I'd like to mention the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II in
|National Monument Victor Emmanuel II of Italy in Rome - picture taken in 2017|
About the Monument
The Altare della Patria or the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II
really is a must see for royal history lovers.
This piece of art is built in honour of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of
a unified Italy.
It has a wonderful location between the Piazza Venezia and
the Capitoline Hill in Rome, the capital of Italy.
The National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II was designed by
Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885. It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed
|Equestrian Statue of King Victor Emmanuel II - own picture taken in 2017|
The National monument has stairways, Corinthian columns, fountains
and an equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the
The monument houses a museum of the Italian unification.
|Tomb of the Unknown Soldier|
Tomb of the unknown soldier
The National Monument holds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an
Some more news ...
The monument is the largest one in Rome. It was controversial since its
construction because it destroyed a large area of the Capitoline Hill with a
The monument itself is often regarded as conspicuous, pompous and too
large. Romans have given it a number of nicknames inter alia:
The wedding cake;
The set of false teeth;
and many more
|National Monument for Victor Emmanuel II in Rome, Italy|
In the news
The National monument was an important site during the state visit of
King Willem Alexander of The Netherlands and Queen Maxima to
Italy (20 June 2017). Of course they honoured the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II really is a visit worth.
I saw this magnificent building in 2017 during a trip to Rome. I liked the
style of the monument very much just as the size.
Maybe a stupid tip: the toilets in the monument are free to use :-)