Free Friday: Vittoriano, Rome, Italy 

One of the things I love about Rome is there are many attractions that do not require an entrance fee. These attractions are not the type to be shrugged off either, as they are part of Rome’s rich culture and history. One of these attractions is the Victor Emmanuel Monument, a.k.a. Altare della Patria, or to the locals, simply Vittoriano.

Altare della Patria, Piazza Venezia, Rome, Italy 🇮🇹

It was built in 1861 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Italy’s unification. A statue of Italy’s first king on a horse stands at the second level of the monument. It is the biggest statue in the equestrian world.

The monument also houses Italy’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier guarded by soldiers and lighted by an eternal flame. The goddess Roma stands protectively over the tomb.

The Vittoriano is a free Rome attraction that visitors will appreciate.

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About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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