"Piazza Plebiscito & the Palazzo Reale - detail" Palazzo Reale Tip by yooperprof

Palazzo Reale, Naples: 22 reviews and 37 photos

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by yooperprof

This "heroic" statue of King Vittorio Emmanuel II stands in one of the niches of the Royal Palace facing the Piazza Plebiscito. Vittorio Emmanuel had been King of Savoy-Sardinia from 1849, and became King of a newly united Italy in 1861, reigning until his death in 1878. The people of Naples and Sicily voted to accept Vittorio as their king in a plebiscite after the expulsion of the Bourbon dynasty of the Two Sicilies by Garibaldi and the Red Shirts -- hence the name of the Piazza.

Address: Piazza del Plebiscito, 1
Phone: 081 580 8111
Website: http://www.palazzorealenapoli.beniculturali.it/

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  • Written Jun 4, 2005
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