Public Art: Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument
Sculptor: © Odoardo (Edward) Tabacchi (1836-1905)
Unveiled: The Garibaldi statue was unveiled in 1887.
Description: A bronze statue of Guiseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) an Italian general and nationalist. He is one of Italy’s “fathers of the fatherland” and is also known as “Hero of the Two Worlds“. He is depicted standing on a rock. At the base is a lion, symbol of the strength of the people, and a female figure, an allegory of Italy.
Location: The Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument is located along the banks of the Po River, Turin, Italy.
Who was Guiseppe Garibaldi? : Giuseppe Garibaldi (July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) the “Hero of the Two Worlds” was an Italian military and political figure who fought in both South America and Europe. Garibaldi was very popular both in Italy and abroad.
Trivia: On the 10th March, 2011, the monument was vandalized damaging the hand and nose of the female statue at the base.