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Via dei Fori Imperali

This little walk begins at the Colosseo, continues to Piazza Venezia with its huge Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II (seen in the distance) and ends at the Piazza Bocca dela Verita.


Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II Rome

This is the monument seen from the Piazza. Its a symbol for the Italian unification. Being the geographical center of Rome, the Piazza Venezia is one of the busiest places of the city.


Vittoriano Rome

The monument (also known as Vittoriano) is not really a beauty, but you are fascinated once you see it. it dominates the Piazza Venezia and still causes a lot of discussions among the people of Rome, the tourists and the archeological researchers who know that it has been built upon unbelievable (archeological) treasures.


Piazza Venezia Rome

Being the geographical center of Rome, the Piazza Venezia is one of the busiest places of the city, so please be cautious when crossing the streets here!

Altare della Patria Roma

The Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) is part of the monument. There are always two guards standing next to the tomb of the unknown soldier.


Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Rome

Another photo of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Trajans Forum Rome

From the monument you have a fantastic view across the Foro di Traiano (Trajans Forum). It has been built at the beginning of the 2nd century AD, but all that can be seen today are just a few pillars of the basilica Ulpia and the Colonna di Traiano (Trajan's Column).

Vittorio Emanuele II Monument

This is another photo of the magnificient monument. But now let's head on to...

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aracoeli Rome

The Chiesa di Santa Maria in Aracoeli is located to the right hand side of the Vittoriano, on the top of the Arx-Hill. Its interior is beautiful yet strangely put together from different styles and times.

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