Italy Altare della Patria

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Massimo Squillace

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In my opinion the square itself is not very photogenic, but offers a grand view of the Altare della Patria, also known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II or Vittoriano. This imposing monument is a mix of several architectural styles, and features stairways, Corinthian columns, fountains, an equestrian sculpture of Vittorio Emanuele II and two statues of the goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas. The monument holds the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, with an eternal flame. It is possible to buy a ticket for the panoramic lift, allowing visitors to ride up to the roof for 360-degree views of Rome (no tripods allowed).

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