Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome, Italy

JUNE 2005 – The Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome, Italy, seen from Piazza Venezia. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II (also known as Vittoriano) is a symbol for the Italian unification. Being the geographical center of Rome, the Piazza Venezia is one of the busiest places of the city, so be careful when you are crossing the street to get to the center of the Piazza.

The monument is not really a ‘beauty’, but I was fascinated once I saw 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.

It’s worthwhile to spend some time at the monument because it offers splendid views across the whole city.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 2005
LocationRome, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3412 x 2274 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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