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I cento anni del Vittoriano: da luogo della memoria a luogo turistico / The 100th Anniversary of the Monument

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Author(s): Troilo, Matteo

Journal: Storicamente
ISSN 1825-411X

Volume: 7;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: History of Tourism | Italian Risorgimento | National Heritage | Italy

ABSTRACT
"Il Vittoriano" is the great memorial dedicated to the first king of Italy Vittorio Emanuele II and it was built in Rome's historic centre and inaugurated in 1911 during the celebrations for the fifty years of the unification of Italy. Over the years his role has changed several times: first a place of exaltation of the Risorgimento, then a place of remembrance for the dead of World Wars and finally the current form of museum and art gallery. “Il Vittoriano”, however, has ever been a place of tourist interest and so over the years it has been affected by changes of tourism structure, a fundamental phenomenon of the Twentieth century. This article aims to analyse the history of this monument focusing not only on political aspects but on tourist ones too.

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