr 2021 • Solo
Beautiful large sculpture group started in 1878 by sculptor Ercole Rosa who died before to finish it so the monument was ended by Ettore Ferrari.
The materials used are the white marble, the bronze and red granite.
The white marble from Carrara was used for the steps around the red granite base.
The bronze was used for the bas-reliefs and the beautiful equestrian statue.
Written 12 April 2021
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David
Oxford, UK1,052 contributions
Shame about the pigeons.
Aug 2020 • Solo
Victor Emmanuel is today the victim of the swarm of pigeons in the Square. He is in need of a good clean up, and I dare say this is a frequent process as the authorities fight a constant struggle against pigeons fouling the area.

Worth learning from the example of a former London mayor who dealt with pigeons in Trafalgar Square as a pest to get rid of...
Written 9 August 2020
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Monument to the first King of Italy
Nov 2019
Beautiful monument located in the square in Piazza Duomo of Milan.On top, is an impressive equestrian sculpture of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first King of unified Italy.
Written 17 July 2020
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt400 contributions
King on horseback and sitting lions
Feb 2020
It is an impressive statue of a king on horseback and sitting lions in the middle of the beautiful "Piazza del Duomo", so it is a picturesque spot. There are a plenty of pigeons being fed by the visitors and children, but be aware of the beggars utilizing the pigeons' attraction.
Written 6 May 2020
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,227 contributions
Another King On Horseback
Nov 2019
Situated in the centre of Piazza del Duomo and facing O Duomo, the statue is impressive in its size and detail. It sits atop of a huge plinth, which has a lion on either side. If you visit O Doumo, you cannot fail to see in in the sqaure.
Written 28 January 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,126 contributions
Like everywhere. Always on horseback and always with a plumed hat.
Aug 2019
Italy is even ahead of Russia with its monuments to Lenin in the number of monuments to Vittorio Emmanuel II per square kilometer. All the monuments to the first king of United Italy are absolutely monotonous. The king is always on horseback and always wears a plumed hat. This monument of sculptor Ercole Rosa is an important nuance - the horse spurred. This, perhaps, should emphasize the king's determination. But there was no determination, no statesmanship, no will. The king, rumored to have been replaced in infancy by a fire, was a good, kind man, a great lover of hunting and women. No further. How did he become the unifier of Italy? He just didn't bother. He did not interfere with his Prime Minister Cavour and the national hero of Italy, the revolutionary Garibaldi. Garibaldi with his heroic "thousand" won for him Lombardy and after that Sicily and Naples, refusing to become king there. Cavour added small principalities by intrigues. But the German Chancellor Bismarck helped to Annex Venice and the Papal region First Prussia defeated Austria in 1866 and the Austrians could not hold Lombardy with Milan. And after 4 years, Bismarck's generals defeated France and the French occupiers left Rome. And Vittorio Emmanuel II was on horseback all the time. In hunting. He rode it into history.
Written 11 January 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Magnificent
Sep 2019 • Family
Magnificent tribute to the man who united Italy as the first king. Remarkable statue located at the main square in front of the Duomo.
Written 14 December 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,535 contributions
Mangnificent equestrian statue
Oct 2019
This monument stands in tribute to Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a reunified Italy.

The monument is an equestrian statue of the king and is monumental in size. The monument depicts the king leading the soldiers to the battle of San Martino, during the Second Italian War of Independence. The victory confirm Italian independence. The huge monument sits in the centre of Piazza del Duomo, ad along with the Duomo, dominates the square.
Written 4 November 2019
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
Proud Horse....
Sep 2019
...honored man.

Unfortunately, this statue is dwarfed by the incredible buildings that surround it, more so than monumental statues placed in other squares and piazze in Europe.

You can tell from the horse, with it’s two front hooves planted firmly on the ground, that Vittorio Emanuele II did not die in battle or from wounds he may have suffered in battle.
Written 18 October 2019
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