Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Snaps from Milan

This is another view of Piazza Duomo. The statue is of Vittorio Emmanuele II, who became the first king of the united Italy on March 17th 1861. The statue was completed in 1896, eleven years after the king's death, and portrays him in the battle of San Martino in 1859. He was in command of the army of the Kingdom of Sardegna against Austria, and it was one of the key battles in the second war of Italian independence.

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