The Battle for Venice

Monument, Ponte della Liberta, Venice
This afternoon I took my life into my hands and cycled across the Ponte della Liberta to have a closer look at a monument, which I have noticed numerous times from the train. 
Monument, Ponte della Liberta, Venice
The monument stands on a mound next to the railway lines. Flanked by two ancient cannon, with their barrels pointing at the mainland, it marks the heroic defence of Venice during the final stage of its eighteen-month long insurrection against Austrian rule (1848/9).