Colonna del Verziere

The Verziere Column is a baroque-manneristic monumental column dedicated to "Jesus Christ theRedeemer", in Milan, Italy. The column is located in Largo Augusto and it is named after the "Verziere", the traditional greengrocery street market of Milan that, until 1783, was located in the surrounding district. The construction of the column began in 1580, but it was only completed in 1673. While the column was originally intended as a votive, religious monument, after the unification of Italy it was also used as a monument to commemorate the martyrs who died during the Five Days of Milan. Bronze plaques on the basement were added, bearing the names of 354 Milanese that were killed in the riots.