Piazza del Risorgimento
In Piazza del Risorgimento stands a large monument in granite and bronze to the Carabinieri, the national military police of Italy.
The monument, which was unveiled in June 2003, is the work of the sculptor Barbarino Iannucci. It takes the form of an anonymous carabiniere on horseback. Both rider and horse look down at a small dog.
If the equestrian statue looks older than it actually is, that is because it is a reworking of a small bronze of 1886 by the sculptor Stanislaw Grimaldi.
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 walking tours of Rome.
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