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Altare della Patria
Things to see at Altare della Patria:
A bucket list of the top sights at Altare della Patria, ordered by popularity.
1. Piazza Venezia
2. Trajan's Column
3. Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II
4. Victor Emmanuel Monument
5. Chiesa del Gesu
6. Santa Maria di Loreto
7. Palazzo Venezia
8. Basilica Ulpia
9. Italian Flag
10. The Wedding Cake
11. Tricolore
12. Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
13. Flags
14. The Typewriter
15. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
16. IL Gesu Ceiling
17. Museo Sacrario delle Bandiere
18. Roma II
19. #2giugno

The Altare della Patria ([alˈtaːre ˈdella ˈpaːtrja]; English: "Altar of the Fatherland"), also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II ("National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II") or Il Vittoriano, is a monument built in honour of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy, located in Rome, Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill.

The eclectic structure was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885; sculpture for it was parceled out to established sculptors all over Italy, such as Leonardo Bistolfi and Angelo Zanelli. It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed in 1925.

The Vittoriano features stairways, Corinthian columns, fountains, an equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas. The structure is 135 m (443 ft) wide and 70 m (230 ft) high. If the quadrigae and winged victories are included, the height reaches 81 m (266 ft). It has a total area of 17,000 square meters.

The base of the structure houses the museum of Italian Unification. In 2007, a panoramic elevator was added to the structure, allowing visitors to ride up to the roof for 360 degree views of Rome.

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Newest photo 06/22/2015
Alternative titles "Vittoriano"
"Il Vittoriano"
"Altare della patria"
"Altar of the Fatherland"
"altare della patria"
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