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Museum of the Risorgimento

P.za Carlo Alberto, 8, Via Accademia delle Scienze, 5, 10123 Torino TO, Italy

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About Museum of the Risorgimento

The Museum of the Risorgimento, located in the eighteenth-century Milanese Palazzo Moriggia, houses a collection of objects and artworks which illustrate the history of Italian unification from Napoleon's first Italian campaign of 1796 to the annexation of Rome in 1870. There is particular coverage of Milan’s part in this process, notably the 1848 uprising against Austrian rule known as the Five Days of Milan.



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Palazzo Carignano0.04km from Museum of the Risorgimento

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Egyptian Museum0.14km from Museum of the Risorgimento

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Piazza Castello0.22km from Museum of the Risorgimento

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Madama Palace0.24km from Museum of the Risorgimento

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Piazza San Carlo0.27km from Museum of the Risorgimento

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Royal Palace of Turin0.45km from Museum of the Risorgimento

The Royal Palace of Turin is a building in Turin, Italy. It was the center of the court of the old Duchy of Savoy for almost two hundred years. The lavishly-decorated rooms feature 17th-century carved furniture, tapestries, paintings, and frescoes. Visitors can tour the first-floor royal apartments, ballroom, throne hall, gallery, and Royal Library, which displays a self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. The adjacent Royal Armory features one of the world’s largest collections of weapons.

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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.