In the shadow of Palazzo del Quirinale stands the equestrian statue of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy, King of Sardinia (1798-1849).
On March 17th 1861, his son and successor, Vittorio Emanuele II, became the first monarch of the newly-created Kingdom of Italy.
The monument (1900) is the work of the Florentine sculptor Raffaele Romanelli (1856-1928).
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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