Saturday, 11 February 2012

Vittorio Emanuele II, the first King of Italy and his monument in Rome

This monument was completed in 1935, so it is young. It is located at the Piazza Venezia and the large palace is completely in white marble. This is totally different than other buildings in Rome. The statues and decorations are fabulous. The flame burns at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and guards are vigilant. Many local people don’t like the monument because it doesn’t blend in with the other great buildings of Rome. The visit in the monument is free of charge as also the war museum. If you like to visit the observation deck, you have to pay a fee but it is well worth it.

Dit monument werd voltooid in 1935, dus het is zeer recent. Het is gelegen aan de Piazza Venezia en het grote witte paleis in volledig in marmer. Dit is geheel verschillend dan andere gebouwen in Rome. De beelden en de decoraties zijn ongelooflijk. De vlam brandt aan het Graf van de Onbekende Soldaat en de soldaten op wacht zijn alert. Vele lokale mensen houden niet van dit gebouw, het past volgens hen niet in het beeld van Rome. Het monument en het oorlogsmuseum kunnen gratis worden bezocht. Voor het observatie terras dient toegang te worden betaald, maar dat is het zeker waard..

Vittorio Emanuele II
Vittorio Emanuele II
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10 comments:

  1. Quite an amazing building! Have been watching for this posting and will have to be sure to see this the next time i am back in Rome. Great photos!

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  2. wow! incredible architecture and sculptures - even if it is relatively new construction! :)

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  3. Where is Kristel?
    Superb photos as usual. It always helps to have blue sky...

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  4. Such an amazing structure; Love the first and the fourth photographs.

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  5. It is a lovely building but does look a little sterile all white with no aged colours.

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  6. I imaginge those 2 guards there standing in those outfit while snowing!!!!!

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  7. When we visited Rome in 2010, I didn't visit the monument. I didn't like the look of it as I thought it detracted from all the other amazing and very old buildings in Rome (I have to agree with the locals).
    Great post though and interesting. I still love the absolutely ancient history of all the other Roman buildings. Rome is such a fascinating city.

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  8. Wow, the building and statues on the rooftop are quite massive. Those soldiers guarding the tomb sure mean business.

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  9. my Roman friends told me the building is called by locals "the typing machine" or the "wedding cake"...I do agree that it does not fit the rest of the architecture around, but it is symbol of different times; I simply love the panorama view top and the the cafeteria on the second floor with view to Foro Romano;

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