Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

The Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II or referred to as the Altare della Patria happens to be a monument raised in honor of the first king pertaining to the unified Italy, Victor Emmanuel and it is located in the city of Rome.

In 1885, Giuseppe Sacconi designed this monument and various sculptors as that of Angelo Zanelli had a part to play with the completion of the sculpture. In 1911, it got inaugurated and by 1935 it was completed.

 

 

Pure marble has been put to use to build Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, as the marbles were from Botticcino and Brescia, as the other spectacular features of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II encompass the tall Corinthian column, majestic stairways, a huge equestrian sculpture pertaining to Victor Emmanuel and fountains. Two statues related to goddess Victoria who is seen riding on the quadrigas can also be spotted here.

The base related to this structure unveils the museum related to the Italian Reunification, and a panoramic elevator was added to the site in 2007. This allows the visitors to take a 360 degree view pertaining to Rome from the roof. There is also the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with that of an eternal flame found at the monument.