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Altare Della Patria, Rome

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#22 of 525 in Historic Sites in Rome
The Altare della Patria, also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II or Il Vittoriano, is a monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome, Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill.The eclectic structure was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885; sculpture for it was parceled out to established sculptors all over Italy, such as Leonardo Bistolfi and Angelo Zanelli. It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed in 1925.The Vittoriano features stairways, Corinthian columns, fountains, an equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas. The structure is 135m wide and 70m high. If the quadrigae and winged victories are included, the height reaches 81m. It has a total area of 17,000 square metres.The base of the structure houses the museum of Italian Unification. In 2007, a panoramic lift was added to the structure, allowing visitors to ride up to the roof for 360-degree views of Rome.
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  • It is referred to by many names, "The Altar of the Fatherland", "Altar Della Patria" and by some locals as the wedding cake. The monument celebrates Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, the first King of a....  more »
  • This is the same as the Vittorio Emmaule monument. It is very beautiful and it is a backdrop to the forum as you explore the forum.  more »
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  • Lots to see and plenty of information. Also useful to have access to toilets. Well worth a venture to the rooftop even if it is a bit of an extra cost. Great views over Rome and a brilliant experience.Amazing food and atmosphere. My wife had a gluten free pasta that was amazing. I had the normal pasta and it was exquisite.
  • This place is free to visit. Is a beautiful place , is imponente... every corner is perfect from the stairs to the main part.... is full of details and sculptures....in there is located the tomb of the anonymous soldier where the eternal flame is on. If you carry on walking you can reach easily the Roman forum , Constantino arch and the coliseum. Highly recommend to take pictures from the top of the monument and to walk inside is simple beautiful

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