Sunday, December 7, 2014

December 7, 2014: Horses in Rome Advent Calendar

Not far from the ancient Pyramid of Cestius, behind the Testaccio Post Office, is Piazza Albania. It received this name in 1940, one year after the annexation of Albania to the Kingdom of Italy. In the park facing the piazza is an equestrian monument to Giorgio Castriota Skanderberg, the 15th-century national hero of Albania. (It is the work of sculptor Romano Romanelli.)

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