Permanent exhibition - Monument to Victory

In the lower floor of the Monument to Victory, an exhibition tells the history of construction of the building and the city of Bolzano.

“BZ ‘18 - ‘45. One monument, one city, two dictatorships.” This is the exhibition on the ground floor of the Monument to Victory at the Victory square (Piazza della Vittoria) in the heart of Bolzano. In the summer of 2014, this documentary exhibition was opened to tell the story of the Monument to Victory, also an important part of the history of Bolzano. The massive building was erected between 1926 and 1928 according to a design by Marcello Piacentini under the fascist regime. Numerous Italian artists contributed.

The origin of the exhibition is due to an agreement between the Italian State (owner of the place), the region of South Tyrol and the city of Bolzano. The history of the controversial monument is narrated in 13 redeveloped underground spaces. Italian fascism and the period of the National Socialist occupation in the years from 1918 to 1945 are also discussed. Everything is closely linked to the history of the city of Bolzano and the country of South Tyrol, which fell from Austria to Italy in 1918 (Treaty of Saint-Germain between the Victory Powers of the WWI).

In the documentary exhibition in the Monument to Victory, a film in three languages (German, Italian, English) ​​gives an insight into the events of the world wars, and various timelines in the form of newspaper excerpts, posters and interactive elements tell of the time from different angles. It is also reported on the inter-war period, urban planning in Bolzano in the 1920s, the Italianization policy, the catacombs schools, the option in 1939 and World War II with the Nazi camp in Bolzano. The exhibition is free of charge.

Winter opening hours: from October 1, 2017, to March 31, 2018
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10.30 am to 12.30 and from 2.30 to 4.30 pm
Sundays from 10.30 am to 12 noon and from 3 to 5 pm
closed on Mondays
closed: Dec 24-25 / Dec 31, 2017 / Jan 1, 2018 / Easter 2018

Summer opening hours: from April 1 to September 30, 2018
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm and from 2 to 5 pm
Thursdays from 3 to 9 pm
closed on Mondays


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