The monument had been initially conceived and built for the purpose of paying tribute to the memory of Victor Emanuel II and for this reason was commonly known as the Vittoriano that is dedicated to Victor Emanuel. On 4th June 1911 the monumental complex of the Vittoriano was inaugurated by Victor Emanuel II on the occasion of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Italian Unity, and 10 years later the 4th November 1921 the body of the Unknown Soldier was buried under the shrine of the Goddess Roma in the centre of the Monument that from that moment became the Altar of the Homeland.The overall decorative program of the monument was rich and variegated it foresaw: the equestrian monument to Victor Emmanuel II, the long bas-relief depicting Love of Homeland and Work that with the statue of the Goddess Rome form the Altar of the Homeland triptych, on top of the major staircase the two quadrigas of Unity and Liberty located on the right and left-hand of the portico, as a capstone of the portico corresponding to the columns are sited a series of symbolic and allegoric figures alluding to Italy, Regions, Cities and Seas, on the column the four Winged Victories and the gilded bronze group of the The Thought and Action.Following several years of restoring and redevelopment works of the venue, at present the Vittoriano hosts temporary exhibitions and conventions. Monographic Exhibitions concerning the greatest artist of the XX century are organizing into The Ala Brasini, offering to the visitors high ranked scientific projects following the international Museum system.
OPENING HOURS From Monday to Thursday: 9.30-18.30; Wednesday - Saturday 9.30-22.30; Sunday 9.30-19.30
ADMISSION € 12,00reduced € 8,50
ADDRESS Complesso del VittorianoVia San Pietro in Carcere 00187 Rome
INFO AND BOOKING tel. 06 6780363 - 06 6780664
Il portale del primo sistema espositivo integrato di Roma Capitale