A pure white marble monument, tomb of the unknown soldier, and a fantastic view of the city from the rooftop.

Know Before You Go

If you don't see anything else you must go to the top for the views, they are incredible over the Piazza Venezia and the city of Rome.
Two glass elevators take visitors up to the top for a 360 degree panorama of the city.
If you are already visiting Capitoline Hill, the Forum or the Pantheon, add the Altar of the Fatherland to your list as it isn't far to walk.
Stroll along the Colonnades for a view of the Piazza or climb to the roof viewing terrace to see all of Rome.
Suitable for all the family.

Situated in the Piazza Venezia is the Altar of the Fatherland or Il Vittorio. It's an eye-catching structure in one of the busiest thoroughfares in Rome. In complete contrast to the surrounding buildings, it has been constructed from pure white marble which is almost a statement of modernity in a city filled with ancient monuments. Il Vittorio is dedicated to Victor Emmanuel II who wanted to unify Italy in 1861 - he achieved this, and became the first King. The design to commemorate him was part of a contest, won by architect Giuseppe Sacconi from Le Marche. The Altar of the Fatherland is where the tomb of the unknown soldier is found.


Visit the Altar of the Fatherland simply for the fact that it is unlike many other buildings in the city, it has a fascinating history you can view the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll through the impressive colonnades and even visit the Museum of Italian Reunification. The pi?ce de r?sistance has to be the splendour of the view from the rooftop which affords some of the best views in Rome.

Key Highlights

Visit the Altar of the Fatherland simply for the fact that it is unlike many other buildings in the city, it has a fascinating history you can view the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, stroll through the impressive colonnades and even visit the Museum of Italian Reunification. The pi?ce de r?sistance has to be the splendour of the view from the rooftop which affords some of the best views in Rome.

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