The Ambellicopoli hill, the site of the museum’s Villa Guiccioli premises, was where the heroic resistance of 1848 took place, when 11.000 men under the command of General Giovanni Durando tried to defend the City of Vicenza in every way against The Austrian Empire army, led by General Radetzky.
The mementoes in the collections provide interesting evidence of historic events from the time of Napoleon’s first Italian campaign in 1796 to the end of the Second World War and the fight for liberation (1945). This one and a half century period transformed the political, social, economic and moral nature of Italy and Europe several times.
Behind theVilla Guiccioli Museum building, the top of the hill is nowadays an historical and peaceful park. The grounds contain a total of 536 trees and shrubs including local flora and exotic species. Open with free access during the Museum openings.
Risorgimento and Resistance Museum – Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza – Hours:
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday.
From 1 September until 31 May 2017: 9am-1pm, 2.15 pm-5pm last admission 4.30pm.
From 1 June until 31 August 2017: 10am-2.00 pm last admission 1.30pm.