Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Reception inside an horse belly!

The horseback statue of Vittorio Emanuele II at the Vittoriano is 12 meters high and stands out with its mass at the center of the monument itself. To realise it 50 tons of bronze were used. To celebrate the visit of the king Vittorio Emanuele III it was decided to organise a reception inside the immense belly of the horse: twenty people were accommodated inside! It was a memorable reception as the old pictures still display.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Vittoriano

Dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy, is one of the most photographed monuments in Rome. Its gigantic white mass dominates Piazza Venezia fascinating all the ones who take pictures of it. Many romans instead don't like this monument being built with too white marbles compared to what there is around and because of its size: exactly two of the reasons why it is so loved by the tourists!