Monument to the Italian Sailor

Monument in Brindisi

Monumento Al Marinaio D Italia
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The monument was inaugurated on 4 November 1933 in the presence of King Vittorio Emanuele III, as well as Achille Starace. Designed to commemorate those who fell at sea during the world wars, it preserves in the crypt shrine located at the base, the black marble slabs with the 6850 names of the sailors of the Navy and Merchant Navy who died since 1860. It was placed inside the stern bell of the battleship Benedetto Brin which tragically sank in 1915 in the port of Brindisi. On the upper square of the monument there are two anchors and two cannons belonging to the Austro-Hungarian ships “Tegetthoff” and “Viribus Unitis”, symbols of victories achieved at sea in 1918. Made in the shape of a rudder, the monument is 54 meters high and remains accessible inside to reach the top from which to enjoy a suggestive view of the port and the city.

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Visiting Monument to the Italian Sailor


October to March: 9.00- 1.00pm 2.00pm – 4.30pm

April to September: 9.00-13.00 15.00-20.00



Address: Monumento al Marinaio d'Italia, Via Ammiraglio Millo, 2 72100 Brindisi BR Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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