Vittoriano Rome, Victor Emmmanuel II Monument Building, Altare della Patria Architect, Date, Location, Design, Image

Vittoriano, Roma : Victor Emmmanuel II Monument, Rome

Altare della Patria: Roman landmark building photographs, Italy – design by Giuseppe Sacconi

Vittoriano Roma

Victor Emmmanuel II Monument

Dates built: 1884/85-1911

Design: Giuseppe Sacconi

Officially titled Altare della Patria

Victor Emmmanuel II Monument Rome building
photo © Adrian Welch

Location: centre of the city, just west of the Colosseum, just north of the Campidoglio.

Nickname: ‘The Wedding Cake’

More details re Victor Emmmanuel II Monument online soon

Altare della Patria Roma
Altare della Patria Roma
photo © Adrian Welch

The Altare della Patria (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 honor 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.

Vittoriano Roma – The Wedding Cake:
Vittoriano Roma - The Wedding Cake
photo © Adrian Welch

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.

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Vittoriano images by adrian welch available upon request: photos 2816×2112 pixels

Location: Vittoriano, Rome, Italy

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SS Nome di Maria Rome building facade
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St Peters Basilica
St Peters Basilica Rome
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