Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland), Roma, Italia

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The Altare della Patria (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 monument 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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Comments (9)

BOGDAN de Varsovie on July 15, 2013

Very pleasing view. Nice picture.


Best wishes.


Francisco González M… on July 16, 2013

Preciosa toma de la Plaza de Venecia.



Drema Swader on July 16, 2013

Beautiful David! I wish I had had that sky and lighting the day we were there!

Maja Go on July 16, 2013

Great photograph and very beautiful!

LIKE and FV Best greetings, Maya

bonavista on July 17, 2013

Nicely presented! Well done,David! Lk

Friendly greetings,Andrey

Nelson Castrillon Ri… on July 17, 2013

Beautiful construction, beautiful view and beautiful photo. LIKE + FAV

Lutz P on July 19, 2013

some call it "The Typewriter" others "The Denture" ;-)

Greetings, Lutz

stargazerherman on July 20, 2013

Very nice view!

Herb Riddle on August 1, 2013

Hi David, I believe this is also called 'The Wedding Cake building'. Very nice indeed. My liking for this one too.

Cheers, Herb

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 15, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by davidcmc58
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2013/05/31 07:18:14
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash