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I have many more pictures from Rome but here are just a few that I thought I’d share.  The above picture is the Altare della Patria also known as the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II built to honour the first king of a unified Italy.  It is the largest monument in Rome and was completed in 1925.  It is a grand monument and with it’s white marble and boxy structure it definitely stands out from the surrounding architecture.

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The tomb of the unknown soldier under the statue of goddess Roma with the eternal flame on the right.

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The equestrian sculpture to represent the king.  The base of the large monument has a museum of Italian Unification.  We did not visit the museum but kept climbing the stairs to the top.  The views of Rome from up there are beautiful and well worth the climb.  I have shown the views on the two previous posts and there is also a restaurant at the top with a lovely terrace and a glass elevator you can pay to ride for even better views.

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At the top level it was a surprise to find this beautiful cathedral with all it’s details.

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There was an afternoon wedding taking place and I just thought it was such a stunning setting.  Look at all those chandeliers around the arch!  Seems fitting that the locals refer to this building as the wedding cake due to it’s shape and white exterior.

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The Roman architecture makes for an impressive backdrop for another bride one afternoon.

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An elaborate doorway.

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And a thumbs up from the local police!  Yes despite the Trevi fountain being under construction during our visit, I would give Rome a thumbs up too.  Next we move on to the Vatican.

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2 comments

  1. The photos are beautiful ! Really enjoyed them – especially the cutie in the last one !!

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