Built between 1885 and 1911 to celebrate the uniting of Italy as a nation, and dedicated to the first King of all Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. Of course, the monarchy only lasted another thirty years after the completion of the Vittoriano, and most Italians would still scoff at the idea of unity, but the monument remains and is still important for those Italians with thoughts of nationhood. Guarded by soldiers, a flame burns on the front terrace of the monument to mark the grave of an unknown soldier; this is the Altar of the Fatherland, the Altare della Patria.
In the Campidoglio area there are three terraces where you will be delighted by sweet views of the city.
The famous Pincio terrace, surrounded by the park of Villa Borghese, overlooking the Piazza del Popolo. One of the most beautiful views in the world.
Not that many visitors know that it is possible to climb up to the top of St Peter’s dome (the “cupola”). Actually getting on top of St Peter’s dome is one of Rome must do, and a great opportunity to enjoy a fantastic and dizzying city panorama all around Rome and to admire a top-down view of St Peter’s basilica nave.
The garden of the Oranges, is one of the most beautiful and romantic terraces in the world.
The Gianicolo is a hill located on the banks of the river. From here, thanks to its dominant position you can admire a breathtaking view over the entire city. At 12 o'clock every day a cannon shoots, as tradition instituted by Pius IX.