Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome: My Favourite Bridge in the Eternal City
Updated: Dec 19, 2022
Oppression Conquered, Loyalty to the State, Freedom, and the Unification of Italy: the four allegories of Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.
These four sculptures were carved from Travertine marble in 1912 and designed by a variety of sculptors: Giuseppe Romagnoli, Italo Griselli, Cesare Reduzzi, and Giovanni Nicolini.
The bridge itself was designed by Ennio De Rossi and it opened on the 50th anniversary of Italy's unification.
Oh, and in the background: Castel Sant'Angelo (Hadrian's Mausoleum).