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The Monumental Complex of the Vittoriano, also known as Altare della Patria, is located in the heart of the city of Rome, overlooking Piazza Venezia, with its back to the Campidoglio and the archaeological remains of the Roman Forum. Representing one of the symbolic monuments of the Eternal City and the country, it is the destination of millions of visitors every year. The imposing building was built between 1885 and 1911 to celebrate Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy, the first King of Italy and the unity of the country. In 1935, following the intervention of the architect Armando Brasini, the area dedicated to the Central Institute for the Risorgimento and its Museum was created. A highly symbolic monument in which the body lies and burns the perennial flame of the Unknown Soldier, an Italian soldier who died during the First World War who represents all the fallen and missing in the Italian war. Conceived from the outset as a place not only to look at but also to live, it contains museums and exhibition spaces, where great art exhibitions are held.

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