VICTORIAN – FATHERLAND ALTAR
This imposing building, projected by Sacconi, is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the world war I.
The gigantic equestrian statue of Vittorio Emanuele II reminds that this building was, originally, built to celebrate the unity of Italy.
The old via Lata of Augustus is, today, one of the most central streets of Rome, full of palaces built as soon after the unity of Italy. One of the most interesting walking tour of Rome.
Recently dedicated to Alberto Sordi, in this gallery-style “Umbertino” is full of stucco, marble and polished with a fine stained-glass ceiling, characteristic of the period floral or “liberty.”
MONTECITORIO PALACE (back side)
The back side of the Montecitorio palace projected by Basile ( 1925) is the most important example of art nouveau architecture in Rome.