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The monument to Victor Emmanuel II: photos, description (Il Vittoriano)

The creation of this monument was entrusted to Giuseppe Sacconi and was started in 1885, and its opening took place only in 1911. This impressive monument was to serve the glorification of Italy after the reunification. It is designed in the monumental classical forms, dictated by the Patriotic sentiments of the time. The heart of the monument - Altar of the Motherland with the majestic statue of Rome, a silent guardian of the tomb of the Unknown soldier. Nearby is the equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel II and the plate on which is engraved the text of the news of the victory of 1918.