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Panoramic view of the Trajan's Market, Capitoline Hill, Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Basilica of St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven
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The National Monument to the first king of Italy Victor Emmanuel II, also known as Il Vittoriano, dominates Venice Square (Piazza Venezia); the imposing structure was designed by the architect Giuseppe Sacconi and had the purpose of paying tribute to the memory of Victor Emmanuel II and also celebrating the greatness of Rome, the final result was one of the most impressive monumental giants of white marble from Botticino ever built, all appears extremely sophisticated, thousands of tourists are daily attracted by the harmony of its lines and the elegance of every smallest detail; the complex and the Bronze equestrian monument to Victor Emmanuel II dominating at the center were both inaugurated in 1911 but only completed in 1935. The neoclassical portico, enriched by Corinthian columns, and the statue of the Goddess Rome are situated on top of the major staircase where is the Altar of the Homeland (Altare della Patria), as is usually called the whole structure, a work of the sculptor Angelo Zanelli; it holds the tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Milite Ignoto), lying here since 1921 as symbol of all unidentified soldiers killed during the First World War. From the top panoramic terrace, the so-called Quadrigas Terrace (Terrazza delle Quadrighe) it is possible to enjoy a breathtaking view over the capital and, in its surroundings, over Trajan's Market (Mercato di Traiano), Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) and Via dei Fori Imperiali.