Verziere Column

in Milano, Italy

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Largo Augusto, 315, 20122 Milano, Italy
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N45° 27' 47.52" E9° 11' 50.28"   (45.4632, 9.1973)
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The Verziere Column (in Italian: Colonna del Verziere) is a baroque-manneristic monumental column dedicated to "Jesus Christ the Redeemer", in Milan, Italy. The column is located in Largo Augusto and it is named after the "Verziere", the traditional greengrocery street market of Milan that, until 1783, was located in the surrounding district. The construction of the column began in 1580, but it was only completed in 1673.
While the column was originally intended as a votive, religious monument, after the unification of Italy it was also used as a monument to commemorate the martyrs who died during the Five Days of Milan. Bronze plaques on the basement were added, bearing the names of 354 Milanese that were killed in the riots.
The top of the column has a statue of "Christ the Redemeer" ("Cristo Redentore" in Italian) that was realized by Giuseppe and Gian Battista Vismara and designed by the renowned Milanese architect Francesco Maria Richini.


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Verziere Column

Address: Largo Augusto, 315, 20122 Milano, Italy