Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II - Altare della Patria - Depictaè
Monumneto a Vittorio Emanuele II (Altare della Patria) – © Depictaè

The Altare della Patria, also known as the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, is a striking landmark located in the heart of Rome, Italy. This grand monument was erected in honor of Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of a unified Italy. Its imposing structure and magnificent white marble facade make it a distinctive feature of the Roman skyline. The monument houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a poignant tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War I, guarded by eternal flames and solemn sentinels. With its panoramic terraces offering breathtaking views of Rome, the Altare della Patria is not only a symbol of Italian unity and freedom but also a must-visit destination for travelers exploring the Eternal City’s rich history and architectural beauty.

Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola - Depictaè
Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola in Rome – © Depictaè

The Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola in Rome stands as a Baroque masterpiece. It honors Ignatius of Loyola, the Jesuits’ founder. Built in the 17th century, it’s famous for its ceiling fresco by Andrea Pozzo. This artwork creates an optical illusion of a dome where none exists. Inside, the church combines detailed stucco work, vibrant frescoes, and grand columns. It offers a journey of beauty and spirituality. The church’s altars honor various saints, providing a peaceful retreat in Rome’s heart. It serves as a place for worship and a showcase of art, drawing in both the faithful and art lovers.