The Victor Emmanuel Monument is one of Rome’s most popular attractions.
The Victor Emmanuel Monument is one of Rome’s most popular attractions. The monument is dedicated to Victor Emmanuel who was the first king of a united Italy in 1861. The building was constructed in 1885 and inaugurated in 1911 as the national symbol of Italy.
Also known as the Altar of the Nation, the monument is made of marble from the province of Brescia. Statues, murals, fountains, and paintings will catch the eye of many visitors. This massive building is approximately 80 meters tall and 120 meters wide.
In the middle of the monument is a statue of Victor Emmanuel adorned with reliefs portraying many Italian cities. Created by sculptor Enrico Chiaradia, the statue is a very accurate representation of Victor Emmanuel, depicting him as the Father of the Nation. At the bottom of the statue is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is the highlight of the monument because it is a way for Italy to honor those who have fought for their country. There are always military guards protecting the tomb day and night.
Once you are inside the monument, there are many rooms to explore. There are some exhibitions and museums to see. The most important museum is the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento. This museum is dedicated to the figures and events that helped shape the unification of Italy.
The Victor Emmanuel monument has a lot to offer for any visitor! During a visit to Rome, this is an attraction you must see!
Altare della Patria
Piazza Venezia, 00186 Rome
Opening and Closing Days and Times
Every day 9.30-19.30
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