Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy

Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy
Also referred to as the  Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) the grand white marble monument was built to honor Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a new unified Italy. 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy
The monument, the largest in Rome, was controversial since its construction destroyed a large area of the Capitolinie Hill. 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy
The Quadriga dell’Unità on the summit. 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy
The monument also houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy
Adjacent to the The Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) is Piazza Venezia famous for the many balcony speeches of Musolini. Here the balcony that Musolini would orate from. 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy
Piazza Venezia.
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy 
Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) – Rome Italy
The Altar of the Fatherland.

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