Piazza Italia

Square in Perugia

Piazza Italia,Perugia
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Riding the escalators from the underground car park of Piazza Partigiani, through the massive Paolina Fortress, and under the portico of the Government Palace, established in 1870, one arrives at Piazza Italia. This square was constructed to commemorate the events of 1860-1861 that led to the final unification of Italy, marking the rebirth of the nation.

Surrounding the square are notable buildings erected after the demolition of the Paolina Fortress in 1861. These include the Albergo Brufani, built in 1880, and the Bank of Italy, constructed in 1871. The Cesaroni Palace, built in 1897, and a residential condominium from 1872, were both designed by Guglielmo Calderini, a Perugian architect who also designed the Palace of Justice in Rome.

The square is also home to the distinguished La Rosetta Hotel, established in 1716, and the Donini Palace, built in 1724, which houses magnificent frescoes. At the center of the square’s green space stands a bronze statue of King Victor Emmanuel II, erected in 1890.

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Visiting Piazza Italia

Address: Piazza Italia, Perugia, Province of Perugia, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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