Altar of the Fatherland, Rome
The Altar of the Fatherland, located in the heart of Rome, Italy, is an iconic monument of Italian patriotism and national pride. It was built in 1885 to commemorate the unification of Italy in 1870.
The Altar of the Fatherland was designed by Italian architect Giuseppe Sacconi, who was also responsible for designing the Victor Emmanuel II Monument, which stands nearby. The monument stands at a height of 78 meters, and is made of marble and bronze. It is topped with a statue of the goddess Roma.
The monument features a large interior hall, which is often used for important state functions and ceremonies. At the center of the hall is the royal tomb of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the unified Italy. The tomb is made of bronze and marble, and features a white marble sculpture of the king.
The exterior of the monument consists of a large courtyard, which is surrounded by four smaller courtyards. The courtyard also features several statues of Italian heroes, such as Giuseppe Garibaldi and Giuseppe Mazzini. The courtyards are also decorated with a large number of flags, which represent the various regions of Italy.
The Altar of the Fatherland is the most important monument in Italy and is an important symbol of Italian patriotism and national pride. It is visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year, and is a popular attraction for tourists.