The sites of the Risorgimento

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Risorgimento is a “historiographic term used for a complex spiritual and political process and the series of economic and social transformations, of literary and cultural attitudes, diplomatic and military events, that between the late 1700s and the 1800s, weaved together and in conflict with each other, led Italy from centuries-old political fragmentation to unity, from foreign domination to national independence, from absolute monarchy to a liberal and constitutional state under the Savoy dynasty” (

Museum of Risorgimento in Torino

The National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento is the greatest exhibition on the history of Italy, the oldest and most important museum dedicated to the Italian Risorgimento because of the wealth and significance of its collections. It is the only one with the official title “national”, acknowledgement achieved by Royal Decree nº 360 on 8 December 1901. Founded in 1878 it is housed in Palazzo Carignano, Torino.

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Victor Emmanuel II Monument in Rome

Known as “Altare della Patria” (altar to the homeland), the Victor Emmanuel II Monument – also known as “Il Vittoriano” (built to celebrate and remember Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy first King of Italy) – is an iconic monument of the Eternal City and the country, and is a highly important symbolic and institutional site visited by millions of people every year.

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Garibaldi Museum in Caprera

Built around 1895, Fort Arbuticci stands on the island of Caprera, a few kilometers from the site where Giuseppe Garibaldi is buried, in one of the highest and most panoramic areas of Caprera. The Fort was converted into the Giuseppe Garibaldi Museum in 2012.

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Domus Mazziniana

The Domus Mazziniana is the successor of Casa Rosselli-Nathan where Giuseppe Mazzini died on 10 March 1872 . The House was proclaimed a national monument in 1910, but was completely razed to the ground on 31 August 1943. The Domus Mazziniana rose from its ruins after the war, carrying its moral heritage.

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