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Garibaldi's monument
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The Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi, an imposing equestrian statue located in Rome on the Janiculum, the highest point of the hill.

It was built in 1895 by Emilio Gallori.

The monument consists of a bronze statue depicting the hero on horseback, set on a large marble plinth, the sides of which are carved the allegorical figures of Europe and America, in addition to the bas-reliefs that recall the landing at Marsala , the resistance of Boiada, the defense of Rome and the group of freedom. On the steps to the right of the base Ettore Ferrari had created a crown, to remember that Garibaldi was the first teacher of Italian Masonry. When fascism was replaced with fascist symbols, and only in 1943 was replaced, though no longer the original. The monument was inaugurated September 20, 1895 by Henry Gallori. The placement of the monument has given rise to different interpretations of a political nature, having been inaugurated even when relations between the Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican were broken. The official version stated that the hero turned his gaze to the Vatican. After the Lateran Treaty of 1929, the statue was turned towards the Janiculum by the will of the Vatican itself. A well-known Roman legend emphasizes that now is quite a horse rump like to offer to the Holy See. The monument was restored by the City of Rome in 1990.

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