View of Rome from Castel Sant'Angelo, Italy 24 Apr 2017
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Altare della Patria lies in view from the top of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, Italy. The large white palatial structure, fronted with columns, was built to honour the first king of unified Italy, Victor Emmanuel, in 1925. It is home to the museum of Italian unification and the tomb of the unknown soldier.
Castel Sant’Angelo, a round, imposing structure, stands on the right bank of the Tiber and offers a 360° view of Rome from the rooftop. This building also houses a museum but was originally built in 139AD as a mausoleum for the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his family. They are buried alongside other emperors who died before 217AD.
From ancient buildings to historic museums, explore this fascinating city for yourself on Insight Guides' Wonders of Rome and the Amalfi Coast trip.