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The tower stands on the highest hill of San Martino which the Sardinian army, with mixed success, conquered, lost and retook several times with bloody assaults and repeated charges against the Austrians.
It was erected to honor the memory of King Vittorio Emanuele II and of those who fought for independence and the unification of Italy in the countryside from 1848 to 1870. The tower, a monument admired for its majesty on the outside and for its artistic merits inside, immersed in a large park, is an expression of the patriotic sentiment of the Italians, having been created thanks to a national subscription.
Begun in 1880, it was inaugurated on 15 October 1893 in the presence of King Umberto I, Queen Margherita, ministers, members of Parliament and a large crowd from all the provinces of Italy
March 14, 2021
Ossuary in memory of Italy's wars of independence
March 15, 2021
Going up the tower is worth it. Very nice view of the surrounding area and the lake.
October 4, 2021
An interesting historical place worth a detour - the view from the tower does the rest
April 24, 2022
This 74m high tower is full of history: a visit is highly recommended. Museum, restaurant and picnic area available.
The Red Cross was founded here due to the very bloody battle between Italy (with French support) and Austria. At that time there were many dead whose bones were stored here until the end of the war. From the tower you have a magnificent view over Lake Garda and the Po Valley.
October 12, 2022
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