Piazza Navona – Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle II – Castel Sant’Angelo

Piazza Navona

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Once the Stadium of Domician of the Roman Empire, the Piazza Navona, who keeps that oval layout, is today one of the main meeting points of Rome. If you have a fat wallet, it has some cool restaurants to stop by while watching the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi who is on the center and who is topped by the Obelisk of Domitian, brought directly from Egypt. Just in front of these gem of the square is the baroque church Sant’Agnese in Agone, worth a quick visit. The video of the Piazza Navona:

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Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle II – Altare della Patria

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This must be the most epic monument in the world, who commemorate the life of Vittorio Emanuelle II, who unified the nation of Italy we know today. Actually, like San Martin in Argentina or Washington in the US, you are gonna see his name in many monuments, squares, galleries, and streets all around Italy. The Monumento a Vittorio Emanuelle II has also the famous Museum of the Italian Unification and two different observation decks. The white walls of the facade and the glorious statues will keep showing us the great nation Italy is and how important was and is for the humankind. The HD video:

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Castel Sant’Angelo

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Lastly, the Castel Sant’Angelo, who was built by Hadrian to serve as his mausoleum. Later on, the  building was converted into a castle, part of an already existing wall, and then into a fortress for the Pope, having in mind that it was directly connected to the Vatican through the “pasaretto”, specially built for hypothetical sieges of Rome, such was the case of the Sack of Rome carried out by Charles V of the former Holy Roman Empire. Here’s the video:

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