Project Description


The National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II or (Mole del) Vittoriano, improperly called Altare della Patria, it is a national monumental complex Italian located in Rome in Piazza Venezia, on the northern slope of the hill of Campidoglio, work of the architects Ettore Ferrari, Pio Piacentini and Giuseppe Sacconi.

It was built starting in 1885, with the works that ended in 1935: however the official inauguration and the simultaneous opening to the public had already taken place in 1911, on the occasion of the events connected to the Turin International Exposition, during the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. From a point of view architectural was thought of as a modern forum, an agora on three connected levels from stairs and dominated by a portico characterized by a colonnade.