Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken from the steps of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in the heart of Rome. The picture looks north over the Piazza Venezia.
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II - FURTHER INFORMATION
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II - Rome visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Roma.
The Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II (Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II) is also known as the Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) or simply 'Il Vittoriano'. It stands at the center of Rome, next to the Roman Forum at the northern end of Piazza Venezia as a monument to Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy.
The monument was designed in 1895, inaugurated in 1911 and finally completed in 1935. The design has attracted much criticism, and many more tourists. It is now a major tourist attraction in Rome, it's white marble making it stand out from the surrounding buildings. The Monument contains tall Corinthian columns, fountains, a huge equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas mounted on the top.
Within the Monument is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an Eternal Flame, and inside is a museum and exhibition. The building has attracted a number of nicknames, like 'Zuppa Inglese', 'the wedding cake', 'the false teeth' and the 'Typewriter' due to the shape.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Metro: Cavour (B), Colosseo (B).