Garibaldi, Giuseppe

This equestrian statue is placed on the top of Janiculum Hill. This hill and the neighbouring area were the scenes of bloody battles between the troops of the Roman Republic, led by Garibaldi, and the French troops, who had attacked Rome in order to eliminate the Republic and restore the State of the Pope. The monument was originally facing the Vatican, as Garibaldi had the ambition to conquer the Papal States. After the Lateran Treaty in 1929, the orientation of the statue was changed on the request of the Vatican.

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