After being closed for twenty years, the Museo del Risorgimento reopened in the Vittoriano in the summer of 2001. Its mission: to shed light on the Risorgimento, one of the most turbulent and misunderstood periods in Italian history, which lasted from the end of the 18th century to World War I. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, weaponry, coins and objects linked to the period and its principal figures, as well as early- 20th- century films- all legacies of the struggle that led to the formation of the Republic of Italy. You’ll find portraits of Garibaldi, Mazzini and Cavour on the red, white and green leaflets that D’Annunzio threw from his plane in 1918 en route to Vienna. You also see paintings by Tranquillo Cremona, Efisio Oppo and Girolamo Induno, creators of some of the most remarkable souvenirs of Risorgimento.
Via San Pietro in Carcere + Via dei Fori Imperali
phone: +39 06 6780664
daily 9.30 am to 7.30 pm