Monuments

Victor Emmanuel II Monument

Victor Emmanuel II Monument
Officially known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, the huge white marble monument dominating Piazza Venezia was built as a tribute to the first king of a united Italy. Victor Emmanuel had become a symbol of the Risorgimento, the movement for Italy’s unification. Construction The construction of the monument started in 1885 after a design by Giuseppe Sacconi. The northern slope of the Capitoline Hill was cleared to make way for the monument. Roman ruins and medieval churches ... ...

Pyramid of Caius Cestius

Pyramid of Caius Cestius
History The Pyramid of Caius Cestius was built around 12 BC by praetor Caius Cestius as his tomb. The pyramid was later integrated into the ... ...