Pietro Brosio Gallery

"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.


August 23, 2009

Monument to Victor Emmanuel II

The imposing monument (sculptor Pietro Costa, 1899, 39 meters high) is situated in the center of Turin, in the intersection of the two main streets corso Vittorio Emanuele II and corso Galileo Ferraris.
Victor Emmanuel II (14 March 1820 – 9 January 1878) was the King of Piedmont, Savoy, and Sardinia from 1849 to 1861. On 18 February 1861, he assumed the title of King of Italy to become the first king of the United Italy, a title he held until his death in 1878. He was given the epithet of Father of the Fatherland.

Comments: 24

A big statue for a big man. We forget that it was not so very long ago that Italy was unified.

Still no people on the streets? :)

Imponente il monumento come credo sia stato il suo operato avendo contribuito all'unificazione dell'Italia tanto da aggiudicarsi l'appellativo "Padre della patria"

Un saluto Pietro e buona domenica!

great piece of history!

Pietro, dopo tantissimi anni che vivo a Torino quel monumento non l'avevo mai visto così da vicino.
Buona domenica!

Hi Pietro!
Oh, your blog's name comes from him?

Have a wonderful sunday:)

our sunday is almost over:(

sonia a. mascaro
Just beautiful and very imposing the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II! You took great photos, Pietro!

I observe that the large and beautiful avenue is empty... it was holiday or very early?

Have a nice Sunday!
what a stately figure, a wonderful monument.
Thank you for visiting my blog while I was in Italy Pietro. I always enjoyed reading your comments. I am sorry I couldn't comment from my blackberry back to you!

What a man. Thanks, Pietro. I learn a lot from you.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy
Pietro: What a great statue snd the history is really special. Thanks for sharing this persons accomplishments with us.

i actually thought that you had the photo widened making him look fat. but he's actually fat.

nice shots! he has your name.

Ciao Pietro, buon inizio settimana e buona pioggia:-) La campagna ne aveva bisogno...
La statua di Vittorio E.II è imponente, anni fa, quando lavoravo al Catasto ci passavo spesso davanti..mi ricorda un pò la mia p.zza Plebiscito:-)..le statue, il vicino S.Carlo...
Un cordiale saluto.

The Blonde Duck
How regal!

Thanks for your visits!

I agree that war should be remembered and not celebrated. The Civil War reenactors here sure do drive home the misery of war. Though some men seem to delight in the technology of killing, most admit they are glad they can get off the grass and go home when it's over!

I take my daughter and nephews to a lot of military history sites so they know how serious these things are. I think it's important that they come in contact with history and realize these vast human struggles exacted a high price.

beautiful weather.

sigh for UK.....

I like how Europe has so many statues like that on streets :D

What an impressive monument. And in the middle of the street. Priceless.

Best not to mess with this guy.

sonia a. mascaro
Pietro, I have never heard about Ferragosto, thanks for the explanation. By the way, I saw on another blog, the word Ferragosto too. Did you know the blog Eternallycool? It's a great blog, if you have the time, worth a visit, it's about Rome. You can see it Here.

Thanks for your nice comment on my husband's photos. He loves old cars!

Have a nice day as well!

Impressive monument and wonderful photos that you posted!

sonia a. mascaro
Thank you Pietro for the interesting explanation of the origin historical of Ferragosto!

I am glad you like the site, too.
Have a nice day as well!

wonderful perspectives!

Jane Hards Photography
Excellent composition on these.

Beautiful pictures, I like these!

Oh my, everywhere I turn with you and your great captures, there is an important historic building or monument there in Torino. Yes, this huge monument is nevertheless well worth the visit, Pietro. I can not wait to see it in my eyes, the 3rd largest city in Italy soon.