Piazza della Vittoria

Together with Piazza De Ferrari, which it is linked to by Via XX Settembre, Piazza della Vittoria – named in honour of Italy after the First World War – is considered one of the most important squares in the city centre.

The hallmark feature of the square is the impressive triumphal arch, the Arco della Vittoria, a monument dedicated to the fallen of the First World War, built in the 1930s and decorated with statues and bas-reliefs by various artists, among them Eugenio Baroni. In the background of the piazza is the D'Oria Classical High School, named after Admiral Andrea Doria, and alongside this, the staircase of the Unknown Soldier. On the sloping lawn between the two flights of stairs, Christopher Columbus's three caravels are depicted in the greenery.

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