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Monument of Victor Emmanuel / Il Vittoriano , Rome

Monument of Victor Emmanuel / Il Vittoriano  - Rome, Italy
Monument of Victor Emmanuel / Il Vittoriano
Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy 00187Map
+39 06 0608
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

Il Vittoriano a fine white marble structure built under the auspices of newly installed King Victor Emmanuel and was inaugurated in 1911, a symbol of Italian unity. It has been the centerpiece for many important processions and moments of glory since Italy's reunification, including the parades of Mussolini that took place outside it. The statue of Emmanuel stands tall in front of this magnificent building along with the tomb of the unknown soldier nearby. The whole edifice has a massive and grandiose appearance covered in marble and atop sit two quadrigae of the goddess Victoria. Today, it houses an interesting museum which details the international and domestic intrigue which resulted in the Risorgimento, or the Reunification of the Country. Open hours vary by season. Call before visiting.

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