Wednesday, 10 February 2016

1860 Garbaldini in Sicily

From the Victor Emmanuel monument in Rome in 2008.


Sorry not the best photo.



Tuesday, 9 February 2016

1859 Risorgimento items


Some more items from the Victor Emmanuel monument in Rome. This time all covering the 1859 period  or 2nd War of Independence.



The terracotta figure represents a soldier from the Piedmontese San Fermo battalion. 


Garibaldini fighting in northern Italy

Garibaldini fighting in northern Italy




A Garibaldini shirt


Garibaldi's saddle



A Garibaldi volunteer

Garibaldini fighting in northern Italy

Garibaldini fighting in northern Italy



1848 Risorgimento items Victor Emmanuel Monument 2008

Here the items I saw in the Victor Emmanuel monument that I think pertain to 1848. Not all the captions were clear in my photos and I don't promise that my translation from Italian is accurate.

Roman Civic guard helmets

Rome Civic Guard helmets
Rome Civic Guard helmets

Rome Civic Guard 

Roman artillery man








The Pope blesses the Papal Expeditionary force 1848