The Victory Monument is a monument in Bolzano, northern Italy, erected on the personal orders of Benito Mussolini in South Tyrol, which had been annexed from Austria after World War I. The 19 metre wide Victory Gate was designed by architect Marcello Piacentini and substituted the former Austrian Kaiserjäger monument, torn down in 1926–27. Its construction in Fascist style, displaying lictorial pillars, was dedicated to the "Martyrs of World War I".
The monument was inaugurated on 12 July 1928 by King Victor Emmanuel III and major representatives of the fascist government.
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