Altare della Patria for Kids

4 November 2012. Children older than five can take a guided tour through the famous Altare della Patria in Piazza Venezia.

Children will discover that more than 20 people could dine inside the large equestrian sculpture in the front of the monument. They will also discover that the bones of a prehistoric elephant were found during excavations for the monument.

The tour will end with an unforgettable view on the eternal city from the panoramic terrace on the monument (lift € 7 per adult).

The monument, commonly known as Il Vittoriano, was built to celebrate the unification of Italy by its first king Victor Emmanuel. Construction started in the late 1880s, it was officially inaugurated in 1911 and was finally completed in 1935. It features stairways, Corinthian columns, museums, fountains, an equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of the goddess of Victory riding on quadrigas.

Guided tour starts at 11.00 and costs € 10 per child.

Gabrielle Bolzoni

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