In Piazza Albania stands one of Rome's less successful public statues. It honours Giorgio Castriota 'Scanderbeg' (1405-68), an Albanian nobleman and military figure, and one of the country's national heroes, who led a rebellion against the Ottoman empire.
The bronze equestrian statue, the work of the Florentine sculptor Romano Romanelli (1882-1968), was erected in 1940 following Italy's annexation of Albania, the previous year.
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
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