Memorial Tower, Bergamo
In the Lower town of Bergamo, in its very center on the Piazza Vittorio Veneto, stands the Memorial Tower (Torre dei Caduti). It was built relatively recently, in 1922-1924. And Benito Mussolini himself opened it. The author of the project of a 45-meter sandstone tower is Marcello Piacentini. The memorial was built in honor of the dead citizens of Bergamo during the First World War. The tower clock is made of marble. Below there is a niche in which a bronze statue, named Italy Victorious, is located. The statue holds a mini-sculpture of the goddess of Victory and a sword in its hands.
Inside the Memorial Tower there is a small museum where the names of the fallen during the First World War were carved on the walls. Thanks to various exhibits, the museum tells about the history of the city of this period. The museum in the Memorial Tower is part of the Bergamo History Museum.
From the top of the tower you can see the panorama of Bergamo.
How to get there
Piazza Vittorio Veneto is located on the route to the Upper Town from Bergamo Station. Very close to Piazza Giacomo Matteotti, where you can see the famous Teatro Donizetti.
Opening hours: from Friday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. From Monday to Thursday, you can visit the tower by appointment. Phone number: +39 035 247116.
Entrance fee: 3 euro. Data of January 2018.