Breccia di Porta Pia
Breccia di Porta Pia
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In memory of an important episode of the Italian Risorgimento.
3.0 of 5 bubblesJun 2022
Less than a hundred meters from Porta Pia there is the famous monument erected in memory of the historic "Breach of Porta Pia", on the Aurelian Walls in the Salario district. Immediately after the capture of Rome, in 1870, the section of the collapsed Aurelian Walls was rebuilt. The capture of Rome (on 20 September 1870), also known as the "Breccia di Porta Pia", was the episode of the Italian Risorgimento that sanctioned the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy, marking the end of the Papal temporal power. In 1871 the first plaque commemorating the event was inaugurated, and placed on the reconstructed section of the wall, where the breach was opened by the Bersaglieri, after a few hours of heavy shelling. A baroque monument was built with various types of marble, plaques and bronze, with the names of the fallen soldiers and references to the event that had put an end to the Kingdom of the Pope. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the capture of Rome, In front of the monument is the so-called "Colonna della Vittoria', taken from the Neronian Baths from another area of Rome, a gray granite column. Originally it was located in the center of the road but for obvious reasons of viability and to make the transition easier, it was later moved almost close to the walls. On top of the column, above a very ornate capital stands the statue of the “Winged Victory”. It deserves a look.

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dapper777
Monaco62,594 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Less than a hundred meters from Porta Pia there is the famous monument erected in memory of the historic "Breach of Porta Pia", on the Aurelian Walls in the Salario district.
Immediately after the capture of Rome, in 1870, the section of the collapsed Aurelian Walls was rebuilt.
The capture of Rome (on 20 September 1870), also known as the "Breccia di Porta Pia", was the episode of the Italian Risorgimento that sanctioned the annexation of Rome to the Kingdom of Italy, marking the end of the Papal temporal power.
In 1871 the first plaque commemorating the event was inaugurated, and placed on the reconstructed section of the wall, where the breach was opened by the Bersaglieri, after a few hours of heavy shelling.
A baroque monument was built with various types of marble, plaques and bronze, with the names of the fallen soldiers and references to the event that had put an end to the Kingdom of the Pope.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the capture of Rome, In front of the monument is the so-called "Colonna della Vittoria', taken from the Neronian Baths from another area of Rome, a gray granite column.
Originally it was located in the center of the road but for obvious reasons of viability and to make the transition easier, it was later moved almost close to the walls.
On top of the column, above a very ornate capital stands the statue of the “Winged Victory”.
It deserves a look.
Written 21 June 2022
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Pavlo M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
The owner of our guesthouse explained us the history of this monument. We found it with lots of lights on december for festivity.. it is very beautiful to see at night and there is a very nice atmosphere.
Written 4 December 2017
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,099 contributions
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Oct 2017
This is a monument designed by the master Michelangelo. I️t commemorated the capture of Rome after a war of 3 hours breached the Aurelia wall.
Written 12 November 2017
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MijnlieverdFH
Tagum City, Philippines4,151 contributions
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Aug 2016 • Couples
Along Via Nomentana we pass this beautiful Porta Pia everyday during our Rome visit.

When we're already in the vicinity of Porta Pia, I can tell we are near the city center. It is a massive structure and great surrounding though traffic is much controlled and organized as not to be jammed.
Written 18 June 2017
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AlandSueGlasgow
Cardross, UK227 contributions
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Apr 2015 • Couples
This wasn't far from our hotel so we saw it at night and walked past it again during the day, well worth the 2 minute walk for us.
Written 4 April 2015
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Halima B
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A wonderful place surrounded by hotels, restaurants and gelato bars, as well as quick access to transport links.
We stayed at Hotel Porta Pia which was not far from the land mark and was quite a pleasant experience. Buses next to it take you into the main part of the city and near most sites such as the castle, Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Vatican.
Written 12 June 2014
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MarySL00
Washington DC, DC414 contributions
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Nov 2013 • Solo
The Porta Pia is an interesting monument which was designed by Michelangelo. Inside the Porta Pia is a small two-part historical museum of the Risorgimento.

Both parts of the museum are free and a guard will be happy to escort visitors and further discuss the exhibit. Worth the stop.

Located in front of the UK Embassy.
Written 14 April 2014
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