The Altare Della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) is a monument in the heart of Rome, Italy built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. This monument is more commonly known as  Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II).  I took this photo on my way back to my hotel after an interesting and informative guided tour of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. This was taken just a few minutes after the sunset while the sky was turning dark blue with a purple tinge on it.  Most photos of this monument are taken straight on and I made the same mistake of using a similar technique. Fortunately, I also took some angled shots and this one turned out to be my most decent one. 😁


  1. Sorry I keep bugging you and commenting, but as I said, I’m enjoying perusing your blog. This photo is absolutely wonderful.

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    • Thank you. Happy to know you liked my photo. I appreciate your taking time to visit my page and writing a comment as well. Hope you visit us again soon.


  2. Wonderful! I simply love Rome… My favorite view on the Altare della Patria is actually from Via del Corso – Pzza. Venezia – angle with Via del Plebiscito… I like this photo very much, particularly the perspective, the angles and the sunset… Contrary to most of the photos taken in the sunset, this one does not look kitschy, on the contrary, the emphasis is on the gorgeous, monumental edifice dominating the square.

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