In 1878 it was built in neo-Gothic style on the hill of San Martino, not far from the Ossuary, a high tower that was to celebrate the events of the Italian Risorgimento. Its designers were the arch. Frizzoni of Bergamo and the engineers Luigi Fattori of Solferino, Monterumici of Treviso and Cavalieri of Bologna.
Climb to the top of the tower, 74 meters high, along a spiral inclined plane ramp. In the entrance there is the bronze statue of Vittorio Emanuele II by the sculptor Dal Zotto. The walls are painted by the painter Vittorio Bressanin from Venice. Going up the large ramp you gradually reach rooms arranged one above the other and dedicated to some episodes of the Risorgimento wars.
The frescoes in the tower are a very interesting example of Risorgimento painting that is stylistically connected with the historical-romantic pictorial current of which Hayez and Gerolamo and Domenico Induno were the best known representatives. While in them the anecdotal aspect prevails or the portraiture-psychological commitment or the romantic taste of the evocation of a folkloric or picturesque past, in the frescoes of the Tower of San Martino the emphasis and epic-celebratory descriptivism that characterizes much of the of the official painting and sculpture of Umbertine Italy, which found its greatest celebration in the Altare della Patria (1885-1911) decorated with high-reliefs by a sculptor from Garda, Angelo Zanelli di San Felice.