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On the Riva degli Schiavoni there is the monument dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, king of Italy (1820-1878). Vittorio Emanuele II supported Cavour's policy, participated in the Second War of Independence and encouraged the enterprise of Giuseppe Garibaldi; due to his honest nature he is often remembered as "the Galantuomo King".

The bronze statue represents the King on horseback as he brandishes a sword high; the high red marble base has steps where there are two large representations. On the front there is a large statue representing free Venice and a lady, at whose feet there

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