The Monument - known variously....
...as the wedding cake, the typewriter, Altare della Patria
(the Altar of the Motherland) and also "Il Vittoriano" -
after the completion of its restoration, prior to the
country's 150th Birthday celebrations!
Enter the exhibition areas through the small door shown..
Musically-themed flowerbed, in front of the Vittoriano monument
The view over Piazza Venezia, from the Vittoriano steps
During 'works' prior to the extension of Rome's Metro system
Further round... Trajan's Column...
... and part of "his" Forum
Staring at the sky
Vertical closeup of the Vittoriano monument - Rome
In restauro - November 2007
Vittoriano monument: everything open as usual - the various galleries,
restaurants and, at the rear, new glass lifts up to the terrace at the
very top - while the main frontage was undergoing a thorough clean!
The glass lift...
... to the topmost terrace - soon after installation
General Garibaldi, and some of the 1000
Not just a biscuit designer...
Disillusioned with what had happened after he liberated southern
Italy from its foreign monarchy, in 1861 - on the outbreak of the
American Civil War - Garibaldi volunteered his services to President
Abraham Lincoln, and was offered a commission as a Major General in
the northern army.
Better perhaps that he'd accepted: but instead he returned to Sicily,
and raised a new force to march on Rome, then still under the
control of the Pope as capital of the Papal States.
Garibaldi's red shirt, with medals