A museum dedicated to the Roman Republic and the memory of Giuseppe Garibaldi has re-opened at the Porta S. Pancrazio on the Janiculum hill. The building was inaugurated by president of the Italian republic Giorgio Napolitano and Rome's mayor Gianni Alemanno on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy on 17 March.
Part of the city's network of civic museums, the museum examines the history and characters of the Roman Republic of 1849 and the Garibaldi era. Using interactive technology and vintage memorabilia the permanent exhibition includes original weapons used during the Roman uprising in 1849 as well as the text of the Italian constitution, flags, costumes, posters and magazines. Visitors are transported back in time with the help of scale models of battle scenes which are displayed alongside archive newspapers and paintings by artists such as Belgian L