Random Travel Photo of the Week: Rome Skyline from Altare della Patria

The view of the skyline of Rome from the Altare della Patria. Photo by Charish Badzinski.

The monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, also known as Altare della Patria, towers over the city of Rome, Italy. The building itself has been much maligned; locals call it “the typewriter” and “the wedding cake,” without affection. Built in honor of the first king of a unified Italy, this monument was designed by Guiseppe Succoni in 1885, making it the glaringly white sneaker of monuments in this great city, on the first day of school.

Even if you join the masses in your disapproval of the appearance of this monument itself, you can’t help but appreciate the view from it, which includes a panorama of Rome.

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Charish Badzinski is an explorer, foodie and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, providing strategic communications, media relations and writing support to individuals and organizations. 

Find Charish on Twitter: @charishb
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